HomeBlogs Pulau Kasiruta Kasiruta is the second largest island in the
Bacan archipelago, and once hosted the capital of the Sultanate of
Bacan before it moved to Labuha. It is also where the locally famous
“Batu Bacan” gemstones come from. Today, the island receives little attention from foreigners, but is one of my favourites in Maluku.
some logging, it retains much virgin forest due to its rugged, hilly
topography, and there are splendid, unspoilt beaches on its coast. Its
population is mostly Galelarese, with the rest being Makianese. It has
extensive clove-plantations, which make the villages here relatively
Kasiruta also has great, unspoilt beaches, sometimes
right in front of villages like this one. The snorkelling was also
quite good, despite some damage from dynamite fishing.