Temawan Island, also known as Temuang Island, is one of the favorites Anambas inhabitants island for travelers which are going for a weekend getaway. This island is blessed with clear shallow sea water all around the island and mangrove ecosystem is on the other side. It is also one of the outer island of Indonesia and directly adjacent to the South China Sea.
A mere half an hour way from Tarempa by speedboat, Temawan Island has the appearance of a little paradise atoll. Temawan Island consists of two islands, Temawan Kecil and Temawan Besar. Temawan Kecil is smaller than Temawan Besar, only around 2 hectares, but this island is the favorite among travelers.
Temawan Island has a gentle ramps contour, stretch of white sands and dense, there are mangroves in leafy corner of the island. At low tide, you can walk through to next island, Temawan Besar. Apart from snorkeling and swimming, Temawan is also an ideal location for a family picnic or BBQ, because there is plenty of shade, courtesy of the lush canopy above.
Best time to travel
From March to August is the best time to travel to Anambas Islands, it is including all islands in this archipelago, like Temawan Island, Penjalin Island, Selat Rangsang or Bawah Island. Those are the times when the ocean waves and tides are very calm. Water clarity is also at its best at that time.
Do not try to try to come in September to February when the monsoon is coming to avoid disappointment. South China Sea is on its wild state, and believe me, it is not the opponent to be faced, even if you come with large ships.
How to go to Temawan Island
Temawan Island precisely located in Batu Belah, East Siantan district, Anambas archipelago. To go to this island, you need to rent a speed boat or “pompong” locals boat from Tarempa. From Tarempa to Temawan Island will take approximately 30 to 40 minutes by speed boat, or, if you use “pompong”, it will takes longer time.
- Learn more about how to go to Anambas from Batam
There is no public transportation here currently, so, visitors and travelers especially from aboard are advice to have enough information before going to Anambas, especially Temawan Island.
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