Welcome to Pulau Banyak…
or Banyak Islands is like a dream come through; uninhabited coral
islands, fantastic beaches, snorkeling, turtles, surfing, pristine
jungles and such a laid-back atmosphere that you will forget time.
Banyak Islands consists of 30-40 islands. The locals say 99, but they
count big islands several times. Approximately 7.000 people live
here. The main village is Desa P. Balai, which forms one settlement
together with the village Desa P. Baguk on the island of Pulau
Balai. The other villages are Teluk Nibung, Haloban, Asantola, Ujung
Sialit and Suka Makmur.
You can get more information and help at the office of Yayasan Pulau
Banyak (YPB). See map.
The concept of time hardly exists in Banyak
Islands; wonderful when
you are at the beach, but frustrating when waiting for the boat.
Pulau Banyak is not a very big tourist destination and still very
Traditional values are still strong and the locals
appreciate tourists showing respect for their way of life. For
example “decent” dressing in the villages, but out on the islands
and the beaches, nobody cares.
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