Wab

Wab

Wab is an undiscovered gem on Kei Kecil I often stay here for a week at a time with a local family. The few tourists that come to the south part of Kei Kecil often zip through on their way to the stunning 4 kilometer beach at Ohoidertutu and Madwaer. Here is what they are missing:

Wab beach
Wab beach

This 1.5 kilometer long beach is just off the main road in Wab, all you have to do is drive about 150 meters and walk another 50 meters. There is also a small store with snacks, cold drinks and even some frozen treats (es kiko).

I have stayed with a local family many times and I’ve never seen a tourist at this beach. I’m sure it will happen someday.

It can get crowded when the kids are playing football though (ha ha):

Football on the beach
Football on the beach

 

If you are here on a Sunday you could also go to the church. They have a very good choir and some interesting instruments. You will be very welcome! Be prepared though because the service sometimes lasts 2 hours.

Choir in Wab
Choir in Wab

 

In the late afternoons it is often possible to watch or play volleyball:

Volleyball in Wab
Volleyball in Wab

Practicalities:

Access to Wab from the North is only possible by motorcycle (2017). Here is an ‘interesting’ bridge you will cross on the way:

Tetoat bridge
Tetoat bridge

From Langgur it takes about 45 minutes to get to Wab (no stops). From Ohoidertawun or Ohoilir it will be about an hour. The road south of Wab has been recently paved (2017) and access to Ohoidertutu/Madwaer is much faster than it used to be (45 minutes).

For accommodation, I know of 2 good homestay options.  The first option is to ask for Mama Nina; her family has a house on the main road.  The second possibility is to ask for Rony; his family runs the store at the end of the side road leading to the beach.