Located in the sub-district of Membalong, Belitung Regency, Bangka Belitung Province, you can also find a new island tour, Seliu Island. This small island with an area of 1,530 hectares does have some beautiful charm, especially on its beach called Marangbulo Beach.
There is no tariff you need to pay to enter and enjoy this Seliu Island. You only have to pay the boat ride fee to cross here. So that your vacation in Seliu Island is more optimal, then try to come in October-November. Because during those months on Seliu Island there was a harvest of mangoes. With an abundant harvest of mangoes in those months you can buy them at a cheaper price.
As a new tourist destination in Belitung, of course Seliu Island is still relatively untouched. Therefore tourists who visit here will find many things that are still natural and beautiful. In addition to the village atmosphere that is still thick felt, one more charm on the island of Seliu that should not be forgotten, namely Tanjung Marangbulo Beach. Marangbulo Beach is a hidden paradise on Seliu Island. The beauty of this beach will immediately anesthetize anyone who comes. How not, with clear sea water, white sand and exotic granite rocks and a calm atmosphere, will make visitors feel at home for long. Marangbulo Beach has become one of the mainstay or flagship tourist icons on Seliu Island. Marangbulo as one of the best beaches on Seliu Island will also be the optimal spot to enjoy sunset.
To get to the location of Marangbulo Beach itself does require a long journey from the pier of Seliu Island. At least there is a distance of 7 km that tourists must travel from the pier in about 20 minutes by two-wheeled vehicles. On this Seliu Island you will also enjoy a fishing village where many residents are indeed fishing as fishermen at sea. But when the waves at sea are large, the fishermen do not go to sea and replace their jobs as farmers. Some of the products or commodities that are mostly produced from Seliu Island are mangoes, chips, salted fish and copra. Interestingly the atmosphere of the village on Seliu Island is somewhat still felt. Even so feels the atmosphere of the village here, visitors will not find a car. Two-wheeled vehicles or motorcycles on Seliu Island can also count the fingers. Most of the vehicles on Seliu Island are paddled bicycles called Belitung in the Belitung language.
To go to Seliu Island, you have to first go to the happy bay in Membalong Village. The time needed to go to Teluk Gembira from Tanjung Pandan City itself is about 1 hour. Meanwhile, if you depart from HAS Hanandjoeddin Airport after boarding the flight then the time needed to go to Gembira Bay is around 1 hour 15 minutes. From Teluk Gembira you will cross in a fishing boat to the Seliu Island jetty. The cost of riding a fishing boat from Gembira Bay to Seliu Island Pier is around Rp. 20,000 / person.