Thousand islands – Semak Daun is another nautical getaway in a cluster of thousand islands. The remote area isn’t as widely popular as its neighborhoods due to lack of hospitality services, but it is still an attractive island for those who seeks true tranquility and untouched beauty. Nature enthusiasts find it perfect for camping spot.
Where is it and how to get there
Macan Island is part of Kepulauan Seribu. The journey begins when you All of the thousand islands clusters can be reached from Muara Angke, North Jakarta or Marina, Ancol. The boat moves like a snail, slowly, and makes a stop at Pramuka island after 2.5 hour trip, before continuing to SemakDaun. That´s 3-hour trip in total.
What to see and do
Visitors can start the day with snorkeling in this tropical water and spot familiar fishes down there.
Fishing is one of the possible activitiesin SemakDaun as the water is relatively calm. Early in the morning or in the afternoon, locals gather on the dock to fish while enjoying the breathtaking scenery. You can also bring your rod and hire a boat to get to the middle of the ocean and try your luck with the hook.
- Sunrise watching
This particular activity can only be done if you stay at SemakDaun. Most visitors would wait for the glorious sunrise view at the dock.
- Island hopping
Not far from SemakDaun island, a hawksbill turtle conservation nestled in Pramuka island. Kids (and adults) would definitely find this place interesting as it showcases rare creature. Visitors can also learn the effort to preserve this critically endangered animal.
Where to stay
Semak Daun hasn’t yet been developed. At night, the strip of its beach is a place where groups of backpackers build tents and camp in, or play at the beach before waking up early to watch sunrise at the dock on the next day. It´s best to have fun near your tent to make sure that your valuable stuffs are safe.It gets pretty dark at night since there´s no proper lighting at the beach so it´s recommended to do a day trip tour and stay on a more developed area like Macan or Pari island.
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