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Just north off the coast of the mainland are a string of 105 islands stretching far out into the Java Sea. They’re known as “Thousand Islands” and their beaches boast some of the most pristine golden sands, crystal clear waters, and relaxing seclusion found anywhere in the world.
Kotok Island Beach
Among the Thousand Islands is one of the most famous for
snorkeling and scuba diving, Kotok Island. Here you’ll encounter an island
untouched by civilization. Its immaculate beaches sink into sparkling blue
waters alive with colorful tropical fish, coral reefs, and underwater sea life.
Excursion reservations can be made from the mainland, and the island is
accessible by a short 90-minute speedboat ride from Marina Ancol Jakarta.
Putri Island Beach
Among the more prominent islands in the Thousand Island
group, Putri Island has been thoroughly developed for tourism. Though they
strive to maintain the natural beauty of the island, those who are looking for
a more active day can visit the Island’s Tunnel Aquarium, or Terrarium. This
beach maintains a balance of serenity and solitude, with the provision of
necessary amenities for a successful family trip.
Pantara Island Beach
Though it’s the farthest island from the mainland of
Jakarta, Pantara is worth the trip. A 2-hour speedboat ride brings you to the
island that claims to have the clearest water of them all. Pantara Island is an
ideal beach for scuba diving and exhibits the perfect conditions for other water
sports like jet skiing, windsurfing, and sailing.
With 150 islands off the coast of Jakarta there is sure to be something for everyone. There are islands for couples who want total isolation as well as islands with restaurants and shops for a more family friendly atmosphere. You’ll find beaches perfect for daylong sunbathing, basking and relaxing, as well as those rife with tropical palms, and wildlife, ideal for exploring. You can be transported for a day away from the bustling city to an untouched island oasis, experience an unforgettable trip and still be back to Jakarta in time for dinner.
March 25, 2010 change by kellercr