Thousand Islands (Pulau Seribu)

Attraction Kepulauan Seribu Regency, Special Capital Region of Jakarta Indonesia Published on: 13-11-2015

7 hours
09:00 AM
04:00 PM
First-time visit
Attraction
Beach
Island
Nature
Must see
Kids
Free
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The Thousand Islands are a chain of islands to the north of Jakarta's coast. It forms the only regency of Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia.

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Why Thousand Islands (Pulau Seribu) is special ?

Set in a clean blue sea filled with myriad of tropical fish living among muticolored corals, the Thousand Islands are tremendously tempting places to spenc your vacation. Some of them have been developed into holiday resorts for real lovers of sea, sand and sun.


Furnished with ample, holiday comforts such as accommodation, restaurants, pools and other sport facilities it is an ideal place for a change from the routinism of your life. For water sports and underwater world lovers, it's a paradise.



Thousand Islands (Pulau Seribu) scaterred in the Bay of Jakarta, accessible ranging from 20 minutes to 2 hours by speedboat off Marina Jaya Ancol or Tanjung Kait. The Thousand Islands or Kepulauan Seribu consist of around 340 isles, including sand bars.


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What to explore at Thousand Islands (Pulau Seribu)?

Each island has its own character. For instance, Puteri Island in the north of this archipelago has soft white sand, an underwater aquarium, and a mini zoological garden. This island is an ideal place for swimming, diving and other activities.

Kotok island has natural sites with clean seawater. Beautiful reefs offer a special diving sensation. This island is also known as a site for Elang Bondol (Brahminy Kite) conservation, which is the mascot of Jakarta province.

Pramuka Island is the site for the The Thousand Island National Park. You could see rare sea biota, turtle hatchlings, or the Hatchery Laboratory for rare sea biota. You could also feed turtles and release hatchlings to the sea. On this island, you could also see a butterfly conservation site including the butterfly methamorphosis cycle.
Other islands frequently visited by divers include Peniki, Matahari, Gosonglaga, Kotok, Papa Theo, and Sepa islands omong others. These islands have cheap and expensive resorts, hotels and restaurants. Almost in all islands, you could enjoy the jet skis, banana boats, canoes, and even karaoke provided by many resorts.
Several types of flora and fauna frequently found in the Thousand Islands include coral reefs, starfish, sand starfish, Betok fish (Anabas Testudineus Bloch) and onamental fish such as the Sargent Major fish among others.

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How to get to Thousand Islands (Pulau Seribu)?

It will require about 20 minutes to reach the nearest island and three hours to reach the farthest island by riding speedboat from the port of Marina Ancol.

The ships are operated every day to facilitate the needs of tourists and local residents to visit tourism islands or other island with local people settled there. The ships depart from the Marina Ancol at 08.00 or at 09.00 and return from the island at13:30 or at 14.00 Western Indonesian Time (WIB)

In addition to the speedboat, other transportations used are timber ships (some kind of traditional boat) with capacity of 50 - 60 passengers. Those raditional and motorized boats that is equipped with life jackets for passengers are departing every day from Muara Angke Port to Pramuka Island and Panggang Island with transit time about 2.5 to 3 hours.

Source: indonesia-travel-guide.com

Selling points

  • Paradise close to Jakarta
  • A break from the city!
  • Choose your own island
  • A touch of paradise within reach of craziness
  • Chill deal
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Duration
3.0 days
Estimated
105.45 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
12 places

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Kepulauan Seribu Regency, Special Capital Region of Jakarta Indonesia

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Tips for you

  • There's no other transportation, but bicycle only. You may rent it all day just for IDR 20K.
    Transportation
  • It is best to stay there for 2-3 nights. Try to visit Pulau Macan too if you're going here.
    Things to do
  • There's no big restaurant which serve seafood, there was quite difficult to find good food there.
    Food
  • it's better to pay for a tour organizer so the tour guide can tell you more about the islands and take you to the best places that other people might have not known, but still you can go anywhere by your request.
    Experience
  • It is important to bring sunscreen and after sun as they do not sell these products on the islands!
    What to bring
  • Bring more cash since no ATM, no cards payment or maybe bought few snacks and canned drinks if u wanna save up (they mostly sell for way too high prices).
    What to bring
  • It's best to come here during weekdays, and don't ever come during holiday, new year, or any peak season, even weekends if you don't wanna blend with the crowd.
    Timming
  • Northern side of Thousand islands have the best beach. You also don't have to go around and find some food because they will deliver the food right to your home there. You can contact Mr. Nurdin for bookings or more info at 081806184539.
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One island that i visit last time was Pramuka island, beside that we re also going to some small island nearer. With some full service from the tour guide, we alreade get some food, some guidance on foot in land, also sea sightseeing and some snorkeling. We live in some cottage also which is get the sea view. We re go from Muara Angke since early in the morning. Arrived in Pramuka island arround 2 hours later on. The interesting place to be visit is turtle breeding place, the small restaurant in middle of sea, and some snorkeling to see the beautiful of underwater. The special menu is barbeque boneless milkfish. How is looks so easy, milkfish which is have a lot of bone, but can be easily taken out all the bone. The guide say a lot of woman was work in some food factory to take out bones from the milkfish meat. Good taste so far for the food. The minus one, can be shared some time electricity is shut down sudenly in this island.

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I really like the sea,the sea is still clear. nice place to visit especially if you want to do snorkeling,you can see so many kind of fishes. But on the way when u went there,some part of the sea is dirty, maybe because of the harbor near fish market.

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we like that it was not too far from Jakarta but there is lot of rubbish covering most of the beaches

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One island that i visit last time was Pramuka island, beside that we re also going to some small island nearer. With some full service from the tour guide, we alreade get some food, some guidance on foot in land, also sea sightseeing and some snorkeling. We live in some cottage also which is get the sea view. We re go from Muara Angke since early in the morning. Arrived in Pramuka island arround 2 hours later on. The interesting place to be visit is turtle breeding place, the small restaurant in middle of sea, and some snorkeling to see the beautiful of underwater. The special menu is barbeque boneless milkfish. How is looks so easy, milkfish which is have a lot of bone, but can be easily taken out all the bone. The guide say a lot of woman was work in some food factory to take out bones from the milkfish meat. Good taste so far for the food. The minus one, can be shared some time electricity is shut down sudenly in this island.

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