Pulau Weh, located in the Aceh province of Indonesia, is situated at the northern tip of Sumatra in the western part of the country. It offers a serene escape from the bustling cities of Southeast Asia. With its untouched beaches, crystal-clear waters and vibrant coral reefs, this hidden gem is a paradise for nature lovers and diving enthusiasts. Tourists can experience the tranquil surroundings and discover a sense of bliss that can only be found on this remote island.

Pulau Weh’s rich biodiversity also makes it a haven for wildlife fans. It is home to various species of marine life and exotic birds. Whether you choose to relax on the pristine beaches or explore the underwater wonders, Pulau Weh promises an unforgettable experience in Southeast Asia that will rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.

Highlights in this Southeast Asia’s Paradise

Dive Into Wonders: Pulau Weh unlocks access to renowned dive spots, like Rubiah Sea Garden and Pantee Peunateung, teeming with vibrant marine life.

Pulau Weh
Photo Credit: Tom Fisk

Volcanic Views:
Ascend Gunung Api, the island’s active volcano, for sweeping vistas of the Indian Ocean and Kilometer Zero Monument.

Beach Bliss: Relax on pristine shores, like Iboih Beach, Gapang Beach, and Sumur Tiga Beach, that are perfect for sun-soaked days.

Cultural Experiences

Local experiences: Immerse yourself in local culture by visiting Sabang’s traditional villages. Enjoy traditional dance performances and learn batik-making to explore the area’s rich artistic heritage. Relish local delights, like Acehnese coffee and dishes, such as nasi goreng.

Culinary Delights: Pulau Weh boasts diverse culinary delights, from fresh seafood to Indonesian classics. Don’t miss the famous Acehnese coffee, known for its rich flavor and unique brewing style.

Places to Stay

Pulau Weh Resort: Perfect for diving enthusiasts, this resort offers comfortable rooms and easy access to diving hotspots.

Freddie’s Santai Sumurtiga: A cozy beachfront accommodation with bungalows, ideal for a relaxed beach getaway.

Casa Nemo Beach Resort & Restaurant: Enjoy beachfront dining and well-appointed rooms with ocean views.

Best Time to Visit this Southeast Asia Gem

Plan your visit during the dry season from April to October. It has pleasant weather for outdoor activities, like snorkeling, diving and island exploration.