The Best Hotels in Belitung, Indonesia

Belitung is home to some of the great archipelago’s most idyllic beaches
Belitung is home to some of the great archipelago’s most idyllic beaches | Courtesy of Eco Beach Tent by Billiton / Expedia
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25 January 2021

Just a one-hour flight from Jakarta will bring you to this unspoiled island paradise near Sumatra. Sandy beaches and resort luxury awaits at these top hotels in Belitung.

An Indonesian island east of Sumatra, Belitung is home to some of the great archipelago’s most idyllic beaches – think pure white sand, cerulean seas and granite rock formations. More than 100 smaller islands are dotted about Belitung, including Lengkuas Island with its 19th-century lighthouse, built during the Dutch colonial era. The island is also home to some marvellous places to stay. We’ve handpicked the best of the bunch for you.

Sheraton Belitung Resort

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Sheraton Belitung Resort
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If escapism is what you’re after, then you’ll find it, five-star style, at Sheraton Belitung Resort. The Marriott hotel’s pure white-sand beach is a saunter away from the palm-fringed pool. Make the most of the sea views from the beachfront Island Restaurant where traditional Bankga Belitung dishes are served, or dine on fresh fish under the stars at the Seafood Market Restaurant.

Hotel Santika Premiere Beach Resort Belitung

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Hotel Santika Premiere Beach Resort Belitung
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Located on the island’s east coast, just a seven-minute drive from one of its most beautiful beaches, Tanjung Tinggi, Hotel Santika Premiere Beach Resort Belitung offers a more tranquil alternative to the busier north coast. The 128-room resort, which also boasts a private villa, gives guests convenient access to Tanjung Kelayang Beach – the jumping-off point for trips to Lengkuas Island with its historic lighthouse.

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Arumdalu Private Resorts

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Arumdalu Private Resorts
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The award-winning Arumdalu Private Resort is all about eco luxury and immersion in nature, blending local tradition with sustainable, state-of-the-art design. The surrounding forest is protected by law, and spills out onto an 800m (0.5mi) private beach. In true Arumdalu style, you can dine on Belitung cuisine at the Sahang Beachfront Resto, which uses only the freshest of local ingredients. Try the southern Belitung’s Zori-ebi slipper prawn, caught fresh from the sea.

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Swiss-Belresort Belitung

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This attractive beach resort with contemporary, stylish decor makes the most of its tropical setting with four-star facilities, including an all-day dining Swiss Kitchen and a lagoon-style outdoor pool and spa. The beach is just 500m (0.3mi) away and well worth a visit, if not to sunbathe then to walk along its pretty wooden pier and take views of local fishing boats dotted along the shore – a perfect sunset spot.

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  • BW Suite Belitung

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    BW Suite Belitung boasts a great location on the island: a 15-minute drive from the mesmerizing tosca-blue Kaolin Lake and 20 minutes from Tanjung Binga Beach and Hanandjoeddin Airport. Rooms are functional and comfortable, while facilities include an infinity swimming pool, an indoor kids’ playground and an ocean-view restaurant and bar. Whether you book in for an evening meal or simply swing by for a cocktail, it’s a top spot to watch the sunset over the Arumdalu.

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    Billiton Hotel

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    A 24-room boutique hotel, Billiton Hotel is situated in the heart of Tanjung Pandan, the capital city of Belitung. The building was originally constructed in the mid 18th-century, during the Dutch colonial period, and retains some of these early features. The highlight has to be the pristine beach and beach club – both exclusive to hotel guests and a short free shuttle service away.

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    Green Tropical Village Hotel & Resort

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    The three-star Green Tropical Village Hotel & Resort is nestled among lush green trees, with a variety of rooms and suites to suit different needs. You’ll wake up feeling immersed in nature, and perhaps with an immediate urge to take a dip in the pretty outdoor pool before taking breakfast. Later, fill up on Chinese, Indonesian and European cuisine at on-site restaurant Goeboeg Berangsai.

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    Eco Beach Tent by Billiton

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    Eco Beach Tent by Billiton helps guests disconnect from the city and immerse themselves in nature. Located in the northwest of Belitung Island on the most scenic stretch of the beach, the hotel is big on sustainability. Water is heated by coir (coconut fibers) as an alternative to gas or electricity. When it comes to dinner, you’ll only ever be served fish caught using the traditional bubu method – the staff at reception will be happy to explain to you how it’s done.

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    Oyo 479 Casa Beach Hotel

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    Oyo 479 Casa Beach Hotel
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    A well-known budget hotel in Belitung, Oyo 479 Casa Beach Hotel is located a 15-minute walk to the white sands of Tanjung Pendam Beach. Staff are always on hand to help – be that with questions about your stay or things to do in Belitung – and rooms are basic with functional design and signature Oyo decor.

    These recommendations were updated on January 25, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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