If you are enjoying a vacation on Tanjung Kelayang Beach and have plenty of time, then there's nothing wrong if you travel around this beach to go to an exotic island called Kelayang Island or Batu Garuda Island. Its location which is not far from Tanjung Kelayang Beach makes this destination very unfortunate if missed.
There is no charge you have to pay to enter and enjoy Kelayang Island. You only need to pay the boat ride fee to cross the sea. During exploring this Kelayang Island you are expected to maintain the cleanliness and preservation of the island.
The island itself has a number of mentions such as Kelayang Island, Batu Kelayang Island, Batu Garuda Island, Gerude Rock Island or some say Batu Garuda Bird's Head Island. But whatever it's called, certainly Kelayang Island has a variety of interesting and fascinating things. The most special dish on this island is that we can find panoramic views or granite rock formations that resemble the heads of garuda birds and beaks. Interestingly, the formation of granite rock formations similar to the eagle's head itself occurs naturally, without any human involvement. From the uniqueness of the granite rocks, many tourists who then make this spot as a background or background photo. Not only presents Garuda, on Kelayang Island you can also enjoy white sand with clear and fresh water. If you are here at night then you can find colorful lights from solar power that were deliberately installed by the Regional Government of Belitung.
If you land and explore Kelayang Island, you can also find other interesting dishes in the form of caves and ponds. The lake in Kelayang Island is often called the Angel Lake. In this lake you can bathe and swim with an unmatched fresh sensation. Once satisfied to soak in Lake Bidadari, you can visit a natural cave after going through the forest. The cave in Kelayang Island itself is not like the caves in general. This is because the cave in Kelayang Island is formed from a pile of granite and creates a kind of closed room like a cave. Due to imperfect rock density, sunlight can still enter the cave. In this cave there is a flow of water that comes from the sea so that visitors can also soak.
Because of the hidden tourism in the waters of Belitung, here the facilities are minimal and even zero. Therefore it is recommended for you who are going to Kelayang Island to bring all your own supplies and food and drink supplies from the place of departure.
Kelayang Island itself is located in Belitung waters, Belitung Regency, Bangka-Belitung Islands Province. To get to Kelayang Island or Batu Garuda Island you can cross by boat or boat from Tanjung Kelayang Beach. The time needed to cross from Tanjung Kelayang Beach to Kelayang Island is about 20 minutes by boat and about 10 minutes when you use a boat.