Batee Island in Aceh Besar Regency, Aceh Province - Indonesia


Another tourist destination called Batee Island is available for your next holidays in Indonesia. It belongs to Aceh Besar Regency and offers both pristine atmosphere and comfortable nuance to tourists. Batee has the meaning of Batu (stone) and it was inspired by a historical and beautiful tombstone crafted by a famous local artist during the ancient kingdom era. It is also said the island belongs to a particular person back then. However, today, it has become a good destination to enjoy peaceful vacation either alone or with families. The location is the eastern most of Sumatra Island and it resides to Nasi and Bunta Island of Indonesia.

The Nuance
No locals are seen in Batee Island and that means no one lives there. No wonder, the nuance is quite serene and nature is unspoiled. In terms of size, the island has the width about 70-100 hectares. According to Aceh People, the island belonged to Teuku Teungoh Meuraxa but he inherited it to the locals to be one of the charms of Aceh Province. Featuring beautiful beaches and lush trees, the island definitely becomes a great choice for those who want to spend a long holiday.

Exploring Batee Island
Once tourists arrive at Batee Island, they might see only natural attractions. No permanent buildings are seen in the location, so visitors would feel rejuvenated with nature. Perhaps the best spot to explore is the beach, where they can see the turtle’s nest. If they come at the right time, they can even watch the nesting process! Apart from turtles, tourists can find other wild creatures living in the woods including local birds, wild boars, monkeys, etc. This explains why the government considers the island as a nature preserve and a potential tourist spot in Aceh Province.

Apart from the white sand beach, Batee Island is also famous for its meadow that features sea scenery. It is the best spot to relax and enjoy the breezy wind, in fact. Next, you should go to the fishing spots and enjoy the activity. You can even catch small octopus and lobsters there! One thing, make sure to carry bottled water and the fishing rod. The reason is that no food vendors and other facilities are available there. Getting around the island is indeed tiring, so you need to prepare the supplies before heading to the island.

Apart from the white sand beach, Batee Island is also famous for its meadow that features sea scenery. It is the best spot to relax and enjoy the breezy wind, in fact. Next, you should go to the fishing spots and enjoy the activity. You can even catch small octopus and lobsters there! One thing, make sure to carry bottled water and the fishing rod. The reason is that no food vendors and other facilities are available there. Getting around the island is indeed tiring, so you need to prepare the supplies before heading to the island

Nearby Attractions

  • Nasi Island
  • Bunta Island

How to Get There
From Banda Aceh City - Indonesia, travelers need to go to Aceh Besar Regency first. The distance is 31 km so it takes about 1 hour to get there. Next, they need to head to Ulee Lheu Port and rent a boat to cross to the Batee Island. It takes about 2 hours to reach the island, actually.

Where to Stay

  • Grand Nanggroe Hotel
  • Pade Hotel
  • Hijrah Hotel
  • Nina Guest House

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