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Anambas Islands

A utopia for water enthusiasts, the blissful paradise of the Anambas islands, is the perfect barefoot adventure. Easily accessed by a short 45-minute ferry from Singapore, an Anambas liveaboard allows you to journey to this rarely visited water playground. Far removed from the tourist radar, this small cluster of 255 islands has a small number of inhabited islands, only 26, leaving the majority of the islands uninhabited. 

Sailing Anambas is a doorway to a world few have seen. A place where travelers can walk on deserted shores lined with tall swaying palm trees. Where powdery beaches melt into an underwater world of vibrant marine life and layers of colorful coral. Its lush jungles are home to macaques and colorful birds, coastal mangroves provide refuge for baby blacktip sharks, and local villages wait for you to discover the simplicity of island life.

Daily Activities

Day 1

Nongsa Marina

After a short ferry ride from Singapore, you will be greeted by members of the crew and escorted to the boat to enjoy a welcome drink and time to settle in. Later today, we will embark on our journey through the Anambas Islands.

Day 2

West Jemaja

Awake to the sunrise as we sail to the western coast of Jemaja, one of the larger inhabited islands. Today’s journey takes you to picturesque bays lined with powdery beaches and tall coconut palm trees. Its crystal clear azure water sparkles in the sun as its underwater world is waiting to be explored. A fantastic spot to snorkel or dive, paddle through with a kayak, or sit back and relax wiggling your toes in the sand. 

Day 3

Padang Melang

Today we sail to the village of Padang Melang located on the coast of Jemaja. This quaint village blends forested hills, colorful homes, and boasts the longest stretch of beach in the Anambas archipelago. The bay’s sheltered glasslike waters are the ideal place for a swim and enjoy a beach picnic personally prepared by the chef. Explore the nearby village where you will be welcomed with warm Indonesian hospitality. Sit in a cafe watching island life followed by a walk through town, meeting the local villagers along the way. For intrepid travelers, hire a motorbike and driver to take you to the waterfall. The hour and a half journey will wind past local farms and into the lush jungle before arriving at the waterfall. The perfect way to view the authentic island life. Later this evening, the call to prayer will reverberate through the hills as local villagers come out to enjoy the sunset from the beach.

Day 4

Telaga & Siantan

Enjoy another beautiful morning in the idyllic paradise of Padang Melang. Early risers will have the opportunity to enjoy a sunrise walk along the beach. After a relaxed breakfast, the ship will sail to Bajau Island. Its pristine and shallow cove is another water paradise, the perfect place for a swim or snorkel. Afterward, we will sail to the town of Tarempa, the capital of the Anambas, that buzzes with activity. The streets are lined with small shops and cafes, and a local market offers a wide array of goods. Visitors are welcomed to the island with a friendly smile, a wave, and a kind generosity.

Day 5

Gentinguyut

Today offers a spectacular journey as we sail through a narrow channel to the Siantan Islands. Sit back and relax as we sail past coastal villages built on stilts and a lush coastline fringed with swaying palm trees and dense forests. We will make a brief stop, where you are welcome to join the chef as he visits the local fishermen to purchase the fresh catch of the day. Later this afternoon, we’ll continue sailing to Akar, a visually stunning island with giant granite boulders that rise from powdery beaches. Take out a kayak to paddle through the serene bay in search of marine life as small blacktip sharks and stingrays can be spotted gliding through the shallows. Return to the boat to enjoy a sundowner as you watch the remaining rays paint the glorious sky shades of orange and pink.

Day 6

Airabu

Today we will have an early departure for Pulau Airabu, a stunning postcard-perfect lagoon with sparkling turquoise water. As we sail closer to the island and with a bit of luck, we’ll see a pod of dolphins playing in the water. We will have time to kayak the many coastal mangrove forests and dive or snorkel the magnificent coral reefs.

Day 7

Pulau Bawah

This morning you’ll awaken to views of the remote private Bawah Island, home to a luxury exo-resort. This small chain of six islands features three breathtaking lagoons and an underwater paradise of vibrant marine life waiting to be explored. You’ll have time to snorkel over shallow reefs or dive one of the twelve dives around the island. Later return to the boat for a delicious lunch before we sail back to Nongsa.

Day 8

Arrival Nongsa Point Marina

Enjoy a delicious breakfast on board as the ship makes its way to Nongsa Point Marina. Upon arrival,  the crew will transfer you to the ferry back to Singapore. 

Daily Activities

Nongsa Marina

After a short ferry ride from Singapore, you will be greeted by members of the crew and escorted to the boat to enjoy a welcome drink and time to settle in. Later today, we will embark on our journey through the Anambas Islands.

West Jemaja

Awake to the sunrise as we sail to the western coast of Jemaja, one of the larger inhabited islands. Today’s journey takes you to picturesque bays lined with powdery beaches and tall coconut palm trees. Its crystal clear azure water sparkles in the sun as its underwater world is waiting to be explored. A fantastic spot to snorkel or dive, paddle through with a kayak, or sit back and relax wiggling your toes in the sand. 

Padang Melang

Today we sail to the village of Padang Melang located on the coast of Jemaja. This quaint village blends forested hills, colorful homes, and boasts the longest stretch of beach in the Anambas archipelago. The bay’s sheltered glasslike waters are the ideal place for a swim and enjoy a beach picnic personally prepared by the chef. Explore the nearby village where you will be welcomed with warm Indonesian hospitality. Sit in a cafe watching island life followed by a walk through town, meeting the local villagers along the way. For intrepid travelers, hire a motorbike and driver to take you to the waterfall. The hour and a half journey will wind past local farms and into the lush jungle before arriving at the waterfall. The perfect way to view the authentic island life. Later this evening, the call to prayer will reverberate through the hills as local villagers come out to enjoy the sunset from the beach.

Telaga & Siantan

Enjoy another beautiful morning in the idyllic paradise of Padang Melang. Early risers will have the opportunity to enjoy a sunrise walk along the beach. After a relaxed breakfast, the ship will sail to Bajau Island. Its pristine and shallow cove is another water paradise, the perfect place for a swim or snorkel. Afterward, we will sail to the town of Tarempa, the capital of the Anambas, that buzzes with activity. The streets are lined with small shops and cafes, and a local market offers a wide array of goods. Visitors are welcomed to the island with a friendly smile, a wave, and a kind generosity.

Gentinguyut

Today offers a spectacular journey as we sail through a narrow channel to the Siantan Islands. Sit back and relax as we sail past coastal villages built on stilts and a lush coastline fringed with swaying palm trees and dense forests. We will make a brief stop, where you are welcome to join the chef as he visits the local fishermen to purchase the fresh catch of the day. Later this afternoon, we’ll continue sailing to Akar, a visually stunning island with giant granite boulders that rise from powdery beaches. Take out a kayak to paddle through the serene bay in search of marine life as small blacktip sharks and stingrays can be spotted gliding through the shallows. Return to the boat to enjoy a sundowner as you watch the remaining rays paint the glorious sky shades of orange and pink.

Airabu

Today we will have an early departure for Pulau Airabu, a stunning postcard-perfect lagoon with sparkling turquoise water. As we sail closer to the island and with a bit of luck, we’ll see a pod of dolphins playing in the water. We will have time to kayak the many coastal mangrove forests and dive or snorkel the magnificent coral reefs.

Pulau Bawah

This morning you’ll awaken to views of the remote private Bawah Island, home to a luxury exo-resort. This small chain of six islands features three breathtaking lagoons and an underwater paradise of vibrant marine life waiting to be explored. You’ll have time to snorkel over shallow reefs or dive one of the twelve dives around the island. Later return to the boat for a delicious lunch before we sail back to Nongsa.

Arrival Nongsa Point Marina

Enjoy a delicious breakfast on board as the ship makes its way to Nongsa Point Marina. Upon arrival,  the crew will transfer you to the ferry back to Singapore. 

Itinerary Route

What Travelers say

Amazing trip!! I am very happy to share my feedback about Hello Indo services and recommendations. My boyfriend and I had a very nice experience booking our sailing journey with them. They have selected for us the best liveaboard and experiences aboard for our romantic holidays. The organization of the trip went smoothly, Charles was very attentive to our needs and gave us the best advice and offer.

Mary S.

Everything was perfect. The comfort of the boat, a warm and attentive team, the food, the exceptional dives. I can not wait to return.

Patrick Chassany

We had our first travel experience last week and thanks to Hello Indo, everything was perfect. The team was very helpful and gave us great advice on choosing our boat and our itinerary. The staff on board were attentive and the activities adapted to our needs. We strongly recommend that you book a trip with Hello Indo.

Cynthia & Steve – Thehoneydreamers

The boat is beautiful, the crews are very friendly, the food was delicious and the most important is the landscape, so beautiful, totally crazy and I was fascinated! Thank you to the Hello Indo team for helping us make this moment an incredible and unforgettable one! !

Rizky Hafizan

Flawless. It was the most incredible vacation experience. 12 friends had fun. The crew was fantastic. Unforgettable.

Peter B.

A group of 12 people took an 8-night cruise with Hello Indo. Up there as one of the best vacations of all time. With a large group to coordinate, Charles of Hello Indo showed patience, responsiveness and honesty, as he responded to many requests as we prepared to leave. My teenage daughters were never bored (as a result), and the sea life and scenery were simply beautiful.

Sarah H.

We had our first travel experience last week and thanks to Hello Indo, everything was perfect. The team was very helpful and gave us great advice on choosing our boat and our itinerary. We strongly recommend that you book a trip with Hello Indo.

Cynthia & Steve – Thehoneydreamers

We felt really spoiled and our 5 day cruise felt like they were too short! I couldn’t have asked for a better vacation.

Isadora A.

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Photo Credits: Hello Indo - Bryn North - Naudé Heunis - TheHoneyDreamers - Andi Fortson