Bidadari Island or Angel Island is located in the Thousand Islands region. For more information, you can see the best islands in thousand islands jakarta.
This island is not famous as Harapan Island, Pramuka Island and other islands in the Thousand Islands region. In addition, the Bidadari location that is actually closer to Jakarta. Other than go to Bidadari Islands, you also can see unusual things to do in Java Island Indonesia.
The travel is approximately 20 minutes from Marina Jaya Ancol by ride a speed boat. Before you go to Bidadari Islands, there is many things to do in Ancol Jakarta beaches. Trips to Bidadari Island is not like visiting the Thousand Islands because in this island we can visit many places and also get a new knowledge. Well, what things can we do in this island? Here, they are:
- Stay at Angel Eco Resort
Here’s the things to do in Bidadari Island Jakarta. Bidadari Eco Resort is the only resort on the Bidadari Island. If you want to find tranquility from your busy life, it’s definitely the best choice. The concept of the resort is an eco resort. The place is very well maintained, clean and comfortable. We can enjoy sleeping in the sea, by staying at the Bidadari resort floating cottage. Maybe you also want to try the best luxury beach resorts in Jakarta
2. Know about History
A row of cannons near the entrance of the island illustrate the history is so thick. Who would have thought, the island that looks beautiful was once a place of isolation for people who have leprosy disease. This things happened in the colonial era. However, the island was cleaned, and managed by the private sector to become the ideal place to visit.
- Selfie in Martello Fort
Besides being used as a place of isolation, Bidadari Island was once also used as a fortress of the colonial government. Now, Martello fort is cultural heritage that is protected in this island. This place is perfect for you who are selfie photo enthusiasts. The ruins of this castle will look beautiful as your selfie background.
- Meet with Native of Bidadari Island.
Spotted deer and biawak, are two original occupants of Bidadari Island. They deliberately left there because of Eco Resort concept that is carried. Even Bondol Eagles still occasionally still be seen around the island. The ‘natives’ of this place became one of the attractions of the Bidadari Island. Well, there are many things to do in Bidadari Island Jakarta.
- Inhale the fresh air
Bidadari island have a forest area that is home of the lizard. Mangrove trees were deliberately cultivated in this island. The number of trees around the island combined with the cool air of the sea makes this place have much air. Therefore, in this place we can inhale much oxygen. Something that you will not get in urban areas, isn’t it?
- Ride a Bicycle around the Island
Exploring Bidarari Island by a bike is certainly exciting. Bidadari resort has several bikes that we can use to go around the island. Ride a bike while waiting for sunrise appears on the beach could be an alternative choice when visiting here. It certainly will be a memorable experience.
- Play the water sport
In Bidadari Island, we cannot get to snorkel, but it offers another things. We can play banana boat and feel the sensation of water thrown from the sea.
- Banana boat: 250.000 / 5 pax for 15 minutes.
- 50.000 for a double,
- 30,000 for singles, for 30 minutes.
- Visiting Nearby Island
There are three islands closest to the Bidadari Island. The three islands are Onrust Island, Cipir Island and Kelor Island.
Formerly, this island is a quarantine place of pilgrimage. When the colonial era, people who just finished from Makkah should stop first at Onrust Island. Because Holland worry that these people carry infectious diseases. Now, the former quarantine buildings were in ruins. It is estimated that the building was destroyed because of the Krakatoa eruption.
In the Onrust Island was built a miniature museum contains several ancient buildings, as well as there are some pictures that tell the history of Onrust Island. In this place, we also can visit the Netherlands tomb. The oldest tomb occupant is a member of the VOC named Cornellis W. Vogel, who died at the age of 48 years. There is also the Indonesian grave in the Onrust island. It is estimated that is the tomb of Kartosuwiryo, a figure that form Daarul Islam. You also can see Indonesian paradise islands you should totally visit.
Not much different from Onrust Island, this island was once also used as a quarantine place of pilgrimage. The difference is on the buildings. The buildings in this Island are still better, not wrecked like in the Onrust Island.
Kelor island is an island that is much more beautiful among the three island. The view of Martello fortress combined with twigs near the castle makes the castle seem exotic. The sand on the Kelor beach looks white and clean. The view of this place is so beautiful that makes this place was used as a wedding venue of Indonesia Actor, Rio Dewanto.
There are many facilities that you can find in this place, such as
- Floating Cottage
- Kids swimming pool
- Meeting Room
- Billyard Room
- Karaoke Room
- Souvenir Shop
- Bike rent
- Watersport (Banana Boat, Jetsky, Canoe)
Departure (From Marina Ancol toward Bidadari Island):
- Monday – Friday: At 9.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.
- Saturday – Sunday: At 8:00 a.m.; 10:00 a.m.; 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Return (From Bidadari Island to the Marina Ancol):
- Monday – Friday: At 2:30 p.m.
- Saturday – Sunday: At 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Rp 300.000 / person, you can depart from Marina Ancol Pier, Pier 17.
* Prices could be change anytime