Lengkuas Island: A Pristine Beach in Belitung

Wonderful Indonesia

With a total area of less than 1 hectare, Lengkuas is located inside the Sijuk sub-district, Belitung Regency. While it might be small in size, nonetheless, it offers a vast assortment of splendors. This small island provides a landscape of palm trees and boulders, which are great fun to climb on or swim beneath. Lengkuas Island is blessed with a pristine beach, turquoise waters and also huge granite boulders, an icon of the Belitung beaches, situated northwest of TanjungBinga Village in Belitung. Adding to the grandeur is the existence of a hundred-year-old Lighthouse that offers complete fascinating views of the island and its surroundings.

You can reach these distinctive, giant granite clusters by walking across the shallow water, which is no deeper than 1.2 meters. The water is so transparent that the bottom of the sea is obviously observable. Beneath the surface, the waters around the island are filled up with fish of different types, virgin coral reefs, several starfish and more of the fascinating granite boulders. The reasonably calm and shallow water makes it an ideal location for snorkeling and swimming, while on the beach the new breeze will truly indulge people who put down on the white sands. The pride of Lengkuas Island is the iconic old lighthouse.

Built by the Dutch in 1882, it maintains its function today in ships sailing through and out from the island of Belitung. Roughly 50 meters in height, it’s as tall as a 12 story building. While the lighthouse is an exceptional attribute, the show he offers from the top is really spellbinding. This one may get a full 360-degree view of the fascinating Isle and all of the wonders that surround it, including the crystal clear water along with other spreading tiny islands.

Get There

To reach Lengkuas Island, you can lease a boat accessible at beaches in Belitung like at TanjungBingaTanjungKelayang, or TanjungTinggi. By TanjungKelayang, a boat trip will take about 20 minutes, while from TanjungBinga or TanjungTinggi it may bring about 30-45 minutes. On the way, you will be presented with fascinating scenes from tiny islands off the shore of Belitung. As ships are able of up to 10 people, it’s a good idea to share a boat with others to cut costs.