The tiny island of Pulau Weh, just off the coast of Sumatra is the most western point in Indonesia. It is a very laid-back, rustic island surrounded by superb diving.
There are a few simple, friendly dive shops that make daily trips to the numerous dive sites around the island.
There are simple bamboo bungalows on the island, but little in the way of more upmarket accommodation. The two beaches that have most of the accommodation are Gapang Beach and Iboh Beach.
The jumping off point for trips to Pulau Weh is Banda Aceh, which can be reached by air from Medan on Sumatra. It is also now possible to fly to Banda Aceh from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. From Penang in Malaysia, there is also a ferryto Medan.
It is not possible to get a visa on arrival in Banda Aceh, so you must arrange this in advance from an Indonesia Embassy.
Aside from diving, this is a lovely island for relaxing and enjoying the surrounding nature. It is not a very touristy, so there is little in the way of nightlife or entertainment.