Simeulue Island Activities
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Game & Spear Fishing – Day / Overnight fishing trips to the outer Aceh Indian Ocean shelf can be arranged at time of booking your room please advise if you are interested in arranging a trip. The shelf is located off the resort and extends from Teupah Island South to Babi Island. Babi Island in particular sits almost right on the edge of the shelf rising from 1000ft to 600ft and up to 200ft.
The warm currents flowing in from around the surrounding Islands meets the cool Indian waters making this spot a haven for Species such as Coral Trout, GT’s, Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo, Barracuda, Mahi Mahi (Dolphin fish), different species of Tuna, in particular Dogtooth Tuna, Bill fish – Sailfish, Black Marlin and Blue Marlin.
This is truly a unique unexplored marine habitat offering exceptional world class fishing and diving with all tropical species on offer in a beautiful environment. For overnight trips to Babi Island please inquire at time of application. Babi Island also has a good right hand wave in small swells.
Waterfall Kampung Leubung 2 Km – This beautiful waterfall lays two hour easy walk across fairly even terrain and crosses through peoples land. We will walk through the old rice paddies, onto the grass flats where you will no doubt see some water buffalo and follow the river as it meanders through the tropical rainforest. We will cross some rickety (but I assure you safe enough) bamboo bridges and wade through the shallow river.
You will need a local guide to take you to these falls and back. The cost is 50,000rp per trip for 1 person or 150,000 per group of 3 or over. This money goes directly to the local community for the guide and as a gesture of good will for letting us use their land. The waterfall itself has two levels, both have pools of cool fresh water that are deep enough to swim in and clean enough to drink. The surrounding rocks make a great picnic area and chilling out spot before heading home. We will make you a picnic lunch to enjoy while you swim and filtered water for your walk. The waterfalls are generally deserted and you can expect to be the only people enjoying them.
Waterfall Kampung Putra Jaya – The second waterfall lays a 45 minute bike ride away and is easily accessible from the road. There is no cost to visit this waterfall and is easy to find, just over a concrete bridge right before a school on the right. Water flows from two sides of the swimming pool and there is a secondary waterfall just above the rocks if you walk a little further up. We would recommend avoiding this waterfall on Sundays as it can get crowded.
Sunsets – The sunsets here can be beautiful. We would recommend catching a few while you stay with us. The sun goes down pretty quickly here, around 6:15pm and is down by seven.
Snorkeling – There are numerous excellent snorkeling locations around our nearby islands, Mincau has excellent deep water coral reef for the serious diver as well shallow snorkeling off the beach. Seflak Island is a small atoll reef just in front of the Resort. It is completely surrounded by reef and also offers good snorkeling for the inexperienced from a small boat. Grab some flippers and a mask and explore another world. Great fun for the whole family.
Turtle watching – Watching these graceful ocean travelers lay their eggs is a very unique experience, however you will need to be a dedicated enthusiast to view this experience. The Turtles only lay their eggs during the week of the full moon and always about 2 am in the morning as well they have five kilometers of wide white sandy beaches to select where they will lay. You can get lucky with a dawn walk along the beach and find the turtles heading back to the water. If you want a 2AM excursion we can supply you with a torch to see your way.