Evu

Evu

Despite traveling to Kei every year from 2013-2015 I hadn’t been to Evu swimming pool until 2016 and 2017. I figured I had been to many swimming pools, and Evu is a bit out of the way so I didn’t think it would be worth it. I was wrong:

 

Evu swimming pool
Evu swimming pool

 

The pool is a gigantic fresh water swimming pool, constructed from a river that is dammed to regulate the water flow.

On Sundays the picnic tables are full of families and you can buy cheap fresh snacks from the friendly vendors. If you haven’t tasted rujak, definitely give that one a try (Rujak is a mixed fruit and vegetable salad in a peanut sauce with a bit of pepper).

Evu food stand
Evu food stand

I didn’t see any other tourists during my Sunday August visit, but if you are lucky you might see one in high season!

The town of Evu itself isn’t particularly noteworthy but it is probably worth a bit of a walk around while you are here. The bay is about a 5 minute walk downhill from the pool. The locals are (of course) very friendly.

Practicalities:

Travel from Ohoilir/Pasir Panjang or Ohoidertawun will take about 45 minutes by car or scooter. From Langgur/Tual it is about 35 minutes away.

If you go here, you will also pass Hawang Cave (Goa Hawang) so it makes sense to combine the two in the same journey.  From the cave it is about a 10 minute drive to Evu.