The province of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam, which is located at the northern tip of the island of Sumatra, has rich tourism potential, ranging from natural, educational, cultural tourism and ancestral wealth to culinary tourism that can be found all in Aceh. Anoi Itam Beach is one of the mainstay natural tourism destinations in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam. Precisely, it is located in Gampong Anoi Itam, Sukajaya District, Sabang City, Weh Island, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam Province Anoi Itam Beach, which is 13 km from Sabang City, is the only black sand beach on the island.Anoi Itam itself means 'black sand'. Based on the assessment of Garuda Indonesia magazine, the exotic beauty of this beach has led it to achieve the title as one of the most beautiful beaches in Indonesia. Anoi Itam beach sand is said to have a different density from the black sand compared with other beaches.It weighs approximately three times the weight of black sand in general. This is due to the high nickel content in its constituent mineral composition. The color combination of black sand and white limestone around it looks contrast and gives a sensation of its own beauty.
The blue sea and the sea breeze that blows bring peace that frees someone from fatigue. Please try to walk along the Anoi Itam coastline on barefoot in the afternoon.The warm sand plays on the soles of the feet as it is washed away by the waves, creating a sensation that makes one relax. Witnessing landscapes, green trees, blue skies and views of the towering Mount Seulawah in mainland Aceh is an unforgettable experience.
To go to Anoi Itam Beach in Sabang, first we have to go to Banda Aceh, to be precise to Ulee Lhue Harbor to take a ferry or speed boat to Balohan Harbor on Weh Island. After arriving at Balohan Harbor or Sabang City, the journey can be continued by renting a car or motorbike to go to Anoi Itam Beach.To enjoy the beauty of this beach, you should explore by motorbike from Sabang City, along the eastern route, across Sumur Tiga beach with a travel time of about 30 minutes. Along the way uphill and downhill, our eyes are spoiled with beautiful beach scenery while taking photos.