must go there before they all disappear!!
The boat schedule from the mainland is only once a day
A well deserved peaceful break from the chaos of Jakarta.
When we booked our package we included the snorkling. When we arrived at Tidung Island at about 12pm we went snorkling at little Tidund and another island next to it. The water is crystal clear and it was great for snorkling in the reef. Really alot of fish to see. They supplied us with a mask and snorkel , flippers and life jackets.more
We went to the Bridge of Love which joins the 2 Tidung Islands "Tidung Besar and Tidung Kecil" This is a very beautiful place and also very busy. There is lots to do here interms of water sport and so on. Also the Bridge joining the 2 islands is beautiful to see with the crystal clear water surrounding the bridge. Just watch your step on the bridge...more
When booking the trip to Tidung Island note the more people the cheaper it gets. Also the accommodation is what they call home stay and it`s not that great. Some of the rooms don`t have AC and the facilities is very basic. Also they offer meals a few times a day which is also not that great. The worst part is taking a boat from Muara Angke ,as...more
For spicy food lover, Padang restaurant is always helpful to fill in the empty stomach. In Pramuka island, you can find this restaurant to the left after the main road from the pier. It's a nice place but sometimes the food is finished early on the weekend when there are lots of visitors.more
There is only one restaurant in Sepa and operates under the full board scheme.So breakfast, lunch and dinner are buffet style on weekend.Food variety is not much but the taste is good. They serve fried rice,eggs, burger for sandwich, pancakes, bread for breakfast. Rice, tumis pok chay, shrimps and fish for lunch. potatoes, vegetables, beef, fish...more
To get to Tidung island you can go to Muara Angke harbor in north Jakarta. There are some boats that will transport you to get to the thousand islands. The boat to Tidung island if I am not mistaken is only once a day so if you miss it, you have to wait the next day. The cost for the boat is $3.5 one way. From Tidung island to Jakarta the boat...more
Its very seasy to get to PL Rambut.The option that we chose was Driving from jakarta to Tanjung pasir. It must be around 35/40 Km Drive. The roads are very very bad tho.Once you get there you have to negotiate with the Local fishermen who will Ferry you.The boats at first glance look risky.But once you are in it they are good fun.In the ferry its...more
Just remember a romantic novel by Rosamunde Pilcher "The shells seekers". So many shells are sold here. Plus t-shirt, hat and umbrella embroded "Pulau Bidadari".
What to buy: I just looking :) The shells are fantastic, but I do like to collect and seek by my own at the beaches!
What to pay: About Rp 50,000 if you want to buy
According to wikipidea, Sea urchin is a small, globular, spiny sea creatures, composing most of class Echinoidea. They are found in oceans all over the world. Their shell, or "test", is round and spiny, typically from 3 to 10 cm across. Common colors include black and dull shades of green, olive, brown, purple, and red. They move slowly, feeding...more
For people who wish to get there. It is compulsory to have a Permission letter from the Forestry Department. They have a office somewhere in Jakarta on Gunung Sahari Road road ahead towards Senen. Sorry but I lost the contact Details for the same.Getting permission is free of Cost.However in Indonesia without "Uang Roko" nothing is free.So u might...more
It's not a dangerous case but take it as a reference. When landed at Onrust Island, someone will ask you to pay the entrance fee. Rp 2,000 per pax. Yes, it's legal and not expensive or in other words; very cheap. But sometimes, the ticketing guy didn't give the ticket [a green one], only showing them and say the tickets are limited. He also asking;...more
Do not carry lot of PLastics. There is no way to process the left overs .Please avoid excess baggage. Carry one big bag to dispose all your left overs.carry them back in Boat and ask the Fishermen to get rid of it.Pay them 10,000 Rp extra a small contribution towards helping the place to be clean. Better take some Long sleeve shirts and track...more
backpack.... don't bring a trolley bag...doesn't work in the sand - bikinis/swimsuit- sunblock- saroong- short- sandal- sunglasses- lightweight clothing- hat Ban AidsCounterpain (I'm a fan of counterpain.... very useful after long snorkeling day)Mosquito repellent camera & don't forget your battery charger If you like snorkeling, better bring...more
Super lightweight backpack Cotton t-shirt, short pants, swimsuit, hat and I always bring my sarung [saroong] since very useful. Not only for hiding my body under the sun, wrapped my body from sea breeze or salt water but also becomes a property for photography [Paul, whenever you read my words here, I bet you will laugh out loud :D] Tissues, wet...more
I've been there many times and this weekend some of my best buddies will be there again.I usually go to Harapan Island since other big island like Tidung and pramuka already commercial and crowd so I choose this island and stay with local people.it cost lower for sure :)Actually it only cost around IDR 250K-300K for all in cost including meals 3...more
From this part of Indonesia you can actually get to see the Stars.Which is very very rare from the Polluted skies in jakarta.All those who love Fishing you can do it all night on the Jetty ABove Water below sky.The views of the Horizons are just too amazing to miss out.Make Sure you wake up early morning and catch up with the Sunrise on the Eastern...more
If you have some extra time in Jakarta, you may wish to go diving outside of Pulau Seribu (1000 Islands) for a weekend. This short dive trip involved taking a ~2 hour boat ride out of a marina in Jakarta early in the morning on Saturday and spending the night in a island resort (Matahari Resort), which in itself was the island, all of a 5 minute...more
There are 3 good spots where you can snorkel around Sepa.1. on the beach near Sepa, the left part of the beach where Guritas Cottages was located2. in Pulau Perak - 10 minutes by boat from Sepa3. Taman Karang - Near Pulau Sepa kecilIt is best to snorkel in the morning where the wave isn't so strong. I was snorkeling at 3 pm in Pulau Perak and Taman...more
Make sure you get all your friends along. Its justa n amazing way to get rid of the city pollution and traffic and be with your buddies.Spend some quality time together.Trust me while returning you will already be planning for Another trip to same Place.Also on your Way back do not forget to drop in at Pulao Bokor. Another Island 30 kms away from...more
Here the welcome statue of Pulau Bidadari and you can find another one too at Pulau Onrust. It's a government statements; these islands already became archeological sites of Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta Raya. Rebuilt at 19th century after attacked by British Fleet on the Bay of Jakarta. The ruins of tower and forts are: Martello Tower, Kerkhof and...more
Within minutes, I make a call to Seaquest Indonesia and here our tickets to Pulau Bidadari. Telp (021) 6409070 or firstname.lastname@example.org Actually we have to boarding 30 minutes before our departure at 09.00 but since I wake up very early, me and Paul reach Marina Ancol Pier 17 earlier. Sum of expenses for a day trip: Rp 125,000 [to Pulau Bidadari...more