Pulau Banyak – in translation “Many Islands” is a group of Islands in the Indian Ocean, 29 km off the West Sumatra Coast, Indonesia.
Local says its 99 separate Islands. Some of them as tiny as 5 metres long and 90% of Banyak Islands are uninhabited.
Pulau Weh also is known as “Weh Island” or Sabang. An Island on the Northwest of Sumatra, Indonesia. Pulau Weh is a small island which is 156 km2 but very mountainous. The main reason for visiting this off the beaten track island is for most travellers the diving.
During the plankton season, you can even spot manta rays, whale sharks and sharks. The diving here is extremely beautiful; the water is so clear, full of colourful coral and many spices of fish!
We spent one whole month in Sumatra and we absolutely loved it!
It´s one of the “off the beaten track” destination and it can be pretty hard to gather some information about it.
But these locations are the ones we love the most, so we collected our experiences for you and created The complete 3 weeks itinerary for travelling Sumatra!
About Pulau Weh, Sabang, Indonesia
As soon as you will get here, you will feel the Island vibes and time feels to somehow go slower. Every house and shop has a hammock in front of it just in case you will need a rest after whole day admiring the underwater world or the lush greenery.
Consider the size of Pulau Weh, there is surprisingly a lot to do!
Sipiso Piso waterfall is 120m high natural gem 40 minutes from Berastagi.
The name Sipiso Piso means “like a knife”. The waterfall is formed by an underground river rushing out and down the face of a cave to the North side of Lake Toba.