Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sanghyang Island

One of the tourists destination in Banten is Pulau Sanghyang means god (Sanghyang) island (Pulau) located in the Sunda Straits which is separate the Islands of Java and Sumatra.

Sanghyang Island is a small mysterious island in Sunda Strait, partly consisting about 7 sq km of jungle, surrounded by mangrove forests and white beaches and also surrounded by coral reefs. Other parts of the island are muddy and mosquito infested. But the small idyllic bays along the eastern side will you soon let forget the inhospitable and swamps. The coral reefs off the coast, complete with old wreck, are a paradise for snorkeling-lovers. Watch out for stonefish and squids. You can camp on the beaches in the southeast if you want to.

To visit there you will depart from Paku port at a city named Anyer and this island could be reached by local traditional boat in 50 minutes. Paku port could be reached from Jakarta by car in 1 hour and 15 minutes.

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