Pulau Ambon Travel Guide

Located in Maluku Province, the pretty city of Pulau Ambon is the capital of the province and has plenty to entertain tourists who like to combine city living with natural beauty.

Surrounded by flower gardens and dense tropical foliage, Pulau Ambon is popular with those with a strong sense of adventure, many of whom are drawn to trek through the jungle. Hiring a boat is also a great way to explore as there are a number of pretty islands located nearby.

Of course, many people visit Pulau Ambon to soak up the sun on the beach, and a number of pretty beaches are just a short drive away, such as Namalatu Beach, Batu Capeu Beach and Natsepa Beach with its powdery white sand and crystal clear water.

Getting There & Away

Visitors heading to Pulau Ambon will arrive at Surabaya, which has its own airport with daily flights from Jakarta (2 hours). Pulau Ambon is just a short ferry ride from Surabaya and there are also ferries from towns and cities such as Jakarta, Bitung and Sorong.

Things to Do

Pulau Ambon Attractions

Benteng Victoria

This beautiful colonial dutch fort is located in the center of pulau ambon.

Side trips from Pulau Ambon

Namalatu Beach

Located 16kms south of pulau ambon, the cool waters contain a large number of beautifully colored fish, making it the perfect place for snorkeling.


Hire a boat to explore this pretty tropical island.

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