Sabang, Aceh Sumatra

by - June 02, 2019

Travel Destinations in Sabang City

Travel Destinations in Sabang City

In geography lessons we know the city of Sabang as the westernmost city in Indonesia. Administratively, Sabang is included in the province of Aceh, but the location of Sabang is located on Pulau Weh. Sabang has many small islands scattered on the north and west side with Weh Island as its largest island, and Rondo Island as the northernmost island.

The city of Sabang is widely known through its impressive natural panorama of beaches. Not surprisingly, Sabang was made host to various marine festivals such as Sail Sabang in 2017 and Sabang Marine Festival 2018. Sabang now also has Sabang Yacht Club connected to other Yacht Clubs in Southeast Asia. Not only is the beach panorama good, Sabang also has many other tourist destinations that will make your vacation even more memorable. Read on the full story.

Must-Visit Tourism in Sabang Aceh

Kilometer Zero Monument

Travel Destinations in Sabang City

Visiting Sabang is certainly not complete without taking pictures in front of the zero kilometer Indonesian monument. Because of its location in the forest area, do not be surprised if all the way to the monument you will find many monkeys that walk freely. This zero kilometer high monument reaches 43.6 meters with four magnificent supporting pillars. Facilities around the tourist area are very adequate. Ranging from eating places to toilets and gift shops you can easily meet here.

Ujung Kareung Beach

Travel Destinations in Sabang City

Not only can you play around in the sandy beach area, here you will also be spoiled with majestic rock ranks like a crown. Even now you can jump from this rock you know. For safety, don't worry, the depth of the water under this reef is only about 4 to 5 meters without any rocks below it. Dare to try it?

Anoi Itam Beach

Travel Destinations in Sabang City

Unlike the previous two beaches, this one beach has black sand. The origin of the sand of Anoi beach is black because it comes from a volcanic eruption on Weh Island. The sand here is believed to cure skin diseases. The black color of the sand is in sharp contrast to the color of clear water on the beach so that it provides a view that you might not be able to find anywhere else.

Lake Aneuk Laot

Travel Destinations in Sabang City

The largest lake on Weh Island is a source of fresh water for the people of Sabang City and its surroundings. You can do various kinds of fun activities, including relaxing on the edge of the lake, kayaking, or just enjoying the view of Mount Marapi from a distance.

Sarang Cave

Travel Destinations in Sabang City

Sarang Cave is often called Raja Ampat, Sabang. Sarang Cave is actually a cave that is a bird's nest. There are seven caves located at the foot of the cliffs and hills of protected forests. These seven caves stand firmly on the blue ocean of Weh Island which directly borders the Indian Ocean. Guaranteed the scenery here will never be forgotten.

Iboih Beach

Travel Destinations in Sabang City

This beach is arguably the iconic beach of Sabang City. The location is only 30 minutes from the city center. The beach situation and calm waves make this beach very suitable to be a place to relax. The beautiful underwater world also should not be overlooked. There are many types of lodging available near the beach if you want to spend more time here.

Sabang Hill

Travel Destinations in Sabang City

If you want to see the city and the bay of Sabang from a height, try coming to Sabang Hill. Sabang Hill itself is actually the name of a hotel in a hilly area. However, the surrounding community took the initiative to build a viewing post that could be used by the general public to see the beautiful scenery of Sabang City.

Kasih Beach

Travel Destinations in Sabang City

Kasih Beach can be the first destination you visit in Sabang. The distance is only 5 minutes from the city center. Here there are many benches that you can sit in while relaxing enjoying the flow of light breeze. This beach is increasingly crowded in the afternoon because it is one of the best spots to enjoy the view of the sunset.

Gapang Beach

Travel Destinations in Sabang City

Even though the location is quite remote, a long trip will pay off after you get to this beach. The beach is very calm with several traditional fishing boats that lean back. This beach is the beach with the longest coastline in Sabang and is very calm. The beach is directly connected with the vast ocean providing unforgettable scenery. The water of the beach is very clear so you can clearly see the fish swimming around the dock. Fun is not it?

Elephant Footprint Beach 

Travel Destinations in Sabang City

There is no clear history of giving the name Elephant Footprint Beach. But the beauty of this beach does not need to be doubted. The distance is also only 5 minutes from downtown Sabang. The popular activity on this beach is snorkeling, getting acquainted with beautiful and beautiful underwater biota. This beach has a lot of bushes that make it slightly different from other beaches in Sabang.

Sumur Tiga Beach

Travel Destinations in Sabang City

On the east side of Sabang City there is a beach that is a favorite of many people to enjoy the sunrise. The white sand beaches and clear waters of the beach will make you feel at home here for long. The name of the three wells is taken from the history of three freshwater wells that are said to be in this coastal area. You can also spend your lunch with meals at seafood stalls that are widely spread on the beach area.

Japanese Bunker Fortress

Travel Destinations in Sabang City

In the past, Kota Sabang had a strategic geographical position so it was not surprising if Japan built its fortress here. Not just any fortress but an underground fortress. The fort is spread over the coastline area of ​​Pulau Weh, but what is still clearly visible is the fort located near Anoi Itam Beach. According to local residents, the fortress even has underground passageways to an area that used to be a command center.

Sirui Hydrothermal

Travel Destinations in Sabang City

There is one unique tourist destination that you might not meet in another city in Indonesia. It's called Sirui Hidrothermal. Sirui Hidrothermal is none other than the submarine volcano area. Here you can do dives and see air bubbles coming out of small craters. You can also find a variety of unique fish that are different from the usual. Very unique isn't it? No wonder Sirui is a tourist destination that is in great demand by many domestic and international tourists.

Keuneukai Hot Springs

Travel Destinations in Sabang City

Sabang apparently has an active volcano, you know, the name is Jaboi Mountain. It is from this mountain that hot springs emerge which are then used as bathing attractions. Here, you can soak and stretch the muscles in the hot tub, while enjoying a beautiful view of the beach.

Ticket : Free
How to get there : From Sulthan Iskandar Muda Airport, Banda Aceh, Use public transportation to Ulele ferry port. Take a fast boat to Balohan Sabang for around 45 minutes arriving in Sabang.
Operational Hours : 24 Hours

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