Temawan Island in Anambas Regency, Riau Islands - Indonesia


One of the most recommended islands to visit in Anambas Archipelago is called Temawan. Perhaps some tourists have been aware of the island due to its famous beach. Even though it is not as popular as Raja Ampat Islands, no one would regret visiting the island. Plus, many tour agents recommended it to those who look for a peaceful place for relaxation, camping, and snorkeling. Plus, tourists can conduct island hopping due to the presence of nearby island (which is the sibling of Temawan). Here is the best thing. Visitors do not need to spend much money to enjoy a good time here.

The Nuance
The fact is that visitors can find both Temawan Besar and Kecil Island. Both of them are worth to visit, but the big one is considered more famous among travelers. The reason is none other than the richer natural attractions and bigger size of the island. However, tourists may choose the little one due to its more peaceful atmosphere. In terms of nuance, both the islands share similar characteristics. These include the lush environment, featuring big trees and dense bushes. As for the beach, it has white color of sand and shallow water. No wonder, the sea looks so clear and mesmerizing.

Exploring Temawan Island
The main reason why tourists often come to Temawan Island is definitely to enjoy its serenity. It has a good atmosphere and warm environment. At the beaches, in fact, tourists can enjoy sunbathing to their heart’s content. For those who look for more interesting activities, they can carry a tent and set it up on the beach. Camping would be fun on such site, so make sure to try it. One thing, tourists should spend some money to rent the camping spot.

In terms of beauty, Temawan Island is indeed satisfying (especially when it comes to marine beauty). In order to get the best experience, make sure to try snorkeling and diving near to the coast. The exotic underwater beauty is ready to amuse everyone, for sure. Here is the consideration. No facilities provide the snorkeling and diving gears to tourists. That means everyone should carry their own gears when they want to enjoy such fun activities. Not to mention supervisor is not available, so beginners should not do it carelessly.

When it is about facilities, Temawan Island features good accommodations. That means tourists can easily find comfy places to stay during the visit. Later, during the exploration, they can even rent a speedboat to get around the island with their families or friends. The sea scenery and beautiful coral reefs await them there.

Nearby Attractions

  • Siantan Island
  • Temburun Waterfall
  • Temawan Kecil Island

How to Get There
A boat becomes the prime option of transportation when reaching Temawan Island. For those coming from Tanjung Pinang, they can choose a speedboat to get to Tarepa City (the checkpoint). Next, they may continue the trip and head to Temawan Island in the next morning.

Where to Stay
Recommended hotels are available in Siantan Island, but some simple inns reside in Temawan Island


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