Gapang Beach

Banda Aceh, Indonesia

Gapang Beach

This beach is one of backpackers' destination for nautical spot in Sabang city, Weh Island, Nangroe Aceh Darussalam Province. A view dominated by beautiful white sandy beach, you can get it here. The name "œGapang" comes from the Gapang trees growth on the beach line. They create shady atmosphere which will make you comfortable while staying here.

You can feel the breeze while staying under the Gapang trees. Also the beauty of underwater view by swimming, diving, snorkeling, jet skiing, water skiing, boating, wind surfing and underwater fishing.

In Underwater, you can see many sea creatures like starfishes, corals, etc. You don't need to bring your own equipments to dive or snorkel because there's the renting place for the equipments. There are also dive centres provided here.

Not only the activites mentioned above you can do, but also renting a boat to explore the island. This island is still natural and unspoiled. You can go to some interesting places like Kilometer Nol Monument, preserved forest lived by many kinds of animals and Pria Laot waterfall.


There are some wooden lodges available for you to stay here. The price is IDR 80,000 per night. There are also some resorts provided here for IDR 250,000 per night. You can find kinds of meals in some cafes around. The cafes also sell Coffee Aceh, the identical from Aceh. So, what are you waiting for? Come and enjoy Gapang Beach by yourselves.

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Transport options Gapang Beach

You can use rented vehicle or public transportation from Balohan Port or Sabang (17 km away). It takes only an hour and will charge you IDR 50,000. Along the trip, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery.

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Banda Aceh Travel Guide

Banda Aceh

Aceh stopped its heartbeat after the tsunami disaster stroke down on December 26th 2004, the most devastating natural disaster in human history killing almost 200.000 in Aceh alone. Nowadays, as the people and economy slowly have restored, Aceh wakes up offering you several tourism spots to visit.

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Flying to Banda Aceh

Banda Aceh is served by Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport. Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport is located about 16 km southeast from Banda Aceh. A taxi into the city from Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport would cost IDR 80.000. Read more about Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport or look for flights to Banda Aceh