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Pulau Seribu: Recommended Islands You Should Visit During New Year's Holiday

The new year is just around the corner, so this is the right time for you to consider what you would do during the holiday and ELJ is willing to provide you with some recommendations on how you could spend your holiday. For some people who live in big cities like Jakarta are probably tired of hustling, being in the crowd or being stuck in traffic, this alternative holiday is your solution for escaping all those. Sun, sea and beach sound really far away from Jakarta and maybe considered as a luxury that you can’t easily have. If you think of any other place with famous beaches, Bali is the only place worth going to, but what about Pulau Seribu?

Source: Geotimes

Don’t miss this article and start planning your holiday by reading these few recommended islands in Pulau Seribu to make your holidays well-spend.

1. Pulau Macan Eco Village & Resort


This is the most recommended island that you should visit during this new year holidays or any holiday really. The resort is built on two tiny islands which make them two whole islands big! Their visions are “To make you feel at home within our beautiful environment while introducing you to some of the solutions we’ve applied to make our world a better place”. The resort is also built upon foundations living in harmony with nature, which makes this place a perfect getaway from your tiring routines. Sunrise, sunset, white sands and turquoise seawater you can enjoy only a few steps from your bed, combined with the wooden walls of the room, gives the feeling of being one with nature. You can reach this paradise by speed boat from Marina Bay, Ancol for 1.5-2 hours of beautiful scenery, if you want, they also provide you with a holiday package, try to visit their Instagram and their website for more info, by all means, be quick! They’ll run out of rooms anytime now!

Jl. Fatmawati no. 39, Dutamas Fatmawati Blok A2, Cipete Utara, Kebayoran Baru

Phone: +6285218491579

Instagram: @pulaumacan


2. Pulau Putri

The next island is Pulau Putri, the island with a one-stop fun concept. The facility of this island is just incredible, if you plan on going on holiday with your little ones, then this will be the holiday your kids will remember. There are a lot of options on which cottages you want to stay, most of the cottages are giving an ocean view, they also recently built a floating cottage, imagine waking up to a beautiful sunrise, the sea breeze greeting your face and some happy faces ready to explore the island. There is an undersea aquarium, glass-bottom boat, swimming pool, sunset cruise, snorkelling area, scuba diving and a waterpark. To reach this heaven on earth, start from Marina Bay dock 09, you need to ride a speed boat for 90 minutes with exotic scenery along the way and voila! Welcome to your unforgettable holiday!

JL Lodan Timur No.7, Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, Ancol, Pademangan, RW.10, Ancol, Kec. Pademangan, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14430

Phone: 0812-6557-6555

3. Pulau Bidadari

Source: Pikiran Rakyat

The closest paradise from Jakarta, 20 minutes from Marina Bay, Ancol and you are there. I know it sounds too close, but you can’t hear any traffic from Jakarta so don’t take this island off your list just yet! This island offers you various cottages both floating and on land, a beautiful ocean view restaurant, various water sports activities and last but not least, the heritage of the Dutch colonialization, Martello Fortress. Eco-tourism had always been the foundation of this island since the beginning, beautiful and comfortable are two suitable words for the island. Martello Fortress is also one of the people’s favorites to take some artsy pictures and also learn the unique history of the island itself even in Indonesian History. You can easily access this island by book yourself in one of the tour packages available in Jakarta and the internet. So, this is the time to pack your bag and go!

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4. Pulau Pramuka

Last, but not least, we have the most populated island in Pulau Seribu, yet this island is the most famous island in Pulau Seribu. But don’t get it wrong, you can still enjoy the best of Pulau Pramuka if you know where to go and one of them is the conservation for Hawksbill Turtles (Penyu Sisik). Hawksbill turtles have sadly been listed in the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as one of the endangered animals in the world. The mission of this place is to protect, rehab and release. They protect the eggs from illegal hunting along the beach in Pulau Pramuka and the islands around it, once the eggs have hatched, they will foster them until they are ready to be released in the open ocean. This conservation has been established since 1984, with how long they’ve handled conservation, it is safe to say they really know what they are doing.

Another activity you can do is Scuba Diving and Snorkeling. There are a few diving schools to go to and they also provide a diving course there but make sure you have the time to finish all the course sessions before you book one. Unlike any other islands previously mentioned, this island is a non-resort island, but there are homestays you can rent where you could live among the locals.

Since this is the most famous island, there are a lot of ways to reach this destination, you can always go from Marina Bay if you don’t like being in the crowd and going through the traditional fish market in Muara Angke which, as fish markets usually are, have unpleasant scents. But if you want to merge and get to know the locals, then the second option will always welcome you with open arms. You need 2,5 hours by motorboat, and you will arrive at this heavenly destination.

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Those are the recommendations ELJ can provide on which islands you should visit during your new year holidays; I hope this will help you on planning your holiday and of course, enjoying your holiday too. Cheers!


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