Babussalam Great Mosque Pulau Weh: The largest beautiful grand mosque in Sabang, Weh Island

Babussalam Great Mosque or Sabang Grand Mosque is one of the largest mosques in the city of Sabang which is located in the center of the city of Sabang, Pulau Weh. Being one of the mosques in Weh Island with beautiful middle-eastern style architecture. The Babussalam Great Mosque is the center of religious activities for the Muslim community of Sabang Island (Pulau Weh) and one of the religious tourist attractions in Weh Island. This mosque was built on the initiative of the first mayor of the City of Sabang, namely Tengku Harun Ali in 1970.

The Great Mosque of Babussalam Sabang is one of the tourist attractions in Sabang where tourists often visit this mosque for worship, capturing photos and so on. This mosque is very neat and clean, making this mosque very suitable for religious tours while in Sabang. The mosque, which was built with development funds donated by the city government and the community, was renovated in 2002 and completed in 2006.

The expansion of the Sabang Grand Mosque or the Babussalam Great Mosque with the expansion of the buildings on the left and right of the mosque, the construction of four towers, underground ablution room, toilets, domes and also reliefs in several places inside and outside the mosque. In the mosque grounds, several facilities were also built, such as Balee (Gathering Houses) for harmony and meeting activities, madrasas and dormitories.

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The beauty of this mosque is one of its own attractions, both architectural and other characteristics. Inside the mosque you will also see a lot of calligraphy that beautifies the mosque. On Friday the atmosphere will be more interesting where many worshipers come to the mosque to perform Friday prayers. If you come right on Friday, for Muslims, you can immediately pray Friday at this beautiful mosque.

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Babussalam Great Mosque is very strategically located in the middle of the city of Sabang, so this mosque is very easy to access. If you are from Balohan Harbor, it only takes 20 minutes by car.

Best Time to Visit Pulau Weh: Tour, Diving, Fishing, Whale Shark, Snorkeling & time to go to Weh Island (Sabang)

The best time to visit Pulau Weh could be throughout the year depending on your agenda to Sabang, Weh Island, Aceh. If you have an agenda such as a tour to see tourist attractions in Pulau Weh and a business trip, you can visit all year round. But maybe the weather affects your agenda, for example, summer or rain. The rainy season usually occurs from September to February. But not every day it rains. The peak of the rainy season usually occurs in late December to January. While summer usually occurs from May to August and it a bit warmer for European tourist.

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Every tourist who wants to visit Weh Island will usually have a good plan for a vacation. Many tourists plan a vacation 1-3 months before making a tourist visit. One of the questions that often arises is “when is the best time to visit Pulau Weh?”. Here we will explain the right time to visit Weh Island with several agendas such as tour, business trip, fishing, spearfishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, whale shark sightings and the Sabang tourist calendar.

  • 1. Best Time to Visit Pulau Weh for Tour

Sabang or Weh Island is one of the tourist destinations where there are many things that make Weh Island a popular tourist destination such as marine tourism, nature tourism, historical, hospitality of the people, customs and many interesting activities that can be done. The best time for vacation in Weh Island is from April to October because that month is summer and the rainfall is low. However, many tourists also visit Sabang in November and it becomes very crowded in December, especially at the end of the year and the beginning of the year in January. If you have an agenda for a vacation to Pulau Weh, you can plan your tour with us where you can choose the Weh Island tour packages that we offer below:

In addition to the packages above, we also have a Honeymoon Package to Sabang for those of you who have just married and want to spend honeymoon time in Weh Island.

  • 2. Best Time to go to Weh Island for Fishing & Spearfishing

Pulau Weh is one of the best fishing spots in Indonesia. To make sure when is the best time to fish in Pulau Weh’s waters that will give you success on your fishing trip that not make you stuck because of monsoon, etc. Fishing is one of the most popular sports in Indonesia nowadays, both in the sea, rivers, lakes and swamps.

Please note that Weh Island has two wind seasons, namely the Northeast Monsoon and the West Monsoon. The peak of the West Monsoon usually occurs in June to September which results in relatively faster winds and large waves making it difficult to fish offshore. But this time, large tuna immigration occurs.

Meanwhile, at the peak of the East monsoon, the sea water is not calm and wavy, fishing in this season, anglers will feel uncomfortable because the boat will be a bit choppy and for those who can’t stand with it, they will catch seasickness.

The best time for fishing in Pulau Weh waters is during the season shift between east to west where many predatory fish immigrate such as yellowfin tuna, bigeye tuna and other pelagic fish. For those of you who want to try the thrill of fishing in Pulau Weh, you can see the following fishing trips that we offer:

For the spearfishing, depend on your style of spearfishing. Shallow reef spearfishing nearshore or deep sea spearfishing. For deep sea spearfishing will be the same as fishing trip above. If you are happy to spearfish in Weh Island paradise waters, you can check our offer below:

  • 3. Best Time for Scuba Diving in Weh Island

There are various kinds of diving spots in Pulau Weh that are suitable for all levels of diving from the easiest to the most difficult such as the Shopie Rickmers diving spot which has a high level of difficulty for divers who require master’s certification. The waters of Weh Island have an abundant diversity of marine life from the smallest to the largest marine creatures.

For nearby dive spots, such as Rubiah Marine Park with an easy dive level, you can dive here at any time of the year. But for other dive spots, if you are looking for better visibility and large numbers of marine life, the best time to dive in Weh Island is between April to October.

If you plan to explore the marine life in the waters of Sabang, you can our package of Weh Island fun diving package and for those of you who are new to the diving world, you can try the following intro scuba diving and fishing:

  • 4. Best time for Snorkeling in Weh Island

If you have a planning to snorkel in Weh Island, the best time to snorkel in Sabang, Weh Island is between April and November which has better visibility. Apart from that, other months are also good, but if it’s the rainy season, the visibility is a little cloudier than usual. For the price of snorkeling, you can check the snorkeling price in Pulau Weh & best spots to snorkel in Weh Island.

  • 5. Best time for Whale Shark sightings in Pulau Weh

Seeing the whale shark attractions is one of the interesting things for scuba divers. Whale sharks have migration patterns that are difficult to predict but that doesn’t mean you should miss the opportunity to try to spot these fish. November to February is predicted to be the best season to see whale sharks in Weh Island. In addition, you will see a pristine underwater tropical paradise with beautiful coral reefs, hundreds of moray eels and manta rays.

  • 6. The Best time to visit Sabang for Tourism Calendar Event

There are many tourist calendar agendas held by the tourism office, both the Sabang City Tourism Office, BPKS and the Aceh Provincial Tourism Office, such as diving and free diving festival, sail Sabang, to cultural festivals. You can see the agenda for the update through the official website of the Aceh provincial tourism office.

  • 7. Best time for Windsurfing in Weh Island

Windsurfing is not very popular in Sabang compared to other surfing beaches in Aceh. Windsurfing is generally done at Kasih Beach. A good time for windsurfing in Pulau Weh is between April and October as it is known for its onshore winds.

  • 8. Best time to visit Pulau Weh for Non-Muslims

For non-Muslim tourists, the best time to visit Pulau Weh is almost every month. However, when it comes to fasting in the month of Ramadan, it may be a little difficult for non-Muslim tourists to find food in restaurants because they are generally closed. If you are visiting in the month of Ramadan, then you should order lunch and breakfast at the hotel where you are staying.

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So those are some of the best times to visit Pulau Weh (Sabang) based on your agenda. If you choose to visit during hot weather and school holidays, then the best time to visit Weh Island, Aceh is in June, July and August. If you choose to visit after Eid Mubarak (Eid al-Fitr) or after Eid al-Adha (Eid al-Adha) and also the new year (peak season), then the holiday atmosphere in Weh Island is very crowded with tourist visits. In addition, the price of hotel rooms and others will be more expensive than usual (low season).

Pulau Weh Nightlife: Where to go & Things to do at Night in Weh Island (Sabang), Aceh

Pulau Weh nightlife tours are very varied with various things to do at night in Weh Island (Sabang Island) both in the crows and in a quiet place. There are various activities that you can do at night ranging from sunset dining where you can have a local delicious dinner while watching dramatic sunset view, karaoke to barbecue. You can enjoy nightlife after sunset in Pulau Weh with an exciting nightlife experience.

Pulau Weh Island is not only marine tourism, beaches and beautiful landscapes. Weh Island nightlifes tourism begins to develop to make you have a lots things to do at night in Sabang, Weh Island are some of the best things and nightlife in Weh Island that you can do:

  • 1. Live music dining

Having dinner while enjoying live music in Weh Island is one of the cool things to do. There are a variety of Pulau Weh food and Aceh food and dishes that you can enjoy while enjoying the night atmosphere in Sabang. There are several restaurants in Weh Island that are open until late at night and some of them have night entertainment such as live music.

If you want to enjoy the nuance of dinner and live music in Weh Island, our Weh Island vacation packages has complete offer of tour and sunset dinner in the beachfront restaurant or with a live music. You can see our offer below:

  • 2. Night Fishing

Fishing is one of the fun things to do at night in Pulau Weh. At night you have great opportunities to catch GT, barracuda, grouper to dog tooth tuna with the jigging technique. Inside the boat there is a kitchen that can directly cook your catch.

Fishing is a hobby for some people. If you want to try to enjoy night fishing activities and enjoy dinner from your catch, you can see our night fishing upon your request:

Fishing at night in Weh Island is one of the things you can do to aside of your holiday in Sabang. You can try the thrill of catching fish with us with a cool crew who are ready to help you. Fishing trip with us is also friendly to families who want to try fishing at night in the great waters.

  • 3. Barbecue

Barbecue (BBQ) is one of the things you can do at night in Weh Island. BBQ in Sabang is a good idea when filling your quality time during your vacation on Pulau Weh. You will get an experience, when the bonfire is lit and waiting to put the fish grill, you can share stories with your friends or family.

Barbecue in Weh Island is generally made after a fishing or spearfishing trip. But for those of you who don’t like fishing, don’t worry, you can also enjoy the barbecue atmosphere together at the restaurant. For the barbecue itself, if in the restaurant it will be served in a modern way. However, there is an interesting experience where you can make traditional BBQ with traditional herbs and spices in Weh Island.

  • 4. Sunset Dining

Dinner in the beachfront with the sunset slowly goes down below the horizon. If you are in Sabang either with friends, family or your partner, this sunset dining experience becomes very valuable. Imagine how beautiful the view of the sky turning red with delicious food.

This sunset dinner moment is also very suitable for those of you who are on a honeymoon holiday in Weh Island. A couple looking for a sense of peace and romance at dusk. If you want to enjoy beautiful moments with your beloved partner, you can check out the Weh Island honeymoon tour packages that we offer specifically for those of you who want to vacation and honeymoon in Pulau Weh below:

  • 5. Having a cup of Coffee & Relax

Looking for a place to enjoy Acehnese coffee in Sabang before returning to the hotel to rest at night, there are many coffee shops in Sabang which are located both in the middle of the city, near the beach to the hilltop cafe with a beautiful panorama at night.

Coffee and relaxing is one of the most common things to do in Pulau Weh. Many tourists choose to hang out in cafes or coffee shops where you can tell stories, relax and enjoy food.

  • 6. Souvenir shopping

The Perdagangan street in Sabang city is very busy at night. You can walk along this road. In addition, if you want to find some things to buy in Weh Island during night, in this place there is also a souvenir shop where you can shop for souvenirs, local handicraft of typical of Sabang after a tired day of walking around and visiting interesting tourist attractions in Sabang.

  • 7. Night Dives

Night dive is one of the interesting things to do in Weh Island for some people. Imagine, you will meet various sea creatures by diving at night. Weh Island night dive is one of the privileges that is an attractive choice.

For those of you who want to try different and very amazing sensations and scenery, especially for those of you who like sea macro creatures, you can try the Sabang night dive experience with us. See our offer below:

In addition, various types of marine animals that you don’t see during the day, will appear at night. There are some sea creatures that are even more active at night that hunt their prey or better known as nocturnal sea animals. There are many diving spots in Pulau Weh which are very suitable for night dives inhabited by various macro creatures, fish species, moray eels, colorful corals and so on.

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  • 8. Night Spearfishing

Spearfishing at night will take you to a new level of hunting. Spearfishing at night can be very fun and challenging where the fish act differently at night where many fish hide and become a challenge for the underwater “silent hunter”.

For those of you who want to try the thrill of freediving and spearfishing at night, you can check out our offers below:

Spearfishing at night is one of the interesting activities in Weh Island. Hunting at night will increase your chances better.

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Those are some of the Pulau Weh Nightlife that you can do while traveling to Sabang, Weh Island.

Sarang Cave Pulau Weh, The Exotic Panorama of Sea Caves & Challenging Adventure in Sabang, Weh Island

Sarang Cave Pulau Weh (Nest Cave) is one of the seafront caves which consists of four cave mouths with stunning views. Sarang Cave is one of the caves on Weh Island, Aceh which overlooking to the Indian Ocean. In front of this cave there is a small island or also called a beautiful rock formation. This cave is located approximately 23 kilometers from downtown Sabang, precisely in Iboih Village, Sukakarya District, at the foot of a cliff. To go to the cave, you have to walk down the hill and follow the path leading to the cave which makes this condition like an adventure tour for you.

Sarang Cave was formed naturally where outside of the cave you can see the blue sea water. You can rent a boat or canoe to enter the cave. You can see stalactite formations and many are inhabited by bats. This formation is formed because of water droplets that make the scenery so beautiful. In addition to bats, here there is also a swallow’s nest.

This cave has become one of the hidden tourist attractions in Pulau Weh because the place is on a path that is not so popular among tourists who generally come for marine tourism at Iboih Beach. This area is the private property of one of the local society, so to enter this place you will be charged an entrance fee.

If you are interested in traveling to Weh Island, you can see the following Pulau Weh Tour Package, fishing, diving and Banda Aceh tour package offers:

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To reach this place, you can depart from Iboih Beach or Gapang Beach. If you are from Balohan Harbor, you can take the main route to Iboih, after you find the Iboih Mosque, you turn left to take the Balek Gunung route. The journey from this route takes approximately 50 minutes by car. You can also take the route from Balohan harbor via Pasir Putih Beach, but this route you will find a high incline, although the travel time is approximately 45 minutes. If you are from Iboih Beach you only need about 15 minutes and 10 minutes from Gapang Beach by car.

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When you arrive at the parking lot to enter the cave, you will see the view of the blue ocean from a height. When you enter, you will find a shop where there are also beautiful photo spots such as on trees photo spot and also swing photo spots.

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After that, you will find a hillside to go down. There are many descending stairs that you have to go through so that it makes you a little sweat and very suitable for those who like adventure. After arriving at the down the stair near the beach you will see black stones on the beach. You can pass through these rocks to reach the cave. If you don’t want to go the hard way through the rocks, you can rent a boat to reach the cave. When you are in front of the cave, you will see how beautiful the surrounding scenery with turquoise sea water and unspoiled trees makes Sarang Cave one of the best places you must visit on Pulau Weh.

Zero Kilometer Indonesia Monument Pulau Weh: Indonesia’s Starting Point, Sabang Weh Island

The Zero Kilometer Indonesia Monument in Pulau Weh (Sabang Island) is a monument that marks the 0 Kilometer point of Indonesia which is one of the icons of Pulau Weh. This monument is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Weh Island that you must visit as proof that you have visited the westernmost island of Indonesia. You can find the same monument in Meurauke, Papua. Actually, the Zero kilometer Indonesia Monument should be located on Rondo Island, because this island is the outermost island in western Indonesia which is directly adjacent to Nicobar, India. This island is located about 19 miles from Sabang, Weh Island. Because access is not possible for daily trip, this monument was made at the northern tip of Pulau Weh.

The Zero Kilometer Indonesia Monument was inaugurated on September 9th, 1997, but this monument was renovated in 2015 and completed at the end of 2017. Today, you see a new building that is more beautiful than the old building. Here you will also see the atmosphere where the Indian Ocean meets in the west and the Andaman Sea in the east. The gentle breeze that blows makes this place cool and fresh.

This building was painted in white color and it has a height of about 43.6 meters. This monument was designed like the zero number and at the top of the building there is a statue of an eagle. There are two circles like zeros and on both sides it has a “Rencong” which is a typical of Acehnese knives or daggers. This Kilometer Zero Indonesia Monument was built to represent a unique geographical marker.

The area of 0 Kilometer Indonesia monument has develop as tourism area where there are many tourist facilities such as souvenir shops that you can find along the kilometer zero monument area, stalls, cafes and also typical & traditional Pulau Weh food and dishes, namely “Rujak KM Zero” which is a fruit salad with special Acehnese sauces. In addition, you can also enjoy a coconut drink and the typical salad while enjoying the atmosphere at the kilometer 0 Indonesia monument.

In the Zero kilometer Indonesia monument area is a protected area, don’t be surprised if you see a dense forest and provides cool air. In addition, there are endemic species in this area such as bird species such as the Pulau Weh scissor-tailed bird, monkey species, and so on.

Near this monument, there is a bridge that was made for visitors where you can go down near the beach, precisely under the monument. Because this monument was made at a height, a bridge was also made to descend down. You can find this bridge across the road from Zero KM Monument by walking a bit. To go down the stairs and the bridge you have to be careful, especially in the rainy season because it is a little slippery.

In addition to natural beauty, for those of you who love watching sunset, Zero Kilometer Indonesia Monument is one of the best sunset spots in Weh Island to see the magnificent sunset. Without a doubt, the monument that faces directly to the west and the open waters of the Indian Ocean makes this place one of the best places to see the sunset. You will be treated to a dramatic and reddened sunset panorama.

For those of you who want to visit this monument, you can book a Sabang tour package with us where we have a tour package with a complete visit to Weh Island. Besides, there are also Banda Aceh tour package. The following is a selection of tour packages that we offer complete with snorkeling trip and other interesting tourist activities:

For those of you who want to enjoy the tour and also a fishing trip, you can choose fishing packages and the following combination tour and fishing packages:

If you are a nature lover especially the underwater attraction, we offer Pulau Weh scuba diving packages, we will take you to popular diving spots in Weh Island that will impress you:

The Zero Kilometer Indonesia Monument is located in Iboih Village or about 50 minutes from downtown Sabang. From the city center to this monument, you will see beautiful panoramas such as Klah Island, Gapang Beach, Iboih Beach, Rubiah Island, Kincir Beach and Paneuh Beach. If you are from Balohan Harbor you take a local transport or rent a Pulau Weh car rental with a journey within an hour.

Most Popular Things to Do in Aceh Indonesia – Best Activities & Tourist Attractions in Aceh, Indonesia

Discover top things to do in Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia and best sightseeing when you are on vacation in Aceh. Aceh is one of 33 province in Indonesia located in the northernmost of Sumatra Island with the capital Banda Aceh. Aceh has abundant of tourist attractions and the government of Indonesia put Aceh among one of the most popular tourist destination in Indonesia. Covering an area of 57.365,57 square kilometers and strategically located on Malacca Straits in the north and east. Aceh has many ethnic group namely Acehnese, Gayonese, Simeulue, Tamiang, Alas, Singkil, Aneuk Jamee and Kluet which is has own language and culture with the Acehnese language about 76% used. The custom and culture is based on Islamic Sharia Law.

To get to Aceh, you can book a flight serve by Air Asia which is has daily flight from Kuala Lumpur to Sultan Iskandar Muda International Aiport in Blang Bintang, Aceh Besar. This airport is precisely 17 kilometer from the center of Banda Aceh city. You can book other international flight serve by Malindo Airline or FireFly from Penang, Malaysia to Banda Aceh Airport. Besides, there are many domestic flight such as Garuda Indonesia serve the route from major cities in Indonesia such as Medan and Jakarta to Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport.

If you need a transport to go around Aceh or pick-up and drop off transport. We are Safari Wisata International provide the transport both rental car or pick up and drop off only. You may check which transportation service you may need:

You can send as the inquiries or booking to our WhatApp +6285360131941 or Email :, you may check the one of best Aceh Tour Package offer with many tourism activities below:

Since the tsunami disaster in last December 2004, Aceh has recognized worldwide. Aceh has many tourist attractions, ranging from historical tourism,Natural Tourism, Religious Tourism, Heritage & Historical Tourism, Marine Tourism, Culinary Tourism, Art & Culture Tourism, Scientific Tourism, Agro Tourism, Sport Tourism to Adventure Tourism which is spread out in many region such as Weh Island, Banyak Islands, Aceh Island, Banda Aceh, Aceh Besar, Aceh Jaya, Aceh Singkil, Simeulue, Central Aceh, South Aceh, Southeast Aceh and many others. If you are interested to explore the beauty of Aceh, here we have the travel guide and the list of popular things to in Aceh, Indonesia:

Top 10 most popular things to do in Aceh, Indonesia

  1. Diving in Weh Island

Diving in Weh Island is very amazing things to do. Weh Island is one of the best place to visit in Aceh, Indonesia offer the world class diving sites. There are up to 20 diving sites on the island located at indonesia’s westernmost and has been visited by thousands of world divers. The top dive spots in Weh Island namely Sophie Rickmers Wreck, Batee Tokong, Gapang House Reef, Rubiah Sea Garden, Batee Dua Gapang, Batee Meuroron, Batee Gla, North Rubiah, Pante Peunateng, Pante Seuke, Pante Ideu, Pantee Gua or Long Angen, Seulako Drift, Limbo Gapang, Meuduro, Sumur Tiga, Anoe Itam, Tugboat Wreck, Shark Plateau, The Canyon, Rondo Island and Arus Paleh. You will see hundreds of species of coral reefs, various marine biota and a group of rare fish. The beauty of underwater world in Weh Island become a magnet for thousands of local and foreign divers around the world. Read more article below:

2. Fishing in Rondo Island

Rondo Island is one of top best place for fishing. The water in Rondo Island has abundant of marine wealth and very perfect for heavy duty fishing with deep sea. You will hook up huge fish ranging from giant grouper to giant dog tooth tuna. The island is located northernmost part of Aceh or about 15 miles away from Weh Island. Lying in Andaman Sea where the huge immigration fish, Rondo Island is very perfect and strategic place for game sport fishing. If you are interested to hook a giant snapper and black marlin here, please check out the fishing tour offer to Rondo Island below:

3. Surfing in Lhoknga

Lhoknga is beach area. There are several beaches in this area included Lhoknga Beach. The beach offer world class wave for surfing during the north east monsoon start on October to April the wave is offshore and offer perfect barreling waves ranging 2-6ft high. On January to March, the wind is become stronger and very perfect for kite surfing. The beach with a distance of approximately 16 kilometers from Banda Aceh or 28 kilometers from Sultan Iskandar Muda International Aiport Blang Bintang is also one of the perfect place for sunset. There are many tourist places in Lhoknga such as Lampuuk Beach, Momong Beach, Pucok Krueng, Sea Side Beach Park and gold course.

4. Fishing in Aceh Island

Aceh Island or Pulo Aceh has a great spot for game fishing sport adjacent to Malaca Strait and Indonesian Ocean and bordered directly with Andaman Sea. The waters of Aceh Island are one of the best fish barns. The fishing spot in Aceh Island offer great catch of Tuna. You can fish with popping and jigging technique to conquer the school of Tuna such as Yellow Fin. Besides, there are still many giant predator in this water, with perfect metal jig you can hook a marlin. You can also hook a giant trevally, black snapper, wahoo, grouper and mackerel. There are one spot in Pulo Aceh where lots of giant trevally, Aceh Island is indeed a fishing paradise. You can prove by fishing here, want to fill up the fiber box with GT, book the fishing trip now with us:

5. Trekking in Leuser National Park

UNESCO has declared the Leuser National Park along with two other parks as the world heritage. Mount Leuser National Park is a one of the largest national park in Indonesia covering 7,927 kilometers square protecting the last remaining rainforest on Sumatra and protects a wide range of ecosystems. There more than 700 different species of animals and become a home for the endanger Sumatran Orangutan. Leuser National Park is also known as the lung of the world. Other species of animals you can find here like Sumatran elephants, Sumatran Tigers, Sumatran Rhinos, white gibbons, black gibbons, Thomas leaf monkeys, long tail macaques, short tail macaques, toucans, hornbills, lizards, moon snakes, saltwater crocodiles, pheasants and numerous bird species. The unique adventure can be done by trekking to this national park, to entrance this paradise you need special permit and accompanied by licensed guide. The two main gateway to this paradise. Bukit Lawang in North Sumatra and Ketambe in Southeast Aceh.

6. Horsing in Takengon, Central Aceh

Central Aceh is known as one of tourist destination in Aceh with the ecotourism offer such as coffee tourism and panoramic of Laut Tawar lake tourism. One of the best tourism activities offer in Central Aceh with the capital Takengon is horsing. You can ride the horse close to Laut Tawar Lake. You can ride this horse in Pante Menye or in Belang Bebangka racing field located about 5 kilometers from Takengon city. We also the tour program of horsing to takengon. This tour is combination tour between Weh Island, Banda Aceh and Takengon. Please check out the itinerary below:

7. Snorkeling in Rubiah Sea Garden

Sabang keeps a fascinating underwater charm. There are many snorkeling spots in Weh Island spread out in Gapang Beach, Sumur Tiga Beach and Iboih. One of famous snorkeling spot is Rubiah Sea Garden. Rubiah Island is a small island in Sabang located just in front of Iboih beach with an area of approximately 26 hectares. This island surrounded by charming sea garden. Snorkeling and diving are perfect things to do here. By diving or snorkeling here you will see a lots of fish. Besides you will see the species of fish such as angle fish, gigantic clams, lion fish and many others. Rubiah is also one of research site for marine life, there are more than 15 marine biota protected here. The beauty of Rubiah Marine Park or Rubiah Sea Garden are very charming. While snorkeling you will easily taking a picture with a lot of tropical fish, coral reef and other pelagic fish. Interested to snorkel here, book a tour:

8. Watching the Whale Shark at Weh Island

Watching the whale shark in Pulau Weh is one of the great thing. But this whale shark sightings sometime can not predictable and migration pattern of this species are not very well understood. The best time to see the whale shark in Weh Island is during December to February. But once again, the whale shark sighting aren’t predictable.

9. Rafting at Alas River

Alas river is located in Southeast Aceh precisely in Gunung Leuser National Park. The rafting in Alas River activities has been popular in the 1980s and become forerunner of development of white water rafting tour in Indonesia. Alas River is a difficult and heavy currents river rafting, But it is located strategically in the beautiful tropical forest in Leuser National Park. During the rafting, you will meet many animals that are still roaming freely in the wild such as primate, birds, elephant deer, Thomas leaf monkey, beautiful butterflies, gibbon, Orangutans and many others. Normally the rafting will take about 3-4 hours. For Adventurous traveler, Rafting in Alas River or Lawe Alas is one of perfect things to do in Aceh and become a challenge.

10. Watching Dolphins in Weh Island

Lately, Watching a dozens of dolphins in Weh Island is one of the greatest things to do in Aceh. You will see closely the dolphins swim around our boat. The schedule to see the dolphins will usually be seen in early morning and in the afternoon. While we reach the dolphins spot by the boat, the dolphins come approach and following our boat. If you are interested on the watching dolphin tour, book the package with us:

Top Other Enchanting things to do in Aceh, Indonesia

  1. Hiking the Bendahara Mount

Bendahara Mount is a great mount to hike. For hiking lover, this mount will be a great mount to hike. Normally you will reach the top of the mount within 7 days. You can start hiking from Bener Berpapah Village. Along the way, you will see beautiful view, savanna, flower plants and many endanger animal. The mount has 3.012 high above sea level.

2. Explore Banyak Islands

Banyak Islands is a paradise island consist of 99 islands offer blue lagoon beaches, great place for surfing, snorkeling, diving, home to endanger of many kinds of sea turtles, pristine jungle and lovely islands. The coral reefs in this islands are habitat to diverse species including pelagic and coral fish, octopus, lobster, green sea turtles, leatherback turtles and many others. Banyak Island is cluster of many uninhabited coral islands. Besides surfing & snorkeling, Pulau Banyak or Banyak Islands is one of the great place for kayaking in the world. You can explore these island to see the beauty of the islands or you can book a combination tour from us here:

3. Explore Aceh Island

Aceh Island is a group of islands in Aceh. Pulo Aceh or Aceh Island probably the name is not popular as Pulau Weh or Weh Island because the infrastructure reason. This island is a virgin island offer a charming beauty and similar to Weh Island. It has plenty of beautiful white sand beaches with blue crystal waters. It has fantastic sea garden and may be not all tourist know well. Besides, Pulau Aceh has also one perfect spot for surfing. The island has two big islands namely Nasi Island and Breueh Island and several small islands including Bunta Island, Batee Island, Keureusek Island and many others. Explore this paradise island with us by book a combination tour:

4. Explore Splendid Beaches

Aceh has many tourist destinations. There charming beaches scattered in various region in Aceh. Here is top 5 splendid beaches in Aceh to explore:

  • Lampuuk Beach

Lampuuk Beach is a popular white sand beach in Aceh located in Aceh Besar regency or approximately 15 kilometers from Banda Aceh city center. Lampuuk Beach has long coast line and adjacent to Lhoknga Beach. there are several coastal segments where the tourists can choose to entry namely Babah Satu, Babah Dua, Babah Tiga and Babah Empat or Empe Nulu. The clean white sandy beach, blue ocean, and green lush of pine trees with the mountain backdrop are perfect panorama.

  • Sumur Tiga Beach

Sumur Tiga Beach is a white sand beach in Weh Island, Aceh. Sumur Tiga Beach is located in the east coast of Weh Island which is one of the best beach in Pulau Weh. Sumur Tiga is become popular place where you can find cozy resort to relax, sunbath, swimming and snorkeling. Sumur Tiga is more peaceful place.

  • Gapang Beach

Gapang Beach is a white sand beach in Weh Island. it has crystal clear water, dense trees and peaceful nuance. The most popular things to do in Gapang Beach is snorkeling and diving. There are several dive site in Gapang namely Gapang House Reef which is one of perfect dive spot for macro over and Limbo Gapang Dive Site. Gapang Beach is located approximately 17 kilometers from Sabang which capital of Pulau Weh.

  • Iboih Beach

Iboih Beach is located northern part of Weh Island. The white sand beach is popular destination in Weh Island. The snorkeling trip to Rubiah Sea Garden is start from Iboih by Glass Bottom Boat. The shallow sea and very clear crystal water with great marine life offer a great snorkeling. The beach also known as Teupin Layeu is always the main destination by the tourist, there are many snorkeling operator, several dive operator and bungalow and café lined along the beach.

  • Lhoknga Beach

Lhoknga Beach is a long coast of white sand stretches till cement factory offer world class wave for surfing. It has blue sparkling sea water with lined up dense pine trees. There are many surf spot in this beach included left hander point, cemara right point, peak point, suri point and outside right hander. The shady trees in this beach offer a nice place for relax. In this beach has also a golf course namely Seulawah Golf Course.

5. Kitesurfing in Riting Beach

Riting Beach is a black sand beach located in Leupung or just 5 minutes from Lhoknga Beach. The beach is perfect spot with sandy bottom and flat for kite surfing. The off-shore wave is perfect for wave riding with many style. This kite surf spot is perfect during south west monsoon or from June to September. Riting Beach is located about 20 kilometers from the center of Banda Aceh city and can be reached approximately 30 minutes by car.

6. Birding in Gayo Highland & Leuser National Park

Leuser National Park is one of the riches tropical rain forest in Southeast Asia and one of the best forest for Sumatran birds. There are more than 600 species of birds with majority Sumatran endemic including Sumatran green pigeon, Sumatran Laughingthrush, Bronze-tailed Peacock Pheasant and many others. Besides of Leuser National Park, Gayo Highlands is also one of the good place for birding, you will see many indo-malayan bird species, from the broadbills, trogons and hornbills. The bird species you can found both in Leuser National Park and Gayo Highlands including Storm Stork, Helmeted Hornbill, Milky Stork, Masked Finfoot, White-winged Wood Duck, Sumatran Leafbird, Sumatran Treepie, Sumatran Babbler, Aceh Bulbul, Red-billed Hill-partridge, Graceful Pitta, Schneider’s Pitta, Roll’s Partridge, Hoogerwerf’s Pheasant, Cream-striped Bulbul, Spot-necked bulbul, Rusty-breasted Wren-babbler, Rajah Scops Owl, Shiny Whistling Thrush, Blue-masked leafbird, Sumatran Frogmouth, Sumatran Patridge, Sumatran Laughingtrush, Salvadori’s nightjar, Sumatran Bulbul, Sumatran Woodpecker, Sumatran Niltava, Sumatran Peacock Pheasant, Sumatran Shortwing, Sumatran Rimator, Sumatran Whistling-trush, Sumatran Spangled Drongo and many others. Besides of the birding, you can also found the wild life animal in Leuser National Park such as Sumatran Orangutans, Thomas Leaf-monkey, Black Gibbon, Sumatran Tiger, Asian Golden Cat, Sumatran Rhinoceros, Sumatran Elephant, Sun Bear, Lar Gibbon, Sunda Clouded Leopard, Long-tailed Monkey, Siamang, Sumatran Serow, Sambar Deer, Leopard Cat and others.

7. Surfing in Simeulue

Simeulue is a regency and island in Aceh. Around Simeulue Island has 56 small islands. Simeulue can be reach by plane from Kuala Namu Airport Medan, North Sumatra to Lasikin Airport, Sinabang which is the capital of this regency. The stunning beaches with world class wave make Simeulue become one of tourist destinations in Aceh who love surfing. The best surfing beaches in Simeulue Island are Nancala Beach, Alus Alus Beach with it left hander wave, Matanurung Beach, Pulau Batu Berlayar Beach with its right hander wave, Teupah Island, Mincau Island, Siumat Island,, Pinang Island, Lussia Island, Babi Island, Linggam Island, Salur Beach, Dihit Beach and many other great surf spot. In Nancala Beach, it had been held the International Surfing Champion offer pick hander wave up to 7 meters high. Nancala Beach is located about 30 kilometers from Sinabang city.

8. Surfing in Banyak Islands

Pulau Banyak or Banyak Islands is a group of islands which has a great beaches for surfing. The infrastructure in Banyak Island is not well developed yet, mostly the surfer surfing from the boat or surfing charter live-on-board. On the island there are about 12 surf spot which offer long wave with a height of around 6 meters spread over Bangkaru Island, Ujung Silingar and southern part of Tuanku Island. The most popular surf spots are at Amandangan Beach and Pelanggaran Beach on Amandaru Island. Banyak Island is one of the best surf spot.

9. Whale Shark Watching in Banyak Islands

The whale shark sighting in Banyak Islands is depend on season, immigration pattern and plankton. If you are lucky you will see this great opportunity watching the whale sharks in Banyak Islands.  The migration of whales at every turn of season where flocks of whales moved from south to north of Banyak Islands. The whales pass the Banyak Islands around March and April, however the date cannot be predicted because of the season is uncertain.

10. Rafting in Takengon

Rafting in Takengon is one of the great things to do in Aceh for beginner with the difficulties of grade I (Calm) and grad II (very easy). The rafting trip precisely in Pesangan River where the tourist can start the tour in Lukup Badak, Pegasing District towards Senehen, Silihnara District approximately 4,5 kilometers rafting trip.

11. Enjoy Lobster Culinary in Simeulue

Lobster is one of the marine resources in Simeulue. There are many lobster breeders in Sinabang City with various types such Maradona Lobster, Stone Lobster, Sand Lobster, Pearl Lobster and others. You can enjoy the Lobster dishes in Simeulue while on vacation to this island or going for surfing.

12. Snorkeling & Diving in Tailana Island, Banyak Islands

Both snorkeling and diving are great in Banyak Island especially in Tailana Island, Rago-rago Island, Matahari Island, Pabisi Island and Sikandang Island. most of this places has a great beaches and very clear water you will see the coral reefs with unique marine life including colorful reef fish. Diving in Banyak Island is also a great things to do in Aceh. There are a lots of unexplored dive spot in Banyak Islands. At this time, there is only in Tailana Island you can dive. The island has beauty white sand beach, lagoon, a great coral and amazing visibility. It is like Indonesia’s hidden gem.

13. Watching the Art & Dance performance in Putroe Phang Art

Putro Phang is a park in Banda Aceh. This Aceh Darussalam Kingdom heritage park is located only 8 minutes walking from Tsunami Museum. Banda Aceh Tourism Department Office routine held the Putroe Phang Art & Music Weekend Show program to develop the creativity of young people in Banda Aceh. There are various art attractions you can see such as dance, break dance, traditional dance, rapper and many others.

14. Trekking in Gurah Rain Forest

Gurah Rain Forest Park is a rain forest park in Leuser National Park and it is one of entry points to Leuser National Park. Gurah Rain Forest Park is located about 43 kilometers from Kutacane which is the capital of Southeast Aceh. While trekking in this forest park, you can easily meet Orangutan and other monkey such as Gibbon, Thomas Leaf Monkey, Long tail monkey and many other kinds of monkey.

15. Trekking in Pocut Meurah Intan

Pocut Meurah Intan is a forest park in Aceh Besar regency with an area of more than 6.300 hectares. There are many kinds of flora and fauna can be found here. The track offered is suitable for beginners because the track is not too difficult. Besides the jungle trekking you will also hiking. During trekking and hiking you will see natural scenery that is still very natural, meet a lot of kinds of animal such as monkey, deer, elephant, birds, mouse deer and many other. You will also see huge trees and other flora. The ather things to do in Pocut Meurah Intan forest park are shopping a chips cake in Saree, seeing the elephant show in Elephant Training Center, swimming in waterfall and scout camp.

16. Shopping in Peunayong

Peunayong is known as China town where you can shopping a souvenir here. In Peunayong there are many kinds of shopping center such as fish market, traditional market, souvenir center, fruit market and culinary center. You can easily find many handicraft, souvenir, gifts, and many other souvenir from various region in Aceh.

17. Cycling in Pulau Breueh

Pulau Breueh is one of a great island part of Aceh Island or Pulo Aceh. The island offer a great panorama and great terrain for cycling. You will go over medium terrain tracks through the mountain, traditional village and stunning beaches. You will see the unique jungle, amazing nature view in the island.

18. Have nice view of Rice Field in Blang Bintang

Blang Bintang is a district in Aceh Besar Regency where is the Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport located. The district offer a great view of rice field with the backdrop of Seulawah volcano and mountain surrounding. The romantic view of the paddy fields during the active of weeding to harvesting. There twice a year.

19. Enjoy the dining at Grand Aceh Culinary

Jl. Sultan Iskandar Muda Street till to Ulee Lheue beach is a great place for dinning. There are numerous romantic café are located in this place. One of the good place for dinning is Grand Aceh Culinary. You can the great Acehnese Arabica Coffee here and other dishes. During evening there are a lot of people spend their time with family in this place. Besides, there are many other places in this street offer great dinning with great café design. You may spend time with friend chill-out and dining here.

20. Watching Sunset at Sabang Culinary Center

Sabang Culinary Center are located along Sabang Fair where you can see many people spend their time in evening here with friend and family. There are gazebos built along the coast. There are also café and culinary center such as in Paradiso Beach offer a great place for dinning as well as watching a dramatic sunset.

21. Watching Sunrise in Sumur Tiga Beach

Sumur Tiga Beach and Pasir Putih Beach are both the best places to see a sunrise in Weh Island. In early morning you will see dramatic sunrise from Sumur Tiga Beach. Located on the eastern part of Pulau Weh with the length of about 2 kilometers with sloping contours and turquoise sea water. the beach has many beach resort and you can enjoy the morning time and sunrise from the resorts.

22. ATV Ride in Aceh Jaya

ATV Ride in Aceh Jaya is an activity that uses four-wheeled motorbikes, at this time used for adventure tour. ATV Ride is a tourist activity to test andrenaline and it will be an unforgettable and interesting trip. You will be invited to enjoy the nature by riding ATV and passing the paddy fields, forests, splendid beaches and rural area.

23. Visit Flower Garden in Aceh Jaya

Aceh Jaya has many natural beauty, one of the interesting things to see is Selocia Frower Garden. This one hectare garden is located in Alue Pliet village, Panga District. The garden was made at the beginning of 2019. The garden is planted celosia flowers which are often found in Netherlands. This garden at this time become one of agro tourism in Aceh.

24. Hiking Kemiri Mount

Kemiri Mount is one of the highest mount in Leuser area with an altitude of 3.304 meters above sea level. The hiking of the mount will take about 4 days and descend about 2 days. The temperature, 21 degrees Celsius minimum and 28 degrees Celsius maximum. The hiking trail is indeed a bit extreme but that’s where the thrill for those who like adventure. At an altitude of 2,500 meters above sea level, the vegetation is dominated by low-trunked shrub plants. Upon you reach the top at an altitude of 2,800 meters above sea level, you will see the vast grasslands and beautiful view.

25. Visit Lubuk Traditional Village

Aceh has a lot of local culture and wisdom, one of interesting culture to see is Lubuk Tourism Village. The village is located 20 kilometers from Banda Aceh. The interesting things in this village is the old Acehnese houses are still well preserved by local community. This fairly old house has its own ancient design. These Aceh traditional house can be seen in the origin place where other place in Banda Aceh is very rare to find. Only some village in Aceh Besar regency still have it.

26. Hiking Perkison Mount

Parkinson is a mount in Leuser National Park, Southeast Aceh. Parkinson is another mount to hike in Leuser National Park where you can easily meet the primates and horn bill on the way. Besides of hiking the mount, you can also trekking where you can start trekking at Lawe Harun village. the journey will take more than 7 days. You can also see a huge flower of Rafflessia on the trail. Upon arrival on the top of the mountain, you can see the great view of green forest and Kutacane.

27. Visit the Baiturrahman Grand Mosque

Baiturrahman Grand Mosque was built by Sultan Iskandar Muda in 1612. In 1873 during colonialism, the Dutch burned the mosque several times. A few later, in 1877 the Dutch rebuilt the mosque to attract the attention and to reduce the anger of Acehnese people. Now the mosque is symbol of religious and struggle of Acehnese People and also a pride of Acehnese. In 2015, the green grass yard renovated, replaced by marble floor with 12 electric giant umbrellas and it completed in 2017. In 2016, Baiturrahman Grand Mosque won the title of “Best Travel Attractions” in the National Halal Tourism Competition and World Halal Tourism Competition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

28. Playing Golf in Seulawah Golf Course

Seulawah Golf Course is one of golf course in Aceh located near the Lhoknga Beach. The golf course has 9 holes golf where 18 other holes still under development. The golf offer beautiful picturesque of lake, ocean view, hill and green lush. The golf course can be reached about 30 minutes by car. This golf course is a great place to practice the swing or enjoy the playing golf with friend.

29. Hiking Seulawah Mount

Seulawah Mount is an active volcano located between Aceh Besar regency and Pidie Regency or approximately 70 kilometers from Banda Aceh. This mount has an altitude 1.800 meters above sea level offer natural beauty. Seulawah Mountain is one of the nice mount for hiking. Many student who love the nature hike this mount with the slope of 70 degrees, To reach the top of the mount, the hikers can start from Saree and enter the Pintu Rimba. On the way you will see huge trees and unique green forests. Upon the top the hikers will find a monument that say P.137 which is mean you already reached the top and you can feel the beautiful nuances. To climb the mount it will take approximately 6 hours and 3 hours descend.

30. Explore Nice Mangrove Forest in Langsa

Mangrove Forest in Langsa is one of eco-tourism in Aceh. This forest is located in Kuala Langsa or approximately 5 kilometers from Langsa City. This forest has an area of 8,000 hectares and planted 38 kind of mangroves. Many international tourists and researchers come here to research mangrove diversity. With the wooden bridge built through the forest, you can see the beauty of the forests.

31. Enjoy Seafood in Lamnyong

Lamnyong Seafood Corner is the seafood culinary center in Banda Aceh. There are many seafood restaurant lined along the street offer fine grilled seafood such as grilled reef fish, shrimp and cuttlefish. You will enjoy the typical Acehnese grilled fish which is very delicious with its spicy and sour soy sauce. The reef fish are very varied such as grouper, giant trevally, pomfret and many other reef fish that still fresh.

32. Play with the children in Rusa Park

Taman Rusa is a family tourism park located in Lam Tanjong Village, Sibreh District, Aceh Besar Regency or about 15 minutes from Banda Aceh city. This park offer the beautiful view of nature where the family can see many deer and other animal. The park is also equipped with various children’s playing facilities such as pools with different size, water bicycle, fishing pond and other. The park has restaurant where you can have variety of delicious food. This park is one of a great family tourist attractions in Aceh.

33. Have a nice water slide game at Wahana Impian Kuta Malaka

Wahana Impian Kuta Malaka is a theme water park located in Aceh Besar Regency. It was built on 5 hectares land on 2013 and officially opened in 2014. The location is strategically between the hills make the place offer beautiful view of natural tourism and artificial attractions. In this water park has the adult and children pools for swimming and long water slides about 96 meters and 25 meters high. There is also a restaurant to enjoy delicious food after the enjoy water activities.

34. Enjoy the Sunset & Beuatiful Landscape at Gurutee Sea Canyon

Geurutee is a mountain in Aceh, the top this peak has amazing view. Geurutee is part of Ulu Masen Forest which is known as one of the forests supplying the oxygen to the world. Gurutee Sea Canyon offer a great panorama of Indian Ocean where you can see vast expanse of blue sea, there are also a cluster of small islands and the exotic white sand beaches. There are many food stall and cafés here where you can have a coconut drink. Around the peak can also be found the monkeys and if you are lucky you will see Siamang monkey, the big black monkey that very tame. When the evening, you can watch the dramatic sunset view that truly amazing.

35. Visit Tsunami Museum

Tsunami in Aceh on last December 2004 has left bitter impression for Aceh people. To remember the deadliest tragedy of tsunami and earthquake in Aceh that killed more than 240.000 people, the government built the tsunami museum and it was inaugurated in 2008. There are two floors, the first floor has several rooms namely the tsunami showroom, pre-tsunami room and post-tsunami room. You can see many pictures of tsunami, tsunami trace artifacts and dioramas. The second floor contains earthquake and tsunami learning center in form of libraries, 4D rooms and many others. 

36. Visit Aceh State Museum

Aceh State Museum is one of the oldest museum in Indonesia located in the center of Banda Aceh city. The museum established in 1915 in the form of Acehnese Traditional House. The museum was originally used as the Dutch colonial exhibition as showcased Acehnese artefacts. Today the museum has many collections since it returned back to Banda Aceh and had rehabilitate in 1974 and built new buildings consist of exhibition room, conference hall, laboratory, library and an office. The collections in the museum can be seen including the house hold items used in past, archaeological items, flora and fauna from Aceh, ethnographic items, stone and minerals from Aceh, Old manuscripts, Acehnese ceramic, coins and seal from kingdom of Aceh, historic paintings, wooden Islamic prayer beads, wooden qur’an stand, the gift items to Aceh Kingdom from many kingdoms including the Cakra Donya Big Bell gift from Emperor Yongle handed by Admiral Cheng Ho to Sultan of Samudra Pasai and it becomes a symbol of Aceh and China friendships since the 15th century and many other collections.

37. Take a Swim at Ie Suum Hot Spring

Ie Suum Hot Spring is located in Ie Suum Village, Masjid Raya District, Aceh Besar Regency approximately 40 minutes driving from Banda Aceh. The hot spring is coming from the volcanic mount of Seulawah. From the slops of the mount, the hot water spring flows into a small river. The water also flows to the pool where the visitors can take a swim and sauna. You are also presented with a very beautiful of natural view and green jungle.

38. Caving at Guha Tujoh

Guha Tujoh or Seven Cave is a cave located in Laweung, Muara Tiga District, Pidie Regency. The cave is precisely on rock mountains. Initially, the cave consisted of 28 caves which had 7 main entrance. But the entrance now only 4 where other can’t be entered anymore. Many visitors try to measure how long this cave, but they were fail because no one know where this cave ends.  

39. Take a tour to Lut Tawar Lake

Laut Tawar Lake is a popular tourist attractions in Central Aceh and become a tourism icon. The lake has an area of 5.472 hectares with a length of 17 kilometers and width of 3,2 kilometers. Laut Tawar Lake offers a beautiful panorama of nature. It’s surrounded the panorama of the hills. The hills with green forest that still very natural and home to number of rare animals such as pangolins, porcupines, gibbons, deer and jungle cats. It is very good to have a tour to go around the lake which is one of the tourist destinations in central Aceh.

40. Visit Indra Patra Fortress

Indra Patra Fort is one of the fort in Aceh and it is a witness of the golden age of Hindu Kingdom in Aceh before Islam arrived. This fort is located in Ladong village, Masjid Raya district, Aceh Besar Regency precisely near the beach. Later the fort was taken by Sultan Iskandar Muda which was from Islamic Kingdom of Aceh to defend from Portuguese attacked in Malacca Strait. The fort consists of a main fort measuring 4.900 meters square and other 3 fortress. 2 of the fortress had been destroyed.

41. Have a nice agro tour at Gayo Highland

Gayo Highlands is located in Central part of Aceh consisting three regency namely Bener Meriah, Gayo Lues and Central Aceh. The region is very famous as one of the best Arabica coffee producer namely Gayo Arabica Coffee and has been exported to many countries in the world. The region has cold temperature. Besides the region is one of productive region and produce many kinds of fruits and vegetable and send it to other region in Aceh. Gayo Highland is now popular as agro tourism destinations in Aceh where you can see the coffee plantation and other kinds of plantation. You can also pick the coffee bean with farmers and have a nice coffee in the plantation area offer by local people. This such a tour is popular in this region. You can also see the pineapple plantation, sugar cane plantation and many others.

42. Elephant Safaris at Teunom & Sampoiniet, Aceh Jaya

There are elephant conservation in Teunom & Sampoiniet, Aceh Jaya which the purpose of minimalize the conflict between human and the elephants. At this time, the place is open for the tourist who love to see the elephants. In this conservation, the tourists are allowed to have elephant safari where you can go deep into jungle and learn about the elephant and it habitat. You are also allowed to bathe the elephant in the river. The places is located approximately 3 hours from Banda Aceh and can be reached by car.

43. Watching the Turtle at Banyak Islands Turtle Conservation

Watching the turtle at Banyak Islands is one of amazing things to do in Aceh. You can go to Bangkaru Island, one of the island in Banyak Islands offer beautiful untouched jungle and pristine beaches where many turtles lying eggs. There are many kinds of turtles including Green Turtles, Leatherback Turtles, Hawksbill Turtles. Almost every night all year around the turtles lay eggs. Besides, Bangkaru offer gorgeous beaches with fantastic wave for surfing especially in Amandangan Beach.

44. Try the Off-Road to Western Coast & Eastern Coast

Aceh is one of best place for off-road adventure. There is off-road federation in Aceh who held the event in Aceh. Jungle in Aceh with the extreme trail offer fantastic off-road adventure tour. You can explore both western coast of Aceh forests and Eastern Coast of Aceh forests. This will be one of amazing adventure for adventurous travelers.

45. Observe the Wild Life in Leuser

Leuser National Park is one of the largest park in Indonesia and it home to many endanger wild life. With an area of 850.000 hectares the park represents the whole rain forest ecosystems from swampy areas to highlands. This park become a research center of wild life. There are also various kinds of primates, mammals, insects, birds and colorful butterflies. You can observe wild animal in this park such as Orangutans, Rhinos, Elephant, Tigers, Thomas Leaf Monkey, Gibbon, hornbill, Magpie Robin and many others.

Top Beautiful destinations & Must-Visited Tourist Attractions in Aceh

Aceh become the place where the tourist can interact with the community and the nature closely. By this article we are Safari Wisata International provide the information about things to do in Aceh and other related information of places of interest, travel guide, activities and the attractions by its uniqueness to invite the tourists to visit and explore the beauty of Aceh Tourism.

Top 30 Things to do in Banyak Islands – Attractions & Travel Guide to Pulau Banyak, Aceh Singkil

Discover the best things to do in Banyak Islands. Pulau Banyak or Banyak Islands is a group of islands part of Aceh Singkil Regency, Aceh Province, Indonesia. It consists of 99 islands the local said, but it is actually 71 islands. The islands offers breathtaking natural scenery. Surfing, diving, kayaking and fishing are among the most popular things to do in Banyak Islands. Besides offerning world class kayaking & surfing spots, there are numerous endanger species of turtles to see such as green turtle and hawksbill turtles.

How to get to Banyak Islands

To get to Banyak Islands, you may have to reach Singkil first either from Banda Aceh or Medan. If you depart from Banda Aceh you can take a night bus in Batoh Terminal or Lueng Bata Terminal. You may also book a transport from us. the journey will take approximately 13 hours and along the way you may stop at many interesting places in western coast of Aceh such as Lhoknga Beach, Gurutee Sea Canyon, Pasie Saka Beach, Ujung Serangga Beach and many others.

Upon arrival to Singkil, you may take a ferry at Pulau Sarok Port leave Tuesday at 10.00 a.m and Friday at 14.00 p.m with the transfer time about 4 hours. the schedule sometimes change without prior notice depends on many conditions. You may also hire the speed boat if you are in rush.

Banyak Islands Tour Packages

Pulau Banyak or Banyak Islands has fantastic blue clear beaches, perfect snorkeling spots, pristine jungles with endemic flora and fauna and a calm tourist destinations. Eco-tourism now being develop in Banyak Islands. There are a lots of hidden paradise in Banyak Islands continuing attract more and more tourist to visit. If you are looking for a private special tour package to Banyak Islands, here we provide you the combination tour packages:

We also provide the fishing tour to Banyak Islands, check the itinerary below:

The tourist attractions in Banyak Islands consists of dozens of small islands. Among the most beautiful island often visited are Tailana Island, Palambak Island, Tuanku Island, Asok Island, Malelo Island, Bangkaru Island, Sikandang Island, Balai Island, Rangit Island and Lambudang Island. Banyak Islands is also one of the sea turtles conservation with various species. Can’t wait to explore the island, here are the travel guide and top things to do in Banyak Islands:

Top Things to do in Weh Island – Best Tourist Attractions & Travel Guide to Pulau Weh, Aceh, Indonesia

Discover top things to do in Weh Island and best sightseeing when you are on vacation in this island. Weh Island is one of the best place to visit and an island full with natural beauty in Aceh Province, Indonesia which is become most popular tourist destination and it’s also known as one of the best place to dive in Indonesia. The island offer clear sea waters and beautiful beaches. Sabang is the capital of Weh Island. Weh Island is a beautiful place to visit, the island consists of five islands namely Klah Island, Rondo Island, Rubiah Island, Seulako Island and Weh Island as the biggest one. The island offers various places of interest that you can visit during your vacation to this island.

Life on Weh Island is safer, more relaxed and you will spend more time admiring the nature, beautiful Blue Ocean, beautiful underwater world and the people are very friendly. Weh Island is also known as Sabang Island, just 45 minutes transfer by fast ferry from Banda Aceh. There are plenty of activities you can do while on vacation to this island ranging from exploring the beautiful nature to having fresh seafood on Rubiah Island. The best part is to stay longer and explore more and more the natural beauty.

To get to Sabang, you can book a flight ticket served by Air Asia from Kuala Lumpur to Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport in Blang Bintang, Aceh Besar, which is the main gateway to visit Weh Island. The airport is about 21 kilometers from Ulee Lheue Ferry Port to Sabang and it takes approximately 35 minutes driving from the airport. There are also domestic flights you can book from major cities in Indonesia such as Medan and Jakarta with served by many airlines such as Garuda Indonesia, Citilink, Batik Air and Lion Air.

From Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport to Ulee Lheue Ferry Port, you can book a transport from us, we are Safari Wisata International providing the transport services both pick-up and drop off option and rental car. You can send us the inquiries or booking to our WhatApp: +6285360131941 or Email us to :, You may check the rates below:


You may also book a day tour or trip if you have time and want to see several interesting places in Banda Aceh, here is the day tour and trip we offer for you:

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Besides the transport services and day trips, we also providing the tour package, fishing tour, surfing trip and diving trip. Check the webs and itinerary below:

Travelling to Weh Island is like a different journey and impressing you on a unique and exciting experience. Here are travel guide & top things to do in Weh Island, Check out the tourism activities and tourist attractions in Weh Island below:

Top 10 Most Popular Things to do in Weh Island, Aceh, Indonesia

  1. Scuba Diving and Explore the fantastic dive sites

Weh Island is a small island at the northernmost of Sumatra Island which has the best diving spots in Southeast Asia. For many visitors, the underwater world is the main attraction. Sabang offers a beautiful underwater world rich in coral reefs and marine life. You are easily seeing the parrot fish, manta rays, eagle rays, moray eels and many others. Here you will have the opportunity to dive in some stunning dive spots from shallow diving to wreck diving. The Indian Ocean in the east and the Pacific Ocean in the west both contribute to the diversity of marine life. The underwater visibility is always good, usually about 25 meters and rarely below 15 meters and good dives over the year. At the end of September, the water become cooler and the big creatures will come such as the whale shark. You can also diving in the Tokong Dive Spot which is known as the world’s sea eel capital. There are plenty of sea eel or moray with various species but the spot has strong current. Weh Island is also a great place for deep dive, Rickmers Wreck is a 134 meter long World War II cargo ship located at a depth of 37 meters. The deepest part of the wreck at a depth of about 60 meters offer abundant rare sea creatures. By diving on this island, you will think every time you go diving elsewhere, you will always think about how good it is about diving on Pulau Weh. There are many diving spots in Weh Island namely Limbo Gapang Diving Spot, Batee Dua Dive Site, Batee Meuroron, North Rubiah, Arus Paleh, Seulako Driff, Seulako Cave, Batee Tokong, Shark Plateau, Sabang Wreck, Volcano, Batee Meuduro, Shopie Rickmers Wreck, Sumur Tiga, Lhong Angen, Rondo Island, Batee Gla and Anoe Itam. If you want to dive in Weh Island, we offer a diving package for you. You may check our website below and find out Aceh diving post and diving package:

2. Snorkeling in many best snorkeling spots in Weh Island

Snorkeling is one of the best things to in Pulau Weh. This snorkeling activities of one a must do. There are many snorkeling shop in Teupin Layeu Iboih or in Gapang rent snorkeling equipment. The famous snorkeling spots here are Rubiah Sea Garden and Gapang. Rubiah Sea Garden has conservation sea area of 2,600 hectares offer attractive natural beauty. In this Rubiah Marine Park has many snorkeling spots, one of the famous one is just in front of Rubiah Island in the southern part. To reach the island, the nearest place is Iboih Beach. You can rent the glass bottom boat and it will bring you to explore several best snorkeling spot and drop you off to Rubiah Island. if you want to take a photos with hundreds of fish, we recommend you to buy a feeding which is a boiled noodle selling in Rubiah Island. You can feed it to the fish and it will come hundreds of fish very close to you.

3. Seeing the Dolphins Attraction

You can watch dolphin attractions directly from the boat on Weh Island. This attraction offer truly amazing experience for you. There are some places you can see the dolphins in Weh Island. if you are lucky, you will see more than 30 dolphins swimming. The dolphins comes at a certain time usually in the morning and in the evening. Are you happy to dozens of dolphins in Pulau Weh! We provide the special package for you:

4. Ride a Jet Ski

There are many exciting holiday activities in Sabang. This will provide a holiday experience in Sabang by riding a jet ski in the middle of the sea. The jet ski activity in Sabang is need to be accompanied by an instructor. Not all location in Sabang can be used as a location for jet skiing. Sea waters that can be used for jet ski must have a tranquil sea wave and no people snorkeling around. In addition, traffic must be safe from large vessel traffic. The suitable place for jet skiing on Weh Island are in front of Rubiah Island, Paradiso Beach and Sumur Tiga Beach.

5. Yachting around the Island

Weh Island is the perfect place for yachting. To enhance international tourists, the Sabang Marine Festival (SMF) or Sabang Yacht Club is one of the yacht tour festival that is becoming a trend every year held by the authorities of Sabang. Not only during the festival, the yachter can visit and open daily to visit Weh Island. The government has also provided the Marina Port for yachts located in Lhok Weng, Sabang.

6. Watching the Whale Shark

Another great things to do in Weh Island besides watching the dolphin attraction is watching spectacular whale shark attraction. This is the number one tourist attractions in Weh Island. Swim with the whale shark with the length of 7-10 meters. The whale shark can usually be seen in the Sabang area within the first two months depending on the growth of planktons and migration patterns. The Whale Shark is the largest fish and including to the group of sharks (Rhincodontypus). Even the large animal, this fish are known to be tame to humans. The whale shark movement is very slow of 5 kilometers per hour. This whale Shark is determined to be exposed or vulnerable to extinction.

7. Fishing in one of the top 5 fishing spots in the world namely Rondo Island

Fishing spots on Weh Island are scattered around the island such as Rondo Island, Meuduro, Klah Island and Anoe Itam. One of the world’s best fishing spot is Rondo Island located in the Andaman Sea. Fishing is the best activity on Pulau Weh that will give you unique experience. You can use all fishing technique here. Ruby Snapper will give you a strong resistance when you hook up. If you are fishing with jigging techniques, Dog Tooth Tuna and Yellow Fin Tuna are interested in your metal jig lure. The use of metal jigs greatly affects the fishing results. The metal jigs size of 60-100 grams of blue and red are the best to attract the Tuna gangs. The use of metal jig is adapted to the underwater currents, so the metal jig does not sink to the bottom. There is one of the most popular spot on Rondo Island and this place is great for fishing with big boat. You will catch Giant Trevally, Giant Grouper, Dog Tooth Tuna, Marlin or Sailfish, Yellow Fin Tuna to the big Dogtooth. You want to try fishing the giant trevally. Book a fishing package from us:

8. Riding around the Island & Trekking

Find a variety of activities besides snorkeling and diving on Weh Island. you can try exploring further this beautiful island with Riding the motorcycle around the island. The nature of Sabang also offers a variety of interesting flora and fauna and you can enjoy it with trekking. When you ride the motorbike you will be touched by the fresh air of the tropical jungle. You will also see the nature and the Blue Ocean while on a motorcycle. Sabang has a very attractive green landscape as well as the hospitality of its people who will sincerely help you if you do not know the way. on Your way to explore this island with motorcycle, you can stop and take a break at the coffee shop and enjoy a cup of special Acehnese Coffee. When you travel to Sabang city, you will find some of the Japanese fortress and other historical relics. To rent the motorbike, you can rent it either in Iboih or Balohan Harbor.

9. Kayaking in the wonder beauty of Rubiah Island

There are several interesting beaches around Sabang that can be explored with kayak. Kayaking or canoeing is one of the activities that can be done on Weh Island. you can explore by kayak from Iboih Beach to Rubiah Island or you can also explore the surrounding Rubiah Island with kayak. Don’t forget to wear the life jacket for safety.

10. Swimming in Splendid Beaches in Weh Island

Sabang is famous for its marine tourism. Many foreign tourists come to enjoy the beauty of Sabang. One of the best activities to enjoy the natural beauty is swimming in many splendid beaches in Weh Island. Are you happy swimming with hundreds of fish! The stunning natural scenery, white sand beaches and blue clear water are in front of your eyes. The beaches in Sabang that you can swim are Teupin Layeu Beach, Rubiah Island Beach, Gapang Beach, Teupin Reudeup Beach, Pasir Putih Beach and Three Wells Beach or Sumur Tiga Beach. the beaches is good with small waves. The water is very clear like an in huge aquarium and you can see freely the fish swimming.

Best Sightseeing & Tourist Attractions in Weh Island, Aceh

  1. Rubiah Sea Garden

Rubiah Island with its marine park, Rubiah Sea Garden, offers a magnificent underwater beauty and spectacular tourist spot on Rubiah Island. Rubiah Island is the name of a famous person called Cut Nyak Rubiah who was buried in Rubiah Island. at this time, many people come to Rubiah Island to explore the marine park and enjoying the beauty of it. Snorkeling is one best things to do to enjoy the beauty of the marine park or you can also rent a glass bottom boat and you can see the beautiful underwater through the glass bottom like in a huge aquarium. In this marine park is also perfect place for marine biota research site and there are at least 15 protected marine biota species here. You will find a variety of tropical fish species such as angle fish, giant shell, lion fish, and various colorful reef fish. There are also various types of coral reefs that you can see. This place is the best place for diving activities especially for the beginners. Exploring the marine park, there are many activities you can do including swimming, snorkeling, exploring the beach, kayaking, diving and you can take pictures with hundreds of colorful fish. Travelers may spend a lot of time here. To rent snorkeling equipment, you can rent it on Iboih Beach or in Rubiah Island also available. If you are planning to spend time vacation on this island and enjoy the snorkeling and swimming with hundreds of fish, we offer you a special package:

2. Iboih Beach

Iboih Beach or also known as Teupin Layeu Beach, is located west of Sabang Island, about 40 minutes from Balohan Port which is a port where you get off the ferry from Banda Aceh. Iboih Bach is a small heaven in Aceh with more relaxed atmosphere. There is a tropical protected forest with charming white sand beach. The Iboih is popular among the tourist which is the beauty of this beach is the main tourist destination in Weh Island. the tourists can also enjoy delicious fresh seafood. what you can do in Iboih Beach! here are the holiday guide on Iboih Beach:

  • Swimming

Swimming on Iboih Beach is the best things to do, with shallow sea water and clear water, you can see the seabed clearly.

  • Snorkeling

Snorkeling is the top things to do in Iboih Beach. you will see the beauty of marine life on this beach. without having to dive, you will see a lots of fish swim around you. You can rent the complete snorkeling equipment on this beach.

  • Diving

If you want to explore deeper, you can dive to see many protected fish species in Iboih. There are unique and beautiful coral reefs. You can book diving trips at the diving school at Iboih or you can also book a dive package with us:

  • Enjoying Seafood Culinary

You can enjoy fresh seafood on the beach, there are several seafood restaurant in Iboih, one of them is Babah Alue Restaurant. You can choose whatever fish you like to eat such as reef fish, squid and others.

  • Watching the Sunrise

Iboih Beach is one of the best beaches to see the sunrise on Pulau Weh. You can enjoy fresh air in the morning while watching the sunrise.

3. Sumur Tiga Beach

Sumur Tiga Beach or Three Wells Beach is a beautiful beach located in the village of Ie Meule, Sabang. The beach offers a panoramic view of a stunning white sand beach, coconut trees and clear crystal water. the beach is about 15 minutes from Sabang downtown. The beach is named Sumur Tiga as it has three fresh water wells located along the coast. You can snorkel and windsurfing here with calm water but windy. The white sand beach is very clean and very enchanting. Sumur Tiga is a beautiful beach on Pulau Weh and one of the best place for swim. The beach is also perfect place to see the sunset and sunrise. Sumur Tiga Beach keeps its own beauty in contrast to Iboih Beach, although the coral reefs here are less beautiful but there are many fishes in Sumur Tiga. There is a dive site in Sumur Tiga, the diving in Sumur Tiga begins in a sandy area withstrong currents. You can see the pelagic fish and if you are lucky you will see manta. you will also see various reefs, turtles, crabs and others.

4. Gapang Beach

Gapang Beach is quiet and tranquil place with white sandy beaches and shade trees along the beach. there are some accommodation with dive shop and restaurant. Gapang is one of the best tourist spots on Weh Island with a relaxed and tranquil feel. The beach becomes one of the favorite beaches for many European travelers located about 17 kilometers from Sabang Town. This beach offers many interesting activities to do. Diving and Snorkeling are the main activities offered on this beach. There are some dive shops you can book diving trips. The majority of visitors to this beach are from European, America and Australia. The beach is where some dive sites are popular with macro lovers just in front of the beach called Gapang House Reef dive site. In addition to diving and snorkeling on the beach, you can also take a swim in this beach with calm water.

5. Teupin Reudeup Beach

Teupin Reudeup is a beach in Sabang and sometimes tourists call it Kincir or Long Beach. the beach is located not far from Iboih Beach towards Zero Kilometer Indonesia Monument. The beach has beautiful white sandy beach and it very close to favorite diving spot and Seulako Island. you can also snorkeling on this beach. this is look more privacy and there are several diving resort here. To reach this beach, you can rent a motorbike in Iboih with six minutes journey or about 2,7 kilometers from Iboih Beach. if you are jogging in the morning towards the Zero Kilometers Monument, you can reach this beach within 15-20 minutes.

6. Anoi Itam Japanese Fort

Anoe Itam Japanese Fort is a historic building on Weh Island located in Anoi Itam Beach Area. The Japanese Fort was built between the year of 1942 – 1945 and used as a shelter for Japanese troops. The Japanese Troops landed in Sabang in 1942. There are a lot of Japanese Fortresses in the form of a cave. The Anoi Itam Japanese Fort with half of the building was made in the ground with the spy view on the enemy from the top of the hill. In this fort there is still a cannon weapon with a length of more than 3 meters. This Japanese Fort is one of famous fortress in Sabang between the other fortresses scattered in Sabang. Its location is close to one of beautiful beach. visitor who visit this fort, they will see stunning natural scenery including hills, huge trees and beautiful beaches. From the top of the hill and fort, the Malacca Strait can be seen clearly.

7. Pasir Putih Beach

Pasir Putih Beach or Payakeuneukai Beach is a beautiful beach located in Keuneukai with a soft white sands and the panorama surrounding area such as mountain views and jungle. The beach also offers clear sea water. in front of this beach, there is a very beautiful dive site, you will see many sharks such as thresher shark, white tip reef shark, black tip reef shark, grey reef shark and other sharks. Visiting this beach, you will enjoy beautiful and exotic beach atmosphere. This beach is one of the best beach to see the magnificent sunrise make this beach worth to visit.

8. Anoi Itam Beach

Anoe Itam Beach is a black sandy beach in Sabang, located 13 kilometers from Sabang city. Anoe Itam Beach may be the most distinctive beach with other beaches on Weh Island. its black sand contains high nickel mineral in its mineral composition. The beach is very exotic to visit. You will see the clear blue waters of the sea. On the beach there are several cafes and you can have a meal or coconut drink. You can also enjoy the underwater attraction by snorkeling on this beach. if you are lucky you will see the turtles.

9. Sarang Cave

Sarang Cave is a sea cave located at the edge of the protected forest hills in Iboih Village approximately 12 minutes driving from Iboih Beach. the cave is a nesting cave for wallets and bats, but remains a favorite tourist destination in Sabang. You can see beautiful natural scenery, sturdy cave walls, green lush and blue sea water. to reach the location, you must walk down the step. This becomes a soft trekking for you. To explore deeper inside of the cave, you can rent a boat at a cost of IDR 200.000 to see at the mouth of the cave. Only one cave can be entered by a bout inside and you can see many birds and bats.

10. Zero Kilometer Indonesia Monument

Zero Kilometer Indonesia is one of the best place to visit in Weh Island. the Zero Kilometer Indonesia Monument is a monument marking where Indonesia start from. This monument is approximately 1 hour driving from the center of Sabang town. One of the stunning things to do here is watching the sunset in the evening and enjoy the coconut drink that sells in the stalls around the monument. Some shops also sell original souvenirs from Sabang. The area of surrounding monument is a protected jungle. You will meet a wild monkey along the way and if you are lucky you will see endemic birds of Weh Island. in this monument, you can walk up the building and see the entire area from the top. At this time, you will see the new monument that has been renovated with an attitude of 43.6 meters. Tourists who visit Sabang will definitely visit this monument.

The top must-visited places and must-see in Weh Island

  • Seeing the Panorama of the Klah Island

Klah Island is an uninhabited small island, but there are various activities can be done in the island such as fishing, snorkeling and other tourism activities. The island is very small, but its natural beauty is very attractive with calm and peaceful atmosphere. For the fishing activity, you can fish the skipjack and snapper fish here. You can also snorkeling on Klah Island Beach that offer fantastic underwater attraction that is different from other beaches in Sabang. Generally, the travelers enjoy the beauty of this island from the top of the hills or the Klah Island View Point when you are heading to Iboih. Most of them stop a while here and taking a pictures.

  • Visit Ujong Kareung Beach

Ujong Kareung Beach is one of the beach in Sabang located at Ie Meule, Suka Jaya district, Sabang. This beach is a rock formation around the beach with its clear water. the landscape of Ujong Kareung is different than other beaches. The rock formation combined with Blue Ocean is very perfect for photography. if you want to swim, the waves on the beach are not too big. You can jump right into the sea. For those of you who are first time visit Sabang, it is worth for you to visit this beach.

  • Visit Pria Laot Waterfall

Pria Laot Waterfall is a natural tourist destination in Weh Island and the only waterfall on the island. the name of the waterfall comes from the village name where the waterfall is located in the village. At this waterfall, you can see the clear water and the unspoiled beauty of the forest. Sabang is not only rich in beautiful beaches but also offer the waterfall located about 12 kilometers from the center of Sabang city. There is a pool of about 10 square meters and you can swim here.

  • Seeing the Panoramic view of Aneuk Laot Lake

Aneuk Laot Lake is a lake located in the middle of Sabang city, Weh Island, which is the source of fresh water for the residents of Pulau Weh. Aneuk Laot Lake has a beautiful panorama that is perfect for photography. you can take a picture from the top of the I Love Sabang Monument. This lake with an area of about 37.5 hectares is an attraction for travelers with beautiful panoramic views and bluish water. the best time to enjoy the panoramic view of the lake is in the evening when the sun goes down. In addition, the green lush around the lake makes the panorama more dramatic.

  • Visit the Sabang Fair

Sabang Fair is a cultural park where the cultural events are held located near the beautiful beach. the Sabang fair also has a seaside park where you can enjoy the breeze in Gazebo or watching magnificent sunset. Sabang Fair is one of the best place to watch the sunset. Almost every day the location is full of local and foreign tourists. At the Sabang Fair you can also see Japanese bunker and Portuguese heritage canons line up along the Sabang Fair arena. Close to Sabang Fair, you can find the culinary center of Sabang Culinary Park where you can enjoy Sabang special cuisine here such as the popular Octopus satay.

  • Visit the Sabang Grand Mosque

The Grand of Babussalam is a great mosque in Sabang city located in the center of Sabang city. The mosque is a religious center of the Sabang majority Muslim community and also a tourist destination for worship while travelling to explore the beauty of Weh Island. The mosque was built in 1970 at initiated of Tgk Harun Ali who was the first Sabang mayor. The mosque is built with beautiful architecture of middle-east style.

  • Visit the I Love Sabang Monument

I Love Sabang Monument is a monument with ocean and lake of Aneuk Laot as backdrop. This monument is the first venue for new people arrivals in Sabang. Many tourist take pictures as an attractive place for travelers. The tourists visiting Sabang will definitely stop to take a photo together at the I Love Sabang Monument.

  • Visit Kasih Beach & Paradiso Beach

Kasih Beach is a white sandy beach that is very close to the center of the city. There are many things you can do at Kasih Beach such as playing at the beach with family, watching the sunset and walking around the beach with friends. Paradiso Beach is a beach adjacent to Kasih Beach. for those of you who are unsatisfied playing at Kasih Beach, you can also explore the beauty of Paradiso Beach. Along Paradiso Beach has several cafes that you can enjoy delicious cuisine.

  • Visit Marina Beach

Marina Beach is a beach equipped with a marina port for yacht. Usually in the event of Sabang Marine Festival or Sabang Yacht Club many yachts are coming to this Marina port. Not only during the events, you can also come here by yacht at other times you want if you want to sail around the island.

  • Visit Jaboi Volcano

Sabang also has an adventure tourist destination namely Jaboi Volcano. Jaboi Volcano is an active volcano located in Jaboi Village, approximately 15 kilometers from Sabang Town. This volcano is not too high or about 200 meters above sea level. At this mountain location there is a trekking route that adventurer can use. Jaboi Volcano is not in danger status, it is still permissible to visit this volcano. If the tourists come to this volcano, you will smell the sulfur that emerged from the crater of the mount. You can also see the flow of hot water containing sulfuric acid and sulfur around the crater.

Best Cuisine in Weh Island you should try

Sabang is famous for its beautiful marine tourism and beaches. In addition, the tourist can also have best cuisine with variety of dishes offer in Sabang. Here are some delicious dishes you can try on Weh Island while you are on vacation to this island:

  • Octopus Satay

Octopus Satay is one of the most popular cuisine in Sabang. You can enjoy this satay with pasta sauce of peanut sauce. The meat is chewy and usually the satay enjoyed with packed rice. You can enjoy this dishes at Sabang Culinary Park.

  • Jalak Noodle

Mie Jalak or Jalak Noodle is a noodle cooked with soup and then served with cuts of meat, bean sprouts and boiled eggs. These dishes are well-known among local and tourists.

  • Pingsun Noodle

Pingsun Noodle is noodle served with a variety of seafood such as squid, shrimp and fish. In addition to seafood, this dish is also served with vegetables.

  • Zero Kilometer Fruit Salad

Zero Kilometer Fruit Salad is a fruit salad made from various fruits, palm sugar, chili, peanut and sago palm fruit sauce. This fruit salad can be found at the Zero Kilometer Monument.

  • Fruit Salad Klah Island View Point

Fruit Salad Klah Island View Point is a fruit salad that you can enjoy in the street side stall to Iboih or just right in front of Klah Island or popular as Klah Island View Point. From this store we can see clearly Klah Island. This fruit salad is small slice of fruit served with special Acehnese sauce.

  • Mie Seudap

Mie Seudap is not an instant noodle brand of Mie Sedap, Mie Sedap is a noodle shop located at Perdagangan Street Sabang. This noodles are made from flour and eggs without preservatives. This delicious noodle are usually served with meat and celery and chicken soup as well.

  • Acehnese Noodle

Acehnese Noodle is a typical Acehnese Noodle dish. Thick yellow noodles mixed with beef or seafood like squid and crab.

  • Italian Pasta

You can enjoy excellent Italian pasta on Weh Island. This pasta is made using traditional recipes from the Emilian region. You can enjoy this Italian Pasta at Bixio Café. 

  • Seafood Grilled

The Seafood in Sabang is very tasty, the seafood is cooked with a barbecue then eaten with rice, vegetables and dipped the seafood into a typical Acehnese sauce. You can choose seafood such as snapper, grouper, squid and others. You can enjoy the seafood dishes at Iboih Beach or on Rubiah Island.

  • Acehnese Curry

The Acehnese Curry can be found in front of the Great Mosque of Sabang which offers Aceh’s special curry. This special curry should you try. You definitely be addicted to the taste.

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Thank for reading this post of a guide to Weh Island and places of interest along with tourism activities we listed for you. Hope this post of Top Things to do in Weh Island – Best Tourist Attractions & Travel Guide to Pulau Weh, Aceh, Indonesia, will be your reference when you are on vacation or journey to Weh Island.