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Thousand Islands, Jakarta

Jakarta, Indonesia
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Ranked #7 of 67 attractions in Jakarta
Type: Islands
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Scattered through Jakarta Bay are the 1000 Islands, Palau Seribu. Known for great beaches, diving, and holiday travel, these make a great day trip or... more » Owner description: Scattered through Jakarta Bay are the 1000 Islands, Palau Seribu. Known for great beaches, diving, and holiday travel, these make a great day trip or weekend getaway. « less
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Jonkoping, Sweden
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Hit the largest of the islands during a quick overnight trip. It was a holiday weekend, where finding a place to stay was difficult at such late notice, but were able to find a room. If you visit, book in time to make sure that you can get a room with working AC, as sleeping in a room at 35... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We rented a private charter boat (took a bit of haggling with the people in charge), but was able to get a small boat for 5 of us to go to one of the islands (we went to Sepa). The boat ride was a little bumpy, but the further you get away from Jakarta, the clearer the water was. It... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Incredible clear waters so near Jakarta, a short ( about one hour, depending of the island you choose ) from Jakarta. Avoid going during rainy season, can be very bumpy and uncomfortable.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
7 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Islands close to Jakarta still have dirty and oily water. Go further and the water become clearer and free of trash. Some diving sites but not great. OK for diving practice or lesson.

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Faridabad, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

If you go to this place, you must watch the screening of the movie on Indonesia. The place is really big and the bag at the information center is not very helpful. So either opt for private tour or motorbike taxi or use the buses plying. One can easily spend an entire day here. Houses and museums represents the Indonesian... More

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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I went there for weekend with couple of friends, it was actually my first visit. It is a great place for few days to relax and escape from all the hectic in jakarta, definitely worth the visit!

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Bali
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The islands are nice enough but the holiday packages can be so expensive that it's actually better value to fly and visit Bali instead. Best value is to go in large organised groups.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Been to Jakarta a number of times now and to be honest I wouldn't stay for longer than a few days if I could avoid it due to a lack of things to see & do. Pulau Seribu on the other hand is perfect for a few days to get out of the pollution / traffic that makes Jakarta a... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Great place to get away from the crammed streets of Jakarta. Only about 1 - 3 hours by boat(depending on which island or boat service you use). It's incredible how clear the water is considering it's so close to the dirty polluted waters of Jakarta. You still will see some trash floating around(Indonesian thing unfortunately) but the wayer is crystal.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Crystal clear waters. Soft, white sand. Crisp, fresh air. The Thousand Islands is absolutely gorgeous, and perfect for a getaway vacation. We stayed in a villa atop the water (eek! So cool!), and although there isn't much to do, had a great time. This allowed for family bonding time. Do be mindful of the jellyfishes that wash up ashore. Truly... More

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