Why Thousand islands?
If you think Jakarta Bay can only be seen from afar, you should take a boat ride to KepulauanSeribu! Looking for a weekend vibe that´s not like any other? An hour trip from Marina Ancolwill take you to a lovely place to unwind at the exotic Thousand Islands (No, it´s not a salad dressing). Thousand Islands offers exciting activities to rest and relax. Dive your way to the underwater and admire the pretty fishes. Or, pamper your inner adventure with sports activities featured in some of the islands.
As we can't cover all 110 islands we focus on the five most attractive islands and give you all information you need to know, to make your trip to the national marine park unforgetable.
Ayer island is a resort island famous for its floating cottage and is a perfect holiday getaway for family, couples and groups. The cluster is designed with a blend of modern and nature concepts. With 4-star hotel standards, Ayer boasts overwater rooms allowing you to dip into the turquoise sea anytime you want.
Where is it and how to get there?
Like any other clusters of thousand islands, pulau Ayer is 15 km distance from Kaliadem, MuaraAngke. Or, you can go from Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, but you need to pay entrance fee to enter the venue and head to the Marina port. It takes 25 to 30 minutes of speedboat ride to reach the island. You can plan your trip on your own or booking from a travel agent that lets you have the convenient of planning everything hassle-free.
What to see and do?
You can rent a canoe, speedboat or jetski to explore the neighboring islands or ride a banana boat around the beach coastline. There are also group activities available like outbounds and arcade zones.
- Leisure walk
Taking a leisurely stroll around the cottage is one of the best recreational activities you can do in the island. The view gets more incredible during the sunset. For those who love to jog, Ayer provides a jogging and cycling track that offers incredible sceneries.
Some visitors are going to Ayer on day trip just to find a nice spot to fish. They intentionally come and enjoy the sensation of fishing. If you stay at the resort, you can experience night fishing right from your cottage.
- Snorkeling and Diving
Due to the proximity to Jakarta city, snorkeling and diving may not be the best thing to do as the water visibility is not too clear and you need to watch out for the boats that come and go. However, these are still doable.
- Superb eating
Whether you´re staying at the resort or not, you are welcome to dine in the wooden deck restaurant and taste some of their delicious menus, from grill seafoods platter to local cuisines.