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Pulau Weh (Sabang)

  • jetty at Iboih (Teupin Layeu), Pulau Weh (Sabang)
jetty at Iboih (Teupin Layeu)
also known as:
Sabang, Sabang Island, Weh Island, Pulo Weh
Priority: Midd
Location Type: Destination
Just 45 minutes by fast ferry from the city of Banda Aceh on the north coast of Sumatra, Pulau Weh is Indonesia's westernmost island. This mountainous island is covered in lush forests. Weh is still untouched by mass tourism, and most travellers come here to experience the excellent diving and snorkelling. The most popular resort areas are Iboih and Gapang, both located on the north west of the island.
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Wikipedia - Weh Island

map Pulau Weh

Weh Island or Pulau Weh or Pulo Weh (by the local population commonly referred to only as "Sabang", the name of the largest city) is a small active volcanic island to the northwest of Sumatra. It was originally connected to the Sumatran mainland and became separated by sea after the volcano's last eruption in the Pleistocene era.[1] The island is situated in the Andaman Sea. The largest city on the island, Sabang, is the westernmost outpost of Indonesia. Weh is also the northernmost island of Indonesia.
The island is known for its ecosystem; the Indonesian government has declared 60 square kilometres (23 sq mi) of inland and sea around the island as a wildlife protection area. A rare megamouth shark species was found on shore and the island is the only habitat for the threatened toad, Bufo valhallae (genus Bufo). Coral reef areas around the island are known for their large variety of fish. ... read more

Wikitravel - Sabang

Gapang Beach, Pulau Weh (Sabang)
Gapang Beach

Strictly speaking, the island's name is Weh Island (Pulau Weh) and Sabang is the main town on the north coast, but the names are often used interchangeably. Amongs local the place more well knowned as "Sabang" but amongs tourist is well known as "Pulau Weh". The island is best known for its snorkeling and diving.

Getting there by boat
Fast Ferry (~1 hour, Rp 60,000-economy 70,000-business 80,000-VIP) leave at 9.30am and 4pm from Banda Aceh and 8.30am and 4pm from Sabang Pulau Weh. For the moment the fast ferry called "Pulo Rondo" only run once a day depart from Ulee Lheue pier (Banda Aceh) at 9.30 am to Balohan (Pulau Weh)and from Balohan (Pulau Weh) at 4.00 pm. Until further notice. Motorcycles and cars are not allowed on the fast ferry but bicycles can be shipped for 50,000 idr.
Slow Ferry (~2.5 hrs,Rp about 15,000 Leaves Banda Aceh at 2pm and from Pulau Weh at 8.30am. Sometimes there are two trips/day.
See the diving websites of Rubiah Divers and/or Lumba Lumba for up to date information in regards to getting to and from Medan to Banda Aceh and from Banda Aceh to Pulau Weh. ... read more

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