10D9N Singapore to Tambelan & Badas Islands, Indonesia
SAILING HOLIDAYS • advanced
The Tambelan & Badas Islands are a cluster of islands 230 nautical miles from Singapore, located far east of Singapore in the midst of South China Sea. Due to its isolated location and the fact that it is hardly visible on the map, it can only be accessed by private boats and ventured by seasoned sailors. The only other way to get there is via a cargo ship that travels from Tanjungpinang every 10 days, or hopping onto their fishing vessels.
The Tambelan Islands is characterized by Pulau Tambelan Besar, the largest and main island home to a bustling fishing village. Compared to the other islands, P. Tambelan Besar is well-paved with roads leading to every corner of the island, including up a hill overlooking the surrounding waters. You can eat at a local seafood restaurant, visit the schools, and rent a motorbike to explore the island for a day.
On the contrary, the Badas Islands are much quieter and smaller, with far and few sailors who have ventured there. Due to the lack of tourists, the Badas Islands boast of abundant marine life and untouched, colourful corals, which literally feels like you're diving in an aquarium with 20 metres visibility.
We have never experienced such amazing underwater scenery in our lifetime, so trust us when we say this is an adventure full of experiences which you cannot find elsewhere.