Pulau Seribu

Off the Jakarta coast lies the archipelago known as "Thousand Islands", which actually numbers around 340 golden sand islands of various sizes scattered about the clear waters. You can take a day trip to the densely wooded Pulau Onrust, home to the ruins of a Dutch fort; or if you stay overnight in one of the bungalows you can continue to the next islands: Pulau Kotok and Pulau Papa Theo are popular with divers and Pulau Pelangi and Pulau Putri boast immaculate beaches fringed with coconut trees.

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Opening hours

Departure from Ancol marina (20min-2hr outward journey depending on islands)

Nearby tourist attractions

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