It was hard to believe finally I could join on this trip. At first my dad didn’t give me permission to go anywhere during his trainer ship unless two hours before our train departure schedule, suddenly he told me I could go. Hihi asik!
In this trip I had five friends companion. They were the couple Dhio and Ralin, the handsome Rio (lol), and two girls, Ajeng and Emyl. We started the trip at 5.30 am in the morning. Dhio’s parents took us into Kampe beach where we met the fisherman that we had contacted before. We made a deal with the fisherman that we would pay Rp. 500.000 for the boat. We needed around 50 minutes to cross the sea from Kampe beach to Tabuhan island.
Crossing the sea’s no joke! It was awesome but scary enough haha. The wave was not high and dangerous but somehow whenever I saw the wave, it made me feel so small and weak. God created this universe so amazingly and perfectly. Subhanallah, Allahu akbar!
Woaah I felt sooo very very happy reaching the beach. It was a paradise for me. The beach was quite and there were no house, no people except us as if we stranded in unknown island like what happened to Jack Sparrow lol. So never expect you will find toilet, restaurant, or other facilities there. This island was still pure.
Seeing the clear water, Emyl and I could not wait to swim. After we found a place to put our stuffs, soon we swam onto the sea to meet cutie fish there. Let’s snorkeling 😀 ! Well it’s better for you to snorkeling in the morning because the water would be a little bit muddy when the sun got higher.
Then we explored the island. Well, not much things we could find there. But if you are lucky, you will find Maleo bird. Maleo often comes to the island because of migration. Some of them may spawn there. Unfortunately we couldn’t find them. We just found their eggs (perhaps) but we didn’t capture them.
This island is terrific! Can’t wait to visit Menjangan Island. I hope our plan will come true! Well thank you so much to Dhio’s family. Thanks for letting us sleep at your house and of course for the food! hihihi. Sampai Jumpa 😀
Pulau Tabuhan or Tabuhan island is located in the middle of Bali strait. It lies in the Banyuwangi, East Java (Jawa Timur), Indonesia.
Transportation and budget
Train ticket from Jember-Banyuwangi » Rp 4000
By car from Dhio’s house-Kampe beach » free
Renting boat round-trip » Rp 500.000 for 6 people. Actually the maximum is for 10 people.
Food » free 😀 hoho