Mandanau Island in Selat Nasik District, Belitung
Belitung Island consists of many regions. One of them is Selat Nasik District. Many tourists come to this location for a vacation retreat. The most famous tourist destination is Mandanau Island. It is the home of many natural resources like mangroves and coral reefs. The island is situated in the west part of Belitung Island. Here, tourists are allowed to do tourist activities like diving. It is also possible to explore numerous shipwrecks. Another famous thing in Mandanau is its local settlement.
The bright sky is reflected in the sea water. The atmosphere of the island is quite peaceful. For those who look for a solemn place, Mandanau is a great choice. There is an interesting local settlement, as well. It is the home of many fishermen. The village is located near to the sea. You can find a concrete pier there. It is the parking spot for lots of fishermen’s boats. Near to it, you may witness dense forest with its trees and plants. When it comes to the seawater, it is calm but deep.
Exploring Mandanau Island
The first adventure is the trip itself. In order to reach Mandanau Island, you must take either a traditional or speedboat. It takes about 30 minutes. During a short trip to Mandanau from Tanjung RU, you may enjoy the beautiful scenery of the sea. The wind is breezy and the weather is nice. It replenishes your stresses, for sure. Before exploring the island, you can rest in Petaling Village. It is situated near to the dock. There are some local eateries, so you can have your lunch there.
The next adventure is diving. Mandanau Island is famous for its beautiful diving spots. For instance, it is in Naduk Island. A local boat may bring you there. The most popular attractions are groupers, napoleon fish, and other species. Once you enjoy such nautical adventure, you can rest at night while eating local foods. People in Mandanau are approachable. It will be helpful if you can talk the Indonesian Language. You should refill your energy before the next adventures in the next day.
Mandanau Island holds more than fishes. In the sea, you can also find shipwrecks. There are about 3 ruins and they are situated near to each other. The first wreckage was a Chinese ship. The second wreckage was the Dutch’s warship. Another shipwreck was a pinishi ship. All of them are worth to explore. Once you explore the sea, you can visit local eateries. The best menu is local coffee. What a great vacation!
- Gusong Bugis
How to Get There
In order to reach Mandanau Island, you should cross the sea. From Tanjung Pandan Belitung, you must head to Tanjung RU. From here, take a ferry to Mandanau. Your next destination is Selat Nasik District. There are many beautiful spots to explore on the island. Due to this reason, you should come with a tour guide. At least, he can help you to find beautiful tourist locations in Mandanau. The trip can be tiring, so you need to prepare several things. Bottled water is a must.
Where to Stay
- Grand Hatika Hotel
- Golden Tulip
- Hotel Lux