The popularity of thousand island or Pulau Seribu as a recreation place has been introduced during Dutch Colonization around 18th century, and even a story about the Parahyangan said that the king visited the port of Sunda Kelapa and Nusa Sewu. It was possible that Nusa Sewu was the Pantara Island name of Pulau Seribu. When Indonesia got independence the first president of Indonesia also used Pulau Ayer as the recreation during week end.
Pantara Barat Island Has 34 cottages, a lobby, a convention hall with the width of 180 square meters, air conditioning, a Japanese restaurant, a teppanyaki restaurant, fresh water swimming pool, and a scuba diving shop. Pantara Timur Island Has 56 cottages, a front office and a lobby, a continental, Indonesian and Chinese food restaurant by the ocean side, a snack counter, souvenir shop, disco, 4 tennis courts, and a marine sports rental shop. Pantara island Resort offers facilities for relaxing moment with delightfull cuisines, scuba diving, white sand beach, spacious cottages. The island can be reached in 2 hours from Marina Ancol, Jakarta Bay a berthing place of various boat and speed boat belong to the resort.