Semak Daun Island is a supertiny island located in the Thousand Islands cluster (Kepulauan Seribu), Jakarta, Indonesia. This island is only inhabited by a family and nothing more. The shallow crystal water and white sands beach surrounding the island are very worth to see. The visitors usually do some beach activities, such as swimming or sunbathing along the tranquil white sands beach.
The picture above shows you how tranquil the island is. With a shallow sea water level surrounding the island, you can even walk from Semak Daun Island to the nearest island. It is very peaceful when you are standing on the sea between two islands while feeling the breeze blowing over.
Semak Daun Island is located in the cluster of Thousand Islands. It is 2 – 3,5 hours north trip from Jakarta to Pramuka Island (before continuing to Semak Daun 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 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 Pramuka Island is Rp 30.000, while the boat from Marina Ancol (the fastest one) costs Rp150.000.
After reaching Pramuka Island, you can continue doing island hopping around Thousand Islands including Semak Daun Island. You can rent a boat costs Rp350.000/boat/day which has 10-15 person capacity to do so.
Semak Daun doesn’t have any lodging or other facilities at all, except for the restroom in the middle of the island and lunch service that provided by the only family that stays inside the island. There are many homestays that you can rent for a room or a house in the main island of Thousand Island, Pramuka Island, instead. Homestay with 3 rooms costs around Rp 450.000/house/night.
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