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Click to enlargePantai Sumur Tiga on the east coast of Pulau Weh is during western season the best beach on Pulau Weh i.e. app. the second half of the year. For long it was kind of forgotten and only visited by locals living in the area and a few foreigners who knew about its solitude and good snorkeling.

The corals are not as good as in the Iboih/Gapang area; however when it comes to the fish there are no complaints. Dolphins are often sighted further out at sea. New resorts have been built here during the last years, with tastefully designed bungalows, international food and good service.

Click to enlargeWhat is known as Sumur Tiga is a short stretch of beach, but in reality the beach stretches from Iemeulee and two miles south, thereby forming the longest beach on Pulau Weh. Sumur Tiga means the third well. There are actually five wells along this beach. The first well (Sumur Satu) is south of Iemeulee (meaning trickling water) in the beginning of the beach.

After the second well (Sumur Dua) and all the way to the far end, the land behind the sand beach is steep and the trees give a lot of atmosphere and shadow for those who prefer.

Click to enlargeAt the third well, i.e. the Sumur Tiga itself, is the bungalows of Santai Sumur Tiga, more known as Freddie's. At the forth well (Sumur Empat) is a Japanese bunker built with forced labor during WWII. Almost at the far end of the beach, is the fifth well (Sumur Lima). Here is the bungalows of Casa Nemo. By now you should be able to count to five in Indonesian. On the point itself is a new resort coming up.

A bit further down the coast beyond Sumur Tiga is Ujung Kareung with more bungalows. The east coast has some nice sand stretches in between rock formations. It can be nice to explore the coast with snorkel, mask, and fins. Check up the current before you start.

The road south is good until Anoi Itam, a popular place amongst locals on weekends. It has a black sand beach, a big Japanese bunker and nice corals. There is a new up-market resort here called Rasa Seni. There are several nice coffee shops out of the way along this road.

There are no Dive schools on the East Coast, but all the major accommodations have connections to Dive operators and can easily arrange diving. They also arrange snorkeling and fishing trips, as well as regular round trips.


Sumur Tiga has become a popular place to do workshops. Especially the creativity and relaxing atmosphere are appreciated qualities. Santai Sumur Tiga and the new Ujung Karang Conference Center work together, coordinated by Freddie’s. Ujung Karang can take 60 persons in it’s fully equipped conference room. The new The Point also do workshops.


  1. Freddie's Santai Sumur Tiga
    Pantai Sumur Tiga, Iemeulee. Ph: 0813 602 55001, 9 bungalows and 3 family rooms. With fan, bathroom, hot water: Rp. 240-300.000. Complete international restaurant and an ala carte Restaurant on the beach. Access to meeting room for 60 persons. Wi-Fi available. Booking needed.
  2. Casa Nemo
    Pantai Sumur Tiga, Iemeulee. Ph: 0813 6299 9942. 8 bungalows w fan, bathroom: Rp. 230-295.000. Complete international buffet style restaurant. Booking needed.
  3. Monle
    Jl. K.H. Agus Salim, Ujung Kareung. Ph: +6285371808274. 5 rooms. With fan, outside bathroom: Rp. 100.000. With fan, bathroom: Rp. 200.000. With aircon, bathroom: Rp. 225.000. Next to Perdana Beach.
  4. Perdana Beach
    Jl. K.H. Agus Salim, Ujung Kareung. Above Casa Nemo. Ph: 0852 6207 1939. 20 rooms with aircon, bathroom, TV: Rp. 200.000. No restaurant, but food can be ordered.
  1. The POINT Sabang Resort
    Jl. K.H. Agus Salim, Ie Meulee. Tel: 0652-22433, 082164835879 (M r . Chandra), 39 bungalows/rooms. With aircon, bath, hot water, TV, sea view: Rp. 420.000. Family suite: Rp. 720-850.000. Excl. tax. Incl. Breakfast
  1. Ujung Kareng Conference Center
    Ujung Kareung. Ph: +6281360255001 (Managed by Freddie’s Santai Sumur Tiga). Fully equipped and serviced. Up to 60 persons. 6 rooms. With fan, bathroom: Rp. 200.000.
  2. Tuna Paradise Resort
    Jl. Ujung Kareung - Anoi Itam. Ph: +6281269080080 (Andre). 9 bungalows. With fan and bathroom: Rp. 170.000. With aircon, bathroom, TV, fridge: Rp. 300.000. Big restaurant and small private beach. Meeting room for 20-30 persons.
  3. Café Ujung Kareung
    A relaxing coffee and noodle shop on the water front. 100m beyond Tuna Café. Open 06.30- late at night.
  4. Rasa Seni Hotel Resort, Anoi Itam. Ph: +62527010245, +6281396858460. 10 rooms. With aircon, hot water, etc. Rp. 450-800.000, incl. Tax. Incl. breakfast. Restaurant.




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