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Nusa Lembongan Island lies near the popular Bali Island. The distance of the island from Bali Island is near about 12 miles and it is quite negligible. Travelers easily reach the Nusa Lembongan Island from the Bali Island and enjoy the beauty of the Nature. People living on this small island are following Hinduism and Buddhism religion mainly. Bahasa Indonesian language is spoken by the people living on the island. Although the island is small and population density is low but then also travel and tourism industry is blooming. The following pointers describe about Nusa Lembongan Island:
- Nusa Lembongan islands are suitable place for spending comfortable vacations without any hassle. Dazzling beaches attract large numbers of people from different parts of the country. Weather conditions are excellent and island receives bright sunshine and it gives the opportunity to enjoy the beach life with unlimited fun.
- Pleasant climate makes it favorable for the travel and tourism. Many travelers enjoy the sunbathing on the beaches. Travelers use to visit the beach in the favorable climate and beaches are busy in the peak season. Travelers use to visit the island with their partners and spend romantic vacations on this island and even family vacations are also popular on this island.
- Lodging facilities on the island make your visit comfortable and quality of food provides you with the utmost pleasure. You can enjoy the beauty of the island and can party hard. It has vibrant nightlife in which people enjoy dance and music along with drinks and delicious food. Food and drinks offered to the visitors are of excellent quality. You can choose delicious food prepared in restaurants according to your preference for enjoying the breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Beach lovers like to enjoy the recreational activities and facilities of sports and games provided to the tourists on the beaches. Beach side sports and water sports such as volley ball, surfing, scuba diving etc. are liked by travelers. The islands can be compared with the paradise because of its extraordinary beauty which attracts travelers from far land.
Batam Island is part of Indonesia, and is located about 40 km south of Singapore. There are several hotels and resorts on the island, as well as plenty of tourist attractions, 7 international golf courses, shopping centers and restaurants, and a few nice beaches for swimming or taking the kids to.
SIGHTS & ATTRACTIONS
Most of the attractions that Batam Island has to offer to its visitors include fine beach resorts, natural wilderness, breathtaking landscape and exotic nightlife. Apart from the typical luxury, however, there exist several places that are among the landmarks of the island and are worth visiting.
- Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Buddhist Temple is a major attraction in Batam as being one of the biggest Buddhist temples in South-East Asia. Located in Batam Centre the temple hosts one statue of Buddha as well as two other statues of the Goddess of Mercy. There is a souvenir shop and a restaurant within the temple’s district.
- Vihara Buddhi Bhakti Temple is a typical Chinese temple in the town of Nagoya. At present it is used by the locals for their daily prayers and religious rituals.
- Waterfront City is among the nicest resort areas on Batam Island. It is situated on the west coast and it mainly attracts visitors from Singapore. The resort is famous not only for its beaches but also for the variety of sports and water sports that are available there, including cable water skiing, Step 1 Go Karts and many others. Most of the hotels offer spa treatment and massages that continue to astonish their guests.
- Vietnamese Refugee Village can be visited in Pulau Galang. It was the home to many Vietnamese refugees who escaped from their county between 1972 and 2001 and sought shelter in Batam. The Indonesian government allowed them to live in the region, where they developed their own town by building a school, hospital, cemetery and temples. What is left of their lifestyle can still be seen almost intact in the area.
- Jembatan Barelang Bridge is actually a chain of bridges that connect the 6 islands of Batam. The view from all of them is magnificent and many tourists visit the bridges exactly for the sake of aesthetics and in order to take some pictures of the nature on the island.
AIRPORT or FERRY
Reaching Batam is possible by either flying there from Jakarta or Malaysia, or by using the ferry services that provide transportation from Singapore or Malaysia.
- Hang Nadim International Airport is an airport located at the east side of the island and serves mainly domestic flights to and from other Indonesian destinations. The airport is only 30 minutes drive from Nagoya, the capital of the island. The easiest way to get to the city centre is by taking a taxi. Taxis from the airport are not metered but the drivers have a list of destinations for fixed prices.
- Penguin Ferry and Batam Fast are the most frequent ferry companies that operate between Singapore and Batam every hour for a price of $ 30 and additional 3 dollars for insurances. There are five ferry terminals in Batam, the major one of which is Batam Centre. The journey takes about 45 minutes. Upon arrival you may be confronted with taxi drivers trying to offer you a ride to the city centre. Bargain the price before you agree to it.
Several means of transportation are available in Batam:
- The local buses operate in fixed directions and can be stopped on the street as a taxi. Make sure that the bus is going into your direction before you take it.
- Damri buses are the cheapest way of getting around, though unreliable from a frequency point of view. Fares start at Rp.1000.
- Taxis are metered but you should negotiate the price in advance because most drivers in Batam don’t use the meter. Unless you tell the driver you don’t want to share the cab, he will pick up other passengers. Prices for a shared taxi vary from Rp. 8000 to Rp. 10,000. It is also possible to hire the car for the whole day. Prices: around Rp.150,000 to Rp. 200,000 per day.
- Ojek is another cheap means of transport, namely a motorcycle taxi. Bargain the price before you get on. It is usually around Rp. 3000 Rp. 6000 for short distances.
The settlement history of Batam as well as that of its adjacent islands goes back to 231 A.D. as some Chinese chronicles state. The region has been under the influence of different kingdoms, beginning with the Malacca Kingdom from the 13th century. Later, in 1824 the Dutch and the English split the area and ruled it until it became under the power of the Riau Lingga Kingdom. The trajectory of the Batam history absolutely changed its way when in 1969 the island became a base for the oil exploration of a state-owned oil company. Two years later it was designated an industrial area and since the Batam Authority was formed in 1975, it has continually grown into a duty-free zone with expanding industrial business and great seafood for its visitors.
Krakatoa, also spelled as Krakatao, is an island in the Sunda Strait in Indonesia. It is a volcanic island, and its name is used for the volcano, the island and the island group as well. In 1883, the most well-known eruption of Krakatoa cemented its place as one of the most famous volcanoes in history. This eruption was among one of the most violent anywhere in human history. This eruption had the explosive power equivalent to 13,000 times the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. It ejected about twenty-one cubic kilometers of ash, rock and pumice.
The explosion was heard as far away as Perth in Australia, which is 1930 miles away, and on the island of Rodrigues, about three thousand miles away. Near Krakatoa, 166 towns and villages were destroyed, and 130+ cities severely damaged. More than 36,000 people were killed, with many thousand others having been injured. Tsunamis after the eruption caused many of the deaths.
Further eruptions at the site since then have actually built up new land in the same area as the original island. Its name is Anak Krakatau, which is Indonesian for “Child of Krakatoa”. This island is about two kilometers around, and at its highest point, is 300 meters high. The island grows at a rate of 5 meters a year. In an area with many destructive and famous volcanoes, Krakatoa still stands alone. The strait in Indonesia has over 130 active volcanoes, by far the most of any nation in the world. The volcanoes make up the axis of the island arc system of Indonesia. Most of the strait’s volcanoes lie along the two largest islands, Sumatra and Java.
Volcanologists have put forward the belief that a violent eruption of Krakatoa in 535 A.D. may have been the catalyst for a global climate change that took place in 535 and 536 A.D. There isn’t any datable charcoal from that eruption that has been found to date. But this could speak of the size of Krakatoa’s caldera. Krakatoa, one of the most famous volcanoes, is also called “The Fire Mountain” by early historians, with seven eruptions tentatively dated from 850 to 1530 A.D.
Since 1950, Anak Krakatau has grown at a rate of five inches per week. The island is still very active; its most recent eruption began in 1994. Quiet periods numbering days have alternated with continuous Strombolian eruptions, and occasionally larger explosions. The most recent eruption started in 2008, when lava, rocks and hot gases were released. Volcanologists who monitor the volcano have warned area residents, boaters and tourists to stay out of a three km zone around the island.
Indonesia offers everyone the best available choices of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Here are five most beautiful beaches in Indonesia:
Is an Indonesian seaport located in the eastern coast of Borneo island. This is small city that is clean with its clear blue skies and a secluded city. Not of the city life is seen so one can always enjoy a peaceful and quiet visit in this lovely place. The can be reached via plane, or car rides and ferry rides. There are lots to be seen in the place including the beautiful and attractive beaches together with the other establishments found in the place. This is a very ideal place for people who wants a fun beach vacation but wants to have a serene and quiet time without the may noise.
the capital of one of Indonesia’s provinces which is the North Sulawesi. This is a very beautiful beach bay that is a resident area for many locals. There are also other attraction sites here apart from the coast. There are lots of tarsiers found here that makes the place very well known. And everyone will enjoy seeing these animals once they visit Manado beach bay.
the capital of South Sulawesi and is the largest city in the island. The beaches are here are pretty crowded during weekends that make this beach very well known. Visitors of the beach can enjoy picnics and a swim to the waters with their family and friends.
where the best beaches in Indonesia are found specially the amazing Amai beach that is a famous beach in Indonesia and a perfect getaway place for lots of beach and nature lovers.
5. Ambon Island
Part of Indonesia’s Maluku Islands that is mountainous and very attractive. During the months October and April are the best time to go for a beach trip in Ambon when the summer heat is on without the heavy rains and cloudy skies. This is a perfect place for families to spend their summer vacation trips.
Here are the top five most beautiful and must see beaches in Indonesia. There are other beautiful and attractive beaches in this wonderful country that will surely delight everyone who visits the. Explore them all when you visit Indonesia and have the best vacation of all.
It’s a remarkable place – a hothouse for evolution and home to an incredible array of marine life. Of the 500 or so coral species found in the Indo-Pacific, Komodo has 260. It harbours more than 1,000 species of fish and 70 species of sponge. Acre for acre, it is one of the most diverse coral reef environments in the world. My journey began on the 42m Kararu, a traditional rigged sailing vessel which serves as an extremely spacious liveaboard. It operates from Bali, 160 miles to the west, but the journey to and from Komodo is punctuated by dive sites which are fascinating in their own right, and serve as a build-up to the world-class diving at Komodo and its neighbouring island, Rinca. My host was the boat’s co-owner, Tony Rhodes, a Brit with an easy manner and a knack for spotting near-microscopic animals.
On an early dive at a site called Mentjang Wall, we were finning along in mid-water when Tony suddenly swooped down to the reef. I followed, squinting at the scrappy patch of coral to which he was pointing. At first nothing, then I could make out a tiny brownish nudibranch (of the Flabellinidae family). He had seen it from 10m away! Suspicious, I wondered if he had sneakily placed it there when I wasn’t looking, possibly inspired by Donald Pleasence’s similar trick in The Great Escape. As I was to discover, his spotting skills were quite genuine. While there are plenty of sizeable creatures to marvel at in Indonesia, the area does tend to attract divers with a penchant for the diminutive. These are rich seas, and there is a perpetual battle for space on the reefs. After just a few days, your eyes become familiar with the environment, so that semi-camouflaged critters begin to reveal themselves. Professional dive guides become finely attuned to this sort of diving.
Komodo National Park comprises the seas around the islands of Komodo, Rinca and Padar, and some smaller islands. It’s a two-wetsuit trip: on the northern side of the islands, the water is warm, and most people dive comfortably with the thinnest of skins. Cool, nutrient-rich upwellings prevail on the southern side, where 5mm suits, hoods and gloves are the order of the day. These islands act like a dam, holding back the warmer Pacific waters, which are then forced through various straits, creating a pressure void along the park’s southern side. This allows cold water from the Sumba Sea to rise up, effectively replacing the water removed by the currents at the surface. With the cold water comes a bloom in phytoplankton, forming the basis of Komodo’s super-charged food chain. It is a very, very special place indeed.
The results of these crazy upwellings are best experienced at Horseshoe Bay on Rinca’s southern side. These are the most crowded reefs I have ever seen, but the payoff is low visibility caused by all those nutrients suspended in the water. Horseshoe Bay’s famous site is a pinnacle known as Cannibal Rock (named after a monstrous Komodo dragon seen eating one of its own kind nearby), where dense swathes of black, yellow and red crinoids jostle for space. It’s a great place to test buoyancy skills, because crinoids stick to neoprene like glue; any contact whatsoever and you’ve got yourself a hitchhiker. Once, after taking head-on photographs of an implacable lizardfish, I looked down to find I had picked up two featherstars complete with clingfish and crinoid shrimps – a whole ecosystem! I guiltily set them back on the reef.
Just outside Horseshoe Bay is a fascinating site known as the Great Yellow Wall of Texas, renowned for its soft corals. Visibility here was reminiscent of British shore-diving standards, and the coral polyps were all retracted, so I hardly saw the reef in all its glory. Still, I could appreciate the sheer intensity of the place. Nestling among the crinoid forest were some fascinating animals, including brightly coloured sea apples, a spectacular member of the sea slug family. Tiny hawkfish nestled between the fronds of soft corals, while gobies darted around their tiny territories. Night dives were even more atmospheric. The currents sweeping over Cannibal Rock were too much to cope with after dark, so we searched for night creatures in the shallows. At first glance, the sandy expanses were devoid of life, but a closer inspection revealed a wealth of nocturnal drama. Octopus each the size of a child’s fist moved over the sand, extending their tentacles into tiny holes as they hunted for suitably small prey. Every now and then, they would retract their foraging limbs in pain, having received a nip from some hidden sand-dweller.
Inshore sites often serve as nurseries. I saw lots of tiny fish, including juvenile oriental sweetlips (flapping wildly like some out-of-control bumblebee) and a rockmover wrasse complete with protruding unicorn’s horn. Photographers found the night dives to be the most productive of all, and some would sacrifice an afternoon dive to be alert for the evening. The best night dive took place beyond Horseshoe Bay on a sandy slope near Banta Island. The site has a particularly cheesy name – ‘It’s a Small World’ – which nevertheless hints at the macro wonders which have made it their home. I dropped in and descended 10m to what looked to be a lunar landscape, devoid of life. The gritty sand billowed briefly into the water column as I landed on the sea bed and looked down to see a skeletal face leering back with utter contempt.
It was a stargazer, a voracious lunge-predator whose stealth is rivalled only by its monumental ugliness. It buries itself in sand right up to its eyes, then waits for a suitable morsel to happen along. Ambush predators don’t like being seen, and this one looked up at me with undisguised disgust as I gently fanned the sand away from its fearsome features. Eventually, the indignity of being exposed in this way proved too much; it launched itself off the sand and sped off into the darkness. I enjoy watching other divers at night. Despite the best intentions of the buddy system, there is something about the combination of shallow, current-free sites and diving by torchlight which internalizes the diving experience. Divers retreat into themselves, their attention focused chiefly on the thin column illuminated by their lights. I hovered behind a professional videographer, Roger Munns of Scubazoo (the film-making outfit based in Southeast Asia) fame, who had found a handsome red frogfish – okay, ‘handsome’ isn’t a word often associated with frogfish, but we’re talking ‘eye of the beholder’ here, okay?
As he trained his video lights on the frogfish, the brightness attracted a small food chain. Driven by some inexplicable urge, tiny worms massed around the lights in writhing density. They in turn attracted the attention of some cardinalfish, which foolishly took the frogfish to be a lump of coral. They were soon disabused of this notion as the predator extended its jaws and sucked a hapless cardinalfish into its maw. This super-gulp is too fast to see. Later, watching Roger’s footage on an iBook laptop, we studied the lunge frame by frame. You see the frogfish give a dainty little leap, and there is a slight blur around its mouth as it takes the fish, but the movement itself is too fast even for a professional-quality video recording in slow motion mode. Viewed at normal speed, the frogfish twitches slightly and the cardinalfish simply disappears.
In addition to illustrating the efficiency of the frogfish’s feeding mechanism, this episode revealed to me the depth of the cardinalfish’s stupidity. The ‘not exactly quick on the uptake’ survivors kept returning to the lights, and the frogfish enjoyed a further six courses while the cardinalfish doubtless wondered where all their companions had gone. By the time I had sidled in to photograph the frogfish, it was noticeably bulkier and appeared to have a case of the hiccups. Providing a contrast to Komodo’s macro dives is a great manta site off the island of Langkoi, a busy little channel where the graceful rays can be seen feeding on plankton-loaded water. Langkoi’s mantas are among the biggest I have ever seen, some even approaching the legendary 6m mark.
It was a pleasure to dispense with the hood and gloves when our boat Kararu returned to the balmy sites of the north. Here, I was presented with dizzyingly clear water and some classically beautiful reefs. There were plenty of reef fish, but I saw little in the blue, despite the preternatural clarity of the water. Occasionally, schools of barracuda, jacks or bannerfish would appear, but there were no sharks or tuna. This is the case across much of these islands, where shark-finning has decimated reef shark populations over the past decade. Illegal shark fishing and even dynamite bombing still takes place in Komodo National Park, despite its protected status. Still, conservation efforts at Komodo – reinforced by the presence of tourism – have succeeded in preserving vast tracts of reef.
These reefs have an additional importance which transcends the pleasure they give divers. The coral here is especially resilient to the effects of coral bleaching caused by factors such as global warming and El Niño. This is due to the upwelling effect of cooling water from the depths of the Sumba Sea. Marine biologists believe that as coral reef systems continue to be lost, it is places such as Komodo that will replenish and re-colonize devastated habitats elsewhere in Indonesia and the wider Indo-Pacific. The same currents which make life so difficult (if entertaining) for divers, carry coral larvae beyond the national park to places where reef space is available. In this sense, Komodo is a mother among coral reefs, and one we should all cherish.
Indonesia is an archipelago country which consists of thousands islands. People all around the world have known Bali Island with its beautiful culture and tourism spots. Who can forget the sunset in its white sand beach? People may recognize Bunaken as a world class diving spot. However, Bali and Bunaken are not the only “watery” place with beauty in Indonesia. Have you ever heard about Karimun Java Islands?
Karimun Java Islands is located at Java Sea approximately 83 kilometers north Java Island. To reach the islands from Jogjakarta, people must go to Jepara first and get on boat to cross the sea. There are some transportation choices to get there, but to experience super cheap and adventurous trip, motorcycle could be chosen. By using this vehicle, we do not spend more than 75.000 rupiahs for gasoline for about 4-5 days tour. You will adventure 5-6 hours ride from Jogjakarta to Jepara. Please enjoy the view around the road. Do not be shocked when you find the road getting crowded at noon. If exhausted, you can stop once or twice during the ride.
After arrive in Jepara, you have to go to Kartini Beach and find your ferry. By paying 28.500 rupiahs per person for economic class seat and 27.500 rupiahs each motorcycle, you will find yourself floating on a medium size ferry. You will be shaken for a little while, but after dropped on the main island of Karimun Java, the wonderful view and atmosphere will replace that “tiny” pain. Then, it is the time to fully enjoy the islands.
To get cheap place to stay overnight, you can go to some government office, such as police office. Just be friendly with the officer and they will very please to give you place to sleep and bath. There are some citizens who sell food for tourists with low price, so you do not have to worry about your stomach. Like I have say before, you just have to be friendly with the island people and perhaps you will find yourself roast fishes with them for free.
Karimun Java offers many kind of excitement even you do not bring much money. You can use motorcycle you bring along to explore the main island. There are some fabulous white sand beaches that you will not regret. If you want to go to another island, you can rent a fisherman’s boat by paying 300.000-350.000 rupiahs (price could be cheaper if you get close with them). You will be free to dive, to swim, to sail, to explore the islands, or to sit and enjoy the sea. If do not have enough money to rent a boat, why do not “hitchhike” when the fisherman goes to work? It is kind of another adventure. It is all up to you.
For people who are looking for a perfect tropical paradise, then Bali is the best place for them to go. This place is bound with beautiful seashore sceneries and other attractive sightseeing places. Bali is one of the most beautiful places Asia has to offer. Bali is preferably Indonesia’s most attractive place that is being visited by lots of tourists from around the world. This island is located along the western part of the Lesser Sunda Islands just between Lombok and Java. The place is highly known for the rich culture of its people with extraordinary artistic talents in dance, painting and sculpture.
There is more to the eye than just the beauty and the attractiveness in their place but also with the people in it. This is a sure place to stop by and visit whenever we think of going to Indonesia. It is a perfect place to get away from the crowded places of the city and take time to relax in a serene and peaceful place. Because Bali is an island, it is mostly secluded, and we can expect entire quietness in the place. Along its beaches and shores, athletic people can do surfing and scuba diving, as well as other water sports. It is also known as the “Island of the gods”.
It has a beautiful mountainous and lush landscape, and along the beach shores are of attractive white and sandy sceneries together with green hills that makes the area more breathtaking. There are also lots of cultural and historical sites that can be found in the place. It is perfect for young travelers who want to have fun and also have an educational trip. There are places that have good accommodations which visitors can stay during the whole trip. The temperature of the island is usually higher, due to its tropical location. It can be like summer temperature all year round, which is a good thing for people having winter season in their countries and wants to have a summer vacation at some place.
Bali will be the perfect place for them to go to. Apart from the lovely and attractive places we can go to, there are also lots of cultural celebrations that we can witness here. Along the years, Bali people have kept their culture even though the rest of Indonesia has been modernized. For tourists who want to have fun in an Asian country that has everything that is cultural, attractive, and tropical then Bali, Indonesia is the perfect place for them. it would be a one of a kind place for us to have a summer vacation all year round and an unforgettable travel experience unlike any other.
Bintan is one of the islands of Riau Archipelago of Indonesia. It is situated at about 40km from Singapore. Its capital, Tanjung Pinang is actually the capital of Riau Archipelago. From here you can see the importance of Bintan island. Compared with Batam, Bintan is richer in its history. In conjunction with this background, it has more historical sites to visit. Bintan’s history is intertwined closely with those of Malacca and Johor Sultanates. Bintan and the rest of Riau Arcipelago were ruled by the Malacca Sultanate.
When the Portuguese attacked Malacca in 1511, its king fled to Pahang of Malay Peninsula and later to Bintan where he tried to repossess Malacca. His successor moved to Johor and established the Johor Sultanate. Later, the Dutch gained control of Bintan island. However, the Dutch was later driven out by a force supported by Malacca Sultanate. In 1824, the Treaty of London finally settled that the islands south of Singapore are Dutch Territories. Again Bintan was under the control of the Dutch.
Pulau Penyengat is a must see historical site for visitors. It is situated at about 6km from Tanjung Pinang. It was the religious, cultural and administration centre of the region in 19th century. Sultan Mahmud Shah of Malacca gave this island to his bride, Raja Hamidah, daughter of Raja Ali Haji, the Bugis commander of Bintan, in an attempt to reach peace between the Malay and the Bugis. A grand mosque, Masjid Raya was built on the island. The mosque is huge and is visible from Tanjung Pinang.
Raja Ali Haji was the hero to Bintan’s people. There is a monument by the seaside that commemorates him who sacrificed his life for his people against the Dutch. Within the town of Tanjung Pinang, there is a Dutch Colonial Graveyard which reflects the life of the seamen at the old days. Banyan Tree Temple is a popular place for the local Chinese community and Singaporean visitors. It is situated in a town called Senggarang. The temple is about 100 years old. For holiday makers, there are broadly 2 areas for you to choose i.e. Lagoi (Bintan Resorts) at the northern part or Trikora Beach at the east of the island.
Lagoi is full of high end resorts like Banyan Tree Resort and Club Med Ria. These are exclusive resorts complete with golf courses designed by world renowned golf course designers. Resorts and hotels at theTrikora Beach are affordable to average visitors. To name a few: Bintan Agro Beach Resorts, resorts complete with fishing facilities like Ocean Bay Resort and Kolam Kelong Trikora. There is even a resort providing diving guide i.e. Traveler Pondok Wisita. Visitors may stay in its air-conditioned or non-air-conditioned rooms overnight before diving.
Belitung island is part of Indonesia archipelago. It has several beautiful and exotic beaches you should see someday. It is great place for vacation destination and much less expensive when compared with other famous Indonesia vacation destination like Lombok or Bali.
Now, let me to continue telling you where the Belitung exactly is. Belitung located within Bangka Belitung archipelago that consists of 98 island, big and small, beside Sumatra. You can check it out via Google map. The well known vacation destinations in the Belitung island are as follow:
- Tanjung Kiras Beach
- Bukit Berahu resort
- Tanjung Kalayang Beach
- Tanjung Tinggi beach
- Lengkuas Island
Next I am going to tell you regarding the beauty of Tanjung Kelayang as well as Tanjung Tinggi beach but unfortunately I can not attach some pictures because it’s not allowed. If you are interested to see the pictures you may go to the links I attach at the bottom of this article.
Tanjung Tinggi beach
The beach is flanked by two peninsulas, is less than 2 km from Tanjung Kelayang beach. you’ll find clean white sand, festooned by granite boulders with about 15 meters height at its offshore and shore. This cove-shaped beach sized approximately 100 meters for the length, 8 meters width in low tide with 1 km long beach, and 5 meters width in high tide. At the east end, there is a pile of rocks which one of the gap forms a passable tunnel. The air flowing inside the rock hall is pretty cool, as in the air-conditioned room.
Across from this beach has been built a resort named “The Villa Lor in Tanjung Tinggi”, with complete amenities and be considered as the first of the most comprehensive resort at Bangka Belitung archipelago. Tanjung Tinggi beach region is perfect for sun bathing, fishing, diving, swimming, jet skiing or even enjoying white sand at shore of the beach.
Tanjung Kelayang Beach
Location of the beach is around 27 km from Tanjung Pandan town, is a beach that has an amazing view. The coconut trees along the coast, smooth floury white sand and quiet blue sea, forms a bay with granite rocks carpets on the west side make this beach is absolutely exciting.
At the crystal clear seashore you will discover posts where fishermen tether their motorboats before sailing. Tanjung Kelayang has around 1.5 km coast length, 7 meters wide beach (in high wave) and 10 meters (in low wave). This beach covers 60 acres wide areaand absolutely suitable for sun bathing or swimming among the amazing arranged rocks of granite. Having beautiful view, Tanjung Kelayang obviously is the right place for photography enthusiasts to satisfy their hobby.
Though relatively small, this quiet island with remarkable natural richness, managed to attract some “major” person like Lady Diana and Mick Jagger for a vacation. You’ll definitely want your honeymoon in this romantic place after the busy preparation of your wedding day. Moyo Island, a small island located on the north island of Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara Province, is one of the world-class tourist destinations which are often used by overseas celebrities to get a quiet vacation. Seeing the beauty of the beach, sea and unspoiled nature, it offers peace for lovers of nature and beauty of the sea.
No wonder if there are so many domestic and international tourists who come to this exotic and quiet island. Moyo Island has a height variation from 0-648 m above sea level. Hundreds of butterflies will be seen from behind the bushes, trees or in the middle of the savanna. The island is also inhabited by 21 species of bats, birds, macaque, wild pigs, deer and snakes. However, since the natural conditions are still very -well- natural, you are advised not to enter this 30,000 hectares island without a guide to avoid being lost.
Waterfall Tours and Various Rare Birds
While visiting the island, we can see the beauty of unspoiled nature. Beautiful forests and almost untouched, natural waterfalls and rivers, and the underwater beauty of the endless sea. In addition to all of them, there are also some caves that can be reached on foot, as an alternative activity. One of them is the cave of Ai Manis which had to be achieved with a little rock climbing. This cave is the breeding place of hundreds of bats. Other activities you can do is trekking for two hours that can be started from Labuan Haji, to the waterfalls Brang Rea (Great River) in the middle of the island. Not to mention, the laddered Waterfalls ‘Mata Jitu’ in the bird park of Moyo Island is also a remarkable tourist attraction. Along the road to the waterfall, you can find various kinds of birds and one of them is Megapodius.
Moyo Island is also a paradise for bird lovers. From 124 species of birds found in Sumbawa, 86 species of which are located on this island. Rare bird species can also be found here. Among these are the Yellow-headed Cockatoo and Gosong bird. This Gosong bird is truly unique because it relies on plants and twigs to produce heat during the egg incubation period.
Enjoying the underwater scenery
One attraction for tourists to visit in this area is underwater natural beauty. Various types of coral reefs and diverse ornamental fish can be enjoyed while snorkeling or diving. The island is almost entirely surrounded by coral reefs. You can also see the two-meters length sharks, anemones, pelagic, eels, groupers and even manta, all there. Nobody won’t saw them all without amazement. It’s just gorgeous! You can also dive around Medang Island, in Northwest of Moyo Island. Underwater scenery in this place is no less beautiful. Honeymooners can contact the Blue Lagoon Resort located on the outskirts of Sumbawa Besar. Cruises from Bali, Lombok or even abroad often make a stopover in the island. Travel cruises usually stop in Moyo Island and Satonda Island, a tiny island in the northeast of Moyo which has salt water lake in the middle of the island.
Overnight in Moyo Island is not a difficult case. The only resort in Moyo Island is managed by a third party who manage the island of Moyo. The resort is using a tent that amounted to 20 pieces. But don’t worry, although only made of tents, all the resort luxuries are here!. You certainly can enjoy the convenience and peace of the night in this Amanwana Resort with your spouse. You can also enjoy the resort facilities such as the Internet, 24 hours doctor, the library, breakfast and much more. Don’t miss the package jungle trekking, diving, and snorkeling. Unfortunately, since Moyo island is far from the reach of domestic tourists, promotion of the island is still very little. That’s also why you have to make sure you have suffice time and fund if you want to spend your honeymoon here.