Tanjung Lesung

As one of the largest archipelagic country in the world, the coastline of Indonesia seems endless. Stretching from west to east, the long lines of Indonesia’s beaches offer prominent destinations for those who love and even those who are not so fancy of the beach. The beauty of Indonesia’s coast not only lies in the eastern part of Indonesia. In the western part of Indonesia, in Java Island, lies a hidden tropical paradise called Tanjung Lesung. Situated in Pandenglang District, Banten Province, Tanjung Lesung’s position is perfectly placed on the tip of Java Island, providing a perfect view coast facing the Indian Ocean. 

Tanjung Lesung Jawa Barat
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From the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta, Tanjung Lesung can be easily reached by car for only 3.5 to 4 hours. It stretches for 1500 hectares area comprised of integrated recreation areas such as beach resorts, hotels, and water activities overlooking active volcano Mount Anak Krakatau, the remaining of the mighty Mount Krakatau. Visiting Tanjung Lesung in Banten will leave you in awe as this place resembles the famous beach resorts in Bali. The beauty of Tanjung Lesung doesn’t only lie on the surface. While in Tanjung Lesung, don’t miss out on the chance to dive into the sea and you’ll find beautiful corals adorning the underwater marine life. The coral serves as a home for colorful fish and seafloor inhabitants. Stretch of panoramic white sandy beach will be the perfect spot for your family and friends to just lay down enjoying the epic view, or you can certainly have fun with many watersports available in the area. Spend a few days in one of the hotels or resorts to complete your escapade! 

1. Snorkeling and Diving 

Snorkeling and Diving at Tanjung Lesung
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The beauty of Tanjung Lesung also lies beneath the surface. Rich biodiversity and coral reefs are waiting underneath to be discovered. While you stay in Tanjung Lesung, you can snorkel or dive to be amazed at the colorful life underwater. There are shops to rent the required equipment along the beach with great price. 

2. Watersports

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Various water activities are waiting to be enjoyed at Tanjung Lesung. Jet skiing, banana boat, wakeboarding, even kayaking are all available in the area. If you’re into volleyball, there is a space for sports as well! Try one of these activities with family and friends on this pristine beach. 

3. Taking a Leisure Stroll

It’s pristine white sandy beach and turquoise water aren’t to be missed while staying in Tanjung Lesung. Don’t hesitate to take a stroll along the beach with your loved one to make your vacation or honeymoon more romantic. The beach is very clean and it’s very comfortable to walk along the beach for its smooth sand. Take some photos and get your friends wondering whether you’re vacationing in Bali! 

4. Sunset Watching

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Spending your weekend on the beach isn’t complete without the sunset. So, while you’re spending your time on this gorgeous beach, you can lay down and wait for that perfect golden time! Don’t forget to take some snaps of that Instagrammable burning sun sinking on the horizon.

5. Fishing

tanjung lesung fishing
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For those who are into fishing, not to worry because there are spots available for fishing. Fishing is best being done here in the afternoon till evening. It might be quite hot during the day, but the panoramic view is just something you can’t miss while you’re waiting for the big fish!

6. Watching Art Performance 

During the night, you get to see art performances right on Tanjung Lesung. The performances are held by the local artists from Banten. There are forms such as traditional singing, fire dance, traditional art performs called debus and many more. 

7. Culinary

tanjung lesung culinary
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Along the beach, you can try many eateries from West Java. Fresh seafood where you can choose many types of fishes, fried or grilled, local delicacies, even exotic fruit like durian is available on Tanjung Lesung! Most restaurants are integrated with hotels or resorts. 

8. Nearby Attractions

Once you satisfy yourself with beach life, there are options for what to do near Tanjung Lesung. For the more adventurous souls, you can hike Mount Anak Krakatau. However, before deciding to hike, always get updated on the latest status of the mountain. Always check with the news and authorities to see if it’s available for hiking. Another attraction is Ujung Kulon National Park, a conservation area and home to the rare one-horned Javanese rhinos! Tanjung Lesung is a must-visit when you’re in Java. Catch your next flight and book a tour via Tripcetera to make your vacation more memorable!

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