Welcome to Jailolo
Famed for its fragrant durians, the little port of Jailolo steams gently away at the base of a lush volcanic cone, among the mangroves. Before being incorporated by Ternate, Jailolo was an independent sultanate. Today, not even a stone remains of Jailolo’s former keraton (palace), abandoned in the 1730s. However, the sultan was reinstated in 2003 and now lives in a modest beachfront villa in nearby Marimbati.
Few foreigners pass through Jailolo. Those who do are normally on their way north, or overnighting before a boat ride the next day.