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Belitung Island

Indonesia
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Ranked #5 of 234 Attractions in Sumatra
Type: Islands, Outdoors
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Owner description: Scenic Indonesian island located to the south of Sumatra.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Belitung has plenty of beautiful tourism destination. With low budget, traveler still can enjoy it all as much as we want. Flight tickets, hotels, public transportations are affordable. My driver where also my tour guide was very helpful and nice. He really wants to make everyone happy when visiting their island. In general, the local are very kind and welcome.... More

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

White sands, clear water, amazing view inside and outside the sea. It also only 45 minutes to 1 hour flight from Jakarta. The city is clean and so quite. Not a lot of car or motorcycle passing by. The Lengkuas island has great scenery. You could see the island from above the light house. Not far from the island, you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

If you like beaches, clear water, boat rides, snorkeling, and friendly people, Belitung is the place for you and a mere 1 hour flight from Jakarta! Best beaches: Tanjung Tinggi (but expect Indonesians taking photos since this beach was featured in the film "Laskar Pelangi") and Tanjung Kelayang, from where you can catch a boat to go island hopping but... More

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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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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8 attraction reviews
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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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