Kambing Island in Natuna Regency, Riau Islands - Indonesia


Riau Islands Province always becomes an interesting choice when it comes to a vacation in Indonesia. Well, it is because of the presence of beautiful islands where tourist can explore, including the ones that reside in Natuna Regency. As for the reference, there is one called Kambing Island. The location is in Northeast Bunguran Sub-District and it takes about an hour from Ranai City. Simply put, it is not a real island (surrounded by the sea), but a small land separated by a river. That means you do not need to use a boat crossing the sea in order to get to this small pile of sand.

The Nuance
In terms of size, Kambing Island is definitely small and it features only some bushes and a single tree. As mentioned before, it is surrounded by a river and tourists can approach it without hassles. What about the nuance? It is considered peaceful as the location is far from the local settlement. In fact, it is quite rare to encounter other tourists as the number of visitors decreases over time. The reason is none other than the presence of Tanjung Beach, which is located near to this site (offering better views and charms).

Exploring Kambing Island
Even though Kambing Island is not as popular as its neighboring tourist spot, it remains a good option for relaxation. That means the island becomes a good alternative for those who are going to visit Tanjung Beach later. After all, both of them are located in the same region so everyone should visit them both. At this site, you can simply enjoy the atmosphere where people are rarely seen. This explains why the island is suitable for eradicating stresses before getting the prime attractions later in Tanjung Beach.

The next recommended activity is definitely photography. Due to its distinct charm, the island becomes a great object and you can show the pictures to your families or friends. As for the tip, the best spot to take photos is at the riverbank, so you can get the best angle of the island before taking pictures. As for relaxation, the best spot is definitely on the island where you sit and relax under the tree, surrounded by bushes.

As for the tips, it is better to come with a good vehicle as the route is a little bit uncomfortable. Also, make sure to wear comfy footwear as the trip involves walking as well. In terms of the environment, the site is not quite good as some trash are seen there. In this case, make sure not to litter as it can make it worse.

Nearby Attractions

  • Tanjung Beach
  • Pian Tujuh Beach
  • Pasir Panjang Beach
  • Pisang Beach
  • Bungin Beach

How to Get There
As mentioned earlier, Kambing Island is located in Northeast Bunguran Sub-District and it resides near to Tanjung Beach. If you come from Ranai City, the trip takes about 1-2 hours depending on the type of vehicle you are using. The distance between them is 60 km, actually. For the best trip, a rented car is the best choice.

Where to Stay

  • Natuna Hotel
  • Caesar Hotel
  • Batu Hitam Hotel

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