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Belitung Island

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Ranked #5 of 229 attractions in Sumatra
Type: Islands
Description: Scenic Indonesian island located to the south of Sumatra.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Jakarta, Indonesia
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Yes, it's true. Not that I don't like Bali, but Belitung is very suitable for someone who like peaceful beach. I and my friends visited Belitung Island because we wanted to get out of crowded Jakarta for a while. I do not like beach, by the way, because beach is hot, sandy, and will burn your skin. Well, I do... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Belitung island is a short trip out of Jakarta (45 mins by flight to get there) and is a welcome break away from the hustle bustle of Jakarta, off the coast of South Sumatra Belitung is distinct on account of this turquoise blue waters, granite boulders which line the white sandy beaches. Definitely scenic and more peaceful than the more... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Maybe the first view when you came to belitung island is many big stone. Every beach have special stone and this make the island become more beautiful. I visited Belitung island in the rainy weather so I can't explore all of island in Belitung. I advise you to come to belitung on May-Sept in every year. The most beautiful island... More

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