[Travel] Pramuka Island | The Island Life

Last December, my friends and I decide to have a weekend getaway to Pramuka Island. It’s located at Kepulauan Seribu (Thousand Islands archipelago), Java Sea, north of Jakarta, Java, Indonesia. Even though it’s named Thousand Islands, there are only 342 islands. At least 30+ islands are dedicated for recreation but almost half of them are privately owned and not open for public.

Pramuka Island Getaway Dec 2018

Pramuka Island Getaway Dec 2018

We departed from Marina Ancol, North Jakarta very early in the morning, around 7-8ish with tourist speedboat. We end up sitting on the deck because it’s nauseating for me to be below deck and enclosed for 2-3 hours.

Pramuka Island - December 2018

We arrive at Pramuka island close to noon. Pramuka island is also home of the administrative government for the Thousand Islands regency, hence it has the full facilities like school, mosque, hospital, and center of government.

We book 2 rooms at Villa Shafir for all of us. The girls get the room with a front porch and the view of the sea. After a relaxing lunch, the tour included islands hopping, snorkeling and general shenanigans. It’s like going back to child age and happy to play in the water.

Pantai Gusung Patrick

Pramuka Island Getaway Dec 2018Pramuka Island Getaway Dec 2018

Photos by Endang @ndankduttt

Pulau Air

Pramuka Island - December 2018

Near Pulau Air

Photos by Endang @ndankduttt
Photos by Endang @ndankduttt

Nusa Keramba

Pramuka Island - December 2018

Not sure what island is this, but pretty in the afternoon

Pramuka Island - December 2018

We go back to Pramuka island in the afternoon and while waiting for our BBQ dinner, we watch the sunset in front of our lodging, right outside the front porch. Love to end the day like this.

On our second day, we explore Pramuka island, sample the street food and visiting the Kepulauan Seribu (the Thousand Islands) National Park.

Pramuka Island - December 2018

Mangrove forest and labyrinth, a new place to take photos and at the same time, the mangrove forest protect the island natural habitat, especially with the turtle conservation in the island.

Photos by Endang @ndankduttt

Hawksbill Turtle (Erethmochelys imbricata) conservation

The conservation of the almost extinct several species of turtle, mainly the Hawksbill Turtle (Erethmochelys imbricata). Here we learn how the center taking of breeding, feeding and conserve the turtle from eggs to mature and ready to be release to the ocean.


After the visit, we take a breather under the shade and have a cool cendol (shave ice and everything sweet inside).

We go back to the lodging and get ready to go back to Jakarta.

All in all, I love going back here again for a weekend or two and maybe explore other islands.

Since it’s an open trip, we divide the cost and each of us paid Rp.600.000 (included speedboat, lunch, dinner, lodging and boat for islands hopping).

Source of information: Wikipedia


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