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

The Beach at Iboih, Pulau Weh's Hidden Paradise Aceh

All is silent as the wooden boat appears to be floating through the air, but in fact is slowly moving along the shallow waters of the Iboih Beach:  the waters are so calm and crystal clear that it feels as if it is floating in the air. The beautiful and natural beaches at Iboih will surely change your perception of a boat coming in to dock at the pier.Pantai Iboih, also known as Teupin Layeu, is located opposite the west bank of the legendary Pulau Weh, or Weh island, in northern Aceh, ...

Tapaktuan, Surf, Beaches and Waterfalls Aceh

Tapaktuan is a fairly remote and rugged town on the coast of southwest Aceh Province facing the Indian Ocean, affectionately dubbed by many foreign tourists as “the prettiest town in Sumatra.” The coast of Tapaktuan is lined with large boulders and sees massive waves striking the shore. Aside from the beautiful waves, another main attraction is the large expanse of shimmering white sand along the beach. Beyond the beaches are a string of high mountains with excellent h ...

Pantai Sumur Tiga on Pulau Weh, Sabang Aceh

Pantai Sumur Tiga is another one of Indonesia’s many “must-visit” destinations. It is located on the east coast of Pulau Weh, approximately 15 minutes from Sabang, in the Aceh province, northwest Indonesia. Literally translated to mean “the Beach of three wells,” Pantai SumurTiga was given that name after the five fresh water wells you will find along the coast. The main stretch is situated around the third well, “SumurTiga,” though the actual beach stretches much further than ...

'All Time Nias' Surfing at Sorake Bay and Lagundri Beach North Sumatra

As far as surfing goes in Indonesia, the Bay of Sorake and Lagundri Beach on Nias island is THE ultimate destination. Nias’ Sorake Bay is an internationally renowned surfing spot, and has become one of surfing’s most exotic wave-searching destinations. Every year, surfers flock from across the globe for a chance at its legendary point break. International surfing competitions have been held in Nias since 1993, and even the World Championship Surfing competition in 2000. Touted as the sec ...

Teluk Dalam on Nias: Fantastic Surf and Megalithic villages North Sumatra

This lovely little city is an amazing blend of beautiful scenery, culture, and history. Teluk Dalam in South Nias, is a prime destination for surfers both local and international, with its challenging sites and fierce rolling blue waves. This city is also the spot where the famous traditional ‘stone, or boulder jumping’ takes place, a heart-stopping sport requiring great acrobatic skills and athletic ability.  Teluk Dalam is the capital city of the South Nias regency in North Sum ...

Surfing Kampar River’s stunning Bono Tidal Bore Riau

Only recently discovered by the international tidal river surfing community, the Bono Tidal Bore by the estuary of the Kampar river in the Riau Province is drawing surfing communities from around the world to this amazing Indonesian pororoca.  In February 2013, tidal bore surfer champion Steve King, who already holds two world records for long distance surf rides, broke his own Guinness World Record that he made on the Severn river in England, by  rid ...

Bintan Island Riau

Bintan is the largest island in the Riau Archipelago, which comprises almost 3,000 large and small islands, immediately across Singapore and Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The islands stretch from the Straits of Malacca all the way to the South China Sea. The town of Tanjung Pinang is the capital of this province, located on the south western shore of Bintan.    Bintan’s chief tourist attraction today is Bintan Resorts, a spectacular beach holiday destination in the north of t ...

Natuna Archipelago Riau

The Natuna Archipelago is Indonesia’s most northerly islands in the South China Sea. If you are adventurous by nature and are looking for beaches that are free from other tourists, then the Natuna Archipelago could be the right place for you. It comprises some 270 islands and has amazing green-blue seas.  Bunguran, Jemaja and Serasan are the three largest islands in this archipelago located in the South China Sea. Natuna is a district in the province of the  Riau Archipelago with ...

Pelawan Beach Riau

Located at Pangke, Meral, Tanjung Balai Karimun, Kepulauan Riau province, Pelawan Beach is the right place for you to find inspiration and peace. This beach has white sands, big rocks, and mangrove forests in its surrounding areas. It has a special enchantment for visitors. Its beautiful beach and blue water make it the pride of those living in Tanjung Balai Karimun. It is also a favorite place for weekend and new-year celebrations. The nature of Pelawan Beach is still well-main ...

Melur Beach Riau

Melur Beach is a tourist destination with clean white sand. It has many coconut trees, making it a convenient environment for tourists to relax or find inspiration. Melur Beach is located on Galang Island, in Barelang, Tanjung Pinang or some 45 km south of the island of Batam.

Dive the South China Sea in Anambas Islands Riau

The Anambas Islands are located between Singapore and the Natuna islands in the South China Sea. Earlier the islands were better known as a base for off shore oil drilling and natural gas explorations,but today Anambas has gained popularity among divers on account of  its pristine corals and azure seas where whalesharks may suddenly appear. The islands are easiest accessible by live-aboards from Singapore and Malaysia. Anambas is the latest district in the province of the Riau Archipela ...

Abang Island near Batam with Rare Coral Reefs in Crystal Clear Waters Riau

Beautiful underwater gardens featuring fascinating coral reefs decorated with various shapes, sizes, and colors of many sea creatures, that is the view that awaits snorkelers and divers under the crystal clear waters of Abang Island, south of Batam in the province of the Riau Archipelago. Abang Island is surrounded by many other small islands, most of which are conservation areas for coral reefs, while the main island of Abang only measures around 10 square kilometers. With relati ...

The Karimun Islands, Guarding the Straits of Malacca Riau

Located west of Singapore and Batam, the Karimun Islands stand guard south of the busy shipping lane that is the Straits of Malacca. Together with Batam and Bintan, Karimun forms part of the Batam-Bintan-Karimun Free Trade Zone, which is being developed into an industrial and tourism region. Capital of the Karimun Islands district in the Riau Islands (Kepri), is Tanjung Balai, a busy medium town largely built on stilts, with a significant Chinese Peranakan population. Here are found a n ...

Bungus Island West Sumatra

Bungus is sheltered by a bay. There are two good beaches: Carolina and Karang Tinta. Go this link if you want to know more information about Diving Activities in Padang.

Mentawai Island, The Ultimate Diversity Of The Hidden Paradise West Sumatra

Take a trip into the wild with an adventure to the Mentawai islands. Be surrounded by tropical rainforests and immerse yourself in the traditions of the local people. While the physical distance between the mainland and Mentawai is not great, this remains one of the most isolated places in Indonesia, and was only subject to outside influences at the start of the 20th century. A long way from the world of shopping malls and theme parks, this is where travellers come to get a truly off the bea ...

Air Manis Beach West Sumatra

Air Manis Beach is closely related to the legend of Malin Kundang in West Sumatra. Malin Kundang is a character fabled to have been turned to stone, together with his ship, after periods of disobedience to his mother. By the beach, there is a Malin Kundang stone and several pieces of equipment from his ship, which are also stones. Based on the story, Malin Kundang was cursed by his mother for his refusal to acknowledging her as his mother after traveling to another region and becoming rich.A ...

Pulau Sipora: Mentawai’s Continuous Huge Surf barrels West Sumatra

Whether you are an experienced surfer, looking for a challenge, a solo backpacker with a more adventurous side, or thinking of just getting away from your routine daily life, this island is a haven of activity. With its challenging surfing spots, white sandy beaches with exotic fish and colorful corals, Pulau Sipora offers a little something for everyone. Strategically located in the Mentawai Islands, Pulau Sipora is the smallest island in this cluster off the coast of West Sumatera. Co ...

White Sand Beach in Lampung Lampung

White Sand Beach, or Pantai Pasir Putih, in Indonesian truly describes the atmosphere. The enticing white sand refreshes the eyes and feeds the soul with the burning energy to explore. Only 20 kilometers away from Bandar Lampung, this spot has gained more and more popularity these days.

Tanjung Setia Beach, Lampung’s Secret Surfers Paradise Lampung

Secluded along the western coast of Lampung, beyond the thick forests of the Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park lies an enchanting hidden paradise called Tanjung Setia Beach. Although obscured from spotlights, the waves at Tanjung Setia are touted as among the world’s best by surfers from all over the globe, and at par with the world famous surf of Hawaii. Located some 273 kms or some 6-7 hours driving from the province’s capital Bandar Lampung, in the Tanjung Seti ...

Carita Beach: for great Family Holidays Banten

A vast stretch of white sandy beach decorated with rows of sheltering trees and the magnificent view of the Krakatau volcano on the horizon, that is what awaits at Carita Beach. Situated pleasantly on the shoreline facing the Sunda Straits at the western end of Java Island, in the Pandeglang regency, in the province of Banten, this indulging beach is only a three hours’ drive away from the bustling capital city of Jakarta. Here nature graciously offers some of her best feature ...