As a tropical island Indonesia is a home to many beautiful beaches - one of my favorite beach is Weh Island. Weh Island best known for its pristine surroundings and untouched natural beauty, also the color of the water here always turquoise blue and green - here, all you need to do is relax, leave the everyday stress urban life behind.
This little tiny Island located 50 minutes away by express ferry and 2 hours away by ferry from Banda Aceh.
It has been said so many times but I absolutely in love with the water here, truly the most gorgeous green/blue, you could see all the way to the bottom, just look at those water giving me a very peaceful and tranquil feeling - this is by far the most clear water Ihave ever seen yet!
What To Do:
There are a lot of fun things / activities you can do here - you just might be surprised to discover all the wonderful things you can do here in Weh Island!
Snorkeling at Gapang Beach
Gapang beach is well known for its beautiful coral reefs and marine life, again the water is so clear, its so clear that you could see right to the bottom, even waits deep, breathtaking!
Diving at Rubiah Jetty Dive Sites (For Beginner)
For you who want to "taste" scuba diving but don't have diving certificate, don't worry, there are plenty of dive center who can help you to experience scuba diving without certificate. The difference here than the other diving site is all the area around Rubiah Jetty dive sites filled with sands and car wrecks which is good for beginner.
Diving at West Seulako Dive Sites (For Expert)
This is the place for divers who have certificate, there are plenty of fish and coral here, they said long time ago before tsunami, all the corals thousand times better than now. The current here is quiet strong, so be careful.
Sumur Tiga Beach
White sandy beach, clean, coconut tree beautiful view and big waves - this place perfect for relaxing, if you are not expert at swimming, i recommend that you need to stay away from the water - kids, please be careful.
Underwater Volcano / Hot Spring Dive Spot
Bubble bubble everywhere, do not miss snorkeling or diving here, the bubbles coming out from the rocks are simply amazing - the smell of sulfur is not nice but its ok, non toxic, do not forget to bring your underwater camera or GoPro to capture this nature's wonder.
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You can wait here and watch a sunset. It is not mandatory to visit but if you have a free time, why not visit the tip western of Indonesia.
Overall: Beside Tanjung Bira - Weh Island is one of best beach I have ever seen, one of the most tranquil places. The area is very quiet, very secluded great for people who want to escape from hectic city life.
How To Get There
1. Book a flight ticket to Aceh,
2. rent a car or motor bike to Ullee Lheue port,
3. Chart express ferry or ferry to Weh Island,
4. Enjoy all the activities here at Weh Island.
Banda Aceh - Sabang
Mon, Tue and Thurs at 1 p.m.
Friday at 4 p.m.
Wed, Sat and Sun at 11 a.m. and 4p.m.
From Sabang - Banda Aceh
Mon, Tue, Thurs and Fri at 8 a.m.
Wed, Sat and Sun at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Express Ferries (Bahari and Rondo)
Banda Aceh - Sabang
every day 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. - except Friday at 4.30
Sabang - Banda Aceh
every day at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Special thanks to Indonesia Kaya and Travass.life for this trip and experience! I have a blast :D