The charm of the islands in the Bangka-Belitung Islands is indeed very charming and enchanting. One of the big islands that you can visit in Belitung Regency is Mendanau Island. With an area of 12,097.18 hectares, your holiday activities on Mendanau Island will be more satisfying and impressive.
There is no charge you need to pay to enter and explore Mendanau Island. For a more optimal vacation on Mendanau Island, it is recommended to come in February. This is because in February there are durian trees that are bearing a lot of fruit. Mendanau Island is indeed a producer of durian that tastes sweet and fragrant with not large size. When harvesting in February you can get this durian at a cheap price of Rp 1,000 per seed.
Located in the Nasik Strait District, Belitung Regency, Bangka Belitung Islands Province, Mendanau Island has an area boundary with Batu Dinding Island to the north. Meanwhile in the East of Mendanau Island, it borders on Sebongkok Island. While in the South, the island is bordered by Naduk Island. And on the western boundary, Mendanau Island is bordered by the Gaspar Strait. Mendanau Island itself consists of three villages namely the Strait of Nasik Village as the capital of the sub-district, Suak Gual Village and Petaling Village. The atmosphere on Mendanau Island is very calm and comfortable. Even motor vehicles here are very rare.
The population of Mendanau Island is around 2,335 people. Meanwhile, for the potential of natural resources on the island of Mendanau include mangrove forests or mangroves, coral reefs and seagrass. Whereas the people's economy can be seen in pepper cultivation, made harvests and peaches. For mangroves themselves on this island we can find in almost all around the island which have different thicknesses and densities. In addition to the existing natural potential, here you can also find floating net cages (KJA) made by local residents and programmed by the local government. Fish that can be found in KJA Mendanau Island are dominated by grouper types.
Existing facilities on Mendanau Island are also fairly good. This is because here is a location inhabited by thousands of residents. Therefore facilities and pre-facilities such as places of worship, food stalls and lodging can be found.
Because this is an island, you can reach it using a passenger boat or fishing boat. From Tanjung Pandan Fishery Port, the trip by boat or boat can take about 2 hours. The fare for crossing from the Tanjung Pandang Fishery Port is Rp. 20,000 / person. Aside from the Tanjung Pandan Fishery Port, you can also depart from Penganger which has a faster travel time of about 30 minutes. But to get to Penganger you have to travel from Tanjung Pandang with a relatively long time that is 30 minutes.