Indonesia consists of thousands of islands that make it worth the marine tourism spots everywhere. You can easily find some of them because it spreads in most of the Indonesian regions.
Marine tourism in Indonesia is so popular not only in domestic tourists but also an international tourist. That makes so many people visit the place willingly even though it is so far from the city.
This time we will bring you into the most popular marine tourism in Indonesia, complete with their epic scenery. Let’s see some of them below!
1. Weh Island
Weh island is located in Sabang and becomes the westernmost area of Indonesian territory as the 0 kilometers of Indonesia. It is not far from Banda Aceh city in Aceh that popular with the Aceh tsunami museum. You need to take a track to the Ulele island and cross the island within 45 minutes using the boat.
Weh island contains so many marine tourism spots with its diversity of marine life. Snorkeling and diving become the most popular activities while visiting the island. You can also visit Rubiah island and Iboih beach while you get there.
2. Nias and Mentawai Island
Nias and Mentawai island is located near the Sumatra island, which comes with a beautiful of marine tourism. Not only diving in Nias island, but you can also surfing properly in Mentawai island with the great shot of wave.
The scenery around the island comes wonderfully amazing that makes you don’t want to go home soon. Both Nias and Mentawai have an epic view of the blue ocean and rich cultures from the village around the beach. The beauty of marine life under the water makes people want to visit there from time to time.
3. Pahawang Island
Pahawang Island is located in Pesawaran region, Lampung, South Sumatra. It has so many type of algaes and beautiful nemo fish. You can visit some of the favorite spot for diving and snorkling such as in Gosong Pancong, Cukuh Bedil, Gosong Bekri, and Tanjung Putus.
In Pahawang island, you will find so many beautiful coral reefs underwater, which becomes the most favorable spot for marine tourism in Lampung. Besides, you can also enjoy the white sand along the seashore complete with the clear blue water view.
4. Seribu Island
Seribu Island is located near Jakarta and you should cross the island to get there. There are so many places you can take with so many different marine life that becomes the most appealing of marine tourism near Jakarta as the most wonderful metropolitan city in Indonesia.
Just like the Pahawang island, on Seribu island you can also find so many spots for diving and snorkeling. You will find so many beautiful coral reefs there with some rare fish that you can’t find on another island.
5. Ujung Kulon National Park
Ujung Kulon national park is located in Banten and not far from Jakarta. The park contains a rain forest, Pecuang island, Badul island, Oar island, and surrounding by the ocean with the Anak Krakatau mountain in the middle of the island.
Not only diving and snorkeling to enjoy the marine life, but you can also go around through the park to enjoy the natural environment there. You will find some unique floras and faunas there that you will not find on another island.
6. Karimun Jawa Island
Karimun Jawa Island is located in the north of Java island and not far from Semarang, Central Java that becomes one of the Indonesian cities with the best beaches. The nearest regency is the Jepara district, which people commonly take a shelter before crossing to the island.
Karimun Jawa has epic scenery with white sand along the seashore and the white shark population. This white shark becomes the most favorite for tourism visit instead of their marine life.
7. Bunaken National Park
Bunaken national park is located in Manado gulf, North Sulawesi. The park becomes part of Manado city which the government decides to make the conservative area there. That because the island has so many beautiful marine life on the water. It also has the richest natural floras and faunas around the forest.
Bunaken national park has so many beautiful fish on the island that perfect for snorkeling and diving. It claims that there are more than 90 types of the white Koi, Goropa, Gusimi, Mollusca, and many more.
8. Wakatobi Island
Wakatobi island is located in Wakatobi Regency, Central Sulawesi. It has so many beautiful coral reefs and other marine life that perfect to visit. You can do both snorkeling and diving there to enjoy that epic scenery under the water.
Wakatobi not only has a beautiful marine tourism visit, but also rich culture from the people around that living there. You will find some traditional dances of the Lariangi, Balumpa, and the epic Wakatobi festival. The best time to visit Wakatobi is around April to June or October to the earlier December. Outside those months, most of the beaches there become the most dangerous beach in Indonesia to visit with the highest wave happen there.
9. Rote Island
The rote island is located in the Rote Ndao region, East Nusa Tenggara as the most southern area in the Indonesian territory. It has so many beaches that come with white sand along the seashore, with epic scenery of the blue water.
The rote island has so much beautiful marine life that become the most favorite spot to dive and snorkel in Indonesia after Bunaken and Wakatobi. Not only diving, but you can also surfing in Nemberala beach such as the most popular beaches in Lombok.
So, there are some of the most beautiful marine tourism in Indonesia that you can visit. Most of them are so popular all around the world. Have you ever visit one of them?