Selayar Regency or Selayar Island Regency is one of the tourist destinations in South Sulawesi Province which has lots of potential for nature tourism, culture and marine tourism that worth to visit. The capital city of Selayar is Benteng.
Selayar Island is a fascinating destination owing to its unique landscape, and its beautiful unspoilt beaches. The west side area of the island is mainly inhabited by fishermen, who live in small villages that continue to follow their traditions largely unaffected by western influences, most favorite place on the west side is Gusung Island. This island is mostly visited by those who want to stay at white sandy beautiful beach.
The east side of the island is sparsely populated and still heavily covered with rain forest. This the forest where Tarsier monkey which is considered the smallest monkey in the world can be found, also possible to find numerous species of birds, small reptiles, marsupials, varans and even wildboars. The east side of Selayar island is surrounded with a reef which offer great underwater scenery and its look a paradise for Diving, Snorkeling and Fishing activities.
Diving, Snorkeling and Fishing at Selayar can be done all year round. During West wind period (November - April) diving is best done at East side of the area, a spectacular walls with overhangs and caves, also with lots of pelagic fishes. During East wind period (May - October) diving is best done at West side of the area, it offers a unique seagrass beds with coral reefs slope, also perfect for macro photography enthusiast
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