One of the closest beaches in Jakarta, Ancol Beach is the favourite getaway destinations for most people living in the big city. The Ancol Beach City Mall is found on the boardwalk, ensuring that beach goers have the perfect respite from the fierce Indonesian sun. The Ancol Dreamland and waterpark is also closeby, all in all making for the perfect weekend getaway for the entire family.
Also known as the Island of Angels, Bidadari Island is one the islands located just within reach of Jakarta, and is a part of the Thousand Islands archipelago. Populated mostly with resorts and pristine beaches, Bidadari Island is the perfect gateway into the Thousand Islands and can also be easily reached from Flores.
Located in the Banten regency, a brisk 2 and a half hour drive away from the heart of Jakarta’s bustling city centre, Anyer offers everything that city-dwellers are looking for. Quiet beaches, opulent resorts, white sand, and the scent of freshly grilled seafood wafting down from the warungs that dot the coastline, Anyer continues to be a favourite destination amongst Jakarta’s weekend beach bunnies.
Carita Beach’s tepid and gentle surf make it the perfect beach for swimming activities. With Krakatoa Volcano looming just over the horizon, sunsets spent lounging in hammocks strung up between swaying palm trees at Carita beach is sure to be one of the ideal ways to spend an evening. Easily accessible from Jakarta, Carita Beach is located around 130 km away from Jakarta.
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Located to the western-most tip of Java, Peucang Island Beach is one of the best-kept secrets within a 3 hour drive from Jakarta. Ideal for a long weekend excursion, Peucang Island Beach is known for the array of beach activities offered such as snorkelling and beach trekking.
Blessed with an abundantly healthy reef which makes it a perfect destination for snorkelers and scuba divers, Tunda Island is situated just off the coast of the Banten regency, and is quickly becoming a haven amongst beach lovers. The island is surrounded by pristine white sand beaches, making it an ideal beach destination for a long weekend.
Accessed by a two-hour ferry ride after a 130-odd km journey out of Jakarta towards Bandar Lampung, Pahawang Beach promises to be worth every bit of the effort taken to get there. Fringed by beautiful corals, the island is renowned for its beautiful snorkelling opportunities where visitors can find Nemo quite easily.
Located 200 km to the south of Jakarta, Sawarna Beach is one of the lesser-known beaches in Banten. The Sawarna village is renowned for the breadth of activities that one can do at this sleepy fishing village. Karst caves, thriving coral reefs, and great surf bring beach-lovers from around the world here.
Do visit these amazing beaches in and around Jakarta to have a memorable beachside vacation.
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