Not far from Pantai Balihutuo, about 3 km before Boalemo town, there are several accommodation places to choose from. There is the Pratama Hotel, simple, clean and adequate, which charges Rp 25,000 per person, with some rooms having air-conditioning. Then there is the Indraloka Hotel which has approximately 20 rooms available at Rp 25,000 per person as well. Another option is a small cottage, located along the Bolihutuo coast, which is owned by the Boalemo District government and can be rented by the public. For a wider range of choices, you can stay in Gorontalo City. There you can find many accommodation options to suit your preferences.
Pantai Bolihutuo is an ideal beach for family weekend holidays. The smooth white sand is perfect for sand castles and other sand play. Of course after having soaked up a fair bit of Bolihutuo sun, a refreshing dip in the ocean will be just what you need. Along the beach there are water sports facilities and equipment for rent such as jet-skis, motor boats, and diving and snorkeling equipment. There are also cottages, a restaurant, as well as the Tourism Information Center. If you would like to take some time out of the sun there are also a number of shade stalls and gazebos to rest at along the beach. In addition to relaxing on the beach and marine exploration at Pantai Bolihutuo, another nearby place to visit would be the Lamu Village in the Tila Matu District. This is a place where small, white-sanded islands lie scattered in the middle of the sea.
Pantai Bolihutuo, Gorontalo (Source : gotravelly.com)
Other islands worth a visit are Pulau Lahumbo and Pulau Paniki. On both these islands there are groups of thousands of bats that make the islands appear black when viewed from the sky.
Another no less interesting place to visit is Pulau Bitila Marine Park on the border between the Boalemo district and Pohuwato district. This is located about a 15 minute drive from Pantai Bolihutuo. Taman Laut Pulau Bitila offers wonderful unexplored underwater life.
Another interesting excursion is to the Ayuhulalo Waterfall located in the Ayuhulalo village in the Tilamuta district. This region lies 200 meters above sea level and is about 5 km. from the Boalemo District, with a travel time of about 15 minutes by public or private car. The Ayuhulalo Waterfall is not very large in size, but it has a very calm, peaceful, back-to-nature atmosphere. Here visitors can spend time enjoying the beauty of a natural waterfall, and not have to think about the price for going to an expensive location. The combination of this secluded waterfall, located among pretty, green hills, and the pounding waters, makes it a perfect location for a relaxing weekend getaway in itself. It is most suitable for family recreation.
To reach Pantai Bolihutuo, you will have to travel through Gorontalo City, capital city of the Gorontalo province.
Daily flights are available from Jakarta via Makassar to Gorontalo with Lion Air and Sriwijaya Airlines. Garuda Indonesia has also recently opened daily flights to Gorontalo from Jakarta, Denpasar (Bali), Surabaya and Makassar. From Manado, Wings Air and Lion Air now also have daily evening flights to Gorontalo. Tickets for all of these flights can be purchased online.
After arriving at Gorontalo, you will proceed on to Pantai Bolihutuo in the Boalemo District. To reach Pantai Bolihutuo, tourists will have to travel along the Trans-Sulawesi road, a distance of about 120 km from the center of Gorontalo.
From Gorontalo City you can proceed to this beach by private car or rented vehicle. There are also public transportations available at a cost of Rp 25,000 per person.