“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharlal Nehru

I fall in love with the beauty and wonderful of my country, because of the islands hopping trip. A few months ago, I don't have that much time and money to travel some of the nearby islands. Even though, it's only a few hours away from home.

But, it's been my life dream to be able to travel around, because I used to have a dream becoming a tour guide, myself. Then life happens and the dream isn't happening, yet. I believe, someday it will come true, I just need to push myself to the fullest.

This island is still part of the thousand islands, Indonesia has. Only to be able to get here, you will go from another area. Which is another port in West Java, Serang, Banten. The name of the port is KARANGANTU – history said, the name of the port had to do with a ghost story tale. Just like the one with Ginny in the bottle, kind of story. But, we do know, every place we go there will always be a story to tell.

To be able to reach this port from Jakarta, one can take a bus from KAMPUNG RAMBUTAN bus terminal, or from KALIDERES. They will have some tickets sale to the PAKUPATAN bus terminal. The ride will take around 2-3 hours, depends on the bus driver and how many stops to get another passenger on the way.

After you arrived at the last stop, you need to take another minibus to the port. It was a short distance ride, will take around 35-45 minutes to finally arrived at the port. Then, you just have to wait for the boat to come pick you up.

The boat ride from the port to the island will take another 2-3 hour if you need to take a good nap. This probably your best time to get one. Since the island is a bit far from the city, you will see there are not much of people actually going to the island. At least, last time I went.

One of the views on the boat ride to the island, we are passing by this monument. Some kind of electricity power supply for the city surrounding.


The island still under development, and it keeps getting help from the government. Even though it's a bit far off, but one can see the development around the island. Some of the house guests have been made, and clear water also available for us to clean ourselves.

Also, the electricity in the island only exists at night, while during the day there is no electricity. So, if you want to charge all the battery, will be during the night. 


You can find a perfect island here, from the small forest, open field and of course snorkeling place.


 Just amazing clear water to do the snorkeling around this island.


This beach is at the other end of the island, they have 2 (two) entrance docking boats. As far as we concern about the island, garbage also the one that we are concern about. As you can see, that drifted garbage along the white sand beach. Not all the people in the island actually care about preserving this kind of awareness.

Some of the local tourists sometimes also don't really care about how they throw their garbage, or even clean after they use. This kind awareness needs to be taught from the beginning. Sometimes, it's really sad, when you have a beautiful view but you can't avoid the laying garbage around.

Hope you're not one of the local tourists who ignorance about their surrounding.

If we're destroying our trees and destroying our environment and hurting animals and hurting one another and all that stuff, there's got to be a very powerful energy to fight that. I think we need more love in the world. We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that. - Ellen DeGeneres

Have FUN exploring!