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Kasa Island

Kasa Island is a small and uninhabited island in West Seram District, West Seram Regency, Maluku Province, Indonesia, as an eco-tourism area that has biodiversity in terrestrial and adjacent waters. The island represents coral reefs, coastal forests, and mangroves, including maleo bird (Macrocephalon maleo) and rich of Acanthaster planci.

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Kasa Island is very unique and hard to find on other islands. Soil mounds as high as nearly 2 meters and a top diameter of about 1.5 meters is where maleo birds lay eggs. Travelers watch maleo, but must be patient until the afternoon or evening.

Hundreds of cuscus sneak between the pine trees (Casuarina equisetifolia), sea waru (Hibiscus tiliaetus and Hibiscus filiacius), ketapang (Terminalia cattapa), mangroves (Rhizopora sp), orchid of ambon moon (Phalaenoopsis amboninensis), coastal island (Alstonia scolaris) cypress (Casuarina equisetifolia), starfish (Callophyllum), sea pandan (Pandanus sp), sea lily (Crinum asiaticum), and banyan coast (Ficus benjamina).

A small 53 hectare land enclosed by white sand surrounded by blue sea as a snorkeling and diving paradise to watch butterflyfish (Chelmon rostratus and Chaetodon sp.), Parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum and Scarus sp.), Snapper (Macolor niger), surgeonfish (Naso fageni and Naso unicornis) and others.

Coral reefs include giant clams (Tridacna squamosa), kima china (Hippocus porcelanus), Triton trompet (Cheronia tritonis), Echinophora sp, blue botana (Acanthurus lecusternon), fish flag (Chetodon sp), jackfruit seed (Zanclos canancen).

The island is home to scorched birds (Megapodius renwardtii), cuscus (Phalanger sp), soa-soa ambon (Hydrosaurus amboinensis), maluku lizard (Veranus indicus), tail bird fan (Rhipiruda chloris), white chest blue pombo (Ducula bicolor) lizard ambon (Varanus indicus), and others.

www.xvlor.com Kasa Island is day snorkeling and watching maleo bird overnight

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Location: Kasa Island, West Seram District, West Seram Regency, Maluku Province.

Routes and public transport: Flights to Pattimura International Airport in Ambon City, then drive to Tulehu Port to take a speedboat to Kasa Island for 1.5 hours.
Advice: The island has 800 meter walkways, villas and floating hotel.

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