This beautiful island on the east coast of Sumatera is a rare gem in its own respect. Its famed natural beauty was made famous by the local film Laskar Pelangi that has helped the island gained worldwide recognition. Controlled by the British until 1812, Belitung is famous as pepper and tin producer that also sparked a major conflict over who runs the island and was consequently controlled by the dutch after the Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1842. The 1,840 Sqm island is famous for its topography that is heavily rugged with hills surrounding this beautiful island.
The main tourist destinations are Tanjung Tinggi Beach and Tanjung Kelayang Beach, famous for its crystal clear water. There are also some small islands like Batu Berlayar island, Pasir island, Tidal island, Burong island and Lengkuas island. A newly inaugurated Kong Hu Co temple, Fu De Ci temple is located on Muten street which lately has been attracting a large number of tourists.
Santika Indonesia Hotels & Resorts recently launched its 11th Santika Premiere at Belitung. Santika Premiere Beach Resort – Belitung is equipped with 128 suites and 1 exclusive villa overlooking the Tanjung Tinggi beach. As the newest addition to the Santika Premiere brand, Santika promises to deliver only the finest in class and luxury through its 128 suites and villa for this newly developed tourist destination in Indonesia that promises to be the ‘new Bali’. This world-class hotel is also equipped with swimming pool and a lagoon pool that delivers only the ultimate beach resort vibe to the island’s bustling tourist industry.
Located at Dusun Ulu, Sijuk, the beach resort is only 15 mins drive from world-class tourist destinations like Tanjung Tinggi beach, Lengkuas island, Tanjung Kelayang beach and Kaolin lake. The island is also accessible with eight daily 1-hour flights from Jakarta and two daily 50-minutes flights from Pangkal Pinang.
Jl. Pantai, Dusun Ulu, Sijuk
Kepulauan Bangka-Belitung 33414
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