Location of the Ayu islands, labelled as Ayau here, just north of Waigeo in the Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua, Indonesia
|Location||South East Asia|
|Archipelago||Raja Ampat Islands|
|Total islands||5 (2 uninhabited)|
|Major islands||Pulau Ayu, Pulau Reni, Pulau Kanobe|
|Highest elevation||106 m (348 ft)|
|Ethnic groups||Melanesians, Papuans, Austronesians|
The Ayu Islands (Kepulauan Ayu), are a small archipelago south of the Asia Islands and north of Raja Ampat Islands in Indonesia. This group is formed by two coral atolls. The highest point is 106 m.
In older maps these islands appear as the Ajoe Islands, following the Dutch spelling "Ajoe-eilanden".
The beaches of these islands are a breeding ground for the leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea). The waters off the Ayu Islands are a good snorkeling and scuba diving site.
Administratively the Ayu Islands belong to the Indonesian province of West Papua.
- Pub164, 2004 Sailing Directions (Enroute): New Guinea
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