It was a sudden getaway trip that i planned on a weekend during one of my Business visits to Indonesia. The main reason to get motivated & consider "Thousand islands" was that I also got my wife along with me during my trip and exploring island & marine life was one among our bucket list. Kepulauan Seribu (Thousand islands) situated off the north coast of Jakarta has a group of small islands (~340) including both inhabited & un-inhabited. Out of these only few islands (~20) serves for recreation purpose (day / weekend getaways) running with resorts to small home stays. This is an ideal recreation choice especially for those at Jakarta since the journey to islands from the coast takes only 1.5~2 hours depending on the island you chose to visit.
I decided to take it as a package trip to anyone of the islands, with any of operators locally in Jakarta. One of my office colleague suggested a tour operator (https://kelilingnusantara.com/)who manages trip bookings online. I had browsed through the packages offered by them and finally chose a 1N/2D package to Pari island (Pulau Pari) which totally costed IDR.24,00,000 (~INR.12,200) for two of us. The package cost includes speed boat transfers from/to Jakarta coast, 1N stay in a homestay at island, welcome drink, Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast, Bicycle to roam within the small island, Snorkeling to see Coral life. The tour operator has a single helpline number which is mostly accessible by whatsapp messages where you can get all kinds of queries, bookings, coordination addressed.