Banyuwangi tourism is increasingly taking off. Gradually but certainly, The Sunrise of Java is bolstering its position as a favorite tourist area in East Java. About the alternative of tourism, Banyuwangi deserves to be called a perfect location. Banyuwangi has mountain tours like Ijen Crater and Mount Raung, sea excursions, waterfalls, and cultural tourism, such as the Osing Tribe Tourism Village. Here are fantastic things to do in Banyuwangi.
1. Tabuhan Island
We also have seen this island as part of the three island Bangsring tour, and it was our final stop of the afternoon. We must say that though I have included this in the set, it could be so much more beautiful than it had been! It’s a potentially stunning paradise island using a magnificent mountain in its background. Sadly, the uninhabited beach was covered with trash!
It was still beautiful, though, and we’d certainly recommend checking it out. Who knows, maybe when you pay a visit to the shore will be cleaner! You can spend all day here, communicate to a vessel driver how long you would like to stay, and revel in the island entirely to yourself.
2. Bama Beach
Continue driving through Savana Bekol, and finally, you may reach the rather exclusive Bama Beach. Not that many folks come here also, it’s a nearby shore, with just a little shack accessible for food.
The fantastic thing about it is that you are most likely to be here entirely by yourself! The whole beach is empty, and there’s also a mangrove trail that you can walk along next to it. We only stopped here for lunch, but you can spend longer if you fancy sunbathing on a private beach.
3. Blue Fire Crater
At the bottom of Kawah Ijen is your sulphuric crater. You can see the incredible ‘Blue Fire.’ It’s a natural occurrence in which sulphuric gas is triggered because it comes out and can create substantial blue flames up to 5 meters high. It’s not ensured, and sadly on my excursion, we did not get to see it, but you win some, and you drop some; ideally, you’ll be somewhat luckier!
It takes approximately 45 minutes to hike to the bottom (and 45 minutes back up), so be sure to have yourself enough time to get down and back up to the top in time for sunrise. You will also probably see the miners walking up and down this route. Make sure you give them space, and you will read more about these here.
4. Jagir Waterfall
Jagir Waterfall could be seen on the road back from Kawah Ijen into Banyuwangi. It can be an impressive waterfall in its own right, which you can also swim in!
Have a pair of swimming shorts or your bikini with you and cool off here after the challenging climb you did in the morning.
5. Pulau Merah Sunset
The sunset at Pulau Merah is magnificent. It is the optimal shore setting for a gorgeous sunset, and it is delivered fantastically. Hire a shore mattress for 50,000 IDR and watch as the waves roll in with a golden sunset behind.
You can also acquire young coconuts, smoothies, Bintangs, and some other typical beach beverages you want while waiting for the sunset.
6. Banyuwangi Festival
It seems as though there is frequently something happening in Banyuwangi, especially festivals happening everywhere! There is a range of events occurring, including food fairs, cultural performances, live music, and parades.
If you’re planning on seeing this year, then make sure to look for Banyuwangi Festival ahead or, better yet, ask your hotel reception what is going on this week. To get the best experience in Banyuwangi, be sure to research more before you go. You can visit Wonderful Indonesia to learn more information about Banyuwangi and Indonesia.