I want to visit nice beaches (diving, swiming, surfing)

Dolphins and Romantic Tropical Sunsets in Bidadari Island Jakarta

Overview Pulau Bidadari (or the Island of Angels) is one of the many charming islands in the Thousand Islands Marine National Park in the Bay of Jakarta, which also comprise Pulau Tidung and Pulau Pramuka. This beautiful island, formerly known as Pulau Sakit, is located close to the capital city, approximately 15 kilometers (or 20 minutes) away by speedboat. Pulau Bidadari lies in the middle of a cluste ...

PULAU TIDUNG, weekend get-away in Jakarta’s Thousand Islands Jakarta

Overview Living in the city of Jakarta, or any large metropolis for that matter, it’s easy to spend your weekends or holidays by just defaulting to what you always do, simply because you always do it.  Go to the mall, go shopping, hang out in the café, or maybe catch a movie in the cinema. All of this has become so common place that it just gets boring. So why not try somet ...

Breeding the Endangered Hawksbill Turtles in Pulau Pramuka Jakarta

Overview Pulau Pramuka is a beautiful island in the middle of the Thousand Islands Marine National Park in the Bay of Jakarta located further off into the Java Sea.  This cluster includes Pulau Tidung, Pulau Bidadari, Pulau Ayer and others. Pramuka also acts as the central administration for the whole Thousand Islands District. It has an area of approximately 9 acres and is part of Kelu ...

Pari Island, The Hideaway in the Thousand Islands, Jakarta Jakarta

Overview “Pari island’s western coasts include five smaller islands, namely: Gudus Island (Pulau Gudus), Middle Island (Pulau Tengah), Beautiful Bird Island (Pulau Burung Indah), Partnership Island (Pulau Kongsi) and Rat Island (Pulau Tikus).The island-clustered lagoon that promises panoramic views is best explored by snorkeling or simply walking along the coasts of clean, white sandy ...

Surfing at Cimaja Beach, Palabuhanratu-West Java West Java

Overview The Palabuhanratu area, a favorite weekend surfing destination for expatriates and a growing number of Indonesian surfers based in Jakarta, is the most crowded of West Java’s surfing grounds due to sheer ease of accessibility. Most of the surf pounded beaches in the Palabuhanratu resort area-also called Samudra Beach are just that: pure beachpound, featuring vicious riptides and b ...

Beautiful Pangandaran Beach facing the Indian Ocean West Java

Overview Pangandaran is one of West Java’s best kept-secrets as far as international tourists are concerned. Located on a peninsula on the south coast of West Java, about 91 Km from the town of Ciamis, Pangandaran offers uniquely black and white sand, calm waved beaches and spectacular sunsets. The beach resort facing the Indian Ocean is 223 Km from Bandung and 400km from Jakarta, and lies hal ...

Dance with the Waves of West Java’s South Coast at Batu Karas Beach West Java

Overview As a coastal area, Batu Karas is a blend between the nearby Pangandaran Beach and the Batu Hiu Beach since it not only offers calm waters but also challenging waves. Thus, it is fit for both swimming and surfing.Located about 40Km or an hour’s drive from Pangandaran, this uniquely black sandy beach is a perfect getaway since it is less crowded compared to those in Pangandaran or even Bali ...

Batu Hiu (the Shark’s Rock) at Pangandaran Beach West Java

Overview About 14 Km south of Pangandaran you will find a hill overlooking a beautiful beach below, that is strewn with many natural wave- breaking rocks. Among these rocks, there is one in particular that, strangely enough, has taken the shape of a Shark, and has, therefore, become an attraction of its own, locally named : Batu Hiu.  Legend has it that in the 11th century, exiled troops fr ...

World's Best Surfing at G-Land East Java

Overview Indonesia is a country with some of the worlds best surf spots and there are none that are better than Plengkung beach at Grajagan, East Java. Nicknamed by surfers as the ‘gland’ or G-land  – the surf here consistently produces some of the best and most well known waves in the world. Set amongst picturesque jungle surrounds, prepare for an exhilirating experience surfing ...

Balekambang Beach, an exotic temple on the rock overlooks the vast white sandy beach East Java

Overview An exotic Hindu Temple standing on a giant rock overlooking the vast ocean on the horizon and soft pearly white sands embracing the waves coming in onto the shore; no this is not Tanah Lot, icon of Bali, nor any other beach on the fabled island, this is a spectacular sight at Balekambang Beach, situated at the southern coast of Malang Regency, East Java. ...

Melawai Beach East Kalimantan

Overview Melawai Beach is a main beach along Sudirman street, Balikpapan, East Kalimantan. It is a favorite tourist destination in the city center for local community in Balikpapan and is vicinity, and for domestic and foreign tourists. This beach is situated between Semayang Port and Banua Patra Beach. This area is also a center for foods and drinks at nights. ...

Manggar Segara Sari Beach East Kalimantan

Overview Manggar Beach is a favorite beach for local community and tourists in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan. This beach is clean and has many facilities for visitors convenience to rest in this 13,000 square meter beach.

Pulau Maratua, Dive with Green Turtles and Manta Rays in East Kalimantan East Kalimantan

Overview Maratua Island in the Derawan Archipelago off the north coast of East Kalimantan, is a large tropical island partially encircling a massive lagoon on one end and fringed with sheer rocky walls and coral reefs along the other end.This giant upside down U-shaped island covers about 384 square kilometers of sandy white beaches and mangrove forests and 3,735 square kilometers of territorial waters ...

Breathtaking Underwater Life in Bunaken North Sulawesi

Overview Ever fancy yourself being a mermaid? Being able to swim along with other creatures of the sea , moving to the rhythm of the waves? In the Bunaken Marine Park, you will encounter a real “mermaid”, and you can also get a glimpse of sea life here.Bunaken is an 8.08 km² island in the Bay of Manado, situated in the north of the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Buna ...

Manado Tua Island North Sulawesi

Overview Manado Tua--or Old Manado--island, together with the islands of Bunaken, Siladen, Mantehage and Nain form the Bunaken-Manado Tua Marine National Park. The Park lies just off shore from the city of Manado, capital of the province of North Sulawesi, site of the first World Ocean Conference 2009 which held in May. Covering a total of 89,065 hectares, the Bunaken-Manado Tua park is among the most s ...

Togean Island Central Sulawesi

Overview Togean Islands. A community - based ecotourism as well as in conserving the biodiversity. A bewildering array of tropical rain forest covered six islands formed by volcanic activity. Situated in the vicinity of equator. This enchanting archipelago is one of the jewels of Central Sulawesi. Stunning reefs, small isolated white sandy beaches, traditional fishermen village of a Bajau, verdant rainf ...

Dive The Islands Off Makassar South Sulawesi

Overview Fronting the city of Makassar are a cluster of islands basking in the sun, numbering 55 in all, some large, while others are merely sand bars that disappear at high tide. This cluster of islands is known as the Spermonde Archipelago, but locals know them only by their individual names.The islands nearest to Makassar, such as Lae-lae and Kayangan, can be reached within 15 minutes by speedboa ...

Bulukumba, Phinisi Boat Building Industry and Tanjung Bira Beach Resor South Sulawesi

Overview Located at the most southern tip of South Sulawesi’s peninsula, 153 kilometers south of Makassar, lies the district of Bulukumba , holding hidden marvels in its pristine beaches, underwater gardens, and   unique maritime culture. The district is also known as Butta Panrita Lopi or ‘the land of the phinisi schooners” for its long tradition in b ...

Wakatobi National Marine Park, the Underwater Nirwana South East Sulawesi

Overview Legendary underwater explorer and conservationist, Jacques Cousteau is said to have called the Wakatobi islands – then known as the Tukangbesi islands:  an “Underwater Nirwana” Now a National Marine Park covering the entire Waktobi District, it comprises a total of 1.4 million hectares, of which 900,000 hectares are decorated with differen ...

Hari Island, Dive with Turtles South East Sulawesi

Overview South East Sulawesi Tourism has always had an amazing charm, with not only its nature, heritage, arts and crafts creations, and culture, but also its beaches with their breath-taking underwater beauty and pearly white sands, which have become a main attraction of Pulau Hari. If you are visiting areas of Southeast Sulawesi, you should not leave without setting foot on Pulau Hari, not far from ...