Wind slapped the face and wooden boats floating in the water, slowly moving along the shallow waters of Iboih Beach.
The water is so clear and has gradations of green and blue.
White sand beaches and surrounded by protected forests including flora and fauna.
For me, Iboih like a hidden paradise that has a calm and peaceful atmosphere, you know.
Iboih Beach is one of the popular beaches in Aceh (Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam), known as Teupin Layeu or harbor that use to go to Rubiah Island.
Located in west of Weh Island, the western end of Aceh Island, Sabang, Sumatra Indonesia. Precisely in Iboih village, Sukakarya Sub-District, Sabang, Aceh, Sumatra Island.
The beach that faces directly into the Indian Ocean, and is curved like a smile. It seems to greet you when it comes.
Iboih Island is known as the westernmost island in Indonesia, so that on this island a 0 Kilometer monument was built.
Actually, zero kilometers in Indonesia starts from Rondo Island, but the monument was made on Weh Island as a symbol.
Things to do in Iboih Beach
- Diving and snorkeling
This is a favorite activity in Iboih, because this beach has calm sea waves. The tourists can enjoy the diversity of the underwater with various species of fish and coral reefs at various points.
Visit dive sites such as West Seulako, Rubiah Marine Park, northern Rubiah with calm waters, or Batee Tokong.
Pantee Aneuk Seuke or “The Canyon” is a cave, arches, walls and canyons.
You’re an experienced diver or not, i don’t care. but when diving, you can enjoy the beauty of volcanoes that are below sea level.
This volcano erupted in the Pleistocene era and is said to be what ultimately separated Weh Island from the main island of Sumatra.
Go to west Iboih Beach, you can find surfing locations where there are much bigger waves.
- Walking around the beach
Exploring Iboih beach with the inner hilly contours will provide an instant adventure.
Along the beach there are large boulders and rock formations that make an interesting sight and make it the best moment to take pictures.
You might be surprised when you realize that most of the seas in Iboih don’t get relatively many waves and the atmosphere is generally quiet.
Not only Iboih, Sumatra’s beaches are also beautiful like Gapang Beach, Sumur Tiga Beach and others.
- Exploring the forest
There is an interesting forest. There are many exotic species that inhabit the forest.
Iboih Recreation Forest is located adjacent to Rubiah Marine Park.
This forest covers around 1,300 hectares and is also protected as a special nature reserve for Weh Island. The tropical forests are thick and although dense and rather difficult to walk around, visitors are encouraged to explore with a guide.
How to get to Iboih Beach
From Jakarta, take a flight to Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport, Aceh. If the national holiday season ticket prices double.
Access to Iboih Beach can be started from Ulee Lheue Port, Aceh Province. Here you will have a choice, using a ferry or speedboat.
Arriving there, you can use the ferry to the Port of Balohan, Sabang. Arriving at the Port of Balohan, you can use public transportation to Iboih Beach.
Cheap lodging in the bungalow style are equipped bathrooms, air conditioning and hot water.
Other facilities are hotels, cafes, restaurants, boat rentals, diving and surfing equipment rental. Boat rental can be found in Iboih that offers tours of the island.