Pulau Pramuka is a beautiful island in the middle of the Thousand Islands Marine National Park in the Bay of Jakarta located further off into the Java Sea. This cluster includes Pulau Tidung, Pulau Bidadari, Pulau Ayer and others. Pramuka also acts as the central administration for the whole Thousand Islands District. It has an area of approximately 9 acres and is part of Keluruhan Pulau Panggang, North Thousand Islands District, Jakarta Province.
The sea around Pulau Pramuka is ideal for snorkeling or scuba diving because the water is extremely clear and calm. This area also sports a spectacular coral reef, surrounded by a large variety of colorful fish swimming freely among the coral. In addition to coral reefs, the beaches of this island have long stretches of pearly white sand and a turquoise sea that will have you planning your next visit at first sight!
Another sight you won’t want to miss is the Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricate). This rare species is bred and cared for in a natural environment, designed specifically to meet their special needs. Save a day to visit these interesting animals.
The community of Pulau Pramuka are very friendly and hospitable people and will welcome you with warmth into their homes and neighborhoods. They are very glad to offer assistance and go out of their way to make your visit enjoyable and comfortable. You will be greeted with friendly smiles (and of course, stares) at every turn.
Pulau Pramuka is very well inhabited, mostly by fishermen. Their lives are fairly well off, and most of the houses here are very reasonable. It is the most populated island in the Thousand Islands Marine National Park, composed of various ethnic communities, namely: the Betawi from Jakarta, the Bugis from South Sulawesi, Banten from West Java, and Madura from East Java.
As the central administration for the Thousand Islands, Pulau Pramuka is fully facilitated. Available on the island are hotels, restaurants, hospitals, mosques, sports fields, and entertainment centers.