Top 10 Beaches near Jakarta

If you are looking for beaches near Jakarta to get away from the city, you have come to the right place. Our list of beaches are reachable from Jakarta on just land or plus boats, from as little as 3 hours and up to 6 hours or more. Paradise is worth some effort!

Nobody would ever think that the landlocked Jakarta city has beaches, but you will be surprised how you can get to some beautiful ones in no time. Beaches are one of the best getaways from the hustle and bustle of this metropolitan city. Here is our list of beaches nearby Jakarta that you can get ti

Beaches at Jakarta

Ancol Beach

This beach is located in the North Jakarta. It is the most well-known beach and the closest one from the city center since you don’t have to cross the sea by boat to get into this place. Ancol beach is inside the main complex of Taman Impian Jaya Ancol (Ancol Dreamland). It is divided into six different beaches; Pantai Karnaval Ancol, Pantai Festival Ancol, Pantai Ria Ancol, Pantai Indah Ancol, Pantai Beach Pool or Ancol Lagoon, and Pantai Marina Ancol. Besides staying in the best hotels in Jakarta and just visit this place, or stay at this nearby well rated Hotel Grand Mercure Jakarta Kemayoran * which has free shuttle to this place or a new up and coming cozy Peggy Apartment * with a sea view.

Ancol Beach, Jakarta, Indonesia
Beautiful sunset at Ancol Beach, Jakarta. Photo by Starco

Beaches around 3 hours from Jakarta

Beach at Macan Island

This is an exclusive and private island with only 30 minutes away by boat from Marina Ancol, Jakarta. Scuba diving is a favorite activity here. This exclusive island allows only up 30 guests each time. Hence, it is reserved for those who are out to splurge. This island is well known for combining eco concept with modern technology. It is also no doubt a favourite of many romantic getaways.

Macan Island, a private paradise.
Macan Island, a private paradise. Photo by Christine und David Schmitt

Anyer Beach

The next nearest beach is about 150 km away from Jakarta and it is called Anyer Beach. This beach is famous for its beautiful sunset here. While for those who like activities, there’s water sports, snorkeling and surfing at this beach. Staying for one or two nights here would be enough. Accommodations are available from hotel, villa, cottage, and homestay. Best place to stay on Anyer Beach * itself is at the Hotel Aston *, a luxury villa with Indonesian charm. If you prefer nearer to Anyer town, then Hotel Aston * is for you with its own private beach and sunset dining option.

Anyer Beach, Jakarta, Indonesia
Anyer Beach, Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo by Rudi Ardiansyah

Carita Beach

Beside serving as a gate to into Peucang Island, Carita Beach is worthy as a destination itself. This beach has a wealth of resources such as fish, seaweed, and other marine products. Together with a long sandy beach and an amazing view of Mount Krakatau, you can enjoy the rhythm of the waves along with fresh breeze. Carita Beach can be found after you exit at Serang, coming from Jakarta. A good place to stay near Carita beach is the Villa Roca Layung *.

Beautiful sunset at Carita Beach near Jakarta.
Beautiful sunset at Carita Beach near Jakarta. Photo by Sita Basuki

Pasir Panjang Beach on Sangiang Island

If you are a big fan of underwater life, then Sangiang Island is a good choice. The route to Sangiang island is quite easy. From Jakarta, get to the city of Serang, Banten, and then you can use public transport or car directly to Cilegon and head directly to Paku Anyer Port. Take a boat about 45 minutes then you will find one of the hidden paradises in Banten. If you snorkel or dive here, you will find thousands of clownfish down there. Unfortunately, there are no resorts is built here yet but you can stay at the local houses or homestays.

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Pasir Panjang Beach, Sangiang Island, Jakarta, Indonesia
Leave Your Footprint on Sandy Beach. Photo by Isti

Beaches about 6 hours away from Jakarta

Sawarna Beach

Sarna beach is about 280 km from Jakarta. The fastest route is starting from Jakarta to Serang Timur – Pandeglang – Malimping – Bayah then Sawarna. This place is still very much off the radar since there is no public transportation that takes you directly here. Most visitors drive here themselves. A tourist attraction here is the iconic large rock which the local people call Batu Layar. The waves are also good for surfing at this beach. If you plan to stay longer, some resorts are available with sea-view rooms and other facilities. At such less touristed place, it’s your chance to try out an authentic homestay, such as Sawarna BimBim Seaview Homestay *

Batu Layar Beneath The Sunset
Batu Layar Beneath The Sunset. Photo by Jeffrey Manzini

Ujung Genteng Beach

Find a typical white sandy beach with the sun dancing on the sea which is safe to swim in at Ujung Genteng Beach. It takes around 4 to 5 hours from Jakarta to get here, first with a bus going to Sukabumi and then by public transport to Lembur Situ – Surede – Ujung Genteng. The route is steep and uphill but once your eyes finally meet this coastline, you will forget your long journey. Turtle Beach Hotel * is a good choice here with its own private pool and direct beach access, plus there’s BBQ!

Irresistable Ujung Genteng Beach.
Irresistable Ujung Genteng Beach. Photo by Deku Kertorahardjo

Peucang Island Beach

A province close by to Jakarta called Peucang has one hidden beach which you can easily visit during your weekend. Peucang Island is located inside Ujung Kulon National Park in the Pandeglang district, Banten. It is truly a heaven in the westernmost part of Java Island. Here you will find soft white sandy beaches, clear blue sea, and stunning coral reefs. There are also deer playing around at the beach! This place is accessible by taking a speed boat for 3-4 hours from Sumur Dock or Carita Beach.

Peucang Island, Ujong Kulon National Park.
Peucang Island, Ujong Kulon National Park. Photo by Wahyu Widhi

Tunda Island Beach

Nearby beaches to Jakarta are mostly located in Banten area and this one is another stunning beach on Tunda Island. The location is farther compared to Sangiang. Take a bus from Jakarta to Merak, get off at Pakupatan Serang Terminal then continue the journey by public transport directly to Karangantu Port take a 2 hours boat ride to the island. This place is great for snorkelling with rich coral reefs.

Tunda Island, Bahasa Indonesia
Tunda Island, Bahasa, Indonesia.  Photo by ASYFTRR11 via Wikimedia Commons

Pahawang Beach

From Jakarta, you can take the bus to Merak Port to cross Sunda Strait for 3 hours reaching Bakauheni Port in Lampung. After that, head to Ketapang Dock and take the boat for 2 hours to finally get to Pahawang Island. This remote island is worth the effort to get to, especially for marine life lovers. Snorkeling is the best activity to do here but besides that, it is great to walk down the beautiful white sand beach that is lined with rows of palm trees.

Pahawang Island, Indonesia
Pahawang Island, Indonesia. Photo by Fidelia Zheng

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Best Jakarta Airport Hotels

If you are looking for a hotel near Jakarta’s airport, here is our list of the best ones for you. Be it for a short layover or if you have a late arrival or early flight, these hotels would be your best pick.

Whenever you are looking for a hotel near an airport, always look out for shuttle services, best if they are complimentary. This will help a lot towards your peace, especially if you are going to catch a flight.

Here is our list of best hotels near Soekarno Airport in Jakarta:

Luxury Hotel (from 100 USD)

Bandara International Hotel managed by AccorHotels

Another one from the Accor group, this 5-star hotel is the nearest luxury you can find at the Jakarta airport. The hotel provides free airport transfer plus outdoor poo, relaxing spa treatments and gym facility. The are 4 dining options here and guests can also arrange day trips from here if you have some time to spare. The surrounding garden and lakes make this a retreat itself.
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Mid-range Hotel (50 – 100 USD)

FM7 Resort Hotel – Jakarta Airport

One of the best hotels near Soekarno Hatta Airport in Jakarta, it comes with a free aiport shuttle service. This 4-star hotel features swimming pool, fitness center, spa and massages. There’s also 24 hours restaurant to serve the late or early fliers. This would be a great choice if you want to skip the hustle and bustle of Jakarta.
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Jakarta Airport Hotel managed by Topotels

What this hotel may lack from the other ones recommended here, it made it up with its location. Situated right inside Terminal 2 Jakarta Airport, this hotel has been serving many flyers for a long time and is well trusted by the locals.
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Budget Hotel (below 50 USD)

Ibis Styles Jakarta Airport

The trusted brand of Ibis comes to the rescue here with their budget hotel that’s situated just 7 minutes from the airport. You can be sure to find the standard Ibis quality here of clean and modern rooms with good facilities. Breakfast starts as early as 3 am for those who want to catch an early flight.
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Best Hotels in Jakarta

Jakarta is the largest city in Indonesia and finding an accommodation here can be daunting. Here’s our list of the best hotels in Jakarta to help you out, if you are wondering where to stay.

As the main hub of Indonesia with its international airport, it serves many airlines to and from around the world. That is why despite it all Jakarta tourism is still rising and popular. Jakarta is famous for its buzzing nightlife and as a shopping haven.

The best areas to stay in Jakarta would be the north Jakarta * or central Jakarta *, having most of the tourist attractions here.


Luxury Hotels (from 150 USD)

The Hermitage, by Marriott, Central Jakarta

A really beautiful refurbished colonial house made into an elegant hotel. The location is also really strategic, being near a train station and quick access to the city center and beyond. With an outdoor pool, a gym, luxurious lounge area and restaurant situated in a courtyard, this hotel also gives a romantic atmosphere with some rooms opening up to a back garden. This is the place you would want to impress and indulge your partner.
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Ritz-Carlton Hotel Jakarta Pacific Place, Kuningan, Central Jakarta

For those who want a high security and well-known hotel with world-class services. You will find all the usual luxury here, with impressive outdoor pool and bar, featuring a view of the city skyline. Kuningan area is also well known for its upmarket, shopping malls and restaurants all well located with good sidewalks.
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Mid-range Hotels (50 – 150 USD)

Oakwood Premier Cozmo Apartment Hotel, Kuningan, Central Jakarta

For those looking for luxury and with comfort of a home. This hotel comes with apartment suites completed with kitchen, dining and washing facilities. Breakfast are also included and the location is also strategically located in Kuningan. This would also be a good fit for a family or a group.
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Harris Vertu Hotel Harmoni, Gambir, Central Jakarta

For those who are looking for the best value mid-range hotel in the middle of the action. It is situated smack in between all the top must see things in Jakarta. Recommended for smart travelers who wants to cover everything in a short time. Modern clean rooms, an outdoor pool with a view, spa, gym and restaurant. This hotel has good reviews from many travelers.
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FM7 Resort Hotel – Jakarta Airport

One of the best hotels near Soekarno Hatta Airport in Jakarta, it comes with a free aiport shuttle service. This 4-star hotel features swimming pool, fitness center, spa and massages. There’s also 24 hours restaurant to serve the late or early fliers. This would be a great choice if you want to skip the hustle and bustle of Jakarta.
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Budget Hotels (below 50 USD)

Yello Hotel Harmoni, Gambir, Central Jakarta

For those on a budget but wants an alternative to a hostel. This place comes with private rooms set in a hip and stylish budget hotel style. The location is great, just walking distance to the National Monument park. There is also a restaurant if you are too lazy to go out and brave the traffic at the end of the day.
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Wonderloft hostel, North Jakarta

For those on a budget and still want to be in the city center. Located in the north, this hostel is right at the corner to the famous Jakarta’s Old City, Fatahillah Square. It has a charming mix of old colonial style with hipster-inspired interiors. Best value for money!
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10 Tempat Wisata di Jakarta yang Menarik

English versionTop 10 Things to Do and Must See in Jakarta

Jika anda berada di Jakarta hanya untuk sehari atau seminggu bahkan lebih, pasti ada tempat yang menarik bagi anda. Sebenarnya, Jakarta penuh dengan gedung dan tempat-tempat menarik, banyak pusat perbelanjaan dan kafe-kafe pusat hiburan malam yang tersembunyi, kuliner dan kesenangan lainnya. 


Di Jakarta anda tidak akan kesulitan mencari tempat-tempat menarik untuk dikunjungi atau bersenang-senang menikmati kota Jakarta.

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Tempat Wisata Di Jakarta yang Menarik

Beach at Ancol Dream Park, Jakarta, Indonesia

Beach at Ancol Dream Park, Jakarta

Taman Impian Jaya Ancol (Ancol Dreamland / Dream Park)

Jika anda ingin rekreasi untuk melepas kepenatan setelah lelah bekerja, mungkin agak kekanakan kedengarannya, tapi Taman Impian Jaya Ancol bisa menjadi tempat impian anda. Ancol dibuka selama 24 jam dengan berbagai pilihan atraksi seperti taman hiburan, Dunia Fantasi (Dufan), Atlantis Water Adventure, Ocean Dream Samudra (pentas lumba) untuk pertunjukan-pertunjukan hewan, Seaworld, pantai, Pasar Seni (Pasar Seni), golf, bowling, Ocean Eco Park, gondola, klub Hailai, pusat seni, paintball dan wakeboarding.

National Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia

National Museum, Jakarta

Museum Nasional

Berusia lebih dari dua abad, Museum Nasional Indonesia (musium pendidikan nasional) adalah ikon Jakarta yang harus anda kunjungi. Terletak di Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat di pusat kota Jakarta, museum ini merupakan museum arkeologi, sejarah, etnologis, dan geografis. Museum nasional Jakarta juga dikenal sebagai Gedung Gajah karena terdapat patung gajah di sana.

National Monument (Monas), Jakarta, Indonesia

National Monument (Monas), Jakarta

Monumen Nasional

Di pusat kota Jakarta di tengah Lapangan Merdeka, berdiri Monumen Nasional (Monas). Didirikan untuk melambangkan perjuangan Indonesia dan dibangun pada masa kepemimpinan Presiden Soekarno. Monumen ini dibuka setiap hari dari pukul 08.00 hingga pukul 15.00 WIB kecuali hari senin di tiap akhir bulan.

National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

National Gallery, Jakarta

Galeri Nasional

Galeri Nasional merupakan kombinasi dari museum dan galeri seni di Jakarta, di mana anda dapat menikmati budaya, sejarah dan seni visual pada satu tempat secara bersamaan.

Gedung Kesenian (Arts Gallery), Jakarta, Indonesia

Gedung Kesenian (Arts Gallery), Jakarta

Gedung Kesenian Jakarta (Jakarta Arts Theater)

Dibangun pada masa penjajahan Belanda, Gedung Kesenian Jakarta adalah sebuah gedung konser di Jakarta. Terletak di dekat Masjid Istiqlal dan Katedral Jakarta. Anda bisa melihat berbagai macam program kesenian, mulai dari pertunjukan teater hingga pertunjukan musik.

Kegiatan Yang Harus Dilakukan Di Jakarta

Shopping at Mangga Dua, Jakarta, Indonesia

Shopping at Mangga Dua, Jakarta

Belanja di Jakarta

Jika belanja adalah hobi anda, Jakarta menawarkan banyak tempat yang menyediakan barang keluaran terbaru hingga yang sesuai dengan anggaran belanja dari mall hingga pasar. Pusat perbelanjaan atau mall dan pasar yang direkomendasikan di Jakarta diantaranya: 
 Plaza Indonesia FX Mall – menyediakan barang bermerek
Grand Indonesia
Mangga Dua – barang imitasi namun kualitas bagus
Blok M – sepatu, pakaian, tas
Pasar Ikan – souvenir dan keperluan rumah tangga 


Makanan

Jangan lupa untuk membaca ulasan Top 10 Best Indonesian Food untuk dapat anda coba dan di mana lagi kalau bukan Jakarta, tempat terbaik untuk berburu kuliner lezat! Salah satu restoran makanan Sunda favorit saya di Jakarta yang melayani dengan sangat baik adalah Pondok Laguna. Tempat ini populer dikalangan masyarakat sekitar dan juga para wisatawan tentunya, sehingga anda akan melihat tempat ini penuh sesak ketika jam-jam sibuk seperti saat makan siang dan makan malam.

Ecobar at Kemang Nightlife, Jakarta, Indonesia

Ecobar at Kemang Nightlife, Jakarta

Hiburan Malam

Untuk hiburan malam anda bisa pergi ke club-club dan bar di Jakarta. Ada tempat-tempat menarik seperti Kemang dengan deretan club dan bar atau kafe seperti Ecobar tapi dengan keramaian yang luar biasa. Tempat ini adalah salah satu kafe yang paling keren untuk pesta di Jakarta dengan club yang trendi namun terjangkau. Atau anda bisa pergi ke Jalan Jaksa yang lebih terkenal bagi para wisatawan untuk beberapa pilihan bar, klub dan cafe, di sini ada lebih banyak pilihan makanan.

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Spa, Pijat dan Salon Kecantikan

Ada banyak pilihan spa, pijat atau salon kecantikan di Jakarta untuk memanjakan diri. Anda bisa memilih pijat tradisional Indonesia atau spa yang menenangkan di tengah kota, atau bahkan pergi untuk manikur dan pedikur, facial, creambath dan mencoba model rambut baru di berbagai mall dan salon kecantikan, mulai dari harga yang terjangkau hingga harga yang fantastis. Jika anda memiliki lebih banyak waktu, anda bisa mencoba mengunjungi Javana Spa untuk liburan akhir pekan, sekitar 2 jam perjalanan dari kota Jakarta.

Jalan-jalan di Pasar Baru (Jakarta’s market)

Walk Pasar Baru, Jakarta, Indonesia

Walk Pasar Baru, Jakarta

Jalan-jalan bernostalgia menyusuri kenangan di sepanjang jalan di Pasar Baru, di mana jalan itu adalah salah satu tempat langka di Jakarta yang benar-benar digunakan oleh pejalan kaki. Anda akan menemukan banyak warga di sini yang menjalankan bisnis keluarga seperti menjual pakaian dan jam tangan. Ada banyak barang berkualitas yang di jual di sini seperti kemeja, gaun, ikat pinggang dan jaket dengan harga dimulai dari Rp 10.000 atau USD1 dari barang seken hingga barang baru. Juga jangan lupa untuk mencicipi kuliner khas Indonesia dengan rasa terbaik, misalnya bakmi. Anda bisa mulai berjalan menyusuri Metro Atom di Jalan H. Samanhudi dan kemudian menuju bagian belakang yang merupakan pusat Kesenian Jakarta (Gedung Kesenian Jakarta).

Berwisata dari Jakarta atau liburan akhir pekan

Jika daftar di atas tidak cukup atau anda memiliki lebih banyak waktu, selalu ada tempat wisata lain di sekitar Jakarta yang menarik seperti Bogor dan Taman Safari atau anda dapat pergi menuju Bandung untuk belanja lebih banyak lagi. 



Hotel di Jakarta

Booking.com is my favourite site to book a place Jakarta when I am planning my trip. The main reason is that most of the bookings can be cancelled right up to the trip, allowing flexibility. The best areas to stay in Jakarta would be the north and central Jakarta, having most of the tourist attractions here. Here are a few of the best accommodations that we recommend to stay in Jakarta:

    Luxury (from 150 USD)

  • The Hermitage, by Marriott, Central Jakarta
    A really beautiful refurbished colonial house made into an elegant hotel. The location is also really strategic, being a near train station and quick access to the city center and beyond. With an outdoor pool, a gym, luxurious lounge area and restaurant situated in a courtyard, this hotel also gives a romantic atmosphere with some rooms opening up to a back garden. Truly a dream. Check out the latest prices on Booking.com *
  • Ritz-Carlton Hotel Jakarta Pacific Place, Kuningan, Central Jakarta
    For those who want a high security and well-known hotel with world-class services. You will find all the usual luxury here, with impressive outdoor pool and bar, featuring a view of the city skyline. Kuningan area is also well known for its upmarket, shopping malls and restaurants all well located with good sidewalks. Check out the latest prices on Booking.com *
    Mid-range (50 – 150 USD)

  • Oakwood Premier Cozmo Apartment Hotel, Kuningan, Central Jakarta
    For those looking for luxury and with comfort of a home. This hotel comes with apartment suites completed with kitchen, dining and washing facilities. Breakfast are also included and the location is also strategically located in Kuningan. This would also be a good fit for a family or a group. Check out the latest prices on Booking.com *
  • Harris Vertu Hotel Harmoni, Gambir, Central Jakarta
    For those who are looking for the best value mid-range hotel in the middle of the action. It is situated smack in between all the top must see things in Jakarta. Recommended for smart travelers who wants to cover everything in a short time. Modern clean rooms, an outdoor pool with a view, spa, gym and restaurant. Check out the latest prices on Booking.com *
    Budget (below 50 USD)

  • Yello Hotel Harmoni, Gambir, Central Jakarta
    For those on a budget but wants an alternative to a hostel. This place comes with private rooms set in a hip and stylish budget hotel style. The location is great, just walking distance to the National Monument park. There is also a restaurant if you are too lazy to go out and brave the traffic at the end of the day.Check out the latest prices on Booking.com *
  • Wonderloft hostel, North Jakarta
    For those on a budget and still want to be in the city center. Located in the north, this hostel is right at the corner to the famous Jakarta’s Old City, Fatahillah Square. It has a charming mix of old colonial style with hipster-inspired interiors. Best value for money! Check out the latest prices on Booking.com *

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