What to do and see in Bangka Island, Indonesia: The Best Places and Tips

August 2, 2017 Kelli Reichel

Discover the best top things to do in Bangka Island, Indonesia including Kaolin Lake, Parai Tenggiri Beach, Penyusuk Beach, Bangka Botanical Garden (BBG), Pasir Padi Beach, Tin Museum, Tanjung Berikat Beach, Romodong Beach, Pulau Ketawai, Kurau Fishermen Village.
Restaurants in Bangka Island

1. Kaolin Lake

Pangkal Pinang, Bangka Island 33782, Indonesia
Excellent
66%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 55 reviews

Kaolin Lake

Reviewed By fr4nc1sc4 - Jakarta, Indonesia

some 1-2 hrs from the city to get to the place. A nice place to take good pictures. If you visit there during the day, especially midday, it could be very hot and humid. Unpleasant to stay there for too long.

2. Parai Tenggiri Beach

Sungailiat district, Bangka Island, Indonesia
Excellent
21%
Good
63%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 147 reviews

Parai Tenggiri Beach

Reviewed By Andrini_R - Yogyakarta, Indonesia

We arrived at 3.30 pm at this beach; the wind and wave were strong. There were not many people in the beach even though we came on Saturday. Definitely a good place to take photograph and relax.
Shower and restrooms were also provided; but they were quite modest and not fancy/clean.

3. Penyusuk Beach

Bukit Ketok, Belinyu, Bangka Island 36500, Indonesia
Excellent
48%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 37 reviews

Penyusuk Beach

Reviewed By GirlfromHeaven - Pangkal Pinang, Indonesia

located in Belinyu town , far from capital city, (about 80km), with white sandy beach and massive granite rocks, good only for chilling, picnic-ing and maybe watching some people do fishing, i think this beach is Beautiful but not well maintenanted, i also can found many rubbish there :(, so i decided to collect as many of them and bring it in my car to put it in a rubbish bin, i didnt find any good hotel or resort or things to do there to make this beach more alive, also no proper facilities! like clean toilets or restaurant nearby, (there are toilets, but not a tourism standard) I just HOPE Bangka tourism authorithy will take care of this beach more, because its a potential asset.

4. Bangka Botanical Garden (BBG)

Jl. Ketapang, Pangkal Pinang, Bangka Island 33000, Indonesia +62 822-8224-7051
Excellent
13%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
44%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 92 reviews

Bangka Botanical Garden (BBG)

Reviewed By fr4nc1sc4 - Jakarta, Indonesia

Not too far from the city center, this place is quite a nice place with many things to offer.
For me, it is a good place to take some good pictures of lanes, trees...
I recommend to visit this place early morning or late afternoon to get away from the outdoor heat.

5. Pasir Padi Beach

Jl. Raya Pantai Pasir Padi Pangkal Pinang km 7, Pangkal Pinang, Bangka Island 33000, Indonesia
Excellent
7%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
57%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 153 reviews

Pasir Padi Beach

Reviewed By Rendra H - Jakarta, Indonesia

It's a nice white sandy beach, but not many attractions available. There are some good seafood restaurants but quite pricey. Sunset view is very limited, so don't expect too much for a scenic sunset.

6. Tin Museum

Jl. Jenderal Ahmad Yani no. 17, Pangkal Pinang, Bangka Island, Indonesia
Excellent
12%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
39%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 56 reviews

Tin Museum

Reviewed By trezdy - Pangkal Pinang, Indonesia

The museum isn'T large. There are The Story of The First exploration by East Hindie, The Story also tell abouT South China people that migration to Bangka Belitung and others Part in Indonesia that become The worker of tin mining that period.That's why There a lot of chinese in Bangka and Belitung.
Behind of The main building You can see The pewter craft.The handmade made from tin. That also

7. Tanjung Berikat Beach

Bangka Island, Indonesia
Excellent
55%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Tanjung Berikat Beach

Tanjung Berikat is the eastern-most tip of Bangka Island. What's so special about this cape is you can witness one side of the cape being calm and still while the other side is having waves crashing into its shore at any time of the day.

Reviewed By JoshShoeString - Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Tanjung Berikat beach at Lubuk Besar is a hidden gem. It's the eastern-most tip of Bangka island. The unique feature of this place is ... at any time of the day, you can observe the interesting phenomenon of waves crashing onto the beach at one side of the cape, while on the other side, the waters are absolutely still and calm.
The beach is beautiful (altho depending on season, you may see rubbish from elsewhere washed up). There's also a small rocky hill nearby. You can climb up to enjoy the 360 degree awesome view of the place.
There's a nearby watchtower you can climb for another aerial view. A green meadow leading to the beach makes the place quiant.
Perfect place for a swim and picnic. There's no food stores or anything nearby. So, better bring your rations.
Highly recommended!

8. Romodong Beach

Sungailiat, Belinyu, Bangka Island 36500, Indonesia +62 815-8010-238
Excellent
22%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
40%
Poor
11%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 18 reviews

Romodong Beach

Reviewed By Dedy I Santoso I - Jakarta, Indonesia

Actually Romodong Beach is not a special beach, it is a normal with nothing special, except the entrance of Romodong Beach, there are 2 huge stone, very interesting stone and we must take a picture on it.
Overall, nice beach, very clear and clean sand. Nice for family and friends outdoor activities.

9. Pulau Ketawai

Bangka Island, Indonesia
Excellent
28%
Good
72%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Pulau Ketawai

Reviewed By rein_arashi

Ketawai is a small island which can be reach from Kurau Village (Bangka Tengah) for about 30 minutes with speedboats/fishermen's boat. When My family and I visited Ketawai, it was during fasting month so there were no other tourists beside us. We even had to rent police boat because there was no operating speedboat. But the policemen were very friendly, they lent us his wetsuit and snorkeling equipment for free.
The island itself was beautiful with white sand beach and crystal clear water. They put big sign "KETAWAI" near the dock. There was no hotel in this island, but locals (which was very few, about 2 or 3 family) rent their wooden house for guests. There was no cafe, restaurant, or even warungs, so you have to bring drink or food yourself. They provided rubbish bin and public toilet which was in mediocre condition. Don't forget to bring sun cream, camera, and flyswatter.

10. Kurau Fishermen Village

Kurau, Bangka Island 33181, Indonesia
Excellent
67%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

Kurau Fishermen Village

Reviewed By JoshShoeString - Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

This fishermen village is about 20km away from Pangkal Pinang in the Koba District. The main area straddles along a bridge over a river. Both sides of the river are laden with fishing boats. You can come for sunrise and sunset for great views. I like sunrise better.
Walking around the village, you can strike a conversation with the locals if you know the language. Generally, the people here are friendly. You can even walk along the cemented jetty and enjoy the view of the boats and fishermen going about their work.
Highly recommended!

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