Tidung Island is one of the islands included in the 1000 Islands group. The island is still in the area of DKI Jakarta and will become a favorite beach destination outside the coast of Ancol. Tidung Island is actually divided into two islands, namely Tidung Besar Island and Tidung Kecil Island. Tidung Besar Island is one of the grandest islands between the other islands in the 1000 islands. Tidung Kecil Island is not inhabited.
This island is increasingly absorbing tourists because of the attraction of this island that is increasingly dispersed. Tidung Island has a stretch of white sand that makes the beach more charming. Bluish seawater that is clear invites tourists to look further into the bottom of the water that has exotic fish or coral reefs.
Ship to Tidung Island
The journey to reach Tidung Island is not so long. By using a boat from Muara Angke, Jakarta, the time needed is approximately 2-3 hours. The boat schedule goes to Tidung Island at around 08.30 WIB, so please don't be late so you won't be left. Because it travels through water, so you will not be bored by the hustle and bustle that often occurs on mainland roads to tourist destinations that are common on vacation. Besides that, to feel all these panoramas, the costs spent were not so large that there was no need to drain your savings for traveling to Tidung Island. The cost of a boat ride to Tidung Island is Rp. 33,000 for one person.
Another method for Tidung Island is to use the tourism services provided. Generally ships will start from Ancol and use special boats. And for sure the rate given is higher than boarding a boat.
The Love Bridge or the Bridge of Love
Tidung Besar Island with Tidung Kecil Island is united by a bridge, which is a distinctive feature of the island. The bridge, called the Love Bridge, is one of the destinations commonly visited by visitors. The length of the bridge is around 850 m. From the bridge that is made of wood, tourists can see the panorama in the sea such as coral reefs or fish that swim to swim on the edge of the bridge. During the morning or evening, the bridge becomes a romantic spot for seeing the sunrise or sunset. You can also test the courage to jump into the sea from the Love Bridge, which is approximately 10 m high. Activities that are usually done by tourists on Tidung Island.
Tidung Island Facilities and Infrastructure
Various activities that can be done on Tidung Island include cycling around the island, the beach or wading the Bridge of Love. Bicycles are stretched at a rate of Rp. 20,000, - for one day you can get around the island. There are no four-wheeled vehicles on the island so the roads that exist between residents' dwellings are not big roads. Simple community housing, plants in front of the house, lush trees beside the road and coconut trees on the coast produce different nuances of the big city. Exciting activities as well as a means of refreshing a tired body.
Snorkelling is the right activity to be enjoyed at Tidung beach. The clear water makes us able to see a variety of marine biota that are underwater with existing coral reefs. If you don't have snorkeling equipment, you can rent it for Rp. 30,000. To experience a more exotic panorama, you can use a boat to reach a number of beautiful seafloor spots.
Banana boats and canoes are water games that are worth a try on the coast of Tidung Island. Swimming near the beach with children will make children feel the recreation. Shallow beaches plus clean water can be a play zone for children.
When you are satisfied playing on the beach, refresh yourself by eating young coconut on the beach. To fill the hungry stomach, there are simple rice stalls that belong to the people of this island. You can chat with the smiling people. The population is not commercial, so the culinary prices and drinks are not priced with high costs. You will be able to get a serving of food at a cost of Rp. 20,000.
If you choose to spend the night on this island, do not miss the chance to have a BBQ on the shore. Feeling the roasted fish and other seafood as well as the cold beaches and cold beaches will make the appetite rise.
Accommodation or homestay on Tidung Island
Accommodation places on this island are not luxury resorts or hotels. The island's tourists can spend the night homestay. Residents' homes are rented out for travelers who want to vacation on this island. You may choose whether you want to rent an inn using AC or no AC. Although not as fancy as a hotel or cottage, a homestay on Tidung Island is very clean as well, which of course does not cost the bag to drain. For backpackers or those who want to try other options, you can camp on the beach for camping.
The beauty of the beach and sea that you will get on Tidung Island is not inferior to other popular beaches. To get to this island, there is no need for too high a fee. Many tour packages provide tours to the island at a price of around Rp. 500,000, - which has covered transportation, dining and homestay costs. So, if you want to travel without having to be bothered by the budget, Tidung Island deserves to be the only exotic Jakarta tourism destination