Anambas Islands, Riau, Indonesia
Anambas became the first as the most beautiful tropical islands in the Asia version of CNN.com. As reported by the international media web page on Saturday, April 14, 2012, Anambas Islands is tops followed later by Koh Chang (Thailand), Langkawi (Malaysia), Halong Bay (Vietnam), and the Similan (Thailand).
Anambas is a group of islands in the South China Sea, nestled midway between Singapore and Natuna Besar. The island group is part of the Riau Islands Province, and are sometimes included in the larger Natuna Islands. The main islands are Matak, now a base for oil exploration, Tarempah and Jemaja Andriabu.
Anambas has all tropical island beauties, blue warm sea with its coral reef and fishes, palm trees outspreaded on the beauty of white sand, sun, serenity and many others. There are about 238 islands in the archipelago with tourism potential and charming biodiversity.
Diving in Anambas Islands
The most beautiful island on Anambas islands is Pulau Bawah. The Bawah island group is consists four another small islands with a total area of 99.739 hectares. The island is famous for its Lagoon. The lagoon has clear blue water and formed by the ocean water which was trapped in the middle of the island.
There is also a giant waterfall further inland. The shipwrecked vessels, Seven Skies and Igara, have become magnets for a wide variety of indigenous marine life and offer the perfect opportunity for diving. The best-known sites in Anambas are the underwater reefs of Tokong Berlayar, Malang Biru island, Katoaka reef, as well as the Seven Skies wreck.
This location presents underwater attraction unexpected, once in a while it felt lonely and unattractive, but suddenly a whaleshark could have passed. Suitable for people who like to enjoy the sea and relax in the sun accompanied by the blue water.
For those who want to visit there, no need to hesitate because the island has adequate facilities to support tourism such as hotels / lodging, restaurant and tourism businesses.
To get there you can travel by air and by boat.
For travel by air is served by commercial aviation with the aim of Batam or Kuala Pinang.
For travel by boat is served by commercial shipping
KM. Bukit Raya (twice a month);
KM. Gunung Bintan (twice a month) and KM. Trigas (twice a month),
and MV. BATAVIA VOC (Wednesday: Tanjung Pinang-Tarempa; Friday: Tarempa-Tanjung Pinang)
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