Pulau Seribu (Thousand
Islands) is so called as Pulau Seribu literally means a "Thousand
Island". However, this island group comprises almost 128 small
islands located in the Bay of Jakarta in the Java Sea. Most of
these support population and can be reached in about 1 - 2 hours
from Marina Ancol by ferry or by chartered board.
The stunning reef systems surrounding Pulau Seribu (Thousand
Islands) are home to a wonderful underwater world of a wide
variety of colorful fishes, making Pulau Seribu an ideal spot for
diving, Snorkeling and fishing.
Of the several islands that are a part of Pulau Seribu (Thousand
Islands), there are a few which have been developed for tourism,
like Pulau Bidadari, Pulau Ayer, Sepa, Coconut, Pelangi, Bira,
Pantara, Kul-kul and Pulau Putri.
In these exotic
islands, tourists can rest in comfortable cabins located on the
golden palm fringed beaches.
The skin divers find the surrounding turquoise waters irresistible
for exploring the fascinating marine world filled with a myriad of
tropical fish, which live among the multicolored corals. The Pulau
Putri Paradise Co. has developed Pulau Putri, Pulau Melintang,
Pulau Petondang and Pulau Papa Theo as a holiday resort with
cottages, restaurants, diving and sailing facilities.
The enchanting island of Pulau Ayer, belonging to the Pulau Seribu
(Thousand Islands), was once the private recreational retreat of
the former kings of the Thousand Island. In fact, not too long
ago, even the first President of the Republic of Indonesia also
used it as his private vacationland.
Looking at this oasis of tranquility, you will understand why this
exotic island, laced with secluded trees and beautiful beach has
been dubbed 'Mutiara Kepulauan Seribu' or 'Pearl of the Thousand
Island'. It is located only a short, 30 minutes boat trip from
Marina, Ancol Jakarta, offering many kind of entertainment,
recreational, water sport facilities and accommodation.
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