Ohoidertawun

Ohoidertawun

Ohoidertwaun is one of the 2 popular places to stay on Kei Kecil. The beach here is very unique as the water at high tide is complete calm and is always less than a meter in height. You can get some quality photos here:

Ohoidertawun sunset
Ohoidertawun sunset

At low tide the ocean is hundreds of meters away and it is possible to go for long walks in the sand. It can be interesting to watch locals collecting various critters:

Man collecting sea worms
Man collecting sea worms

 

For a local experience, go to the church on Sunday morning. You will be very welcome and there is nice music and atmosphere.
It is also recommended to walk or take a boat to the petroglyphs which are about a kilometer from Savana Cottages.

Practicalities:

In Ohoidertawun most people stay at Savanna Cottages (Trip Advisor) because it is right next to the village and is pretty comfy:

Savana Cottages
Savana Cottages

Lucy’s house is operated by relatives of Savana and is another option on the other side of the village. The rooms at Lucy’s house are probably a little better than at Savanna and they have en-suite toilets. However, it is a few hundred meters walk to the village from there and feels more isolated.

Lucy's House
Lucy’s House

The food is excellent at both places and you definitely won’t go hungry:

 

Breakfast at Savana Cottages
Breakfast at Savana Cottages

 

The largest and best store in the village is one block from the church (walking directly away from the ocean). They have very cold drinks that are often frozen completely solid!  There is also a very small place in town that serves excellent rujak at lunch time and sometimes other snacks.  It is located on the road between Savana and the church, about 150 meters from Savana.

Pasir Panjing and Ohoilir are about 15 minutes away by motorcyle or car. Langgur/Tual will take about 20 minutes and it is 45 minutes to get here from the airport.  Very slow 1G internet is possible with a cellular connection, but sometimes you have to go to the beach to get a signal.