Weh Island is often referred to by the name of its capital, Sabang. It is the westernmost island of the Indonesian archipelago. Situated at the mouth of the Malacca strait is a sea passage for many yachts and cruise ships.
Diving in Weh Island is a well-established recreational activity.
Dive masters and dive instructors are ready to offer a variety of dives
to sites like the fabled Sea Garden in Rubiah Island. You’ll find many
delightful sea creatures, most notably manta rays, whale sharks,
dolphins and sea turtles.
From Banda Aceh, you can take a ferry in the morning in Ulee Lheue Sea Port and arrive in Gapang Beach. The trip will only take a couple of hours, 45 minutes if you decide to ride a speedboat. Or if you’re from Medan, you can go to Banda Aceh first by bus or plane. Traveling from abroad? Several airlines can be used as well to reach Banda Aceh.
Land transportation can be used. Minibuses are available, motorcycles and three-wheeled pedicab or becak can be used to explore this island. For a more comfortable journey, you can also rent a car.
To explore Sabang and the beaches, no mode of transportation will be more enjoyable than walking on foot.
Diving is of course, the most favorite activity. Many dive masters and instructors will gladly escort you to explore the underwater life in Weh island.
Why not explore the city as well? You might want to take a picture at a sign bearing “Indonesia Nol (Zero) Kilometer”. Water Front Resort is also interesting if you want to see the diversified marine life.
For shoppers enthusiast, try visiting traditional markets to get fresh tropical fruit and snacks.
Many other fascinating sites of interest include a waterfall, volcano and hot springs; plus the Zero Kilometre Monument, the Japanese bunkers from WWII, the historical graveyard, Durian Keramat and Sabang town.
You will be able to swing it, no matter how tight your budget is. Various accomodations are available and all you have to do is just choose. Basic wooden huts if you want to experience the simple life. Or perhaps a pricey bungalow for a more comfortable surrounding.
You can have your fill of sea food dishes in the restaurants throughout the island.
Handmade souvenirs from coconut wood will delight your loved ones and perhaps you’d like to keep one as a memento.
Traditional markets offer fresh tropical fruit and traditional side dishes and snacks. Dodol (some kind of sweets made of certain flour, sugar, palm sugar and sometimes fruit), chips, cake and bread (specialty of this island) can be found here.
* Dress casually but be sure to respect the locals. The majority are
Muslims and modest clothing is preferred.
* Bring your own bathing suit and sun block, as well as other necessary equipments.
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