Best Things to do in Pulau Weh in Sumatra

World class diving, amazing snorkelling, waterfalls, sunsets & plenty of white sand beaches and hammock time! How does that sound?

Welcome to the Paradise Island Pulau Weh & Find the best things to do

Pulau Weh has something to do for everybody. Divers, snorkelers and beach potatoes – Everybody will find something to do. Visit a waterfall, explore the wonderful world above and underwater and be amazed by the breath-taking nature of Pulau Weh!

Scuba Diving in Pulau Weh

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The island is a true paradise, both above and below sea level. The most popular villages on Pulau Weh have a laid-back backpackers vibe. It’s a perfect paradise to relax and have a good time underwater. We prepared a full article for you. Learn more about where to dive on Pulau Weh and what to see!

Snorkelling in Pulau Weh

Spots that are great for diving are also great for snorkelling, of course. Pulau Weh has some amazing spots. The best ones are in Iboih, at Gapang Beach as well as at Sumur Tiga Beach.

Snorkelling in Iboih: You can simply go from the foot bridges of the accommodations in Iboih or from the public beach in Iboih. Find your accommodation with your private foot bridge in Iboih! 

Snorkelling at Gapang Beach: Simply grab your mask,, snorkel and fins and go directly from the beach.

Snorkelling at Sumur Tiga: Same goes for snorkelling at Sumur Tiga. Simply go from the beach!

Snorkelling at Long Beach: This is a beautiful white sand beach with crystal blue water waiting for you to be explored. Enjoy the amazing island view over the island Seulako! Find amazing places to stay at Long Beach! 

In the mood for some Island hopping?

Pulau Klah Island: If you can’t get enough from snorkelling, simply go on a trip with one of the local fisher boats and visit the little island named Pulau Klah. Most of the time you will have the snorkelling spots for yourself!

Pulau Rubiah Island: From Iboih you can also swim and snorkel over to the little neighbour island called Pulau Rubiah! Make sure to bring fins, since currents can be strong. To be safe, ask the local dive schools when is a good time to do that – Let’s go exploring!

Waterfall Air Terjun Pria Laot on Pulau Weh

Waterfalls are always a great thing to visit – specially on Pulau Weh. At this Waterfall Air Terjun Pria Laot on Pulau Weh you won’t only see clear waters splashing down, you will also find a beautiful unspoiled forest. The access to the Pria Laot Waterfall is relatively easy. From the main road heading to the Km Nol, you have to turn left after Meunasah Pria Laot. You can park the car near the bridge in front of the drinking water company. If you are coming with a motor bike, you can park it at the residential housing area near the water pump for about 2,000 IDR. Now you can walk through the concreted path that will guide to the Pria Laot Waterfall for more than 1 Km. On the left side there is the river. After walking through the concrete path, you will then walk through the mossy rocks. There will be several bridges that clear up your eyes when seeing the flow of water from the river below. You have arrived at Air Terjun Pria Laot Waterfall! Take a shower and just live in the moment!

Watch Sunset at Kilometer Nol (Km zero of Indonesia)

After diving and snorkelling, the second thing to do for most people coming to Pulau Weh is to go to the Kilometer Nol (Km zero of Indonesia). The location of this place is approximately 30 kilometers from the center town of Sabang, or about 1 hour drive by road. The best time to go there is right before sunset – Watch this spectacular view and enjoy some breath-taking moments on the beautiful island of Pulau Weh!

Simply relax on Long Beach

Welcome Beach Potatoes. There is plenty of beaches on Pulau Weh. Simply relax, get some tan and read a good book. Even though it’s not allowed everywhere in Pulau Weh to tan with your bikini most spots are quite relaxed. Long Beach is perfect for simply doing nothing!

Fancy some great food while doing nothing? Or even better, get also a comfortable bed. Wake up and live in a dream at the beach front accommodation Panorama Seulako Bungalows!

Another amazing places to stay in Long Beach are Bixio Cafe & Bungalows and Apollo Bungalows! Join a big family & feel true love & hospitality at Long Beach. 

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Rent a motorbike and explore the island of Pulau Weh

Feel free & explore the beautiful island. Take some stops, relax, breath and simply enjoy the purest nature! The easiest way to get around on Pulau Weh (and also the cheapest) is renting a motorbike. You can either chose to rent a motorbike for a half day (50.000 IDR) or for a full day (100.000 IDR).

More insights & tipps about Pulau Weh

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Best places to stay on Pulau Weh

Other questions you might have when travelling to Aceh Region

Pulau Weh: Pulau Weh, an island north of Sumatra with Kilometer 0 of Indonesia is a great getaway for snorkelling and diving lovers. Explore the stunning underwater world, white sand beaches, waterfalls. Explore the areas if Iboih, Sumur Tiga, Sabang, Sukarkarya, Gua Sarang and much more.

Iboih: Iboih is a little village right at the shore with most accommodation in the cliffs. Meet some people there, travel on a shoestring and get some world class diving and snorkelling for every budget.

Sumur Tiga: The area of Sumur Tiga has a beautiful white sand beach, nice coral for snorkelling and is only a stone throw away of Pulau Weh’s attraction Japanese Fortress. Close to the Balohan Harbour on Pulau Weh.

Sabang: Sabang is a city consisting of a main island and some islands off the northern tip of Sumatra. The islands form a city within Aceh Special Region, Indonesia.

Sukarkarya: Sukarkarya is the name of the North West region of Pulau Weh in Sumatra. This includes Iboih with it’s nice snorkelling and diving as well as Long Beach and Kilometer 0 – The north point of Indonesia.

Gua Sarang: Gua means cave. Gua Sarang is actually a sightseeing spot. The Sarang Cafe comes with a panoramic view of the blue sea, trekking activities, snorkeling, and cruising the cave into a bird’s nest. Magic on Pulau Weh in North Sumatra!

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