"Belitong is the 3rd tourist destination in Indonesia" that was what my tour guide said. But, actually even many people don't familiar with this Belitong Island. It also happened to me. I don't really know about Belitong. So, first time I heard that, I thought it was a joke. However, after I went there, I realized how attracting Belitong is.
Are you curious about this so-called beautiful island? this is where Belitong is:
|Belitong Island located between Java, Sumatera, and Kalimantan island|
|This picture showing the small island around Belitong|
On the picture above, we can see the gradation of the blue color. Those are the difference of the sea level and the coral.
Also, actually this island is famous for a movie called Laskar Pelangi:
moreover, this is my story:
Our trip was a 4 day 3 night trip with 3 days tour program. On our first day in Belitong Island, we went to have some lunch as soon as we arrived at Dedaun Beach.
|our family on the first lunch at Belitung|
In the lunch area, we could lend some bike or canoe or just play at the beach.
We were a bit tired because of the difference of weather then in Jakarta so we decided only to play at the beach. We amazed to the extremely beautiful beach. The sand were white and the water was clear. No trash, as clean as a pool, and the weather was windy.
After enjoying the beauty of the beach near the lunch area, we took a rest for a moment and prayed Ashr. Than, we went straight to another amazing spot, the which had so many big quartz rocks. This area calls Pantai Laskar Pelangi. This name is simply because this area was the shooting spot of the Laskar Pelangi Movie.
Laskar Pelangi's Beach
My family and rocks!
Now, me and all the rocks
After saw many of the rocks which I considered it as a natural wonder, we stepped into another beach near there. There, there were many fisherman's ship. Also, there was a tortoises conservation. To save those tortoise, we can buy them (in addition to pay the coast of it's living in there) and let it go to the ocean. Also, there, we had a coconut fruit.
Saving the tortoise
Get ready to have coconut fruit
That's all for the first day. After that, we went to hotel and took a rest and got ready for the following day's trip! .-------.
So, in the second day, we went out from hotel at 8.30, and went straight to the north beach. There, we took a boat to go to some island near there.
on the way to the islands
The "Sang Pemimpi" boat
The island, beach, and us
Me and Mom :3
There, the water was clear, and I could see what was under the sea. But unfortunately the wave was quite big. That made the sand on the beach lifted and we could't see the beach bed. Also, I couldn't went snorkeling. Next time, if you want to go to Belitong Island, the best time to see the beauty of the see and islands is in the middle of year (July-August).
Gradation of brown-white-green-blue : sand-coral-water-ocean!
There, also there was a Dutch era's historical heritage, the beach light tower in the outer island of north Belitong. The tower is 18 floor high, and we can get to the top of the tower with only Rp5.000 entry fee.
the top of the tower
still, the historical tower