Where to stay
1. Arumdalu Private Resorts
The resorts are strategically located in Membalong district, a peaceful place with undeniably beautiful nature. Explore the dramatic coastline of Belitung that surrounds Arumdalu Resort. Experience the serenity of breathtaking landscape or stroll through the enchanting surrounding for those special moments. Arumdalu Private Resorts let you indulge amidst a magnificent nature escape you will find nowhere else.
2. Santika Premiere Hotel
Located just a three-minute drive from Tanjung Tinggi, Hotel Santika Premiere Beach Resort Belitung offers a tranquil alternative to the busier north coast while still affording rapid and convenient access to major attractions such as Lengkuas Island and Tanjung Kelayang Beach. The outdoor movie location for the famous Indonesian movie Laskar Pelangi, which chronicles life on the island under Dutch rule, is nearby. The airport is 45 minutes’ drive away on an excellent road. This four-star hotel provides 128 rooms and 1 villa, where world-class standards of service are seamlessly combined with a uniquely Indonesian touch.
3. Lorin Beach Resort
Lorin Beach Resort lies at the Prime beach of Tanjung Tinggi. Surrounded by white sand beach and blue, green of water and clear sea. The 20 cottages encompass spacious in two categories, 6 Jr. Suite cottages beach view, 14 Deluxe cottages beach view, all landscaped in a lush and tropical garden. The concept of the cottage is taken from local culture ” Rumah Panggong”.
Jl. Tanjung Tinggi, Sijuk, Belitung Utara, Keciput, Sijuk
Phone: (+62719) 24100
4. Swiss-Belresort Tanjung Binga
Situated on the beautiful Indonesian island of Belitung, 4-star Swiss-Belresort Tanjung Binga is a chic, contemporary and stylish boutique hotel with rooms and a small selection of exclusive suites; many promising views of the beach from their balconies and all with relaxing views of the tropical seaside setting. The island is renowned for its beautiful beaches, scenic landscape and relaxed ambiance, as well as other islands, many of which are uninhabited and within easy reach for day trips.
Jl. Tanjung Kelayang no. 168, Terong, Tj. Pandan, Belitung Regency
Phone: (+62719) 9304888
5. Fairfield by Marriott Belitung
Phone: +62 719 9225998
Where to eat
There are foods you have to try while visiting Belitung Island which available in some local restaurant. First is Gangan, a fish soup with curry and pineapple. Second is Otak-otak Ikan, a white fish cake with a chewy texture. Usually packed in leaves and served with local’s signature chili sauce. Third is Mie Belitung, a noodle dish with sweet gravy of spices and shrimp, topped with cucumbers, tofu, potatoes, and dried shrimp. Meanwhile, here are some of the recommended dining places you can choose in Belitung:
1. Mie Belitung Atep
Since 1973, Mie Belitung Atep attracts many tourists, local and international for its signature Mie Belitung. For more than 40 years, the restaurant stays with the original recipe and successfully become the most popular restaurant in the island.
Jl. Sriwijaya No.27, Parit, Tj. Pandan
Phone: (+62719) 21464
2. Sahang Beachfront Cafe & Resto
Located inside the Arumdalu Beach Resorts and serves Chinese and International cuisine. Sahang is famous for its fresh seafood dishes, as well as the use of edible wild plants and organic products taken from its own farm.
3. Thai Fa
Located on the edge of Tanjung Pendam Beach, Thai Fa Restaurant provides seafood and Chinesse food. Some of the restaurant’s highlighted menus are Angsiong Fish, Fu Yung Hay, and Cap Cay. If you come in groups, the price will be much cheaper. The restaurant which is also a wedding hall serves buffet orders for groups of over 50 people. Thai Fa is also named as the locals favorite, so give it a try if you’re looking for a siganture Chinese cuisine with distinct local taste.
Jl. Pattimura No. 20, Tanjungpandan
Phone: (+62719) 22997