Red Island Banyuwangi
(Red Land Hill in the Middle of the Sea)
In 2013, the Banyuwangi Regional Government published a new tourism destination in Banyuwangi. The destination is named Red Island Banyuwangi or Red Island (Pulo Merah) tourism. The naming of Red Island is because there is a red earthed hill in the middle of the sea like forming an island. No half-hearted, the existence of the Red Island with beautiful beaches that have been well known by both domestic and foreign tourists. Although it is fairly new.
Based on historical records, formerly Red Island has the name Ringin Pitu Beach. That is because there are pitu (seven) Ringin (Beringin) trees. In fact, in the 1990s, Red Island Banyuwangi tourism was severely damaged by the tsunami. Until now, the management of Red Island is carried out by Perum Perhutani Unit II East Java, KPH South Banyuwangi together with local residents.
Enjoy the Beauty of the Beach While Surfing
Red Island is famous as a tour of clean white sandy beaches that stretch for three kilometers. The blue color of the sea with the pounding of the strong waves accompanied by the scenery around it spoil the eyes of tourists. Even thanks to the strong and high waves, Red Island has become the location of international surfing competitions. The average wave height of two to three meters can be a must destination for beginner, amateur and professional surfers.
Tracing the Red Land in the Middle of the Sea
The eyes of tourists will certainly be fixed on a small hill in the middle of the sea. This hill looks green because there are many shady trees that grow there. Besides this hill has red soil. It is said that many local residents claimed that the hill often glowed red due to the red soil reflecting sunlight. When the tide is low, tourists can visit and explore the hill on foot.
Red Island Banyuwangi location
Banyuwangi Red Island Tourism is located in the hamlet of Pancer. Precisely in Sumberagung village, Pesanggaran subdistrict, Banyuwangi regency, East Java. The location is very easy to access. Tourists only need about 2 hours drive from the city of Banyuwangi. From the city of Banyuwangi drive the vehicle to the Banyuwangi-Jember road to Plengkung beach.
That’s the review of the Red Island Banyuwangi tour. In addition, do not swim there because the waves are strong and high can be dangerous, especially for children. Tourists should always maintain the safety and cleanliness of the tourist area. For business tour packages, you can choose Banyuwangi tour packages available at the Yukngetrip.com service.