Belitung provides an alternative beach get away, only 50 minutes away by air from Jakarta. It’s probably the shortest flight to a great beach weekend, short or long.
Granite boulders are signature of the beaches in Belitung
Just a closer look at the boulders
The sea is perfectly calm.
Yes, it’s shallow, clear and calm. It’s just like your own large swimming pool.
When there’s not many tourists, you can treat it like your own private pool.
It was a week with a perfect weather when we were there.
The Lightouse at Pulau Lengkuas.
View from the top of the Lighthouse – 70 m high.
We were here before the crowd arrives.
What the locals call Pulau Pasir is actually a sandy area of about 10 meters wide that emerges during low tide. Most of the times you can find a live starfish or two.
Our boat guide says that the best place to watch sunset is at Pulau Babi Kecil. It literally mean Small Pig Island and of course there’s no pig (small or big) living on the island.
I can’t remember the name of this spot. Maybe it’s time to return to Belitung to find out what it is called.