Anambas Island is one of leading islands belonging to Indonesia which directly faces with South China Sea. As archipelagic islands, Anambas islands have enormous tourism potential. There are more than 200 islands which belong to the regency. One of them is Penjalin Island.
Penjalin Island is located at Palmatak sub-district, Anambas islands regency, Riau islands province. The island has smooth white sand, calm waters and the water is very clear. This island has its own uniqueness. There is a hidden small bay, and has bow shape like crescent moon as long as 2 kilometers and the beach has around 50 meters wide. At the two tips of the bay, there are various kinds of forms and sizes of natural stones which often become favorite picture of tourists.
In 2007 when Anambas was still part of Natuna regency, the waters surrounding the island has been decided as conservation area of Sea Park. No wonder, until now around the area, its habitat and naturalness are still preserved. If you like adrenalin activity, at another part of the Penjalin Island, there is small hill for trekking. The track path is quite challenging. If you are on the peak of the hill, you can witness the beauty of the island from different sides.
To go to Penjalin island, you can access from Anambas island. You can go by plane from Halim Perdana Kusuma airport and it takes around 2 and half hours to Matak airport.
After arriving at Matak airport, the trip is continued by using speed boat. The speed boat can accommodate around 15-20 persons. On the island, there is also lodging for tourists who want to stay at night.