Although not as popular as Bali or Lombok, Belitung is blessed with some of the best beaches of the country. The sand is soft and as white as palm sugar, and some even argue that the sand here is even whiter than that in Bali. Belitung is also surrounded by more than 100 small islands. Almost all of them are decorated with white sand and granite rocks, and only a few are inhabited. One island in particular, the Lengkuas Island is the site of a 19th century antique light house. The Light House was built in Dutch colonial times and offers a beautiful overview of the area. Burung (Birds) Island, Babi (Pig) Island, Pengadran Island, Lutang Island, Kera (Apes) Island and Jenang Island, are among some of the smaller islands that offer great experiences.
In general, there is no best time to visit Belitung. The climatic condition is generally either hot or wet. It really depends on the weather when you are there.
Belitung is a very safe place. Here and there there can be petty crimes such as pick pocketing, so beware of your belongings. Single woman travelers have consistently rated Belitung as one of the safest cities to travel in, with very low crime rate against tourists.
It really depends on how much time you have got. The minimum recommended duration is 3 days while you can stay as long as 3 weeks to fully enjoy the city. Although Belitung does not seem to have a lot of things to do at first sight, one will have to dig deeper to know the must-dos. From nightly street food scenes to the hidden shopping alleys, and occasional visit to craft village. If you need some suggestion, contact us.
You can buy some handcraft souvenirs in the market.
Belitung weather often reaches a record low of 14 Celsius degree in late December or early January. Generally, it is about 15-25 degrees celsius. If you plan to stay in the hill side or the mountain side, it will be colder. Most of our accommodation in our tour is in the city so that will be about 15-25 degrees. A jacket would suffice for this trip.