Maluku Islands

Pulau Luang

 

The Indonesian island Luang (indon. Pulau Luang) is one of the Sermata Islands (South Maluku). Luang is located west of the main island Sermata. To the north lies the island Liakra, southeast Matumara. Between Sermata and Luang are the islands Kepuri, Tiara and Kalapa. They all belong to the sub-district Mdona Hiera.

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Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

Benguerra Island

 

Benguerra Island in Mozambique is the second largest island in the Bazaruto Archipelago, which broke away from the mainland thousands of years ago. The island is approximately 55 square kilometers (11km long x 5.5 km wide), and lies 14km offshore.

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Maldives

Maldives

That was short cruise in the Maldives. I have visited Male Atoll, South Male Atoll, Ari (Alifu) Atoll, Felidhe (Vaavu) Atoll, Dhangeti, Guraidhoo, Dhigurah. The worst trip from all of my expeditions. Yet, I have seen the pictures of the country that are different than usually presented.

 

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Comoro Islands

Anjouan

 

Anjouan (also known as Ndzuwani or Nzwani) is an autonomous island, part of the Union of Comoros. The island is located in the Indian Ocean. Its capital is Mutsamudu and its population as of 2006 is about 277,500. The total area of the island is 424 sq. kilometers (163 sq. mi.).

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Indonesia, West Papua

Raja Ampat Islands I

 

Located off the northwest tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula on the island of New Guinea, in Indonesia’s West Papua province, Raja Ampat, or the Four Kings, is an archipelago comprising over 1,500 small islands, cays and shoals surrounding the four main islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta and Waigeo, and the smaller island of Kofiau. It encompasses more than 40,000 km² of land and sea, which also contains Cenderawasih Bay, the largest marine national park in Indonesia. It is a part of the newly named West Papua (province) of Indonesia which was formerly Irian Jaya. The islands are the most northern pieces of land in the Australian continent.

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