Red Island Beach is one of the best beaches in Indonesia, which offers magnificent scenery. Travel through windy local roads, and go to the beach that showcases stunning white sand. The paradise will relax your mind while you are sitting or lying under palm trees, enjoying the sound of waves.
If you love surfing, expect stronger, large four meters high barrels. With an approximate length of 400 meters, the wave is suitable for those who want to experience various tubing techniques.
Where and How To Get There
Red Island Beach, also called Pulau Merah Beach, is located near the famous surf break Plengkung Beach (G-Land). It is in Jalan Pantai Pulau Merah, Pesanggrahan, Banyuwangi, East Java. The ticket only costs you Rp8.000,00 per person.
The beach is 24 hours open, but the ticket counter usually opens from 7 am to 5 pm. If you want, you can go there earlier or stay late to watch sunrise or sunset. Prepare the best camera to capture the moments that you create on the beach.
How to get to Red Island? To go the Banyuwangi Beach, you can take a public bus from Jajag (bus terminal in Banyuwangi) to Pesanggrahan. After that, take a taxi or rent a motorbike (or motor-taxi) directly to the beach. Otherwise, you can rent a car and drive to the location.
What You Can Enjoy
There are many things that you should try and explore on the beach. Below are some of them.
Things You Should Try
The travelers can rent a surfing board for Rp70.000,00 and start to play with the wave. If you want to hire the instructor, prepare Rp150.000,00 (including a surfing board). If you are lucky, you can join the annual surfing competition held by the Banyuwangi government, which is highly challenging.
Red Island area also has rich marine diversity so that you can try snorkeling. Not only in Red Island Beach, but you can also use your goggles and snorkels to explore the beauty of Wedi Ireng Beach too.
Along the shoreline, you can find food stalls selling local dishes. Some dishes to try would include rujak soto, sego cawuk, pecel rawon, and nasi tempong. However, if you think you need something lighter, you can pick french fries, fried prawn or chicken.
Red Island accommodation is easy to access. There are some bungalows and hotels which are available for the visitors who want to stay late or enjoy the sunrise the next day. The rate starts at Rp100.000,00 per night.
Exploring Red Island Beach, the Lost Paradise
What is so special about Red Island Beach? Although this place is pretty close to Bali, it is still uncrowded. It combines the lush jungle, local culture, friendly locals, warm weather, Banyuwangi traditional food, and the white sand, and challenging waves. There are some surf camps you can find on Red Island Beach, so you can join one of them if you want. Explore the lost paradise, the jewel of Banyuwangi, Indonesia. If you think this information is useful, do not forget to share it on your social media.