You shouldn't miss this hidden gem of Banyuwangi tourism, make it an unforgettable experience with your family.
Banyuwangi is a city at the eastern tip of Java Island which is famous for its beautiful natural tourism.
This city has a variety of interesting tourist attractions to explore, including exotic beaches, beautiful mountains, lush forests, and rich traditions and culture.
This city of a thousand destinations has rich and interesting forests such as Pulau Merah Forest, Teak Forest, and Meru Betiri National Park for those of you who like forest tourism.
List of 18 Hidden Gems for Banyuwangi Tourism
The following are recommendations for hidden gems in Banyuwangi tourism that you must visit, see the complete list below:
1. Red Island Beach
The first hidden gem of Banyuwangi tourism is Pulau Merah Beach, which is one of the most beautiful beaches in Banyuwangi. This beach is flanked by cliffs and green trees.
When the sun rises, the beach changes color to a beautiful golden red, and the sea water is still clear and will amaze all tourists who visit it.
Even though it is nicknamed "The Sunrise of Java", there are many places to enjoy the beautiful sunset in Banyuwangi. Pulau Merah Beach or Red Island might be the best spot for those of you who are looking for a romantic sunset atmosphere.
The name Red Island was given because of the small green hills with dark red soil along the shoreline. If the sea tells you to, you can go straight to the hill, where Hindus pray or hold Mekiyis rituals.
When dusk arrives, you can enjoy the beautiful orange sky with the sun peeking out from behind the small hill.
2. Ijen Crater
The next is Ijen crater, one of the largest craters in the world and one of the most popular natural tourist attractions in Banyuwangi.
The crater on Mount Ijen is famous for its blue flames that appear at night. Apart from that, there is a crater lake and the surrounding natural beauty is very enchanting.
3. Baluran National Park
Baluran National Park is a hidden gem of Banyuwangi tourism that cannot be missed!
You shouldn't miss the opportunity to explore this national park nicknamed "Little Africa in Java" because the views it offers will remind you of the atmosphere of a safari in Africa, especially if you visit Savana Bekol.
4. Jagir Waterfall
This hidden gem of Banyuwangi tourism is famous for its unspoiled natural beauty and has a height of approximately 82 meters. You should not miss Jagir waterfall if you visit here.
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5. Plengkung Beach
Plengkung Beach is famous for its high waves, making it suitable for surfing. This beach is also considered one of the best surfing spots in Indonesia.
6. Meru Betiri National Park
This national park has a high level of biodiversity, with unique animals such as the one-horned rhinoceros and the green turtle. Apart from that, there are beautiful waterfalls and beaches.
7. Bangsring Beach
Banyuwangi Underwater Bangsring Tourist Attraction, Suitable for Snorkeling and Underwater Beauty Lovers
Bangsring Beach is famous for its beautiful coral reefs. This hidden gem of Banyuwangi tourism is one of the best in Banyuwangi, you can snorkel and dive here.
8. Boom Beach
Banyuwangi is an ideal destination for beach lovers because there are many beach choices.
Apart from Pulau Merah beach, there is also Boom Beach which used to be Harbor busy trade. Even though it's not as busy as before, you can still see port activities, such as ships docking.
9. Banyuwangi Panorama Shop
Kedai Panorama Banyuwangi is another culinary choice in Banyuwangi for seafood lovers. You have to try the popular menu of soft thorn milkfish or known as presto milkfish.
Apart from that, there are several additional seafood menus such as grilled milkfish, grilled shrimp, fried squid, etc. which are ready to pamper seafood culinary tourism lovers.
10. Watudodol Beach
Watudodol Beach is the next hidden gem of Banyuwangi tourism that must be visited. However, to cross to Menjangan, you must first stop at the port on Watudodol beach.
So the beach is not sandy but rocky, but the view from Watudodol is quite interesting, especially in the morning when the sun has just risen.
For those looking for culinary delights, not far from this beach is Watu Dodol Resort & Restaurant, one of the most popular culinary tourist attractions in Banyuwangi. The menu served here is not only a variety of seafood preparations, but also a variety of other traditional Indonesian dishes that you can enjoy.
11. De Djawatan Forest
This hidden gem tourist attraction in Banyuwangi Tourism is nicknamed "The Sunrise of Java" or known as De Djawatan Forest.
What distinguishes this 3,8 hectare forest is the presence of dozens of trembesi trees from the Netherlands that are still alive and standing today, providing an exotic view, because they are not found in many other forests.
If you are a “Lord of the Rings” lover, visiting De Djawatan forest will take you to Fangorn forest. Very interesting, right?
12. Blambangan Swagata Sabha Hall
The Swagata Sabha Blambangan Hall Complex, which was opened to the public in 1771, is the official residence of the Regent of Banyuwangi. When visiting Pendopo Swagata Blambangan Sabha, you will appreciate the beauty of traditional architecture combined with elegant colonial design.
The surrounding environment is still very beautiful, adding to the excitement of visiting this historic building. Another unique thing about Pendopo Swagata Blambangan Sabha is the existence of a "Greenhouse" in the form of a bunker which functions as a place to stay for the regent's guests.
13. Umah Batik Sayu Wiwit
Batik is also associated with Banyuwangi culture, and one of the prominent Banyuwangi batik motifs is Gajak Oling.
Not only that, you can directly observe the process of making traditional batik. If you fall in love with this typical Banyuwangi batik theme, Umah Batik Sayuwiwit sells it as a souvenir.
14. Srengenge Wetan Resto
Travel to City of Dancers It wouldn't be complete without trying the typical culinary delights available at the hidden gem of Banyuwangi Tourism on the eastern tip of Java Island.
You have to try the special flavors at Srengenge Wetan Resto. Some of them are, Angsle, Jenang, Rujak Soto, Pecak Terong, Rujak Cemplung, and other traditional Indonesian foods.
15. Snorkeling on Menjangan Island
It takes about an hour to get to the island which is located 5 miles northwest of the island of Bali. Menjangan Island together with Tabuhan Island and Bangsring Beach form a marine tourism triangle with extraordinary underwater views.
So, if you visit this place, you must snorkel to see for yourself how beautiful the biodiversity is in the waters around Menjangan Island, Tabuhan Island and the waters around Bangsring Beach.
It's true, in the waters around Bangsring Beach, you may find floating houses which are famous as snorkeling spots, where you can experience the thrill of swimming with tame sharks.
16. Terracotta Gandrung Park
Talking about culture and art, one of the most famous arts from Banyuwangi is Gandrung Dance. This dance, which is in the same genre as Jaipong from West Java and Ronggeng from Central Java, is very popular at weddings, circumcisions and harvest parties.
The presence of the figure of the Gandrung dancer made of ceramic is the main characteristic of this park. These statues in various dancing positions decorate several corners of the location which is also flanked by rice fields, and appear to blend in with the surrounding environment.
17. Wooden Kitchen
Dapur Kayu not only has natural and cultural beauty, but if you are visiting Banyuwangi with friends and looking for a place to hang out with a modern nuance, stop by here.
This hidden gem of Banyuwangi tourism is a fun area to hang out with indoor and outdoor locations, as well as culinary delights and soft drinks that are suitable for relaxing with friends.
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18. Green Bay Beach
This hidden gem of Banyuwangi tourism is famous for its emerald green sea water and soft white sand. Teluk Hijau Beach is surrounded by coral rocks which add to its beauty.
How interested are you in visiting the hidden gem of Banyuwangi tourism? Immediately create an itinerary now, your end of year holiday is guaranteed to be really exciting!