Simeulue Berhati Emas, describes the openness and friendliness towards visitors in Simeulue.
It means Simeulue With a Heart of Gold You will notice, when driving on your motorbike, when passing by villages, the people will wave, specially children, every time you pass them.
Simuelue is an island that has got a lot to offer for it’s visitors. You will find beautiful deserted beaches, caves, forests, wild life, culture in the small towns all over the island, lakes, waterfalls and of course perfect, uncrowded surf breaks!The Simeulue region consists of many islands, Pulau Simeulue being the ‘biggest’. Most of the smaller islands are reachable by boat and well worth a visit. Simeulue is situated off Sumatra’s West coast, just north of the equator. While the well known island Nias is only a ‘stone’s throw away’, it could be the other end of the world. You will not find ‘mass tourism’ on Simeulue like you do on Nias.
Hopefully it will stay that way for a long time! Sinabang is the major city on Simeulue and here you will find the only ATM on the island. It’s about a 25 min ride by motorbike. Local shops are found everywhere on the island, and they will provide you with everything you need. A bottle of gasoline, a toothbrush, cigarettes and small food are just some examples.
The way to get to Simeulue is easy. There is one airline that flies to the island, you have to make your way down to Medan first and then catch a one hour flight with www.lionair.co.id or check out www.tiket.com and/or www.nusatrip.com