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Written by Adelina Luft
Assisted by Imron Ramadhan

Although Banyuwangi is part of Java, many of you might have never had the chance to set foot in this region.

Positioned at the eastern tip of East Java, Banyuwangi is the connecting “bridge” between Java and Bali, a geographical characteristic also reflected in its cultural and artistic mix. So don’t be surprised when you find that many things from the neighbouring island of the Gods can be seen in this small region!

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Not only is Banyuwangi known for its traditions, but its natural beauty is comparable to the beauty of Bali. In fact, at the beginning of 2016, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) endowed Banyuwangi with the Award for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism.

Widely known as “The Sunrise of Java”, Banyuwangi boasts of at least three popular touristic spots worldwide. From beautiful white sand, electrifying craters in the mountains, a National Park à la Africa, waterfalls, to ancestral traditions, Banyuwangi is nothing but a top destination in Indonesia when compared to its neighbours.

Have we succeeded in tempting you? Let’s guide you through the best of Banyuwangi!

 This post is made possible by Indonesia Tourism Board

Getting there

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1. Take Jetstar, AirAsia, Tigerair from Singapore Changi Airport to Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali. (Flight time: ~2h 40min, total return cost from SGD 150)

2. From Denpasar, you can travel by car to Banyuwangi starting from Rp.149,000 (approximately USD $11).

1. By Train:

From Gambir train station (GMR) in Jakarta, take a train towards Surabaya Gubeng. You can take either of the two trains – Bangung Karta starting from Rp. 750,000 (approximately USD $56) or Bima starting from Rp. 790,000 (approximately USD $59). You need to transit at Surabaya Gubeng and take another train to Banyuwangi Baru Station (BW). From there, you can take either of the two trains – Sri Tanjung which starts from Rp.188,000 (approximately USD $14), or Mutiara Timur which starts from Rp. 200,000 (approximately USD $15).

2. By Flight:

From Soekarno-Hatta Airport (CGK), transit at Juanda Surabaya Airport via  Lion Air before taking a flight via Wings Air to Blimbingsari Banyuwangi Airport (BWX).  Flights start from Rp.1,550,000 (approximately USD $116).

3. Via Surabaya

From Soekarno-Hatta Airport (CGK), take a flight to Juanda Surabaya Airport via Lion Air, with prices starting from Rp.870,000 (approximately USD $65). From the airport, take a Damri Bus to Bungurasih Terminal, which starts from Rp.50,000 (approximately USD $3.50). From Bungurasih Terminal, take a bus to Banyuwangi, which costs Rp.60,000 (approximately USD $4.50) onwards.

From Denpasar, you can take a travel car to Banyuwangi starting from Rp.149,000 (approximately USD $11).

When is the best time to travel?

Thanks to Indonesia Tourism Board for making this story possible! For more information, click here and head on to Banyuwangi’s official website.

1. Step into the land of Lord of the Rings: Jawatan Benculuk

Jawatan Benculuk was initially built in 1952 to aid in water absorption for oak tree hoarding, managed by the Banyuwangi Forestry Ministry.

 Photo Via Linggapriadi

But the rain trees with leafy and exalted extensions create an exotic and mysterious scenery, and have since attracted thousands of visitors.

Photo Via Dhanukp

If you love photography, come during the late afternoon when the sun filters through the canopies and forms a magical colour, similar to the scenery from the blockbuster movie ‘Lord of the Rings’.

 Photo Via Oingku

Don’t be surprised if you spot residents from nearby areas, who come frequently to relax and enjoy the fresh air, cycle, do sports or even take pre-wedding photos!

 Photo Via Ahmadsyafa14

You can even fish or raft here!


Jawatan Benculuk

Location: Benculuk Village, Cluring subdistrict, Banyuwangi district.
Getting there: Check the coordinates here.

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2. Lose yourself among the pine trees at Songgon Tourism Village

Long ago, Songgon Tourism Village was a shared land where residents grow pine trees and other plants such as chilli, ginger and corn.

Photo Via Wsatapinus_Sgn

Now, it has become one of the most visited new spots in East Java due to its increasing popularity on social media.

So many Instagrammable photo spots have been constructed for tourists – treehouses that you can really climb onto, colourful lampions you can play with, red umbrellas on trees, and a gate decorated with flowers.

The best one? Hammocks! Aren’t they just the best things for a holiday?

Photo Via Cittywulan

Photo Via Gungde_Agung

We highly recommend you to visit during weekdays, unless you want to queue for every photo location!

Photo Via Fiaalfiana711,-Aghil_Sinatra

Songgon Tourism Village

Entrance fee: Rp.5,000 (approximately USD $0.30) per person, with free parking.
Location: Sumberbulu Village, Songgon subdistrict, Banyuwangi district.
How to get there: From Banyuwangi city, drive towards Rogojampi until you reach the Telkom office. From there, you need to follow the directions to Songgon for about 14 km, and drive for another 6 km until you reach your destination. From Songgon market, take the route to Sragi/Genteng until you reach the pine tree forest. From there, follow the signs to Songgon Tourism Village.
Coordinates here.


3. An ancestral place: Purwo Temple

Located in Alas Purwo National Park and a symbol of Javanese civilisation, Purwo Temple rises from the mangrove forest and is placed at the confluence between two rivers.

 Photo Via Wira_Rh

Built to remind the Javanese about their ancestors and origin, and that the archipelago was first discovered in the East,the temple is aptly named “purwo”, which means oldest. It is also nestled in the oldest forest in Java.

Strategically situated at the crossroads between islands, the temple is a unique place where different communities visit and offer their prayers, especially the Hindus from Bali and the Hindus from Tegaldlimo district.

Photo Via Vivirdaus

Today, various rituals, art and cultural performances and local social gatherings are being held there.

Purwo Temple

Location: Alas Purwo National Park, Kebalenan subdistrict, Banyuwangi district.
How to get there: From Banyuwangi, drive to Tegaldlimo for about 2 hours, and from there, head to Pos Alas Purwo Park. You can leave your car or motorbike at the Pos, and walk to the temple.
Coordinates here.

4. Celebrate bamboo art: Gintangan Bamboo Festival

Gintangan Festival takes place every year and is probably one of the most unique festivals in Indonesia.

During the festival, the village of Gintangan will showcase exquisite bamboo designs made by the local village craftsmen. Bamboo as a medium is presented as art and fashion icons, and you can find bamboo products, trinkets and accessories!

Photo Via Lynda-Fieulien-Lie

You may have heard of them – Gintangan is nationally known as the centre for bamboo craftsmanship since the 1980s, and has been exporting products to other neighbouring countries such as Thailand and Japan.

And unlike many other major touristy festivals in the region, Gintangan Bamboo Festival was actually initially started as an initiative by the villagers to showcase their work during an annual parade.

Photo Via Arofikjono, Ninasakina22, Bboy, Ivany

Don’t forget to check the dates for the next Bamboo Festival on this Indonesia Events site and get your cameras ready!

Gintangan Bamboo Festival

Location: Gintangan Village, Banyuwangi District.
Coordinates here.

5. Did you say Raja Ampat? Find a miniature version at Waduk Bajulmati

Have you ever dreamt of visiting Raja Ampat in Papua, but finding it impossible to save enough?

Why not opt for a cheaper alternative that almost matches up to Raja Ampat’s natural beauty? Check out Waduk Bajulmati, located along the border between Banyuwangi and Situbondo in East Java.

 Photo Via Riconovi1404

Besides retaining 10 million cubic metres of water, this basin first opened in July 2016. Its beautiful panorama resembles that Raja Ampat, with the agglomerations of small islands in the basin.

 Photo Via Piwinta

If you want to take photos just like in Wayag in Raja Ampat, go to the reservoir area after the gazebo.

Photo Via Nanangfauzi 

You can also do various activities such as ATV and outbound training! There’s even cafés as well.

Waduk Bajulmati

 Entrance fees: Free.
Location: Watukebo Village, Wongsorejo subdistrict, Banyuwangi district, East Java.
Getting there: Waduk Bajulmati is located near Baluran National park. If you are driving from Banyuwangi, you can follow the way to Ketapang Harbor – Watudodol Beach – Lintas Street Banyuwangi – Situbondo – Bajulmati Market – Entrance Gate Baluran National Park. After driving through for 10 minutes, you will see a gate leading to the basin.
Opening hours: 08.00 – 16.00
Parking: Motorcycle – Rp.5,000 (approximately USD 0.30). Car – Rp.10,000 (approximately USD 0.75)
Coordinates here.

6. Traversing plantations and mountains by train: Kalibaru Rail Tour

Don’t want to drive or walk excessively to enjoy the natural scenery of Banyuwangi? Why not take a rail tour?

Starting from Kalibaru station to Mrawan PP station, the rail tour will take you through coffee plantations at 400 metres high, passing Mount Gumitir with its fresh air, and also stop briefly in a dark tunnel where you can snap some quick photos.

 Photo Via Antarafoto2

Photo Via Frinoka, Pecintawisata

One rail train has a capacity of only 16 passengers, and you can either rent the entire train for Rp.1,200,000 (approximately USD $90) or at less than Rp.100,000 per person (approximately USD $7.50). The trip will take around 50 minutes.

 Photo Via Antarafoto

Besides enjoying natural scenery from the train, you will also learn about the history of the railway system in Indonesia. The rail tour operates on Saturday and Sunday, but it is still possible to book a trip on weekdays if you wish to do so.

 Photo Via Pecintawisata

Kalibaru Rail Tour

Location: Kalibaru Station, Raya Kalibaru Street, Banyuanyar, Kalibaru, Kabupaten, Banyuwangi.
Telephone: 0896 9992 0061
Coordinates here.

7. Wake up to a mesmerizing view of the volcano: Ijen Resort & Villas

Haven’t found the best place to stay in Banyuwangi? You will never regret staying in this resort.

Every room offers a beautiful view of the harmonious gardens, green carpets of paddy fields, jungle woods, and the majestic Mount Ijen.

You can enjoy the priceless panorama not only from your balcony, but from all areas in the resort, such as the restaurant and swimming pool. Just imagine lounging by the pool with a book, some refreshments, and this amazing view.

 Photo Via Voiceoverindonesia, Cia 14

Located at 643 metres above sea level, with the closest residential home being 700 metres away, you can be sure your privacy is guaranteed.

Photo Via Pratiwijaya88 

If you ever get bored within the resort (which we doubt!), you can request for the staff to arrange outdoor activities for you, such as exploring nearby villages, taking a walk along the rice fields, or visiting the coffee plantation at Kaliklatak by renting a jeep.

 

Ijen Resort & Villas

Rates: Price per night starts from Rp.1,796,000 (approximately USD $135)
Location: Randu Agung Village, Licin, Banyuwangi.
Telephone: 0361-289-046
Email: [email protected]
Website

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8. Dine with Ubud’s rice paddy views: Pondok Indah Banyuwangi

Do you know that Banyuwangi has beautiful rice paddy landscapes comparable to those in Ubud, Bali? You can actually enjoy this view while digging into the delicious dishes at Pondok Ingah Banyuwangi restaurant.

 Photo Via Miauwcantik, Karencahyono

The owner of this restaurant intentionally built this place 10 kilometres away from the city centre, so that visitors can escape from the urban fatigue.

 Photo Via Andreyongz, Blestarisa

You can find this isolated restaurant if you travel in the direction of the trails to hike up Mount Ijen. The parking area is also a distance away from the restaurant, so you can dine in a pollution-free environment.

You can dine in wood cottages here, including a unique cottage at the edge of the slope directly facing the rice paddies, with Ijen in the background. If not, you can always dine at the outdoor tables too.

 Photo Via Rijal160

A must-try from the menu are their various processed fries, which are a specialty in Banyuwangi, such as Pepes Oling, Oling Pedas, and Tongseng Oling. If you don’t like fries, you can also opt for Pedho Grilled Rice or the Village Grilled Chicken.

For refreshments, try the Green Diamond Lime made from lime and Japanese cucumber. Do you know of any other drink that’s more refreshing than this?

Photo Via Ditesebastian, Benwi300313, Andika Rahmat, Dennyirawan27

Pondok Indah Banyuwangi

 Price: Meals between Rp.10,000 and Rp.35,000 (approximately USD $1-$3)
Location: Lijen Str. Km 8,7, Glagah, Banyuwangi.
Telephone: 0838 4762 4241
Operational Hours: 08.00 – 17.00

Website

9. Find indigenous homes and take part in a traditional coffee festival at Osing Kemiren Village

Every region in Indonesia has long-lasting ancestral traditions and Banyuwangi is no exception. A stop in Osing Kemiren village will offer you authentic insights of the lives of an indigenous tribe called the Osing tribes.

 Photo Via Lili Soesilo, Edwin Wijaya

The local people inhabiting this village, situated at 15 kilometres from the city centre, preserve ancestral traditions from the Majapahit Kingdom era in Java. The name “Kemiren” is derived from the names of two different types of trees, ‘kemiri’ and ‘duren’ that once grew on the land where the village sits on today.

 Photo Via Faslah Rinaldo, Agus Susanto2, Adventure Wisata

The heritage endowed by the Osing tribe are century-old houses, including the main performance hall used today to practise and perform local dances such as Gandrung, Angklung Paglak, Barong Kemiren, Othek, and many others. If you have the chance to witness any one these performances, you’ll notice that sweets and local traditional food are served.

 Photo Via Vicky.Buyung, Widya_0192

The village also holds annual festivals and parades to maintain their unique traditions. Ngopi Sepuluh Ewu, (from Javanese, meaning Ten Thousand Coffees) is a famous coffee festival attracting thousands of visitors every year. As the festival name suggests, the organizers not only prepare ten thousand coffees, but they also place the coffees along the streets and in front of the villagers’ homes, that can even be tasted by pedestrians who are passing by!

 Photo Via Sulan Umamdani Wow, Steva Erinta, Andreasdsetiawan, Vicayunita

Photo Via Haris Efendy, Vicayunita, Cindesutro

If you are a coffee lover, you must purchase some local coffee treats, together with traditional batik with Banyuwangi motifs!

 Photo Via Agus Susanto, Andreyongz

Osing Kemiren Village

Entrance Fee: Rp.5,000 (approximately USD $0.30)
Location: Kemiren Village, Glagah subdistrict, Banyuwangi district.
Coordinates here.

10. Conquer one of the toughest mountains in Indonesia: Mount Raung

If you love a dose of adrenaline during your travels, take the challenge to climb the second highest mountain in East Java, Mount Raung.

 Photo Via Hamdanii Azmi

But before you get all excited, do bear in mind that hiking this mountain is very tough and requires prior hiking experience.

Geographically, Mount Raung belongs to Banyuwangi, Bondowoso and Jember districts. Raung is different from other neighbouring mountains due to its 500-metre-deep caldera surrounded by a grayish rim.

 Photo Via Lukman Anggara88

You can hike up one of Mount Raung’s four peaks – you will pass by Bendera (the Flag Peak), 17 Peak, Tusuk Gigi (Toothpick Peak – named after its towering pillars), and the highest point at Sejati (Real Peak) at 3,344 metres.

 Photo Via Raung Camp

Raung Mountain is the second most active volcano in Indonesia after Mount Tambora, and enjoying its uniqueness and beauty is no picnic to start with. The hike up is one of the most difficult and extreme ones in Java Island, and an expert level of trekking, hiking and rock climbing is required to complete your mission.

 Photo Via Peakk Adventure, Lorenzia Sanjaya

But if you are a seasoned hiker, you can be sure that all your efforts will be paid off when you reach the peak and enjoy the spectacular view.

 Photo Via Peakk Adventure, Noviyantikartika1

Mount Raung

Recommended Guide: Dolanesia Travel
Telephone: 0812 8524 9585 / 0878 7508 6545
Coordinates here.

11. An expedition to an “African savanna”: Baluran National Park

As you enter Baluran National Park, the largest natural savanna in Java, you will feel as though you have stepped into an African safari.

 Photo Via Littlew00dy, Fullarisalia

Don’t be surprised if you randomly chance upon a herd of deer galloping freely, a peacock opening his graceful tail, a troop of bulls, a dozen eagles hunting for prey, or a group of monkeys swinging around in the trees, alongside herds of mice, storks, and more. Get ready to meet the local fauna in this rich habitat!

Photo Via Farisangger, Dimas Arya1919, Akbarftg, Backpacker Gembel

You can also camp in the national park – a campsite and a guesthouse with basic utilities have been set up.

And while you’re here overnight, you don’t want to miss catching a photo of the sunrise the next day – it’s a most spectacular one where the sun slowly goes up in the foggy sidelines. You can also enter before the official opening hours to watch the sunrise, but you will need to call the office to arrange your visit the day before.

 Photo Via Totohandoko, Rafa El Siddiq

Photo Via Sangperegrine

When you are here, please do not disturb or destroy the flora and fauna in the park, or dirty the place. Let’s protect nature and keep the environment clean!

Baluran National Park

Entrance Ticket: Rp.15,000 on weekdays (approximately USD $1) | Rp.17,500 on weekends and Public Holidays (approximately USD $1.30).
Location: Situbondo-Banyuwangi highway, Wonorejo village, Banyuputih subdistrict, Situbondo District.
Telephone:  0823 3221 3114 / 0333-461 936
Operational hours: 07.30 – 16.00
Coordinates here.

Website

12. Be captivated by electric-blue flames at Ijen Crater

Isn’t this the most stunning natural turquoise water you’ve ever seen?

 Photo Via Jmprophoto

Although Indonesia’s landscape is dotted with volcanoes, Mount Ijen is one of the most spectacular natural formations you would ever experience.

Positioned at the peak of the mountain, at exactly 2,443 metres above sea level, a caldera lake retains the saltiest water in the world. This turquoise acidic crater lake with foggy sulfur fumes is the main highlight at Ijen, and a natural wonder you don’t want to miss!

 Photos Via Mifuguemiraison

The best time to visit the crater is early in the morning to catch the sunrise. This is also the time when you can watch the labour-intensive sulfur mining operations in action, during which sulfur-laden baskets are carried by hand from the crater floor.

 Photo Via Wanderlust East Java

You will need to hike for two hours before you reach the rim of the crater, followed by a 45-minute hike down the bank of the crater. Don’t forget to bring protective masks, as it’s unhealthy to inhale excessive sulfur fumes blown into the trekking area. If you walk around the crater area, it will take you 8 to 10 hours by foot.

If you love the thrill of an adventure, you can choose to go the caldera at night with a guide. The blue flames will appear to be even more mesmerising in the dark!

Photo Via Puchong Pannoi

Photo Via Marc.Wegner 

Ijen Crater

Entrance ticket: Rp.150,000 per person (approximately USD $11)
Location: Licin subdistrict, Banyuwangi district.
How to get there: The fastest way to reach Ijen Volcano is from Banyuwangi or Bondowoso. From Bondosowo, follow the road to Wonosari, then to Sempol and finally to Patulding. From Patulding, you can follow the footpath to the caldera for 2 kilometres, walking in the direction of the Ijen crater.

13. Tropical beaches à la Bali: Sukamada, Pengkung, Teluk Hijau, and Tabuhan Island

What’s a relaxing holiday without white sand beaches and clear water?

Located at the eastern tip of Java, Banyuwangi has many beautiful beaches comparable to those in the island of the Gods. Here are a few we’ve discovered for you.

13-a. Release baby turtles at Sukamade beach

Want a meaningful and different holiday by the beach? At Sukamade beach, you can help to release hatchlings and baby turtles into the sea.

Part of the Meru Betiri National Park with rich fauna and flora, Sukamade is not only known for its natural beauty, but also for its endangered giant turtles.

 Photo Via Littlejaajaa

You can join a guided tour participate in the release of baby turtles, with just a small fee of Rp.50,000 (approximately USD $3) per group to UPKP (Management Unit for Turtle Conservation).

 Photo Via Debster24, Saandraholmgren, Tessatioarina

You can even stay till late (from 7.30pm till midnight) to watch the turtles lay eggs. One option is spend the night at a homestay in Sukamade village located 4 to 5 km away from the beach.

Sukamade Beach

Location: Meru Betiri National Park, Sarongan Village, Pesanggaran Subdistrict, Banyuwangi District, East Java.
How to get there: The road to Sukamade beach is in the direction of Teluk Hijau beach or Rajegwesi. From Banyuwangi city, follow the way to Pesanggaran – Sarongan – Rajegwesi – Sukamade. The distance from Teluk Hijau is about 15 km, and it is a slow road due to rocks and the river. You can travel on this road via a motorbike or a car.

13-b. Paradise for the world surfers: Plengkung beach (G-Land)

Plengkung beach is well-known internationally among surfers. So it’s no surprise that this white sand beach in the Alas Purwo National Park is said to be the best surfing spot in Southeast Asia. It is even in the international list of the top 7 surfing spots in the world!

 Photo Via Agentwisatabromo

If you’re looking for a high-level surfing experience, Plengkung beach, also known as G-Land, should be your priority between July and September. During these 3 months, the waves can reach up to 6 to 8 metres high. Such a surfing feast!

 Photo Via Yayangsurya, Edipranto Tarigan

For non-surfers, you can simply come to enjoy the spectacular sunset, cycle in the national park, snorkel, fish, or sunbathe while watching the professional surfers.

 Photo Via Campurjanggrang, Siateddy

You can even take up yoga classes here, directly on the beach!

Plengkung Beach (G-Land)

Location: Alas Purwo National Park, Banyuwangi District, East Java.
How to get there: From Banyuwangi, you can take a motorbike to Tegaldlimo for about 2 hours. From Tegaldlimo, travel for about 30 minutes to one hour to Pos Pancur at the Alas Purwo National Park. From Pos Pancur, you can reach Plengkung beach by walking for 2 hours, renting a jeep, or renting a trail bike from the National Park.
Coordinates here.

13-c. The green bay with a waterfall: Teluk Hijau beach

As the name suggests (“teluk” means bay and “hijau” means green), this beach is known for the green shade of its water. The underwater algae creates a green reflection on the surface, causing the water to appear as though it is the same shade.

 Photo Via Clarasoca

Newly open to the public, this beach is still considered as a hidden gem kept in its natural condition. This is mainly because the way to get here is full of steep dirt roads, so it is less accessible for the usual travellers.

Photo Via Herlambangbgs, Anggirizk

The waves here are perfect for swimming and snorkelling. You can even find a waterfall on the shore!

 Photo Via Laksi Mandina

Photo Via Iwan Putra2153, Jofunk.Reza, Endah Lestariati

Teluk Hijau beach

Location: Meru Betiri National Park, Sarongan village, Pesanggrahan Subdistrict, Banyuwangi district.
How to get there: The distance from Banyuwangi to Teluk Hijau beach is about 90 km (2 hours’ drive). From Pos Rajegwesi, continue along the road that passes by a cliff, valley, and river estuaries for about 2 km until you reach the beach. Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes! Another way to the beach is by sea – you need to rent a boat from Rajegwesi beach. The boat fee costs around Rp.35,000 (approximately USD $3) for a 15-minute ride.

13-d. Where the sea whispers: Tabuhan beach

This charming beach promises clean white sand and amazing clear water with colour gradations.
The name “tabuhan” means beat, as the powerful wind looming in the bay creates a sound similar to percussion beats.

 Photo Via Melindapriskila

 The strong wind in Tabuhan beach has actually reached international recognition. The beach is best known for kite-boarding and windsurfing, as well hosting an international kitesurfing event.

Tabuhan beach is also blessed with coral reefs and colourful fish, so it’s an ideal place for snorkelling. If you get tired of water activities, you can try birdwatching – you may even discover rare birds such as Maleo or Helmeted Hornbill (Enggang Gading) – or simply relax and enjoy the beauty of the beach.

 Photo Via Repathony, Zein Zainal, Dissa Dissull

P.S. You will not only find a beautiful sunrise here, but also an enchanting sunset!

 Photo Via Yanto Bejjo

Tabuhan Beach

Location: Bangsring village, Wongsorejo subdistrict, Banyuwangi district.
How to get there: From central Banyuwangi, follow the road north to Bangsring village. From the village, you can rent a boat to Tabuhan beach. The ride is around 30 minutes and renting the whole boat (which has a capacity of 10 passengers) costs around Rp.500,000 (approximately USD $35).
Coordinates here.

10-e. A hidden paradise: Teluk Biru

With ocean blue, clear water, green cliffs, a small lagoon, and the place entirely to yourself, Teluk Biru has everything you look for in a beach getaway.

This hidden gem has an ecosystem that guarantees a genuine tropical experience for lovers of unexplored beaches.

 Photo Via Haneztdjantiko

With such a rich and colourful marine life, you can snorkel and dive here the entire day. And if you’re into watersports, you can sail and waterski too!

Not fond of getting into the water? Why don’t you bring your own fishing kit and watch the sea from above?

The best part of this hidden spot is the sunrise – so come early!

 Photo Via Gerrydarismon, Elokpi, Dwigamas

Teluk Biru

Location: Alas Purwo National Park, Muncar subdistrict, Banyuwangi district.
How to get there: Take a travel car from Banyuwangi city, drive through Muncar before you reach Alas Purwo National Park. To reach Teluk Biru beach (part of the National Park), you need to rent a boat, which costs Rp.300,000 onwards (approximately USD $22).
Coordinates here

14. We never get bored of Waterfalls: Jagir Indah, Pertemon, and Lider

Indonesia is peppered with some of the most gorgeous waterfalls, many hidden, and some require tough souls and persevering hearts to be able to behold their magnificence and beauty.

Banyuwangi is no exception. Need we say more?

14-a. Three waterfalls in one: Jagir Indah Waterfall

Dubbed as the “three-in-one” waterfall, Jagir Indah is a unique waterfall formation where three different water currents are shaped and fall from 50 metres high. Other names for this natural beauty include Twin Waterfall, Sister Waterfall, and even Angel’s Waterfall (due to its clear water where it is said that angels take their bath).

 Photo Via Oddzhaheho

“Indah” means beautiful, a very apt name for this magnificent sight.

Here, you can chill at a shelter spot, and find various local snacks and souvenirs to bring home with you.

 Photo Via Shindi_Ayu

Jagir Indah Waterfall

Location: Anyar, Taman Suruh village, Glagah subdistrict, Banyuwangi district.
How to get there: You can get easy and quick access to the waterfall. From the city of Banyuwangi, drive in the direction towards Kalibendo. The road to Kalibendo will take around 20 minutes. The position of Jagir Indah waterfall is 1 km east from Kalibendo, near the Kalibendo plantation.
Coordinates here.

14-b. A waterfall at the foot of Mount Raung: Pertemon Waterfall

You won’t regret stopping by at Pertemon waterfall, as the clean air and dense plantations on the way there will refresh your mind.

The beautiful one-kilometre walk from the nearby village will pass by a coffee plantation, mountain slopes, rice terraces, and clear rivers. Can you even ask for more?

Photo Via Luluk_Rofita,-Halimsantoso

Photo Via Jatimparadise

The villagers of Sambrungrejo are very friendly and they will show you around.

Located near Mount Raung, the water at Pertemon is very cold and fresh. If you’re brave enough (for the cold water!), let the waterfall shower you with its freezing spray!

 Photo Via Princezkajoel

Pertemon Waterfall

Location: Dusun Sambungrejo, Desa Bayu, Kecamatan Songgon, Banyuwangi.
How to get there: From Banyuwangi city, drive in the direction of Rogojampi subdistrict. After passing Rogojampi market, follow the directions to Wana Wisata Rowo Bayu. From Rogojampi, you will need around 30 minutes to reach Wisata Rowo Bayu, and from there, you need to drive for another 3 km to the last village near Pertemon. Just follow the street directions to Pertemon, and when you arrive, walk for 1 km by foot. Once you come across the flanked cliffs, you are almost at your destination.
Coordinates here.

14-3. Drama at high peaks: Lider Waterfall

Falling from 60 metres high, this waterfall is nestled in a forest conservation area, surrounded by shady trees. Due to the powerful release of water at high altitude, a natural pool is formed at the base of the waterfall.

With a water source directly from the mountains at 1,300 metres above sea level, Lider waterfall provides clean and refreshing water.

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At 45 kilometres away from Banyuwangi city, on the eastern slopes of Mount Raung, you can reach this waterfall easily via public transport, though it also involves quite a bit of walking and trekking.

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But trust us, your exhaustion will disappear at this dramatic sight – when you realise that it’s all worth it!

P.S. The view is even more spectacular in the morning when the rays of the sun are reflected on the cliffs sparkling with clear water, sending glimmers of golden rays in every direction!

Lider Waterfall

Location: Sumberarum Village, Songgon subdistrict, Banyuwangi district.
How to get there: From Genteng Banyuwangi bus terminal, take a bus to Semu district (15 km away). You can choose to drive to Songgon village (10 km away) or walk and enjoy the clove plantations. Once you get to Lider, walk for 3 km more to the waterfall area. You can leave your vehicle at the post, and walk for another 1 km to the waterfall.
Coordinates here.

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