Thousand Islands in detail

Flights & getting there

The resorts have daily speedboats from Jakarta’s Ancol Marina for guests and day trippers, usually leaving between 8am and 11am and returning between 2pm and 5pm, with additional services on weekends. Some are just a 30-minute ride away, but the furthest islands take around two hours or more to reach. Return day-trip rates to the resorts with lunch include Pulau Bidadari (400,000Rp) and Pulau Macan (750,000Rp).

Locals will ferry you from one island to the next (but this can be pricey). Most islands are small enough to easily explore on foot and some have bikes for hire.