Tropical Escape, Red Island

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

The red island or in local language called "Pulau Merah" is a small hills that exist near the beach of Sumberagung, Pesangrahan, Banyuwangi, East Java - Indonesia. It is called red or "Merah" because the ground of this hills is red. But to days, the ground had become green by nature. It is about 200 meters high, the red island can be explore when the sea is spilling. There are also a Hinduism temple there to celebrate the "Melasti" / Mekiyis ritual.

Meanwhile, the red island has beauty tropical white sand beach and groovy wave. So it fits to whose who love surfing. The best wave can be seen during May to September where 3-5 high of sea wave comes from south ocean through this area. Some international surfing competition also held annually in this beach too. The wave can be enjoyed for newbie or professional surfer, so it is ideal place to surf for anybody.

Thus, the red island is one of the sister of Plengkung beach, Greenbay and G-Land which has romantic open tropical views. So this destination will be fit for family or couple vacation. It may also the perfect alternative travel holiday for someone who love tropical atmosphere.

Trip Advisor Indonesia - Red Island (Pulau Merah) Banyuwangi

Transportation (Trip/Tour Route) & Cost:
  • Banyuwangi: 
    • Public transport (bus): from City center you must go to bus station and go to "Pesanggaran", the bus which going to this station are "Minto" and "Ujang Jaya". Then you can continue travel with motor service "Ojek" to Red island. It took about 30 minutes trip by motor service or about 7 kilometers away. 
    •  Private travel agent, rent car / van: from Banyuwangi travel to "Rojogjampi", when you reach at the traffic light at "JAJAG" turn left and follow the direction to "Pesanggaran" - Red Island. 
Note: Buss ticket start 20.000 IDR and Motor Service start from 10.000 IDR alternatively you can use taxi meter and the cost vary on your deal or you may choose vacation packages (G-land, Teluk Hijau/Greenbay, Pulau Merah) from your travel agency.

Travel Adisor Guide:
  • Annual Red Island Surfing Comppetition
  • Individual or Group Backpacker
  • Easy trip difficulty
  • Recommended for teenage, adult, family, couple
  • Best trip activity: surfing and tropical sun bathing
Travel Advisor Equipments and Tools (Prepare your Wonderful Vacation):
  • Surfing equipment
  • Medicine, beach cap and sun glass
  • Personal stuff & sun block
    Other Trip Advisor / Holiday packages recommendation:
    • Hotels/Homestay: available near the area. Since the area is easy to access, you may book homestay or cheap hotel within city center. Alternatively Click Here
    • Food and baverage: local traditional cafe "Warung" available there so you don not have to worry for starving.
    • Though there are life guard live patrol through the location, please mind your surfing activity.
    • Local guide from Banyuwangi: Mr. Ishag Fian | WA.+6282302448886

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