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Belitung Island

Indonesia
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Ranked #7 of 237 Attractions in Sumatra
Type: Islands
Description: Scenic Indonesian island located to the south of Sumatra.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Ever heard of the movie Laskar Pelangi ( Rainbow troops)? Yup, the setting of the movie was in Belitung. This island is one of the two main island of Bangka Belitung province. Compared to Bali or Lombok, maybe Belitung is not that famous. But really, the massive granites on the beaches makes most of the beaches the is unique. One... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Do you think Bali is too crowded? Miss beautiful, clean natural beach? No traffic jam? Belitung is the answer! It is an island, about 50 mins by plane from Jakarta. The beaches are beautiful. The seawater is clean and clear. You can do 2 days 1 nite only. Day 1: lunch at Mie Atep; Wisata Batu Mentas, where you can... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Beautiful peaceful island not far from Jakarta. Pluses: clean, friendly, beautiful, quiet, untouched by tourism Minuses: difficult to be a tourist as not a lot of infrastructure eg transport, information... My boyf speaks Bahasa and that helped a lot - big challenge otherwise!

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Jakarta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Beautiful, amazing, fantastic you name it! Really a great escape for those who love beaches in its natural beauty. Belitung island surrounded with lots of smaller islands decorated with mostly granite stones here and there that's uniquely Belitong! White sands, clear blue sky, clear water, beautiful stones and coral reef... are just lovely. And it's clean and quiet, even in... More

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Off the eastern coast of Sumatra, flanked by the Gaspar and Karimata Straits, lies an enchanting island with beautiful beaches and fascinating scenery called: Belitung Island. Its unique landscape, decorated with pearly white sand beaches, crystal clear water, and magnificent granite stone formations on its shallow shores, are some of the best features of the island

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Belitung used to be just another Indonesia island that no one knows. Whenever someone mentioned Belitung, they would look confused as never heard of it (because they actually never heard of it). It's paradise for all beach lovers out there. Because still "developing", Belitung is still not so crowded and the beaches are still very clean and clear. For those... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Belitung is one of the best beach I've visited. It is less tourists and the local people didn't try to extort the tourists' money. The beaches were not as crowded as Phi-Phi Island or Gili. Since it located in Strait of Malacca, the water was very calm. The It is really an island to chill (not for surfing) and relax.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

it's only 40-45 mins from Jakarta. Belitung offered beautiful beaches with beautiful view. the beach was not as crowded as Gili Lombok or Bali. i enjoyed snorkeling in Hoping Island (Pulau Babi, Pulau Lengkuas, etc). if you are lucky, you could give food to the fish from your hand :)

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Belitung Island, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Tourist destinations The mainly tourist destinations are beaches and islands/islets. The beaches are Tanjung Tinggi Beach and Tanjung Kelayang Beach which both have blue clear water, sand and rocky beaches. The islands/islets are Batu Berlayar Island which full of granite, Pasir Island which is made of sand (= pasir in Indonesian language) and submerged during high tide, Bird Islet (Pulau... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

The island is less visited by tourists and hence has a lot more places that are less commercialized than the popular destination (bali). I flew to an island named bangka roughly 5 hours(by ferry) away from belitung. Bangka is a relatively small island and the waters are not as clean and beautiful as belitung. 5 hours of exhilerating travel in... More

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