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Natural Resorts of Belitung

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Tanjung Kelayang Beach

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Tanjung Kelayang Beach, Photograph by Tour Viewers

Belitung (or in English, Billiton) is an island on the east coast of Sumatra, Indonesia in the Java Sea. it forms part of the province of Bangka-Belitung Islands. The island is known for its pepper and for its tin production . It was in the possession of the United Kingdom from 1812 until Britain ceded control of the island to the Netherlands in the Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1824. Its main town is Tanjung Pandan.

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Tanjung Tinggi Beach, By Andika, Tour Viewers Photographer

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Belitung island is located very strategic, surrounded by three major islands: Java, Sumatra and Kalimantan. Belitung Island is surrounded by seas and small islands. Pantai Tanjung Tinggi is shaped like a cove approximately 1000 meters long with white sandy beach and granite blocks. Visiting the Pantai Tanjung Tinggi will feel as like you are in a fantasy world.

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Photograph by Tour Viewers

Its main island’s beaches, including Tanjung Tinggi and Tanjung Kelayang, are known for their rounded granite boulders, fine sand and calm waters. This beach, Tanjung Kelayang, is for visitors to have a closer look and enjoy the panoramic view of the island. Visitors  must visit Tanjung Kelayang first by taking a boat.

There are   many seafood restaurants and other places of interests.  The beach is large with very soft white sands, lots of nice photo spots, and  big rocks too. Ships are available for transportation,   immediately can reach edges of the beach.

The main tourist destinations also includes  Tanjung Tinggi Beach. Pantai Tanjung Tinggi is also called Pantai Bilik (Chamber Beach) because it is flanked by two peninsula. Pantai Tanjung Tinggi is approximately 2 km east from Pantai Tanjung Kelayang. Pantai Tanjung Tinggi is located in the north of the island near the hamlet of Tanjung Tinggi, Belitung island in Bangka Belitung province.

On the eastern tip of Pantai Tanjung Tinggi there are rocks that form a tunnel through which you can walk through. The panorama is exotic and very compelling. But besides having a beautiful panorama you can also go fishing, diving or use jet skis.

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There  is also Pulau Burong, which can be accessed from Tanjung Binga beach by walking at low tide. There is also Lengkuas Island, which is the home of a 129-year-old lighthouse and a good place for snorkeling. Another destination is visiting Babi Island and Kelayang Islet on East Belitung, specifically Kelapa Kampit, as there you will find new tourist attractions as well. A magnificent Kong Hu Chu temple called Fu De Ci temple is also on offer to visit. The temple is expected to attract more tourists to East Belitung area.

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Belitung Island’s Hotels and Places to Stay

Nearby Hotels See all 21 hotels in Belitung Island:

Belitong Inn,  Green Tropical Village, Kelayang Beach Resort,  Billiton Hotel, Marriot Belitung, and Havana Mutiara Hotel Belitung

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Mount Kelimutu Lunar’s Landscape

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Description:

While remote, Mount Kelimutu’s lunar landscape and shimmering waters make it a worthwhile trek. Located on the island of Flores, Kelimutu’s claim to fame is its three summit crater lakes, each with a different-hued pool. Geologists have studied the crater over time for its chameleonlike properties. Each lake has shifted from one color to another over the years as it comes into contact with mineral-rich underwater fumaroles. The surprise element of a Kelimutu visit is that you rarely know what colors will greet you when you summit the volcano.

Kelimutu is a volcanoe in Indonesia with three volcanic crater lakes that differ in colors. The volcano is close to the small town of Moni in central Flores Island with the distance of 50 km to the east of Ende,  in East Nusa Tenggara.

The science of the Kelimutu lakes is relatively well known. Lake colors periodically change due to adjustments in the oxidation-reduction status of the fluid of each lake, and also considering the abundance of different major elements, such as iron and manganese. Oxidation-reduction status depends on the balance of volcanic gas input and rainfall rate, and is thought to be mediated by the groundwater system in the volcano itself.

The colors in the lakes change independently from each other, as each has its own unique connectivity to the underlying volcano’s activity. Between January and November 2016, the colors of the craters changed six times. Although it is widely believed that the changes are unpredictable, it is more accurate to say that the lack of any regular monitoring of the volcanic system precludes scientists from having the data necessary to drive widely available predictive models.
Getting There: Mount Kelimutu is located on Flores; Ende is the closest city. A flight from western Flores (Labuhanbajo) to Ende is the easiest option. Bus travelers can get closer to the mountain by taking a bus to the smaller town of Moni.

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Visiting Rugged, Forested Island

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Tour Viewers , Photograph by Andika Nusanta Utama

 

Description:

Morotai  is an island in the Halmahera’s  group of eastern Indonesia’s Maluku Islands. It is one of Indonesia’s northernmost islands. Morotai is a rugged, forested island lying to the north of Halmahera. It has an area  covering 1,800 square kilometers (690 sq mi), stretching 80 kilometers (50 mi) north-south and no more than 42 kilometers (26 mi) wide.

The regency’s largest town is Daruba, on the island’s south coast. Almost all of Morotai’s numerous villages are coastal settlements; a paved road linking those on the east coast starts from Daruba and will eventually reach Berebere, the principal town on Morotai’s east coast, 68 kilometers (42 mi) from Daruba.

Asked about their experiences,  visitors who have visited the island said that beaches are  clean and worth visiting during low tide. There are  long white sandy beaches  connecting the two nearby islands. Visiting during  low tide is  the best time  or when the full moon is there at night  as it is the  time to relax .

During  low tide is  also the time  for those  seeking outdoor activities such as going to the beach with   banana boats & jetski available to rent. It is a beautiful island  with  fine sand beaches around the island. It is very popular among foreign and  local tourists.

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(Tour Viewers, White Sandy Beach)

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(Tour Viewers: Best Time During Low Tide)

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Ideal Getaway

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Description:

Labuan Bajo is in the westernmost tip of the Island of Flores, the town of Labuan Bajo, or also spelled Labuhan Bajo, sits peacefully a small fishing site with surprisingly comprehensive tourist facilities.

The central logic for its wide range of amenities is the extraordinary interest of travelers to the existence of the Komodo dragon, locally called ora, if not for its superb national park that encompasses some 80 islands.

To most travelers and to westerners who own many businesses here, the developing town is somehow favorable and even romantic. The view on wooden cottages with thatched roofs camouflaged by shrubberies and towering trees up in the sloping township, overlooking an idyllic harbour, make an evening conversation with traveling partners an unforgettable experience. For some adventurers, Labuan Bajo can be an ideal getaway.

Labuan Bajo is accessible by air, land, and sea. Its favorable location on the Island of Flores and entry port to the Komodo islands make Labuan Bajo a potential growing destination, aside to its rich agricultural potentials.

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Accessible by Sea

(Photographs  by Andika Nusatama, Tour Viewers’  Photographer)

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Joyful Tour

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Ideal Getaway

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Glittering Morning in Mount Bromo  

Description: Mount Bromo,  active volcano in East Java, Indonesia.  The mountain stands tall at 2,329 meters (7,641 ft). One of routes to visit Mount Bromo is from nearby mountain village of Cemoro Lawang.  A jeep tour is also available to bring tourists to a stop at viewpoint on Mount Penanjakan which can also be reached on foot about two hours.

 

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Waiting for Sunrise

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Morning Has Broken

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