Kepayang Island

Kepayang Island is the largest island among dozens of small clusters and exotic islands in the North Belitung. The island is also being called as Pulau Babi or Pig Island. The area of the island is approximately 14 hectares with some interesting beach side.

This island is clearly visible from the western coast of Tanjung Kelayang. The visitors who come to this beach is usually using boat from the port of Tanjung Kelayang that takes around 10 minutes drive. One other popular place that also visited by the visitor is Pasir Island, which is actually an extension of Kepayang island that settled in the north.

The white sand on the Southeast side of the Kepayang Island, which is located a few hundred meters from Pasir Island, is one of the berths to stop at the island, especially if the sea water is receding. The white sand stretches along the side of the South and Southeast of this island. There are almost no granite at this place,it only white sandy beach with a length of about 300 meters.

On the mainland there is line of coconut garden, while on the north coast the conditions are less attractive because of sharp rocks covered and slippery. The South side of the island, that facing Pasir Island, is one of the best sides to enjoy the island. The sea off the coast is also good to play; the sea is not too deep and it has fine sandy seabed. Currently, there are no buildings on the South side of the island, but there are only a few of Ketapan tree shade for shelter.

Kepayang beach is also the place for turtle breeding. Those who want to see the turtle laying the egg should have registration for guest book at the entrance gate. There will be officers that guide us to see the turtles.

Kepayang or Babi Island is located not far Lengkuas Island, the island that popular with the lighthouse right at the seashore. From Lengkuas we can see Pig Island directly. If you come from outside Bangka Belitung, from H.A.S Hanandjoeddin airport Tanjung Pandan you can continue the journey to the heart of Tanjung Pandan by using taxi for 30 minutes.

In this city, you can find hotel or inn before continuing the journey to Tanjung Tinggi beach and Tanjung Kelayang, because both sites are reachable by using fishing boats or rented boat from the island to the other islands, including Kepayang Island.

Latest News

Soekarno’s Exile at Menumbing Mountain, Bangka Island, Bangka Belitung

Located in Muntok area in the northwest of the island of Bangka, Mount Menumbing has a height of about 355 meters above sea level. At Mount Menumbing, there is an exile pension of Indonesia’s first President Bung Karno and Vice President Bung Hatta by the Dutch during 1948-1949 on the island of Bangka. The exile pension is guarded by the family who is also Abdi Dalem Sultan Palace of Yogyakarta, since generation to generation, where since day one they have responsibility to maintain Bung Karno and Bung Hatta during their…

Romodang Beach, Bangka

Romodang Beach Romodang beach is located in Belinyu area, north Bangka 77 km from Sungailiat. We can see the very dramatic sunset at noon from this beach and those who like fishing, this is the perfect place to go for it. Moreover, this beach is always visited by those who want to spend time with family and friends for recreational holiday. One of characteristics from this beach is on the stone gate before reaching the beach. Local society call this gate as “Batu Belah Tangkup” or sandwich stone. Another characteristic…

Kelemar Island – Bangka Belitung

Kelemar Island Kelemar island is one the islands that located in Selat Nasik, Belitung regency, Bangka Belitung Province. This island is located at the outside of Gasper strait, at west side of Belitung island. The local inhabitants that live around the island using boat or ship for daily activities. It takes 4-5 hours drive to reach Tanjung Pandan, or the downtown of the area. Those who are visiting Belitung and Kelemar island, can also visit other islands that close to each other. The other islands that near to Kelemar are…

Belitung Island: Exotically BEAUTIFUL

Belitung Island Belitung or Belitong, was better known as billiton is an island in off the east coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, flanked by the Gaspar Strait and Karimata Strait. The word Belitung is taken from the local language means sea slug. Belitung island is divided into two districts, namely Billiton District, with Tanjung Pandan as the capital area; and East Belitung district, with Manggar as the capital. The island populations are mainly Malay ethnic, and they speak Belitung dialect; others are the Chinese Hokkien and Hakka. Most of the inhabitants,…

Hotel Deals of the Day
Interesting Links
Indonesia Map HD