Ever been to Tanjung Kelayang, Belitung? If you haven’t, try and imagine a beach paradise of pearlescent sand and pristine seashores. A place where you can lay back, unwind and relax—the ultimate spot to soak up the sun. Oh, and did we mention you can island-hop here, too? Now, that’s Tanjung Kelayang. With its natural surroundings and awestruck panorama, Tanjung Kelayang will prove to be a trendsetter destination in Indonesia. To get you familiarized with this beauty, we’ve prepared you some travel ideas for your wanderlust.
Here are 5 scenic places to explore around Tanjung Kelayang!
1 | Lengkuas Island
Your first island-hopping destination is Lengkuas Island! It offers an idyllic landscape, calm waters, and staggering boulders. Great beach fun for climbing and swimming. But Lengkuas Island’s icon lies on the historical towering lighthouse, built by the Dutch in 1882. It stands 50 meters in height, guiding ships around the island. Try going up this landmark. It offers a 360-degree bird’s-eye view of Lengkuas Island, Belitung. Fascinate yourself, observing all of its wonders and spellbinding shore landscape.
To get to this spectacle, you can rent a boat from Tanjung Kelayang, Tanjung Binga, or Tanjung Tinggi. It will take you around 20 minutes from Tanjung Kelayang, and around 30 - 45 minutes from Tanjung Binga or Tanjung Tinggi.
2 | Batu Berlayar Island
Get a chance to experience 1000 sq meters of relaxing goodness at Batu Berlayar Island. This small spot is a perfect destination for some personal me-time. De-stress your worries away with its gorgeous views. Then sightsee the granite stones as you lay on its pearlescent sand and pristine blue surroundings. Get to this paradise with a 10-minute boat ride from Kepayang Island. A hidden gem to go when you’re in Tanjung Kelayang!
3 | Tanjung Binga Village
Discover the life of local fishers in Tanjung Binga Village. Here, you can sight their houses along the coastline, already neatly in rows. Try and explore this fisherman village by talking to the locals and learn how to fish. Then stroll along within the town and see how the people of Tanjung Binga live. Not far from this neighborhood is Tanjung Kelayang Beach, just 11 minutes away. It can definitely be your go-to spot to relax and sunbathe some exploration fun.
If you love seafood, then you’re going to fall in love with the Belitung flavors in Tanjung Binga! Their food specialty lies in menus, like crab, barbequed fish, and tasty seafood. A favorite among tourists is stuffed crab. It’s a delicious cuisine where the meat is taken, then mixed with flour and fresh seasoning. Once combined, they stuff the shell of the crab with this delicious goodness. It is then fried and served to you to taste. Pretty mouthwatering, don’t you think?
4 | Tanjung Tinggi Beach
It won’t be a scenic trip to Belitung if you don’t visit Tanjung Tinggi Beach! Showcasing its crystal clear sea and soft sand, this beach is perfect for a dip. Stay there until sunset or wake up during sunrise to get a glimpse of heaven. Don’t forget to take photos of the landscape with its tall granite boulders on the coastline. This is also a well-known spot for “Laskar Pelangi” or “The Rainbow Troops”, a 2008 Indonesian flick. It’s just 11 minutes from Tanjung Kelayang, making this spot easily accessible.
How about waking up to a serene and tranquil beach like this? That’s certainly a good idea! A few hotels are situated along this lovely waterfront to serve tourists, offering a jaw-dropping view just outside the window.
5 | Kepayang Island
Want to do some water sport adventures while on your trip to Belitung? Head over to Kepayang Island! Its 12 hectares of pure bliss is not only peaceful but also action-packed with fun activities. You can try snorkeling and see the marine wildlife. Then spot turtles and the unique humphead wrasse. Swim with the vibrant life underwater and immerse yourself in its beauty.
Kepayang Island is also a hawksbill turtle breeding ground. Observe from afar and learn about the unique creatures. You can reach this destination with a 15-minute drive or around 2 km from Tanjung Kelayang.
With mesmerizing panorama, relaxing atmosphere, and exciting activities, it’s no wonder Tanjung Kelayang has been chosen as Indonesia’s social-economic zones. This paradise will be home to different resorts and tourist attractions bound to fill your future holiday. Until then, plan yourself a getaway trip to Tanjung Kelayang, Belitung, and its beach glory. Don’t forget to implement CHSE (Cleanliness, Health, Safety, and Environmental Sustainability) protocols when you’re here! Always wash your hands, wear your mask, and do physical distancing.