Selayar Paradise-Island, its a part of South Sulawesi Province area, the only one regency that separated from land of South Sulawesi, which is located at the southernmost of South Sulawesi Province, has a cultural heritage and beautiful beach. The sea enrich by unique fauna and coral in the world. Also the mountain, cascades, caves and the unique cultural heritage (mixture between animist tradition and Islamic tradition) makes the island really a “small paradise” for the visitors who explorer the island.
The access to go to Selayar Island can be through by air transportation in Hasanuddin Airport (Makassar City) by airplane to the Arupala Airport – Selayar which the radius is about 50 minutes in every Monday, Thursday and Saturday, and via land can be through everyday in Mallengkeri Terminal by bus and it takes 5 hours to the Bira Harbor (Bulukumba Regency) and facing by ferry about more than 2,5 hours.
Selayar Island with Benteng as the capital city is located in Flores Sea that separated by Bira Straits, large of this area is 903,35 km2, 100 km in length and 50 km in wide, it’s not only have low land, but also have the hill with 0 – 500 m from sea level, total population is 110.892 people, according to year 2000 census. The potential of culture and historical tourism object which inheritance of the smart sailors in the past time as the proof that Selayar Island has been well-known as from last century. This inheritance brought by trade ship like big anchor, Gong Nekara, Canon. Art and Culture Attraction and also the ritual can see in this place. The potential of natural tourism object like waterfall, Balloya Beach. Eastern part of Selayar Island or East Beach (Bone Tapparang) have beautiful sea park with steep hilly coral reefs that fully of wonderful sea flora and fauna.