One of the larger islands that constitute the Kepulauan Seribu chain, Tidung Besar measures 3.8km by 300m. It is connected to the smaller Tidung Kecil by a picturesque 630m wooden bridge, which provides a great vantage point from which to observe the reef and marine life below. While most visit the island to relax on the beach and snorkel, bicycle rides around the island and island hopping are also popular. Homestays provide a good accommodation option.
- Ayer Island
One of the closest islands to Jakarta, Ayer Island is a mere half an hour away from Ancol Marina by boat. The highlight is the option of staying in floating cottages decorated with traditional Asmat artifacts. Activities include jet skiing, canoeing and fishing.
- Macan Island
Those wishing to get away from it all might base themselves at the luxurious Tiger Islands Village & Eco Resort, located on two private islands – a perfect spot to snorkel, dive or just relax on the pristine beach. Many of the dishes served by the eco resort’s kitchen are created from produce grown in their organic garden.
- Bidadari Island
The story goes that up until the 1970s, the only visitors allowed on this island were members of the Royal Family of Jayakarta. Today, Bidadari Island (The Island of Angels) is definitely open to tourists. Only half an hour away from Jakarta by boat, it boasts white-sand beaches and crystal clear waters, as well as mangrove forests and fruit orchards. Bidadari Island Resort offers the only accommodation on the island.