Melayu Beach in Galang Island, Riau Islands Province
As the name suggests Riau Islands Province is known for its beautiful islands with their various size. Still, the region is also famous for its astonishing beaches. Here is an example. The name is Melayu Beach, which is located on Galang Island. In terms of region, it belongs to Bulang Village of Rempang Sub-District. Actually, another beach has a similar name, which is located in Batam City. Still, most tourists are more familiar to the one that resides in Rempang. Have no worries. It is considered easy to reach the beach, as tourists can either use a land or sea transportation service.
Once arriving at Melayu Beach, tourists may see the white shoreline right away. The shoreline is long and features a soft-textured landscape! Not to mention many coastal plants grow abundantly there, which provide a shady ambiance to the site. The next noticeable feature is none other than the clarity of the sea. The shore is shallow, as well, which is suitable for swimming and playing water. Plus, the sea consists of various colorful fishes and corals. Visitors are likely to enjoy snorkeling once they arrive on the site, therefore. Have no worries. Even the waves are quite small.
Exploring Melayu Beach
Well, tourists can enjoy various fun things in Melayu Beach. The most common reason is indeed to get away from daily routines. They take advantage of both the trip and the island’s nuance to get rid of stresses, in fact. Along the way to the site, they may pass through various landscapes and landmarks as well. The famous Barelang Bridge is not an exception, in fact. Moreover, tourists can drop by at the bridge and conduct photography on it.
Melayu Beach is covered by shady trees and neat huts for relaxation. Thus, tourists can simply sit under these facilities and watch the stunning sea scenery ahead. Plus, the breezy wind and warm atmosphere of the shore would accompany them during relaxation. Aside from relaxation, visitors can also enjoy water sports there. It is because the sea is both shallow and features excellent clarity. For those who can’t swim, in this case, they can rent a banana boat and explore the shore comfortably with it.
Beach walking and beach soccer can be the next fun things to do in Melayu Beach. As an alternative, they should conduct beach volley with either friends or family members. Next, after enjoy all these facilities, they can join the locals and eat together near to the shoreline. The most favorite menu is definitely seafood and fresh coconut drinks. Tourists can also buy fresh fishes from local fishermen and cook these directly!
- Kalat Beach
- Batam Adventure Center
- Batam Botanical Garden
How to Get There
For those coming from Jakarta City, they can simply take an airplane at Soekarno – Hatta International Airport and head to Bandar Lampung City right away. This flight at least takes around 1 hour and 35 minutes. Later, after arriving at Hang Nadim Airport, they can take Trans Barelang Street and head to the beach directly. The distance is 44 km so this trip would take about 56 minutes.
Another method is by ferry. From Jakarta City, tourists can take a ferry at Tanjung Priok Port and head to Sri Bintan Pura Port at Tanjung Pinang. This voyage at least may take about 45 hours. Next, from Sri Bintan, they can head to the beach immediately by taking a local transportation service. This trip may take around 2 hours, though.
Where to Stay
- SBS Resort
- Kelong Almira Resort