Have you ever heard if there are any smallest islands in Indonesia? As an archipelago country, Indonesia contains a thousand islands that spread from Sabang to Merauke. Most of them become the icon of tourism visits, which offer the most magnificent view of nature.
The smallest islands in Indonesia rarely have a crowded population like common islands in Indonesia. Some of those islands even lived by the most isolated tribes in Indonesia that are barely known about the world outside the islands.
If you are wondering where to get the smallest islands in Indonesia, here we have some of them on the list below. Let’s check them out! Remember to make a list of things not to bring to Indonesia before you decide to explore these islands.
1. Simping Island
Simping Island is one of the smallest islands in Indonesia located in Singkawang of West Kalimantan. The island becomes special because it is not only the smallest island in Indonesia but also the smallest island in the world.
Simping Island has only 0.5 hectares in size and is surrounded by an ocean that becomes part of the Mak Jantu Gulf. The island offers beautiful scenery of beaches and ocean as well as some trees living there.
Simping island becomes the most popular place to visit for tourists from time to time like some smallest Indonesian cities by size. Moreover, in the middle of the island, you will find a little temple for Chinese-Indonesian to make a prayer.
2. Macan Island
Macan Island is one of the smallest islands in Indonesia located around the Kepulauan Seribu in the north of Jakarta. This island becomes one of the most famous tourist destinations from time to time.
Macan Island offers the most magnificent view of the ocean with clear water. You can do so many water activities, such as snorkeling, diving, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and many more.
Macan Island has around 0.8 hectares in size surrounded by the ocean as the part of Kepulauan Seribu area. There are some cottages already built there which you can rent for your vacation.
3. Abang Island
Abang Island is one of the smallest islands in Indonesia located in Batam of the Kepulauan Riau province. The island has only 10 kilometers square in size, which makes it easier to explore and different from the city with the largest population in Indonesia.
Abang Island offers the most beautiful ocean view with so many coral reefs under the seawater that is perfect for snorkeling and diving. The government already develop the island to become one of the must-visit islands for their Batam tourism program. You can get some things to buy after traveling in Indonesia in some souvenir shops in Batam.
4. Samalona Island
Samalona Island is one of the smallest islands in Indonesia, located in Makassar of South Sulawesi. The island is not too far from Losari beach, one of the most iconic beaches in Makassar.
Samalona Island has only 2 hectares in size and is surrounded by ocean. The scenery of the blue ocean water and white sands at the seashore make the island perfect for vacation. Moreover, around the island are grown with so many of the oldest trees making it more comfortable to stay in.
You can do some snorkeling or diving on Samalona Island where the rate starts from IDR50000 to rent everything you need.
5. Peucang Island
Peucang Island is one of the smallest islands in Indonesia located in Ujung Kulon National Park of the Banten province. This island is popular among tourists and offers the most magnificent view of the ocean, clear water, and white sand.
Peucang Island does not only offer the beauty of beaches and ocean but also some native Indonesian animals. If you are lucky, you will meet a rhino with a single horn, which becomes the endemic rhinoceros in Indonesia.
6. Pahawang Island
Pahawang Island is one of the smallest islands in Indonesia located in Lampung of South Sumatra. The island becomes one of the favorite places to visit that not too far from Jakarta which people commonly take their way to celebrate New Year in Indonesia.
Not surprisingly, Pahawang is one of the most destinations to reach Jakarta for vacation. There are some options to get to the island, which you can choose by boat or ferry.
Pahawang Island offers a magnificent view of the blue ocean water and white sands. Other than that, the island has so many beautiful reefs and sea biota that you can see them by snorkeling and diving.
7. Biawak Island
Biawak Island is one of the smallest islands in Indonesia, located in Indramayu of West Java. The island has so many monitor lizards, and the locals believe it becomes the home for monitor lizards which they call Biawak.
Biawak Island is not only home for monitor lizards but also to mangrove forests. That makes this place has beautiful scenery outside the blue ocean that surrounds the island. If you want to meet some monitor lizards, come around sunset time when they commonly come to the shore to hunt some little fish.
8. Kecil Island
Kecil Island is one of the smallest islands in Indonesia, located on Karimun Jawa Island that not too far from Semarang. The island is home to many rare sea fishes, such as Kepe Kepe, clown fish, Anemon, and many more.
You can also find so many beautiful reefs while snorkeling or diving around Kecil Island. Outside the ocean, you can feel the breeze slowly coming and enjoy it around the coconut tree and some pine trees there.
So, there are some of the smallest islands in Indonesia that commonly become the most iconic island to explore. Have you ever visited one of those beautiful islands? Tell us which one that becomes your favorite so far.