Indonesia has a thousand islands which is still natural and beautiful. This beauty of the place can be enjoyed in Ketawai island. The uninhabited island has a natural beauty of beaches with amazing underwater atmosphere.
Ketawai island is located in Kurau regency, Central Bangka, about 18 kilometers from Pangkalpinang, the capital city of Bangka Belitung province. It is approximately 28 hectares width and approximately 6 nautical miles from the village of Kurau, Koba subdistrict. To reach the Ketawai island, from Kurau village, you should rent a fishing boat of 500 thousand rupiah. The Travel is taken for approximately 1 hour. Kurau village can be reached by land from the Pangkal Pinang city for about 30 minutes. During the cruise, you can see the thick mangroves on the beach, and watched the tin mining in several locations.
When arriving on the Ketawai island, you will be greeted with clear seawater. Due to a clear water, we can see clearly small fishes swimming around the floating dock on the shoreline of the island. The beach also has softly white sand. You can get around to watch the beauty of Ketawai using a motor boat which takes about 45 minutes. In addition to beautiful beach, the island also has beautiful underwater. The Coastal ecosystems in Ketawai Island is actually consisted of sea grass and coral reef ecosystems. The sea grass ecosystems in Ketawai Island is dominated by Thalassia hemprichii types and kinds of Halodule uninevis. It also found also some kinds of micro algae. Several species of reef fish can be found in under sea water of Ketawai Island as well as various types of Amphiprion, kerapu, yellowtail, damselfishes and others.
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