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Kei Islands

The Kei Islands are a group of islands located in the southeastern part of Indonesia, between the Maluku Islands and the province of Papua. The islands are part of the province of Maluku, and are located approximately 180 kilometers east of Ambon, the capital of Maluku. The Kei Islands are divided into two main islands, Kei Kecil and Kei Besar. The total land area of the islands is approximately 1,722 square kilometers, and the population is estimated to be around 200,000 people.

The Kei Islands are known for their stunning beaches, lush forests, and colorful coral reefs. The islands are also home to many species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and fish. The local people are mostly fishermen and farmers, and the main industries are fishing, agriculture, and tourism.

The Kei Islands have a long and rich history. In the 16th century, the islands were part of the Dutch East India Company's trading network. In the 19th century, the islands were part of the Dutch East Indies and were an important source of spices for the Dutch. During World War II, the islands were occupied by the Japanese. After the war, the islands were part of the newly formed Republic of Indonesia.

Today, the Kei Islands are a popular tourist destination. Visitors come to the islands to experience the beautiful beaches, explore the lush forests, and snorkel or dive in the colorful coral reefs. The islands are also known for their traditional culture, which includes music, dance, and art. The traditional music and dance of the Kei Islands are popular throughout Indonesia.

Excursion tips for a day in Kei Islands

As a tourist in the Kei Islands of Indonesia, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in a single day. Here is a list of some of the best things to do:

1. Visit the beautiful beaches of the islands, such as Pasir Panjang, Muka Beach, and Tanjung Kabui.

2. Explore the local villages, such as the traditional village of Wamena and the coastal village of Kota Lama.

3. Take a boat tour around the islands, admiring the stunning views of the surrounding ocean and lush greenery.

4. Go snorkeling or diving in the crystal clear waters, discovering the vibrant coral reefs and diverse marine life.

5. Take a hike through the jungle, admiring the diverse flora and fauna of the islands.

6. Visit the various historical sites, such as the ancient fort of Benteng Otanaha and the old mosques of Kei Kecil.

7. Spend some time at the local markets, sampling the delicious local cuisine and picking up some souvenirs.

8. Enjoy a relaxing day of fishing off the coast, casting your line in the hope of catching a big one.

9. Go bird watching, spotting some of the rare and exotic species that inhabit the islands.

10. Take a tour of the local museums, learning more about the culture and history of the Kei Islands.

Experience Kei Islands with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Kei Islands. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Kei Islands

The climate in Kei Islands in Indonesia is tropical and humid throughout the year, with temperatures ranging from 22°C to 32°C. The wet season lasts from October to April, with high humidity and frequent rainfall. The dry season lasts from May to September, with lower humidity and less rainfall. During the wet season, the islands experience heavy rainfall and tropical storms, while the dry season brings cooler temperatures and calmer weather. The islands also experience a short monsoon season in December and January. Overall, the climate in Kei Islands is warm and humid year-round, with occasional heavy rainfall during the wet season.

Cruise weather for Kei Islands

Our weather forecast for Kei Islands helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 25.4 °C
min: 24.9 °C
45.4 m/s
49.0 m/s
84.3 %
23.8 m
76.9 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 25.1 °C
min: 24.6 °C
43.2 m/s
46.4 m/s
96.3 %
24.0 m
79.0 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 25.5 °C
min: 24.8 °C
40.3 m/s
44.3 m/s
69.0 %
23.9 m
80.0 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 25.7 °C
min: 25.3 °C
35.3 m/s
41.0 m/s
60.7 %
22.1 m
84.4 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 25.7 °C
min: 25.4 °C
36.7 m/s
41.0 m/s
78.4 %
23.2 m
83.2 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 25.7 °C
min: 25.4 °C
37.4 m/s
41.4 m/s
64.7 %
24.1 m
82.1 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 25.8 °C
min: 25.4 °C
33.1 m/s
36.0 m/s
63.1 %
24.1 m
83.2 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 26.0 °C
min: 25.6 °C
31.0 m/s
35.3 m/s
67.6 %
22.7 m
86.3 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 26.0 °C
min: 25.5 °C
27.0 m/s
32.4 m/s
99.0 %
21.3 m
85.9 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 26.0 °C
min: 25.7 °C
23.4 m/s
27.7 m/s
100.0 %
21.4 m
81.7 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 25.9 °C
min: 25.5 °C
31.4 m/s
38.5 m/s
99.8 %
23.9 m
82.1 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 25.6 °C
min: 25.3 °C
40.0 m/s
46.4 m/s
90.0 %
23.5 m
82.1 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 25.4 °C
min: 24.9 °C
40.7 m/s
43.9 m/s
94.6 %
23.5 m
79.4 %
1,010 hPa

Cruises to Kei Islands

Would you like to travel to Kei Islands on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Kei Islands.

Scheduled ship calls in Kei Islands, Indonesia
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Sep. 16th 2024 Monday, 16th of Sep. 2024 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 3rd 2024 Thursday, 3rd of Oct. 2024 LE LAPEROUSE 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 11th 2024 Friday, 11th of Oct. 2024 LE JACQUES CARTIER 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 19th 2025 Sunday, 19th of Jan. 2025 LE LAPEROUSE 12:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 3rd 2025 Monday, 3rd of Feb. 2025 LE LAPEROUSE 12:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 24th 2025 Monday, 24th of Mar. 2025 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 30th 2025 Monday, 30th of Jun. 2025 LE SOLEAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 18th 2025 Friday, 18th of Jul. 2025 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 12th 2025 Friday, 12th of Sep. 2025 LE SOLEAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 23rd 2025 Tuesday, 23rd of Sep. 2025 LE SOLEAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 8th 2025 Wednesday, 8th of Oct. 2025 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am

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