Sumatra Island is one of the largest islands in Indonesia, offering not only many interesting tours but also a variety of cultures, history, cuisines and various languages. The island of Sumatra is surrounded by many small but equally charming islands. Because of their beauty, these islands are also widely used as tourist destinations by many people. These are the most beautiful islands in Sumatra whose beauty can amaze anyone.
1. Samosir Island, North Sumatra
The most beautiful island of Sumatra, the first is Samosir Island. This island is located in the highlands of North Sumatra, precisely in Samosir Regency.
This island is located in the middle of Lake Toba which is very wide and is one of the must-visit tours on Lake Toba. Samosir Island offers tours to ancient villages whose traditional architecture is still preserved today. One of the interesting attractions of the island of Samosir is the hanging stone which is said to be the embodiment of a princess.
2. Mursala Island, North Sumatra
Next, still in the province of North Sumatra, you can also find islands that are no less exotic. This island is called Mursala Island.
The beauty of Mursala Island is undeniable as this island has been featured in several TV shows and movies. The attraction of Mursala Island is a waterfall that falls from a cliff directly into the sea, not only that, this island also has an interesting dive site where you will be pampered to admire the beauty of the coral reefs that are still awake.
3. Berhala Island, North Sumatra
Another most beautiful island in Sumatra is the Berhala Island. This 2.5 square kilometer island is located in Serdang Bedagai Regency, North Sumatra and is the most remote island in Indonesia because it is located in the Malacca Strait.
Even though it is located in the most remote area, this island has extraordinary beauty. Berhala Island is used as a turtle sanctuary and has various fossils of marine forests and coral reefs. The waters of the island of Berhala seem to be the most ideal place for snorkeling or diving because the water is very clean and clear. Berhala Island is also heavily forested and is currently guarded by the Indonesian Navy.
4. Angso Duo Island, West Sumatra
Not only North Sumatra which has many beautiful islands, the province of West Sumatra also has some of the most beautiful islands in Sumatra that you should not miss. One of these beautiful islands is Angso Duo Island which is located in Pariaman.
Angso Duo Island has extraordinary underwater beauty with many coral reefs, various types of fish and clear blue sea. Not only that, the beach on this island has soft and white sand and shady coconut trees. It’s no wonder that Angso Duo Island is one of the most popular tourist attractions for tourists.
5. Cubadak Island, West Sumatra
The most beautiful island in Sumatra is also in the province of West Sumatra. The island is called Cubadak Island and is often equated with “Southern Paradise”. The name comes from foreign visitors who come to this island because of its beauty and the location of the island in the Pesisir Selatan district, precisely in the tourist area of Mandeh.
Cubadak Island has an extraordinary sea beauty, no wonder this island is known as a paradise for diving and snorkeling lovers. The sea on this island is very calm, clean and clear, so you can see the amazing underwater beauty.
6. Pamutusan Island, West Sumatra
The province of West Sumatra seems to have many beautiful islands to explore. One of them is Pamutusan Island. Pamutusan Island is located in Bungis Teluk Kabung, about 38 km from the city of Padang.
The island has fine white sand beaches and stunning underwater views. Those of you who like scuba diving or snorkeling can prove it for yourself and witness firsthand how amazing the coral reefs and marine life on Pamutusan Island are. However, if you don’t want to enjoy the beautiful underwater scenery, you can climb the hill to relax and enjoy the scenery around the island in the form of small islands around it.
7. Mandeh Island, West Sumatra
From the name alone, it can be seen that this island is located in West Sumatra. Mandeh Island is one of the most beautiful islands in Sumatra, dubbed the “King of West Sumatra”.
If you want to prove it, you can come alone and climb to the Mandeh Peak which is located at Tarusan Pier. The Mandeh area is a combination of very beautiful natural hills with a beautiful bay called Teluk Carocok Tarusan which is decorated with a cluster of small islands in the middle. Not only that, Mandeh Island also has very beautiful diving spots and beaches with charming panoramas.
8. Weh Island, Aceh
The second most beautiful island in Weh Island. While Cubadak Island in West Sumatra Province is known as a diving paradise, Weh Island is famous as a surfers paradise. Weh Island is located in the province of Aceh, precisely at the western tip of the island of Sumatra and on this island is the zero point on mainland Indonesia.
Weh Island is a small volcanic island with many beautiful attractions that can be a magnet not only for domestic tourists but also foreign tourists. One of the beaches that are in great demand by tourists is Iboih beach with its underwater beauty. No wonder Iboih Beach is the main destination on Weh Island.
9. Belitung Island, Bangka Belitung Islands
Known as the Laskar Pelangi island, Belitung Island has an extraordinary beauty that is able to hypnotize anyone who visits it. Belitung Island is located in the province of the Bangka Belitung Islands, off the east coast of Sumatra. Belitung Island is known as one of the most beautiful islands in Sumatra.
The moment you set foot on Belitung Island, you will be greeted by lined granite stones that shimmer in the sun along the beach. This is the main attraction of Belitung Island, attracting tourists not only from Indonesia but also abroad.
10. Pahawang Island, Lampung
The most beautiful island in Sumatra, the last is Pahawang Island. Pahawang Island is located in Pesawaran Regency, Lampung Province. Because it is located quite close to the island of Java, this island is also often visited by tourists from Jakarta and its surroundings.
Pahawang Island has many beautiful coral reefs and many colorful fish live there. No wonder the island is crowded with tourists who want to dive or snorkel. Not only nature tourism, Pahawang Island also has a historical atmosphere full of legends and ancient relics that are still very well preserved.
Actually, Sumatra still has dozens of other islands that you must visit, but these 10 islands are considered the most beautiful islands in Sumatra. For those of you who are curious, you can immediately schedule a trip there.