Having stressful days and sleepless nights? Maybe it’s time to make a great escape to some of the beaches in Indonesia and enjoy the soothing and calming environment while making memories.
An island off the coast of Eastern Sumatra. Surrounded by more than 100 smaller and uninhabited islands. So one thing you should definitely do is to go island-hopping! Tanjung Kelayang and Tanjung Tinggi, both are close to each other, and are a 30-minutes drive away from the International Airport. With all the coral formations, going snorkeling or scuba diving here is a must. Local tour providers offer tours to the various islands where you’ll get the chance to swim with the fishes. You can also go kayaking, paddle boarding, jet skiing and more.
Who knows that this place was created by accident? This lake is actually the product of kaolin clay mining. Just 10 minutes drive away from the city centre is Kaolin Lake, an abandoned that is now filled with blue water. The clear waters provide a contrast to its pure white surroundings, making you feel like you’re in a volcanic place, but without the smell of sulfur. You’ll be able to take some jaw-dropping picturesque photographs here, so don’t forget your camera or smartphone!
The most popular choice among tourists is Lengkuas, on the tiny island there is a towering lighthouse that’s 130 years! You can climb up to level 3 and look out for a panoramic view! A rich source of tin, clay, iron and silica sands, this place naturally caught the attention of colonizers, among whom were the Dutch who built this lighthouse in 1882.
As the site of successful exploration for petroleum and natural gas, the Java Sea has become the basis of Indonesia’s export program. The sea was the scene of a battle of World War II between the Allies and the Japanese. With beaches peppered with granite rocks and and a virtually unobstructed view to the Java sea, you’ll catch some of the best red sunsets of your life!
You can search for adorable baby turtles and watch them nesting at night at the Kepayang Island Conservation Centre. Besides freeing baby turtles into the sea once they’re strong enough, you can also help in their coral conservation project and plant a coral in the sea. Rent a boat or go canoeing here.