Jakarta covers most types of interests in the entertainment department. There are many lively streets for party-goers, a waterfront entertainment complex nearby that comes complete with a beach, and plenty of museums and cultural attractions.
The Ancol Dreamland complex in the northern part of town is particularly fun as it has an amusement park and fun attractions for the kids, a golf course for dads, great shopping for mums, and a beach for all. It is also the launch point for the stunning Thousand Islands region.
The capital also comes with historic districts and unique open-air museums which highlight colonial contributions and the culture of the various regions of Indonesia down to a tee.
Ancol Dream Park
Taman Impian Jaya is the number one entertainment attraction in Jakarta. It features fun rides for kids at Fantasy World and boasts the largest aquarium in Southeast Asia, as well as a beach and plenty of hotels, restaurants and a golf course. It is served by train and bus.
Beautiful Indonesia in Little Park
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah appeals to the more discerning type in search of a splash of culture and history, with a side helping of entertainment. It is particularly good for folks with kids owing to the hands-on museum and IMAX theater.
Those who are into sailing should perhaps check out the Thousand Islands region of Jakarta Bay, which is in fact home to around 120 little islands. Many of them are deserted and have perfect secluded beaches where you can snorkel or bathe in peace. The Thousand Islands are best visited outside the rainy season, with March through June the nicest time.