We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Crowded!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Rubiah Island

Rubiah Island
Weh Island, Aceh, Sabang, Pulau Weh 23123, Indonesia
Improve this listing
Ranked #4 of 7 Attractions in Sabang
Type: Outdoors
Attraction details
Jakarta
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
33 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Crowded!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Well, Rubiah Island basically just 20 minute swim from the place we stay (Iboih Inn). This island usually visited by a lot of people who want to snorkel. Thats why it is too crowded to snorkel. But, thanks god we stay in Iboih that have the semi private beach area, which is much more confortable, and have a lot of coral to see. hahaha!

Visited December 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

34 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    12
    14
    6
    2
    0
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Just Across Iboih Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Rubiah Island is located just across Iboih Beach, mostly people do snorkelling but the snorkelling isn't really worth because the view is very limited, just on the beach side. I suggest you to rent snorkel mask and fins, and just go snorkel yourself.
Rubiah Island also have a trekking woods, but don't go alone because it's a bit secluded and virgin.

Visited March 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Utopia
1 review
“Used to be beautiful snorkelling,the coral all broken now because local people stand on them and boatpeople throw anchor.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

There is only 1 family that rents bungalows on the island and they don't clean the rooms very well.Also the before famous Coral Garden is destroyed now.Food is low quality and the family seems very tired of customers.On the Iboih side of the island,many illegal shacks have been erected and lots of rubbish lying around as a result.Small beautiful beach gone as well....sad to see,woudnt recommend for anybody to stay here anymore...

Visited March 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Snorkeling place with kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The price for snorkeling at Rubiah Island was cheap. Boat for return trip cost only Rp.200.000 (you may snorkel as long as you want to, just phone the boatman when you are done). Boat sharing with other people can cut the cost. Complete snorkeling gear with life vest cost only Rp.40.000. A lot of local snorkeling on the Saturday & Sunday. Might get to see colourful fishes/coral so bring your underwater camera or just put your mobile phone in a waterproof case & snap beautiful underwater scenery.

Unfortunately, only 2 public toilets available at Iboih beach. If there is a lot of people, might have to queue if you want to bath/change clothes . Certain amount required to pay to use it too. There are few small restaurants but they hardly serve foods, mostly only drinks. So you might need to pack some foods.

And don't forget to visit Kilometer Nol just 7km from Iboih beach!

Visited March 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“nice small island”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

It is nice, tiny island with only one basic stay without hot water. You can snorkle there. But I liked the food there - yammi and cheap.

Visited February 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Rubiah Island also viewed

 

Been to Rubiah Island? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Rubiah Island, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.