Putri Island is a resort island in Jakarta. Because managed professionally by a resort company, it is not free to explore this island except for those who are staying in the resort. This security is done in order to keep the island private for few visitors who stay in the island.
The distinction of Putri Island compared to the other islands in Thousand Islands is that Putri Island has an underwater aquarium. For visitors who won’t staying in the resort still can visit the underwater aquarium. The entry ticket costs Rp50.000. Putri Island has many facilities, such as shop, sport center, etc.
Putri Island is located in the cluster of Thousand Islands. It needs 2 – 3,5 hours trip to the north of Jakarta to these island depending on which kind of transportation you use, by a cheapest yet slower regular boat or faster yet more expensive speedboat.
How to Get There:
Wherever the starting point you come from, you have to reach Jakarta first before continuing to go to Muara Angke or Marina Ancol to get a boat trip to Thousand Islands (Kepulauan Seribu). Remember that the boat is only available at 6-7 o’clock in the morning. The cost that you have to pay for the boat from Muara Angke to Harapan Island/Kelapa Island is Rp 35.000, while the cost of the boat from Marina Ancol (the fastest one) is Rp150.000.
After reaching Harapan Island and Kelapa Island, you can continue your trip to Putri Island and Putri Barat Island. You can rent a boat costs Rp300.000/boat/day which has 10-15 persons of capacity to do so. For the visitors who want to stay at the island, the resort provides a shuttle boat from Marina Ancol to Putri Island.
Putri Island is a resort island. There are many lodging in the island that cost little bit expensive compared to non resort islands. But you get extra facilities that cannot be provided by non resort islands in return.
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