|Islands and Regency|
Anambas Islands seen from far.
Anambas location in the South China Sea.
|• Total||637.10 km2 (245.99 sq mi)|
|• Density||59/km2 (150/sq mi)|
|Time zone||WIB (UTC+7)|
Anambas archipelago (Indonesian: Kepulauan Anambas) is a small archipelago of Indonesia, located 150 nautical miles northeast of Batam Island in the South China Sea between the Malaysian mainland to the west and the island of Borneo to the east. Geographically part of the Tudjuh Archipelago, it is administratively a regency within the Riau Islands Province.
Other islands are Siantan (Terempa), Mubur, Jemaja and Kiabu (Airabu).
According to CNN, the Anambas Islands are one of Southeast Asia's most spectacular coastal spots, with good snorkelling and diving spots. One of the Anambas islands with good tourism potential in particular is Pulau Bawah . Pulau Bawah, located about 150 nautical miles northeast of Singapore, is actually a cluster of islets that collectively surround three lagoons, each of which suitable for snorkelling, scubadiving and beach activities.
The shipwrecked vessels Seven Skies and Igara attract a variety of indigenous marine life and offer diving opportunities.
Whilst the majority of the population generates their income from fishing and fishing-related industries, tourism has been gaining traction. Hostel and hotel rooms are available in Jemaja and Tarempa, along with some homestay locations.
As there are no flights to Anambas yet, residents and overseas travelers rely on the ferry.
Three ferries  are offered: VOC Batavia, Seven Stars and Trans Nusantara. The ferry journey takes about 7–9 hours, subject to sailing conditions. The Pelni-owned cruise ship, Bukit Raya, also runs out of Tanjung Pinang. It ferries about 1000 passengers to and from Anambas twice a month. The journey takes up to 20 hours.
Rumours abound about various airline contenders offering flights to Anambas in the not too distant future. However, apart from the Conoco Philips plane, no dedicated service is as yet operational.
|Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Anambas.|
- National Geospatial-intelligence Agency (2005) "Borneo: Northwest Coast and Kepulauan Tudjuh" Sailing directions (enroute): Borneo, Jawa, Sulawesi, and Nusa Tenggara United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
- "Natuna Islands (includes Anambas)". IndonesiaPhoto.com. Retrieved 15 December 2005.
- Website all things about Anambas "Virtual Journey to Anambas"
- Islas ANAMBAS (Spanish)
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