Friday, July 8, 2016

Surprisingly Mesmerizing Sangiang Island - Banten

"Want to be happy? Stop buying things and go travel!" - unknown

I kinda really need getaway so this trip was planning all of sudden, on Wednesday, me and friend was looking for weekend trip that still have space for us on weekend. Anywhere will be fine as long as we could get on trip. Looking out through instagram, facebook, google, whatever and finally we found an open trip to Sangiang Island, 27 - 29 May 2016, located at Banten. Cost to join this open trip is Rp450k/person.

On itinerary mentioned that we will leave at 11 PM from Plaza Semanggi, hmm..this is my first time leaving Semanggi pretty late like that. Arrived there and we still have to waiting others before leaving. We took an ELF to go and we prefer to sleep since its night already, we left around 11.30 PM to Paku Anyer Banten Harbour and arrived around 3 AM so we still have time to sleep again since our boat will leave in the morning around 7 AM. Don't hoping to get a bed for sleeping, we were sleeping on th floor or wherever you want and get a place to sleep :p One thing that surprised me was most ladies in this group are doing their make up before snorkeling and I was like, whuat?! haha since they put it, then I will put it just a little bit then lol xDD


First activity was snorkeling, and to be honest for me the spot for snorkeling was so so, the water not so clearly, and on our way to Sangiang Island we will pass the mangrove which is not too amazing because trashes were everywhere and ashame to see that. From pier we need to walk around 15 minutes to our guesthouse. Our home stay is adjacent with the beach which we happy about and we got to explore the beach and sitting there enjoying the breeze.

In the afternoon, we will do trekking to some spots, after take a nap we start our trekking with first stop is Bat Cave, this place is cool, especially part of the wave gather from the back and pushing into the front of cave and also bats are everywhere inside the cave, and I thought we should get inside the cave which actually I don't really like the idea to be inside the cave :D but glad it's not like I'm thinking. And after that we go to Bukit Begal and I love this spot very much, it's so beautiful and I amazed with the view. Enjoying our sunset while tasting coconut ice on the beach, yummy. Feel relax, away from husky busky Jakarta haha.
Paku Anyer Banten Pier in the morning
Girls make up time! :D
ughhh those trashes ;(
passing the mangrove
Sangiang Island
Snorkeling time
back to Sangiang Island, trekking to home stay
passing the beach, woww that color :)
our home stay
what a lovely beach <3333 Pasir Panjang Beach
you can do camping here :)
bring your hammock?
our home stay
trekking time
Bat Cave :)
Beautiful!! but to be in this position was kinda scary, stepped over the boundary ><
at Bukit Begal


cr. not mine

On the next day which is our last day, one thing that still make me haven't used to yet is there is Zumba time, haha, never had this kinda sport during my open trip. We had zumba on the beach, yeahh only for fun though and continuing our trip with snorkeling. Snorkeling spot is not really nice, to be honest. But well, don't miss the trekking because that things were awesome! Really :) We left to Jakarta around 4PM and when we arrived at pier, I had lunch there and errrr....that restaurant called Warteg is so pricey, people, I wonder why they have to sell like that because in normally if you eat on Warteg, the price would be less than Rp20k even Rp15k, and here everything is like Rp30k or 35k, wtf? it's my fault that I didn't ask the price before I buy it, next time should be careful. It's better to get noodle though at another Warung. We arrived at Jakarta so fast maybe around 6 or 7 PM back to Semanggi, cool! For this trip I joined @anaktrip found them on instagram. See you on my next trip and thank you for reading, here I will share the itinerary that I got for this trip :

Friday, 27 May 2016
22.00 : Meeting Point at Plaza Semanggi Jakarta
22.30 : Go to Cilegon by ELF
22.30 - 02.30 : Arrive at Paku Anyer Banten Harbour

Saturday, 28 May 2016
02.30 - 05.00 : Get some rest at Paku Anyer
05.00 - 06.00 : Get ready, praying time for moslem
06.00 - 07.00 : Breakfast (exclude)
07.00 - 08.00 : Going to Sangiang Island
08.00 - 11.00 : Snorkeling Lagoon Waru
12.00 - 13.00 : Go to Homestay, rest, lunch
13.00 - 14.00 : Trekking to Bat Cave
14.00 - 16.30 : Trekking to Saung Tungku Cave, Bukit Begal, Puncak Harapan (Top)
16.30 - 17.30 : Free time on Pasir Panjangbeach
18.00 - 19.00 : Shower time
19.00 - 20.00 : Dinner
20.00 - ...       : Free time, sleeping

Sunday, 29 May 2016
05.00 - 06.00 : Wake up, prepare exercise
06.00 - 07.00 : Zumba Body Fit for Girls and Running for Boys at Pantai Pasir Panjang
07.00 - 08.00 : Breakfast and packing
08.00 - 13.00 : Snorkeling Lagoon Bajo and Kedondong
13.00 - 14.00 : Back to Paku Anyer Harbour
14.00 - 15.00 : Lunch, Shower
16.00 - .....     : Back to Jakarta

breakfast time, delicious Indonesian food :)
Zumba for girls cr. not mine
Boys want to join too so this Zumba mixed with Boys haha cr. not mine
snorkeling again
that Warteg that I told you before, pricey :(
Group pictures cr. Febri

2 comments:

  1. aahhh... jadi kangen Sangiang! pantainya cantik banget ya... suka banget warna birunya. :D

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    1. Iyaa cantik..paling demen warna biru2 begitu..banyak banged di Indo yg belom dikunjungi, makasih ya uda main ke sini Have a super weekend! :)

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