There are a number of islands where you can enjoy the
wonders of the underwater world in the Thousand Islands.
Kul Kul Kotok Island Resort, Matahari Island Resort, Sepa
Island Resort and Pantara Island Resort are the most sought
after diving hotspots, since the waters here support a
prolific ecosystem of magnificent coral reefs, sea turtles
and colorful tropical fishes.
Kulkul Kotok Island Resort
Kulkul Kotok Island Resort in 90 minutes by speedboat
from the Ancol Marina. Surrounded by small islands, the
Resort is an ideal place for island hopping, and being
a good distance away from the mainland, has excellent
Accommodation is designed along 'back to nature' themes,
and large, friendly lizards roam freely around the island.
Cottages are located in the central part of the Island
with a choice of 'natural breeze' ventilated non-air conditioned
rooms or cooler air-conditioned rooms. For a more luxurious
stay, there are also comfortable air-conditioned bungalows
and honeymoon suites.
The Resort provides a fully equipped diving shop for equipment
sales and rental and plenty of ideal places for snorkeling,
fishing, inter-island tours and exercise on the jogging
track. There is also an open-air restaurant & bar, and
a mini shop.
The resort is accessible in 90 minutes by boat from Ancol
Marina; a minimum of four passengers is required for departure.
Ancol Marina - Kotok Island: 8 a.m. (daily).
Reporting times is 30 minutes prior to departure at pier
Kotok Island - Ancol Marina: 2.30 p.m. (weekdays), 3.30.p.m.
Matahari Island Resort is situated on Pulau Macan Besar
(Great Tiger Island) and was opened in October 1992.
There are 83 two-story, well-furnished cottages, all with
double bedrooms and an extra sofa bed. Each bedroom has
its own private bath, air conditioning and telephone -
the comforts of home on a tropical island. Most of the
cottages have been built around the shoreline so the balconies
offer you tantalizing views over the surrounding islands
and a front row seat to watch the spectacular sunset.
Sporting facilities include two tennis courts, volley
ball, badminton, table tennis, a jogging track, floor
chess, billiards, sea-water rock pool, children's playground,
jet skiing, wind surfing, snorkeling and scuba diving
(all water sport equipment can be rented on site at the
Marine Shop). Nighttime fishing expeditions can be arranged
For evening entertainment there is the Bamboo Bar with
karaoke, disco music and movie shows. The main restaurant
offers buffet-style Indonesian and European food.
Furnished with all the necessary meeting equipment, the
Bamboo meeting room can seat from 40 to 100 persons. If
you have rented the whole resort for your party there
is seating capacity for up to 150 persons in the main
Ancol Marina - Matahari Island Resort: 8 a.m.
Reporting time is 30 minutes prior to departure at pier
Matahari Island Resort - Ancol Marina: 2 p.m.
As per charter contract between 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. from
the Halim Perdanakusuma Airport.
Sepa Island has long been admired for white sandy beaches
and crystal clear water teeming with marine life. Regular
customers for Sepa Island Resort are Jakarta's Diving
Clubs, including Corona and Hedrosphere. The club members
that receive diving lessons in Jakarta practice their
skills from the island.
There are 43 clean and tidy air-conditioned cottages,
each designed in ethnic style with private shower, a lavatory
and terrace facing the sea. A spacious restaurant provides
a menu of Western, Chinese and Indonesian cuisine and
seafood. The restaurant doubles as a discotheque later
in the evening.
Glass bottom boat, banana boat, jet ski, fishing boat
and diving are all available.
Sepa Island is reachable by boat in approximately 90 minutes
from Ancol Marina.
Ancol Marina - Sepa Island: 8 a.m.
Sepa Island - Ancol Marina: 3 p.m.
The furthest island from Ancol Marina, Pantara
Island is about 72 kilometers away - about two hours by
boat. The distance from Jakarta means that the waters
here are the clearest in all the island group, making
Pantara Island great diving and snorkeling as well as
catamarans, wind surfing, jet skiing and other activities.
Lying some 15 kilometers off the Ancol Marina is the nearest
Island Resort, Pulau Bidadari. The island is reachable
in 20 minutes by speedboat. The cottages built among trees
provide a shady and comfortable environment, while those
built on stilts over the sea have a wilder flavor.
The resort also organizes tours to the neighboring islands
of Kahyangan, Kelor and Onrust, where 17th Century historical
remains of the Dutch's East Indies Company are preserved.
Different types of cottages, each accommodating from 2
to 4 persons.
Ancol Marina - Bidadari Island:
9 a.m.; 5 p.m. (daily).
9 a.m.; 2 p.m.; 4 p.m. (Saturday).
8 a.m.; 9a.m.; 10:30 a.m. (Sunday / holiday).
Bidadari Island - Ancol Marina:
7 a.m.; 3 p.m. (daily).
4 a.m.; 5 p.m. (Saturday).
2 a.m.; 4 p.m. (Sunday / holiday).
If you wish to witness the famed sunset of
the Jakarta bay, Pulau Ayer is a good place to do it while
exploring the island by boat. The island is located about
14 kilometers north of Jakarta, or 30 minutes by boat.
Pulau Ayer is nestled in the beautiful Bay of Jakarta,
with white sandy beaches and a tropical breeze gently
caressing green coconut leaves. In days gone by, the island
was a private retreat and was named after the famous garden
in a Mahabharata epic, Taman Pringgodani. Today, it remains
a 6-hectare island paradise.
All 41 land and floating cottages (and 3 bungalows) are
fully air conditioned and equipped with telephone, TV-set,
refrigerator, private bath and terrace, and are decorated
with Asmat sculptures from Irian Jaya and other typical
Swimming pool, children's pool, 2 tennis courts, badminton
courts, volley ball courts, table tennis, indoor games
room, motor boat, canoes, banana boat, jet skis, fishing,
fun bikes, jogging track, giant chess, children playground,
Microphone / wireless, overhead / slide projector and
screen, Video VHS and TV monitor, flip chart and white
Ayer Restaurant & Bar, Manokwari Coffee Shop, 24-hour
Room Service, Laundry, Souvenirs Shop, House Clinic..
The 70km trip to Pulau Pelangi takes about
one and a half hours by speedboat, after which you arrive
at an island of lush foliage of palm and pine, and white
sandy beaches gently kissed by clear azure waters.
18 hotel rooms, 29 standard bungalows and 4 executive
bungalows, all well equipped with full air-conditioning,
minibar, two beds, hot showers. All bungalows face the
beach with a front terrace, enabling private viewing of
sunrise or sunset.
Furnished with modern meeting equipment, a meeting room
accommodating up to 60 persons is also available.
Floating restaurant, dive shop, tennis court, mini shop,
and medical clinic.
Pelangi Island is accessible by boat from Ancol Marina
and by small plane from Halim Perdanakusuma Airport via
Ancol Marina - Pelangi Island: 8 a.m.
Reporting times is 30 minutes prior to departure at Pier
Pelangi Island - Ancol Marina: 2.30 p.m.