Menjangan Island is a small island, located 5 miles to the north-west of Bali island and is part of the Indonesian archipelago. “Menjangan” in Indonesian means “Deer”. The name was given by the local population observing wild deer herds swimming to the island every spring and covering a distance of approx 1.2 miles.
It is situated 20 km from Banyuwangi city it is at the village of Bangsring, Wongsorejo. Tabuhan Island covers an area of about 5 ha. there are spectakular marine gardens. The coral reef are homes for myriad of shellfish, sponges, crayfish and marine plants. It is good for scuba diving as the water is very clear.
Even though the island is a significant part of Bali Barat National Park, it is assigned to the Javanese administrative district and falls under its jurisdiction. The closest big cities are: Singaraja, located in the north of Bali and Banyuwangi, located on the eastern coast of Java. The closest settlement is Sumberkima village. The nearest airport is Letkol Wisnu regional (approx. 8 miles from the island)
It is located 23 km away from Banyuwangi with about 4 square hectares. Reachable by Benignly or public transport Banyuwangi – Surabaya, stop at Kampe then by sailing boat or speed boat from Kampe beach.
The island is considered to be an important part of the local tourism industry, because its marine fauna incorporates one of the best-preserved coral reefs in the area. All scuba-diving shops arrange daily trips to the island.
thousand of beautiful marine view, aquarium fish species (Amphiprion the Dacyllus, the red coloured Labrida and the Gorisygula), shellfish, sponges, crayfish and marine plants. The visitors can do some activities whether snorkeling or deep diving with breathing equipment exploring a reef and marine life in the spectacular drop offs are also an excellent under water visibility or sun bathing,