Java – Banyuwangi

Mount Bromo Java

Mount Bromo on Java island is possibly the most famous volcano in Indonesia. Having a height of 2329 m, it is the most hiked mountain in the country. It always makes its way on the top 10 lists of things to do in Java, and for a good reason.

Mount Bromo: A volcano that’s not that sleepy

Although many hikers come here, Mount Bromo still remains one of the most active volcanoes in the world and there are certain areas that restrict tourists from passing there because of its impending danger. It is located inside the massive Tengger caldera (volcanic crater with a diameter of roughly 10km), encircled by the Laut Pasir (sea of sand) of fine volcanic sand.

Local legends say that Mount Bromo is of great importance to the Tengger people who believe that the site is where their courageous prince sacrificed his life for his family.

On the sand plain, a Hindu temple called Pura Luhur Poten can be found. The temple is very important to the Tenggerese people which are scattered across the mountain villages. The temple hosts the annual Yadnya Kasada ceremony that lasts up to a month.  After 14 days, the crowd goes along the crater edges of Mt Bromo and throw their offerings into the crater.

An exciting hike

You can trek across 3 km sand of sea and then you will pass the Hindu temple and climb up a set of stairs to the caldera of Mount Bromo. It takes about 1-2 hours depending on your physical condition, but it’s usually considered an easy trek. But you can also hike the neighbouring Mount Penanjakan to catch the sunrise over Mount Bromo.

Made out of desolated volcanic sand and a giant crater that spews white sulphurous smoke, this dangerous yet beautiful natural combination brings in many adventurous travellers that wish to see this otherworldly landscape.

You find the best resorts to visit Mount Bromo in Surabaya or Banyuwangi. Mount Bromo is located in between.

Bangsring Breeze Resort

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Bangsring Breeze Resort is located in the northeast part of the Java island. Its main purpose is to spread the love for the “rural life, country side and empty beaches”. The surroundings are purely inspirational. Being located in the heart of nature, the resort is being a green paradise.

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Bangsring Breeze Resort Lifestyle

In the restaurant you will find traditional products prepared by a master chef in a simple and tasty way. For romantics, there is an option to have a candlelight dinner. All you need to do is just enjoy the moment, because the rest of the details are handled by the staff.

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In terms of accomodation, the hotel provides three types of rooms. The first one is the garden bungalows. It’s characterized by colorful and private gardens as well as by natural breezes. The interesting appearance is that sitting in one of the amazing gardens of the Bangsring Breeze Resort, you will have the chance to admire endless views over the Bali island.

The villa suite is even more stylish than the first option. This type of room is furnished with Javanese antiques and traditional furniture. If you love to have a swimming pool always available for you, then the best option is the garden suite. Being a luxurious resort, all the rooms have elements from antiquity and rustic furniture.

All rooms offer a mini bar, coffee making facilities, bath amenities, insect protection, air condition, in-room safety box, TV, and even a torch.

Moreover there is a share pool and lounge area.

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Special hotel recommendation

Do you love surfing, boating, kitesurfing, windsurfing, mountain biking, hiking and diving activities? Because you can try all of them in your vacation. The hotel’s staff will take you to be greatest places where you can surf, bike or hike. The existing paths for mountain biking are a real challenge for lovers. However, it’s a great way to get away from the crowded beaches and tourists’ attractions.

The main point for water sport activities is located just 12 minutes (using a car) far away from the hotel, and is perhaps the best place for snorkelling in this area.

For extra activities ask at the hotel’s reception, because the resort has its private services for sports lovers.

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The Bangsring Breeze resort is only 20 minutes away from the ferry to Bali. In case you want to do a roadtrip to Mount Bromo or crossing the island of Java to go by car to Bali, this resort is a quiet and scenic place to experience the rural lifestyle of Java. You will enjoy every moment in that green and peaceful paradise. So, it’s definetely a place to enjoy nature.

Address: Jalan Raya Situbondo Km. 17, Gg. Bangsring, Bangsring, Wongsorejo, Bangsring, Wongsorejo, Kabupaten Banyuwangi, Jawa Timur 68453, Indonesia.

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