Travel Tips to Weh Island (Sumatera, Indonesia)
Weh Island (Indonesian: Pulau Weh, Local Tribe: Pulo Weh/Sabang ) is a small active volcanic island of the northwest Sumatra, located about 2 hours by ferry from mainland, Banda Aceh. Weh Island was originally connected to the Sumatra mainland and became separated after the volcano’s eruption attacks in the past. The Weh island is precisely located in the Andaman Sea. Weh island very popular as snorkelling and scuba diving spot.
What is Attractions in Weh Island?
1. Sumur Tiga Beach
Sumur Tiga Beach is called as the best place on Weh island for relaxing and enjoying holiday. There is a stretch of white soft sand right along Sumur Tiga beach which is around 500 meters long. Sumur Tiga Beach is location is so strategic, at the bottom of a beautiful hill and is around 200 meters walk from the main road, there also a small village with souvenirs shops and few restaurants.
2. Anoi Itam Beach
Anoi Itam beach is another interesting spot that located about 12 km from Sabang. we can reach the area by motorcycle or car, because there are no public transport available. Anoi Itam Beach is usually visited both by foreign and local tourists that brought their family, or spouse to enjoy beautiful view of East Indonesia.
Anoi Itam beach is the only one black sand beaches in Sabang, that’s why it’s called ‘itam’ which mean ‘black’. It is said that the sand on the Anoi Itam beach contains nickel, which weighs three times more than other black sand . If you walk on the shores, you could seem that the sand on this beach is bigger than sands of other beaches.
Anoi Itam Beach scenery is so fantastic if you look it from a Japanese bunker which located not too far from the beach. From the top of the bunker visitors usually come see the extent of the ocean decorated with shades of turquoise. You can also easily see the expanse of the high seas and Mount Seulawah . You are suggested to be careful if want to play in the water area, because the waves is quite high and wild, moreover there are lot of sharp rocks spread.
Drive 15 minutes from Gapang beach and you will found an amazing waterfall. In front of the waterfall is a great crystal-clear pond for swimming with cool water coming down from the mountains in the center of Weh Island. Along the path to the waterfall you will walk through some dense forest area with some monkeys climbing through the trees. The area is so natural, it is a good place to learn and blend with nature.
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