Pulau Biak Travel Guide

The picturesque island of Pulau Biak is located at the top of the Cendrawasih Bay on the northern part of Papua Irian Island. With plenty of beach view accommodation available, this is a great place to spend a little time.

Pulaus Biak is blessed with a number of beautiful beaches, of which Parai, Yendidori, Adoki, and Wardo beaches are the most popular. Here you will find pristine white sand and crystal clear water which is simply teeming with marine life. This is a good place to practice water sports such as diving, snorkeling, sailing and kayaking.

Skydiving is popular is this area, and offers an excellent opportunity to see the area from a different angle. Pulau Biak was a sanctuary for Japanese soldiers during WWII. Those who are interested in the island’s colorful past can learn more in the Biak cave museum.

Bird lovers will want to spend some time exploring the island’s large and lovely bird park, which is home to birds of paradise as well as a couple of species that are native to the Pulau Biak. The sunsets on Pulau Biak are noted for their astonishing spectrum of color. The evening is a good place to wander along the shore and sip cocktails at chilled out beach bars.

Getting There & Away

Most visitors to Biak fly into the Frans Kaisiepo Airport, which is located just outside the city of Biak. This small domestic airport has connections with Jayapura and Ujung Pandang, from where you can link with Jakarta - Indonesia’s main international gateway. Passenger ships regularly sail to Pulau Biak from the ports of Surabaya and Makassar (40 minutes).

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