Let’s discover the popular things to do in Simeulue. it is a regency in Aceh Province, Indonesia, with the capital city of Sinabang. It is located at the western tip of Aceh Province. it is also an archipelago with the area of approximately 212,512 hectares and it is flanked by 41 islands. Surfing is one of the most popular things to do in Simeulue. The popular surfing beaches in Simeulue included Nancala Beach, Matanurung Beach and Alus-Alus Beach. The surf spot are also spread out in various islands in Simeulue such as Mincau Island, Lasia Island and others.
Simeulue Island has tropical climate with the dry season and rainy season. The rainy season comes between September to February. The temperature range between 18 degrees Celsius to 24 degrees Celsius at night and 28 to 33 degrees Celsius during daytime. As the tropical island, it has a variety of natural beauty ranging from the mountain view to the charm of underwater. Besides, it is also popular as one of the largest lobster producer exported to Japan and Singapore.
How to get to Simeulue Island
To get to Simeulue, you can reach either by car or ferry. For air transportation, you can book a flight served by Wings Air fly everyday from Medan (Kuala Namu International Airport) to Sinabang (Lasikin Airport). If you are using sea transportation, you can get the ferry in three region in Aceh namely Singkil, Labuhan Haji Port in South Aceh and Kuala Bubon in West Aceh. The sailing from Singkil to Sinabang take about 9-10 hours, Labuhan Haji to Sinabang about 8-9 hours and Kuala Bubon to Sinabang about 12-13 hours. if you are using air transportation, it will save your time with the travel time only 60 minutes from Medan to Sinabang.
Transport in Simeulue
Simeulue has a good public transport. There are a bus transportation between district to village.
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Let’s go to Simeulue. Simeulue has numerous tourism objects. We calculate more than 50 interesting places. The tourism objects are divided into natural tourism such as Putra Jaya Waterfall and Ana’o Caves, marine tourism such as Babi Island, Lasia Island, Mincau Island and number of other islands and beaches, Religious tourism such as Tomb of Teuku Dianjung who carried the Islam to Simeulue and culinary tourism in the form of traditional foods. Simeulue Island is also offer many popular tourism activities such as surfing, snorkeling and fishing. Besides, you can also enjoy the cultural tourism of Simeulue which has cultural diversity deeply rooted in a daily life. Want to explore more about Simeulue, here are the travel guide and top things to do in Simeulue:
- 1. Surfing in Simeulue
Surfing in Simeulue is one of the top things to do and become famous activities among the tourist. Nancala Beach or Nancala Maudil Beach is one of the famous surfing destination in Simeulue Island. Nancala has beautiful stretches of white sand and very perfect for righ hander surf break. Another perfect surf spots in Simeulue is Batu Berlayar Beach which rock towering formations offer a great view and perfect for professional surfers. Other surf spots are scattering in Matanurung Beach, Batu Rundung Beach, Mincau Island, Lasia Island & Harapan Island.
- 2. Fun Fishing Sport in Simeulue
Fishing around the Simuelue Island is one of the fun things to do. There are many fishing spots in Simeulue Island where you can hook the giant trevally, yellow fin tuna and giant grouper. The rich of marine life and abundant fish resource make it one of the best spot for recreational game fishing. Please check out more about fishing in Simeulue below:
- 3. Diving in Simeulue
Diving in Simeulue offer amazing underwater attraction. There are lots of dive spots scattered around Teupah Island, Lasia Island, Simeulue Cut & Harapan Island. You will experience the remote and pristine and healthy coral reefs. Besides, it has lots of secret spot remain unexplored. With a great visibility you will see a lots of species, colorful coral reefs ranging from pinnacles, gorgonian, big walls to the slopes which is home to many species of fish such as moray eels, garden eels, morish idols, red tooth trigger fish, fusiliers, parrotfish, batfish, lion fish, glass fish, damsel fish, gardens of anemones, nudibranchs, octopus, pilot whales, many kinds of rays such as eagle rays, marble rays, blue spotted lagoon rays and lots of turtles such as green turtles and leatherback turtles. Besides, it has school of pelagic fish such as dogtooth tuna, mackerel, giant trevally, and others.
- 4. Snorkeling in Simeulue
Snorkeling is one of the best things to do in Simeulue. It has many snorkeling spots in Simeulue offer the beauty of underwater and the rich of marine life. You can enjoy the snorkeling trip to Mincau Island, Batu Berlayar Island, Sinabang Bay, Babang Beach, Lasia Island and many other snorkeling spots.