Off the eastern coast of Sumatra, within is an hour’s flight from Jakarta lies the enchanting Belitung Island with lovely beaches and fascinating scenery.
With pearly white sand beaches, magnificent granite stone formations on the shores and azure blue water this island is fast becoming a quite and serene resort getaway for all those who want an alternative to overcrowded Bali.
The island is surrounded with many smaller and equally picturesque islands making island hopping a favorite activity for all the visitors here. While island hopping visiting the Kepayang Island Turtle Sanctuary and taking a walk through the lush rainforests of the sanctuary is well worth.
But the main attraction of this island is the long, pristine beaches and the clear waters that are surprisingly calm and shallow, making it a perfect destination for snorkeling, diving, sailing, kayaking, and swimming.
There are a number of beachfront resorts and budget hotels at Belitung Island to stay that comes to life at night as the cafes and bars are lit up and the live entertainment starts.
Reaching Belitung Island
Check out the flights details and schedule. There are daily flights from Jakarta operate to Belitung Island and regular ferries too.
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