Tabuhan Island Banyuwangi
Just opposite the island of Bali, but part of the district of Banyuwangi in East Java, lies a jewel of an island Named Tabuhan, Situated right in the Bali Strait. Although quite a little island, Tabuhan has wide sandy beaches, fantastic underwater life, intriguing plants and animals, a few of them threatened, and, moreover, has been found to be ideal for kiteboarding. Tabuhan Island Banyuwangi is indeed probably the perfect spots for kiteboarding in Southeast Asia due to the continuous wind speed across the island which remains between 20-25 knots. This was also the reason why the island was chosen as the site to sponsor the Pro Kiteboarding Championships last August 2015.
In addition to this asset, Tabuhan also offers interesting opportunities for snorkeling and scuba diving. Its reefs which are the habitat of varied fantastic sea life make visitors to instantly pick up their diving equipment and plunge into the clear waters to get real close and friendly with the colorful underwater creatures. On property Tabuhan additionally protects endangered animals among the maleo bird, recognizable by its black feathers, the yellow skin around its eyes and gray legs. In fact, it’s just on the island of Sulawesi. These birds are ordinarily found, so it’s quite a discovery to obtain these on this particular island in the wild. Aside from the maleo, Tabunan is also a habitat of the ivory colored hornbill that is another species that is endangered. The area around the stomach, tail, and legs are white. Another much sought, but the protected plant is the Setigi that is utilized to create artistic Japanese bonsai decorative potted plants.