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“Hidden gem, nature at its best” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Abang Island

Abang Island
Batam, Riau Islands Province, Indonesia
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Ranked #5 of 6 Attractions in Batam
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“Hidden gem, nature at its best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Abang island actually quite famous for some sea-dive lovers. it's still natural, no big money investors yet come and build resorts and everything. that's great on one side, because you'll see nature at its best. i went snorkel to bunaken few years ago, the once famous place had lost its nature beauty, trashes easily found everywhere. but the negative side of being "too natural" is that it's hard to get there and even harder if we want to stay overnight. the only way to get there as far as i know is by renting small boat (locals called it "pompong"). we must search for the contact person who has this pompong and negotiate how much do we have to pay. there wasn't any hotel there as well, though i've heard you can stay in local's house for some money. the underwater view was great. i spent half day snorkeling-fyi i'm an amateur on it-and really enjoyed the quiteness of the island plus the corals and fish. due to large wave of north, this activity isn't available throughout the year, so we must ask first before we plan to go there

Visited October 2013
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