South Sumatra and the Sunda Strait offer a diverse and intriguing experience for yachts, yet it remains a relatively undiscovered gem. From the fiery and ever-active Krakatoa volcano and its surrounding islands, to a tiger sanctuary and world-class surf breaks at Panaitan Island and Krui, this region has something for everyone.
The largest remaining lowland rainforest in Java provides sanctuary for endangered species like the Javan rhinoceros, silvery gibbon, and Javan leopard, as well as rare plant species, reptiles, and birds. The Tambling Wildlife Sanctuary is a unique attraction, situated in a protected natural harbor and only accessible by air or yacht. It provides safari-style expeditions for guests to explore the wildlife of the area and see the Sumatran tigers.
Krui is a well-known surfing destination on the southwestern coast of Sumatra, with high concentrations of great surf breaks, uncrowded beaches, and perfect waves that make it a surfer’s paradise. Panaitan Island, part of the Ujung Kulon National Park, is also a mecca for experienced surfers with some of the best waves in Indonesia, such as One Palm Point and Apocalypse.
Visitors can explore the area in two main ways. Trips can be based out of Jakarta, with the region as a whole as the destination, or it can be used as a stopover on the way to or from the Mentawai Islands and other destinations in northern Sumatra.