The perfect break without leaving the capital.

Andi Rosita Dewi   30 August 2016 15:36 - The thousand islands just off the coast of Jakarta are the perfect getaway from the Big Durian. Here are just a few of the stunning options you have to choose from. 

1. Pari. 

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This island is home to white beaches and a research post run by Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (Indonesian Institute of Sciences).

2. Bidadari.

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As beautiful as its name suggests, Bidadari (angel) island becomes one of the most visited islands in the mini-archipelago.

3. Harapan.

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Below water are reefs and above are rare birds. 

4. Tidung.

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This island is famous for its beaches and hospitality.

5. Semak Daun.

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Do you want a private holiday? Come to this place! This is one of the many uninhabited islands off the Jakarta coast.

6. Pramuka. 

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You can learn about the rare hawksbill sea turtles that reside here.

7. Pantara. 

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This is further out that many islands but the boat journey will be worth it.

8. Kotok. 

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The coral reefs here make it perfect for diving.

9. Ayer. 

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Ayer will teach you what its like to live in a village on the sea.

10. Macan.

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This eco-resort is one of the most well-known islands. It's name means 'Tiger'. 

11. Payung. 

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You get here from Tidung island. Payung is popular with campers.

12. Sepa. 

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This is a paradise for snorkelers. 

13. Bira. 

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This is one of the most popular locations for wedding photoshoots. 




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