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Belitung Islands

Belitung Islands is an archipelago in Indonesia located off the east coast of Sumatra. The islands are situated in the Java Sea, between the Indonesian provinces of Bangka-Belitung and South Sumatra. The islands are known for their pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and stunning rock formations.

The Belitung Islands are made up of two main islands, Belitung and Lengkuas, as well as several smaller islands. The largest island, Belitung, has an area of about 1,000 square kilometers. The terrain is mostly low-lying, with the highest point being Gunung Tajam at about 500 meters above sea level. The islands are home to a variety of wildlife, including monkeys, snakes, and numerous species of birds.

The Belitung Islands have a long and varied history. In ancient times, the islands were part of the ancient kingdom of Srivijaya, which controlled the region from the 7th century to the 13th century. The islands were later colonized by the Dutch East India Company in the 17th century. During World War II, the islands were occupied by the Japanese and then by the British.

In recent years, the Belitung Islands have become a popular tourist destination. The islands are well-known for their beautiful beaches and crystal-clear waters, as well as their unique rock formations. The islands are also home to several historical sites, including the remnants of the Dutch East India Company's fortifications and the ruins of the ancient kingdom of Srivijaya.

The Belitung Islands are a unique and beautiful destination that offers a variety of activities for visitors. From swimming and snorkeling to exploring the islands' rich history and culture, the Belitung Islands are an ideal destination for those seeking an unforgettable experience.

Excursion tips for a day in Belitung Islands

As a tourist in Belitung Islands in Indonesia, there are plenty of exciting activities to do in one day. Here is a list of some of the best things to do:

1. Visit Tanjung Tinggi Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Belitung, and take in the stunning views of the crystal clear waters.

2. Explore the traditional fishing village of Tanjung Kelayang and take a boat tour around the island to spot some of the most amazing rock formations.

3. Take a stroll along the boardwalk in Tanjung Pendam and enjoy the view of the harbor.

4. Enjoy a delicious seafood lunch at one of the restaurants in Tanjung Pandan.

5. Visit the Lengkuas Island and explore the lighthouse and the surrounding area.

6. Take a dip in the crystal clear waters of Burung Mandi Beach.

7. Take a boat tour around the island and admire the stunning views of the surrounding islands.

8. Visit the Belitung Museum and learn more about the history and culture of the island.

9. Explore the nearby islands and take a boat tour around them.

10. Enjoy the sunset at Tanjung Kelayang Beach and take some amazing photos.

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The climate in Belitung Islands

Belitung Islands in Indonesia has a tropical climate with high temperatures throughout the year and a relatively low amount of rainfall. The average temperature ranges from 24-30°C and humidity is high. During the rainy season (November-March), the islands experience heavy rainfall and thunderstorms. The dry season (April-October) is usually sunny and humid with occasional showers. Throughout the year, the islands are generally warm and sunny, making it a great destination for beach holidays.

Cruise weather for Belitung Islands

Our weather forecast for Belitung Islands helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 32.5 °C
min: 22.7 °C
11.9 m/s
29.5 m/s
31.9 %
24.1 m
73.9 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 33.5 °C
min: 23.2 °C
16.6 m/s
31.7 m/s
16.6 %
24.1 m
73.5 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 33.3 °C
min: 23.6 °C
16.9 m/s
31.3 m/s
16.4 %
24.1 m
69.2 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 33.5 °C
min: 23.9 °C
16.6 m/s
34.6 m/s
53.2 %
24.1 m
70.7 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 33.2 °C
min: 23.8 °C
17.6 m/s
33.4 m/s
66.3 %
24.1 m
74.3 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 32.8 °C
min: 25.6 °C
19.8 m/s
36.7 m/s
70.6 %
24.1 m
72.2 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 32.7 °C
min: 24.6 °C
15.1 m/s
30.5 m/s
88.3 %
24.1 m
76.1 %
1,010 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 34.2 °C
min: 24.2 °C
15.1 m/s
26.3 m/s
49.8 %
23.4 m
75.5 %
1,011 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 32.6 °C
min: 23.9 °C
7.2 m/s
14.0 m/s
78.5 %
19.9 m
83.5 %
1,011 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 25.6 °C
min: 23.9 °C
8.3 m/s
31.3 m/s
95.8 %
21.8 m
91.7 %
1,011 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 30.5 °C
min: 24 °C
14.0 m/s
26.3 m/s
84.5 %
24.1 m
80.1 %
1,011 hPa
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 31.1 °C
min: 23.6 °C
15.8 m/s
31.0 m/s
90.7 %
22.7 m
78.1 %
1,011 hPa
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 26.6 °C
min: 23.1 °C
6.5 m/s
29.5 m/s
96.7 %
15.3 m
92.2 %
1,011 hPa
Aug. 7th 2024 Aug. 7th 2024 max: 24.0 °C
min: 21.4 °C
9.7 m/s
25.2 m/s
100.0 %
18.0 m
94.6 %
1,012 hPa
Aug. 8th 2024 Aug. 8th 2024 max: 30.6 °C
min: 22.9 °C
12.6 m/s
19.8 m/s
93.7 %
23.3 m
84.8 %
1,011 hPa

Cruises to Belitung Islands

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Scheduled ship calls in Belitung Islands, Indonesia
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