30 Sep 2019 - 6 min read
Despite its familiarity for the residents of Jakarta and other big cities around, the popularity of the Thousand Islands as one of the holiday destinations seems to be inferior to other islands such as Bali, Lombok, or Bangka Belitung.
With only 1 hour away with speed boat from Jakarta, the charm of the islands is equally attractive to fill your short getaway.
This time, Traveloka traces and summarizes essential information on some regions in Pulau Seribu, namely Pramuka Island, Harapan Island, and the surrounding to facilitate your next vacation plan. We also insert a bonus guide on filming locations around the island.
Located in the center of the Thousands Islands, precisely in Panggang Island District, makes you easily reach other islands, both in the north or south area. The island is the center of administration of the Thousand Islands and provides a variety of attractive activities and better facilities compared to other islands.
Location: Semak Daun Island, 20 minutes from Pramuka Island
Location: Pramuka Island National Park
Location: Pramuka Island National Park
Info: Access to Mangrove maze is included in the ticket to hawksbill turtle conservation.
Tips: Try to get around the Mangrove forest with a canoe.
Location: Nusa Keramba, 5 minutes from Pramuka Island
Tips: Make sure to order the correct size of the fish so everyone can enjoy the dish.
The Thousand Islands General Hospital is the only hospital in the area. Located on the beach of Pramuka Island, the hospital has first aid facilities, especially for divers and two speedboats for transportation.
A homestay that offers various activities, for example, cooking and short trips, such as snorkeling and tour around the island
Jalan Ikan Belong. No. 27 Pulau Pramuka, Kepulauan Seribu Utara, Pulau Panggang
Royal Mermaid Inn
This accommodation provides snorkeling and diving packages
Pulau Pramuka RT001/RW05, Kepulauan Seribu Utara, DKI Jakarta, Kepulauan Seribu Utara
Seribu Resort Thousand Islands
A large resort for families or couples.
Jalan Utama Pulau Pramuka, Kepulauan Seribu Utara, Pulau Panggang
With only 40 minutes from Pramuka Island, you can explore other islands, such as Harapan Island, Kelapa Dua Island, Genteng Kecil Island, Bulat Island and around. Some of these islands are also the filming location for the movie Impian 1000 Pulau, which will air on 28 October 2018. What makes these islands so special? Let’s find out with Karel Susanteo, the lead actor of the movie Impian 1000 Pulau, who spared his time to get around the island with the Traveloka team.
Location: Kelapa Dua Island, 5 minutes from Harapan Island by fisherman boat.
Tips: Do not use flash when taking the picture with the turtle because their eyes are highly sensitive
Location: Kelapa Dua Island, 5 minutes from Harapan Island with a boat.
Tips: Be careful with your steps because the bridge has no fence.
Meet hundreds of various colorful fish, such as botana blue tang, angelfish, foxface rabbitfish, amphiprion, and many more.
Tips: The best snorkeling trip is in the morning until noon, before 15:00, to avoid strong current when heading to and departing from the snorkeling spot.
Touring Harapan Island and the surroundings for 2 days 1 night. Tour includes: snorkeling in two spots, visiting the National Park, watching sunrise and sunset.
The Thousand Islands can be reached through Jakarta and continue to port in North Jakarta. Almost all major airports in Indonesia has direct flights to Jakarta, both International Airport of Soekarno-Hatta and Halim Perdanakusuma Airport.
You can book airport transfer before arriving in Jakarta and have it take you directly to Marina Ancol Port located in the North Jakarta region.
The easiest and most comfortable way to get to the Thousand Islands is through Marina Ancol Port. Though the ticket price is relatively more expensive compared to other ports.