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“Depends Where You Go and When”
Review of Thousand Islands

Thousand Islands
Ranked #7 of 274 things to do in Jakarta
Certificate of Excellence
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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 weekend getaway.
Jakarta, Indonesia
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Depends Where You Go and When”
Reviewed March 6, 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.

Visited May 2013
2 Thank arh828
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Faridabad, India
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
“Great place to see culture of Indonesia.”
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 cultures, but the families visiting the place makes it interesting. It was fun watch how people use the space for family outing, as a romantic get away etc.
to You can do your souvenir shopping from Thaman Mini, it is the cheapest and best place to buy them.

Visited February 2014
Thank RenukaSaroha
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A great escape from jakarta's hectic”
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!

Visited November 2013
1 Thank Rezliana
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Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“nice but overpriced”
Reviewed February 18, 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.

Visited May 2013
1 Thank tempodulu
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Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Who would have thought”
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 place where you spend almost 100% of the time indoors or in a car. Went to an island (not sure which one now but don't care as I'd happily go back or to another) and I was the only one there besides the locals. Couldn't dive due to currents which was a shame so went out fishing instead and to the surprise of both myself & my fisherman's guide actually caught a decent one from a handline and had it for dinner ! Will definitely come back to any one of the islands if I'm back in Jakarta with a couple of days to spare

Visited October 2013
2 Thank Pommyash
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