Visiting Untung Jawa Island in Thousand Islands Regency
Indonesia is an archipelago country. Thousand Islands Regency is part of it, as well. As the name suggests, it is the home of tons of isles. One of them is Untung Jawa (Amiterdam) Island. Among travelers, such island is recognized as an affordable location for a vacation retreat. It features beautiful coastal area and friendly villagers. Local people have built several cottages so tourists can be content there. Most visitors come to Untung Jawa for water sports. Some of them come to the island for photography, though. What about you?
Untung Jawa Island emits an amazing nuance. Once you reach the island, you can see an unspoiled nature. The best attraction is definitely the beach. It features white sand and shallow shorelines. During holidays, you may expect lots of visitor in the seashore. They play in the water comfortably. In the back, you can see shady trees. Near to it, there are several tents. Each of them offers items for water sports. These include life vests, fins, etc. No worries. The prices are affordable.
Exploring Untung Jawa Island
The best thing is the budget. Untung Jawa Island is considered the best vacation destination for backpackers. That means you don’t need to prepare lots of money prior to visiting the island. In fact, it is cheaper than other resorts in Thousand Islands Regency. The most popular tourist activity is snorkeling. You can rent the gears easily and cheaply. If you love water sports, you and your family can ride a banana boat. When it comes to the fee, you can chip in with others.
Next interesting activity is bicycling. That doesn’t mean you must carry a bike to Untung Jawa Island. There are several spots to rent it. Not to mention the price is affordable. What’s next? There is an island hopping. It is a compulsory activity when you are visiting “Kepulauan Seribu”. Visiting nearby islands is fun. The nearest isles are Onrust, Rambut, and Kahyangan. In this case, you should find a good boat first. You depend on it to reach those islands, after all.
Another thing to do is eating. There are food vendors on the beach. They sell numerous foods such as grilled fish and seafood. Don’t forget to enjoy some snacks like fish cakes and chips. They are worth a try, indeed. In Untung Jawa Island, toothless gum chips are quite popular. Tourists love it due to its savory and crispy taste. Make sure you buy some for your families, as well! They will love it!
- Ayer Besar Island
- Ayer Kecil Island
- Bidadari Island
- Bokor Island
- Onrust Island
- Kahyangan Island
- Dapur Island
- Damar Island
How to Get There
Your first destination is Muara Angke or Tanjung Pasir. From there, you should ride a boat and head directly to Untung Jawa. A ferry and speedboat are the other options. For a faster trip, you should rent a speedboat. It is comfortable, as well. In this case, your start point is in Marina Ancol. Once you reach the island, you can see several fishermen in the bay. That means you are getting closer to your final destination.
Where to Stay
- Baronang Homestay
Betawi Batik to Ondel-ondel Dolls, Featured Products of Betawi
As the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta is not only famous for its skyscrapers and the title as one of the largest metropolitan cities in the world. There are many other unique things that Jakarta has to offer, one of them is the creative typical product of Betawi—the native people of Jakarta. As is known, Betawi tribe who inhabit Jakarta as well as parts of West Java and Banten have unique cultural products. For example, lenong. However, as time goes by, the existence of lenong is increasingly displaced and it…
Things That Make Tourists Surprised While on Vacation to Kepulauan Seribu
For Indonesians, the name of Kepulauan Seribu is already familiar. However, it is different from foreign tourists who rarely hear about the beauty of these islands. They do not think that there is a beautiful natural tourism that is not far from Jakarta. Want to know more details? When boarding the ship to Seribu islands, foreign tourists find it difficult to communicate with the ship’s crew, because most of them do not speak English. This is because the crew in Kepulauan Seribu are mostly local people who do not speak…
Istiqlal Mosque Becomes a Religious Tourism Destination
Istiqlal Mosque is one of the halal tourist destinations in Indonesia. The construction process in a number of areas of the largest mosque in Southeast Asia has been completed and has made it ready as a place of worship, study, as well as tourism. The Istiqlal Mosque has become an icon of Indonesia. Many tourists and national heads who visited Indonesia then saw the beauty of the Istiqlal Mosque. If you enter to the mosque, with five floors and one ground floor, you will see the splendor of modern architecture…
MACAN Museum, Attractive Vacation Spot in Jakarta
Jakarta City always becomes the center of tourism, especially for foreigners who spend a vacation in Indonesia. It is the capital city of the nation, after all. That means Jakarta becomes a perfect checkpoint before visiting other regions. Aside from that, it also has tons of attractive vacation spots that offer different themes. For instance, there is the MACAN Museum in Kebon Jeruk Sub-District. Tourists only need to reach Perjuangan 5 Street in order to get to the museum. So, what is in there? Well, the official name is the…