Looking for a beach holiday on a tropical island? Here’s one in Indonesia that only a few tourists have visited. While we all know Bali and Bintan, and many of us been to Lombok, the new buzzword is … Belitung! It looks amazing and you can even go glamping on the beach! Also, if you want to go away for Christmas there’s a great deal on until 30 December, so check it out.
Belitung is approximately 500km southeast of Singapore, off the eastern coast of Sumatra. With its pristine white sand, clear seas, pretty granite rock formations and interesting off-shore islands, it looks set to be the next big thing. And it’s all just a 50-minute flight from Changi.
Newly opened Eco Beach Tent offers premium glamping-style accommodation on six hectares along beautiful Tanjung Kelayang beach. It was designed, crafted and built by local carpenters using timber from the area, along with nipa palms and coconut leaves. The design philosophy centres on a wabi-sabi aesthetic; so, there’s a rustic, simple feel to the place that allows you to appreciate nature as it comes. In addition, each tent has a terrace with a stunning ocean view.
Sustainability and environmental consciousness are a key focus at Eco Beach. For example, the ensuite bathrooms feature a central waste-energy hot-water system with coconut fibre as an alternative to gas or electricity to heat the water. An organic farm provides ingredients while helping to maintain the biodiversity of the surrounding environment. Plus, fishing activities are of the catch-and-release variety.
The comfy touches aren’t forgotten. Each tent features a king-sized bed, air-con and other five-star hotel amenities. And the concierge team offers a premium service whereby they’ll organise any personal preferences you might have for your beach holiday, from the time of booking up to the final departure.
Direct Garuda Indonesia flights leave Changi for Belitung International Airport (TJQ) four times a week, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 5.20pm, and Sunday at 5.30pm. Return flights depart on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 2.05pm. Eco Beach Tent is around a 40-minute drive from the airport.
Christmas Eve Getaway / Year End Escape Deals
A three-night stay at Eco Beach Tent for S$3,200 for two people, or seven nights for S$4,500 for two people. The price includes not just the accommodation, but plane tickets, airport pickup, three meals a day, land and sea transport, and your choice of activities including kayaking, paddle surfing, snorkelling and diving, catch-and-release fishing, trekking, barbecue dining, and massage by the beach or on a private island.
The offer is valid from now until 30 December 2018, and is free for children under 13 years of age. To book your beach holiday, contact Ria at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +62 812 1385 8109.
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