Banyak Islands attractions

Island in Banyak Islands

Pulau Sikandang

This largish island with pristine beaches takes a couple of hours to walk around. It's one of the most popular places to stay with several guesthouses set up here. Snorkelling is possible but there’s a steep drop-of…
Island in Banyak Islands

Pulau Bangkaru

The second-largest of the Banyak Islands, Pulau Bangkaru is home to a turtle conservation project, so visits are strictly controlled and you’re only allowed on the island with a certified guide. At the time of resea…
Island in Banyak Islands

Pulau Tuangku

Covered in dense jungle, Pulau Tuangku is the largest of the Banyak Islands. Surfers head to Ujung Lolok, the headland at the south of the island, complete with several world-class breaks. In the northern part of th…
Island in Banyak Islands

Pulau Palambak Besar

Rather out of the way, this medium-sized island is covered in coconut trees, has a couple of jungle paths you can walk and a gorgeous stretch of beach, though the snorkelling is not great. Here you'll find the lovel…
Island in Banyak Islands

Pulau Tailana

The small island of Pulau Tailana is renowned for reefs that are waves of colour. The island has a popular guesthouse.
Island in Banyak Islands

Pulau Laman

There’s good snorkelling between Pulau Laman and Pulau Laureh, with some remarkable growths of vivid blue coral.
Island in Banyak Islands

Pulau Asok

A crescent-shaped, uninhabited island with pristine beaches on either side as well as excellent snorkelling.
Island in Banyak Islands

Pulau Balai

One of two inhabited islands in the Banyaks, connected to the mainland by frequent public boats. It has no attractions of its own, but has a mellow atmosphere, friendly locals, cheap losmen, restaurants and is usefu…
Island in Banyak Islands

Pulau Ragu-Ragu

Offers some excellent snorkelling. Dugongs are sometimes sighted in the mornings off the island’s north shore.
Island in Banyak Islands

Pulau Lambodong

Uninhabited small island with white sandy beach, popular with day trippers from neighbouring Banyak islands.