Bidadari Island (the Island of Angels) is one of the many charming islands in the Kepulauan Seribu Marine National Park in the Bay of Jakarta, which also comprise Pulau Tidung and Pulau Pramuka. This beautiful island, formerly known as Pulau Sakit, is located close to the capital city, approximately 15 kilometers (20 minutes) away by speedboat. With only six hectares in area, Pulau Bidadari is a small island. Because of its natural beauty as well as its historic attractions, Pulau Bidadari is at present being developed as a tourist destination. The beaches of Pulau Bidadari display beautiful, white, sand, and crystal clear sea water.
There are also several mangrove forests where you will have the opportunity to see many rare and exotic plants, such as, the tree of peace (Baringtonia exelsa), Willows, Pempis Acidula, Ebony trees (Diospyros maritama), and Glodokan trees. Around the forests are also several fruit orchards which are lovely and colorful, especially when in season. Approximately 60% of plants on this island are rare, protected species. Another interesing fact about Pulau Bidadari is that half of it remains lush, green forest. You can walk along paths and see monitor lizards lurking about tree branches. Up to 50 monitor lizards inhabit the area, some growing to as long as 2 meters.
The main departure point to Pulau Bidadari is at the Ancol Marina, where further infromation on travel arrangements can be found. You can reach Pulau Bidadari in approximately 30-45 minutes from Pier 17 Marina Jaya Ancol, by a small speedboat or ferry.
Marina Ancol: 021-6401140
KM Kerapu, is a ferry company very well known and used by most tourists to and from the islands. They have smaller speedboats which can seat up to 25 people, while another option would be to take the traditional boat they offer as well, with a maximum capacity of 100 people. Ticket prices are Rp 32,000 per person. (This is not including the entrance ticket into the Ancol area.) There are daily departures from Ancol Marina from between 8-9 am. And return, between 1:30-2 pm.
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