At De Djawatan, most of the trembesi trees, also called Monkey Pod trees, are over a hundred years old and feature huge, thick branches that stem from the main trunk. Its unique umbrella-shaped crown further accentuates the trees’ unmistakable characteristics.
Akin to magical woods in fairy tales, the idyllic forest is a healing place of complete respite for many. Though, uniquely in contrast, certain parts of the forest where the canopies of greens are much denser, it presents an ambiance that is dark, mysterious and eerie.
Most visitors that arrive at De Djawatan take advantage of the endless photo opportunities scattered throughout the forest, with some spots intentionally devised to afford better views of the trees and others laid out with props.
There are footpaths ready for brisk walks through the woods, but for an even more enjoyable experience, pack some simple foods and drinks for a relaxing picnic. Occasionally, there are even couples dressed to the nines getting their pre-wedding photos shot in this heavenly location.
Discover and experience the beautiful scenery around our Banyuwangi hotels.
Out of all the peculiar sights to see in Banyuwangi, the Gandrung Terracotta Park is pretty high up on the list for good reason. If anything, its terracotta statues come off a little creepy, but in a super intriguing manner.
There is something special about waterfalls that simply invigorate the soul and as a nature escape in its own right, Banyuwangi is the perfect place to be chasing waterfalls, with each one entailing a whole new experience. This list does not even cover all of them!
Within close proximity to Banyuwangi is not one but three national parks that are jam-packed with natural wonders. From panoramic scenery to animals roaming in the wild, these preserved and protected lands extend amazing adventures to die for.
Being at the easternmost end of Java island facing the Bali Strait, Banyuwangi is blessed with a copious amount of glorious beaches waiting to be uncovered. Besides its more well-known coastlines, there are also hidden gems with little to no crowds which is always a plus.