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Pulau Weh: Paradise under Sharia

At the far northwestern tip of Indonesia, off the coast of Sumatra, is an unloved jungle-filled island going by the name of Pulau Weh. Known as one of the better places in Indonesia to dive, it boasts crystal clear waters, rustic bungalows and a laidback island feel that you just don’t seem to get in many places these ... Read more about Pulau Weh: Paradise under Sharia .

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Diving on Pulau Weh

The main reason people go to Pulau Weh is for the fantastic diving which is primarily located around Iboih. The average dive will have you seeing all sorts of fish, eels and rays as well as the odd shark, turtle and perhaps even a whale shark. Visibility in these waters is fantastic with 20 to 30 metres visibility the norm, making for a great underwater adventure. There are a number of dive ... Read more about Diving on Pulau Weh .

Motorcycle tour of Pulau Weh

Aside from swinging in a hammock, snorkelling and diving, most visitors don’t do much else on Pulau Weh primarily because there isn’t that much to do. One good way to leave the hammock for a day is to rent a motorbike and take a trip around the island. Pulau Weh is a large island and it takes about two hours at a leisurely pace to ride from one side of the island to the other. Aside from ... Read more about Motorcycle tour of Pulau Weh .

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Pulau Weh? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Indonesia.

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