Perfect sand-white beaches exists all over Indonesia, but many are filled with tourists, fancy beachfront hotels and with rapid development. But not Belitung, Indonesia. Roughly the size of Bali and even tagged as “the new Bali”, Belitung was known by outsiders for little more than its tin industry.
I discovered how Belitung could easily be the next Lombok or Bali in the making. Although not as popular as Bali or Lombok, Belitung is blessed with some of the best beaches of the country. The sand is soft and pearl white, and some even argue that the sand here is even whiter than that in Bali.