HomeBlogs Haruku: The Overlooked Island of Lease Haruku is the closest island to Ambon in the Lease group. Despite this,
it receives far fewer visitors than Saparua further east, largely due
to the lack of commercial accommodation. However, it certainly has
enough attractions to justify a day-trip at the very least - these
include several old forts, fine beaches, and a hilly interior. And
since much of the population is Muslim, the native language, lost in
majority Christian areas, is still widely used/heard here, giving a
distinctively exotic flavour to a visit to this island.