Arung Hijau Beach in Siantan Island, Anambas Regency - Indonesia
Anambas Archipelago offers more than beautiful islands for tourists to visit, but it also becomes the home of exotic beaches like Arung Hijau. The name derives from the location, which is near to Arung Hijau Mountain in South Siantan Sub-District. To be exact, it resides at the foot of such majestic mountain! No wonder, it offers a comfortable nuance and stunning views for visitors. Tourists also come to the beach to witness tropical plants that grow around the area. Plus, it is a perfect place to watch the mesmerizing sunset in the afternoon.
The most noticeable facility in Arung Hijau Beach is definitely the pier. Several traditional buildings reside near to the pier, which is used by local fishermen for resting. In fact, these become their house! In terms of beauty, unlike other beaches in Anambas, it doesn’t feature sparkling white sand. Instead, the beach comes with a brownish rocky landscape. Despite such distinct feature, the sunset looks the best from there. The dramatic golden color of the sun mesmerizes everyone who comes during sunset. What is more? Near to the beach, the local settlement resides with its interesting volleyball court.
Exploring Arung Hijau Beach
Some tourists might like to walk on the rocky landscape near to the beach, but the others find it uncomfortable. As an alternative, they can choose the cement road located along the beach, having the width of about 1 meter. The tip of this short road is none other than the pier, where tourists can sit and relax while waiting for the sunset. In this case, make sure to come right before the dusk. Otherwise, they may miss such beautiful moment.
For those who come early, they can visit the local settlement first before heading to the beach. The villagers live in a modest way and they look so friendly! During some occasions, they would gather in the volleyball court and play the game passionately. The good thing is that tourists are allowed to join the game regardless of their experience. This definitely becomes an unforgettable experience, which is worth a photo shoot as well. Not to mention it helps them to spend the time before the dusk comes.
After witnessing the sunset, tourists should visit the local eateries and enjoy good foods there. The location is near to the beach, so they can eat while witnessing sea scenery! Some of the recommended menus are a fish meatball, noodle soup, fried noodle, roasted fish, and Temoyak Durian. As for the drinks, make sure to try the local coffee and tea.
- Matak Island
- Bajau Island
- Tarempa City
- Anambas Tourist Site
- Siantan’s God Vihara
How to Get There
From Tarempa City, travelers can choose either a motorcycle or a rental car to get to Arung Hijau Beach. Their destination is South Siantan Sub-District and it takes approximately 40 minutes. As for the route, the best one is Ali Haji Street. Here is the thing. Tourists need to pass through two mountains, Terap and Arung Hijau, in order to reach the beach.
Where to Stay
- Sakura Hotel
- Anambas Resort
- Konyok Inn
- Terempak Beach Hotel