Pulau We Travel Guide

  • Keuneukai Pier
    Keuneukai Pier
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  • Fast Ferry-Ulee Lheu
    Fast Ferry-Ulee Lheu
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  • Lots to see underwater around Iboih
    Lots to see underwater around Iboih
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Pulau We Things to Do

  • IBOIH Beach

    ....If you have a chance visiting the Northwestern parts of Indonesia, where you would find NDONESIA ZERO Kilo Meter...you wouldn't miss the beautiful scenery of Iboih beach resort with Rubiah island, a paradise for snorkelling and scuba diving at Pulau Weh....belong to ACEH Special Region... —

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  • The PATH WAY BALOHAN-SABANG vv

    A Land trip from Balohan bay to Sabang city vise verse is 10 KM in distance and would take about 30 minutes through a stepping hill side and from the peak of a hill you would see the beauty of Balohan Bay, small lake Danau Aneuk Laot below the hill side .... the road was pretty good with with nice view both side ....

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  • BALOHAN BAY

    Balohan bay is an entrance seaport which located at the southern part of Pulau Weh, all attendants would come and leave Pulau Weh via seaport at Balohan....a Fast Ferry was sailing twice a day and would take about 45 minutes one way...... while Ro-Ro Ferry was also sailing twice a day and would take 2 hours one way .... please don't miss the beauty...

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  • Afternoon Fish Feeding Frenzies

    Although visibility in the water is not as good in the afternoon due to the position of the sun, late afternoon appeared to be the time when large schools of fish would having a feeding frenzy in the waters alongside Yulia's.

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  • Colorful fish on the west side of Pulau...

    Because visibility in the afternoon is so good, it is well worth the effort getting across to Pulau Rubiah to snorkelling in the relatively calm waters of the west side. You will find a wide variety of small, colorful fish scavenging amongst the broken coral in depths of only 1 to 2 metres.

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  • Clam Heaven - Pulau Rubiah west side

    The west side of Pulau Rubiah is were the boats drop passengers travelling from Iboih beach. The water is much calmer on this side and visibilty in the afternoon is very good. It can get quite crowded on weekends. But if you are into clams, this is the place to go. There are a huge number of vividly colored clams that are thriving in the warm...

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Pulau We Transportation

  • FAst Ferry

    A Fast ferry which in operation twice a day from Ulee Lheue Banda Aceh to Balohan bay would take about 45 minutes, the first Ferry from Ulee Lheue depart 09.30 am in the morning and the last Ferry depart from Ulee Lheue at 04.00 pm in the afternoon.....while from pulau Weh, the first ferry depart at 08.00 am in the morning, and the last ferry...

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  • Plan for cancellations

    Pulau Weh is certainly a place to relax and it is easy to forget any possible concerns. But it is important to be aware that weather conditions can impact travelling to and from the island. I had planned a seven day stay which turned into eight due to ferry cancellations. I had organised to take one of the afternoon ferries back to Banda Aceh, but...

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  • Transport to Iboih Beach

    The ferry terminal on Pulau Weh is more or less in the middle of nowhere. Regardless of where you intend to stay, you will need to arrange further transport from the port.It seemed that there was almost a fixed price system - 50,000 rupiah to either Iboih or Gapang. When I arrived, a group of tourists were haggling for a better a price, claiming...

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Pulau We Warnings and Dangers

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    by Daihappydai Written Apr 1, 2012

    It is important when swimming or snorkellig without fins that you take care where you place your feet. While snorkelling alongside Yulia's I spotted a seasnake in the rocks very close to shore, along with several different stone fish. While seasnakes are unlikely to bite you, they are still best left alone. The stone fish are a different proposition. Often they are quite well camouflaged. I was snorkelling over a relatively sandy bottom when I saw a 'rock' that appeared to move a little. When I got closer, I thought there was some coral growing on it. But upon further inspection I realised it was a well disguised stone fish.
    I happened to be down at Rubiah divers when a young boy came running and screaming from the water. He had managed to pace a foot on a stone fish and was in considerable pain.
    This is not to put you off, there are dangers on land just as there are in the water. But it is important to look carefully before standing up.

    Sea snake in the water near Yulia's, Pulau Weh Stone fish - this one was easily spotted Stone fish camouflaged like a rock
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Pulau We Off The Beaten Path

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    by Daihappydai Written Apr 2, 2012

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    Entering Iboih village is via a fairly steep hill directly off the well-made main road - the road itself continues around to KM Nol. For some different views, take a walk around the low road leading out of Iboih. It is a new bitumen road that is about 5km in length and curves around the coast line before meeting back with the main road. You meet up with a purposely built young mangrove swamp - planted to establish a base against further tsunamis or big storms. It is a very quiet road - in two hours just one motor cyclist drove past me. You can hear and sometimes spot monkeys in the trees and you get some good views looking over towards Gapang and beyond.

    Walking around the low road from Iboih village Newly planted magroves outside Iboih village Walking around the low road from Iboih village Walking around the low road from Iboih village Looking towards Pulau Rubiah from Iboih
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Pulau We Favorites

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    by Daihappydai Written Apr 27, 2012

    Fondest memory: For some this may not be a fond memory but it reminded me that nature has a right, and hopefully a way, of surviving.
    I was staying at Yulia's on Iboih Beach and went to the dining area for breakfast. The dining area is a large concrete based open air room built on columns over the water. Around the room, there is a narrow ledge with some pot plants. There was a great deal of excitement when I went for breakfast on this particular day. One of the pot plants is a small papaya tree and, overnight, a large green tree snake had decided to take residence. The locals are not keen on these snakes. While they are generally quite timid, they are also known to jump from tree to tree, and locals have been bitten when a snake has misjudged a jump and landed on an unsuspecting person walking beneath.
    To me, it was fascinating that the snake had managed to find its way out of the jungle, across man-made structures, to try to camouflage itself in a relatively small plant.

    Green tree snake in the dining area of Yulia's Green tree snake in the dining area of Yulia's
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