Postcard-perfect tropical beaches with huge granite boulders jutting skywards along the clear, blue coastline.
[Image Credit: Virgianti]
The picture could’ve fooled you into thinking that I’m heading to Seychelles, but really, this beach is some 3,600 miles away from that famed East Africa honeymoon paradise.
My first 2016 destination is Belitung in Indonesia!
Belitung has been on my wishlist for many years now. It’s one of the top two beach destinations in Indonesia I want to visit most (the other one being Raja Ampat) but the stars never quite aligned until now.
Not many foreigners have heard of Belitung—or even anything other than Bali, which is quite a shame because Indonesia have many pristine, world-class paradises! But hey, the less obnoxious tourists the better. And the best thing of all, it keeps the cost dirt cheap!
I mean, look at the price breakdown per person:
- Flights: SGD 260 (Singapore—Jakarta—Singapore and Jakarta—Tanjung Pandan—Jakarta)
- Accommodations: SGD 550 for 3 nights
- Car and boat: SGD 45 for 4 days
- Food: Not sure yet, but maybe SGD 100 or less for 4 days
That totals up to a reasonable SGD 955 (or USD 677) per person, bearing in mind this is during the peak Chinese New Year period! Seychelles could never…
Here’s to a great 2016!
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