Our Nakalay private beach has a long and gentle slope into the sea, remaining shallow for quite a long distance. When the tide is high, it makes a family-friendly seafront. However, this also means that when the tide goes out, it goes a long way and exposes a rocky sea bed and a whole new world of life, or what we call "the low tide wonders of Nakalay bay".
The rocky sea bed you see during low tide is referred by scientific name as the intertidal zone, an area that is underwater during high tide and above water during low tide. It is home to a vast number of marine species such as starfish, small crabs, corals, shrimp, squid, and sea urchins. In your free time, we invite you to explore this astonishing ecosystem.
The intertidal zone is one of nature’s amazing wonders. Marine life habiting intertidal zones must learn to adapt to rapidly changing environments. The degree of sunlight, humidity, temperature, and salinity changes HOURLY in the intertidal zone. For instance, fish must learn to survive outside of water for extended periods and corals reefs must learn to survive in constantly changing sunlight and temperature.
The low tides of Nakalay Bay really demonstrate the beauty and wonders of mother nature. Just like the famous quote from the movie Jurassic Park that life will not be contained. Life eventually finds a way!