Top things to do in Pulau Tidore

Fort in Soasio

Benteng Torre

No less spectacular than its nearby twin, Benteng Tahula, Torre was bult by the Spanish in the early 17th century. Broken lava flows, vivid tropical foliage and commanding views of southern approaches to the island …
Fort in Soasio

Benteng Tahula

A legacy of Spain's short-lived presence in Tidore, this early-17th-century fort is well preserved, with orderly market gardens within and spectacular views to Halmahera from the battlements. It's a steep climb to t…
Island in Pulau Tidore

Pulau Maitara

A three-minute speedboat hop from Rum, Pulau Maitara's clear waters are fine for snorkelling and swimming but watch out for the numerous sea urchins.
Museum in Soasio

Sonyine Malige

Around 200m north of Benteng Tahula, the Sonyine Malige Sultan’s Memorial Museum displays the sultan’s throne and giant spittoons, plus the royal crown topped with cassowary feathers (considered as magical as Ternat…
Indonesian in Soasio

Rumah Makan Taman Siswa

No frills here, but they do a very solid ayam lalapan (fried chicken, rice and veggies with a spicy sauce), as well as bakso (meatballs) and rice dishes.
Island in Pulau Tidore

Pulau Mare

This small island south of Pulau Tidore is famed for its attractive, unfussy pottery. Speedboats to Pulau Mare can be chartered in Seli (100,000Rp).
Beach in Pulau Tidore

Pantai Kajoli

Down on Tidore's southern coast, slender and small Pantai Kajoli is the island's best strip of white sand.
Beach in Pulau Tidore

Pantai Akasahu

The beach itself isn't special, but the modest hot-spring pool here draws a crowd of locals.