Rekawa Turtle Watch
The southern golden beaches of Rekawa is known to attract several endangered species of sea turtles; which includes loggerhead, hawksbill, olive ridley, green and leatherback turtles. These five species, out of the seven endangered turtles make their way to the stretch of untouched beach in Rekawa to lay their eggs before heading back to the big blue.
Saving an Endangered Species
The Rekawa Turtle Watch is a conservation project which aims at protecting the nesting sites and thereby ensuring the eggs hatch safely to return back home. Travellers can embark on a turtle watching excursion in the evenings, between 8:30 pm and 11:30 pm to catch a glimpse of turtles laying their eggs.
The best season for turtle watching in Rekawa is between the months of April to July, where approximately 5-15 turtles visit the beach each night. Although, keep in mind, that this is not always a guarantee and the numbers may dwindle based on various factors that include, but are not limited to excessive noise or light pollution on the beach. At the conservation site, do remember to adhere to the general rules as instructed, which includes the restriction on touching the turtles, flash photography and torches. While there are no entrance fees, donations are always encouraged, in order to support the project’s conservation efforts.