Kei Kecil is famed for Ngurbloat (or Pasir Panjang) – the immense beach on the east coast, which is a darling of photography lovers. Three kilometers of white sand so smooth you want to cover yourself with it, striped by coconut palm trees, and almost abandoned most of the time. The sand is so powder-fine here that National Geographic had to dub Ngurbloat Beach as “the softest beach sands in Asia.” If you love swimming in seclusion, snorkeling, and lazing on a hammock with nothing for company but a tangerine sunset, you’ll find paradise on Pasir Panjang.
Ngurbloat Beach is generally calm waters of various shades of turquoise, making beautiful scenery to enjoy with your plus one. Ngurbloat is also a great spot to observe fishers venturing into the open sea around sunset. As the day shifts into night, Ngurbloat Beach promises one of the most romantic sunsets over the vast expanse of white-becoming-golden sands. If you consider visiting Kei islands for Ngurbloat or other beaches, note that you can fly directly to Kei Kecil that features a well connected domestic airport. Alternatively, you can reach Kei Kecil from Ambon (the capital city and the island of Maluku province) by chartering a private boat with Islander.