Located just of the east Java south coast about 70km's to the south of Malang, East Java is a land of uninhabited protected nature reserve, crystal clear water, lagoons and white sand beaches.
Sempu got it's name from the picture-perfect landscape, which is made up of clear green surface highlighted with white sand shore and 8-meter high of fresh waterfall.
The entrance to Sempu is the town of Sendang Biru, which can be reached from Malang by private vehicle. Sadly, there's no public transport. On arrival in Sendang Biru, head to the seashore where you'll have to register with the nearby ranger service administration office and get a license. Sempu has loads charms, given that the island is only 3.9km long and 3.6km wide it be easily explored in a few days. Highlights include Panjang Beach (Long Sand Beach), Waru-Waur Beach, the freshwater Telaga Lele lake (Catfish Lake), Pasir Kembar Beach (Twin Sands Beach), and Fresh Water Beach named for the freshwater spring spilling from the rocks adjacent to the beach. While you're exploring, keep an eye out for some of the islands permanent inhabitants; Javanese monkeys, Black Monkeys, macaques, wild boar, deer, and a wide range of reptiles and birds.Camping is the only accommodation choice on the island. Still, there's no better way to experience Sempu than laying under the glistening stars and falling asleep to the sound of the waves lapping the shore. If it's seclusion, you're chasing you are better off heading to one of the beaches along the south-west coast of the island. They're all beautiful and allow lots of possibilities for swimming, snorkeling, or simply relaxing.
You'll need to come fully prepared with a tent, sleeping gear, stove, food, plenty of water (there's no drinking water on the island), and whatever else you might need.
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