Red Island Surf Camp - East Java

From NZ$484

for 5 nights

IDEAL FOR

Group - Land Based
Solo Travellers
Learn to Surf
Longboarders

All-Women's Surf Trips
Uncrowded Waves
Intermediate Waves

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

NZ$97 - NZ$136 per night

Season

March, April, June, July, August, September, October, November, May

AVERAGE REVIEW RATING
(2 REVIEWS)

Summary

Red Island (Pulau Merah) surf camp is an un-crowded surf spot, situated in Banyuwangi, East Java (close to Bali). Red Island Surf Camp lays in a secluded, beautiful bay surrounded by mountains and right on the beach. It’s an ideal place to get away, relax and surf. It is the perfect spot to learn to surf and improve your surfing, offering uncrowded, fun sand-bottom waves.

Spend your day lazing in a hammock by the pool, surf fun beach-breaks, jump in a boat to  visit ‘lost paradise’ beach or climb a volcano. There is plenty to do for the adventurous and plenty of relax time for those wanting to just ‘chill’.

Quick Facts
    • Uncrowded waves 
    • Learn to surf courses
    • Great waves for all levels
    • Free Wi-fi
    • Watersport facilities
    • Beachfront accommodation
    • All meals included
    • Transfers from Bali included
    • Day trips to G Land available

Pulau Merah takes its name from the rock islet jutting out in front of the beach (Pulau = island; Merah = red, perhaps referring to the oxidized rock under the vegetation that now covers it). Seclusion is perhaps Pulau Merah’s best asset. As Bali’s surfing spots have largely been inundated by surfers, amateurs and experts seeking less crowded surfing spots now seek out Pulau Merah for its rustic surroundings and its resemblance to the old, pre-tourist Bali.

 

Red Island (Pulau Merah) surf camp is an un-crowded surf spot, situated in Banyuwangi, East Java (close to Bali). Red Island Surf Camp lays in a secluded, beautiful bay surrounded by mountains and right on the beach. It’s an ideal place to get away, relax and surf. It is the perfect spot to learn to surf and improve your surfing, offering uncrowded, fun sand-bottom waves.

Accommodation

Some units feature views of the pool or garden. Each room is equipped with a private bathroom fitted with a shower. Red Island Surf Camp features free WiFi throughout the property.

 

Room Description :

  • Private Traditional Javanese Style Bungalow: This bungalow features a patio deck with views of the garden.
  • Private Ocean View Room: This air-conditioned room has a balcony with views of the ocean and the camp.
  • 6 Person Dorm Bungalow: This bungalow has a balcony and air conditioning
Surf & Other Activities
  • Traditional Deep Tissue Massage: Great for post-surf aches and pains, your body will feel brand new! 
  • Surf lessons: Learn to surf or brush up on your skills with coaching from one of their qualified instructors. Includes board hire use   during   lesson.  Board hire (without lessons) is also available.
  • Ijen Volcano: Leaving the camp at 11.30pm, with the driver and the group, after 2 hours drive you will arrive and meet your guide for the 2 hour walk to the top. Ijen volcano is one of the few volcanoes in the world where you can see blue fire, and walk into the crater. Enjoy a beautiful sunrise from the top before making the 2 hour return walk. It is also a unique opportunity to discover more about the miner’s life. We highly recommend this incredible experience.
  • Tiger tracks / G-land: Nearby is the famous Alas Purwo National Park (G-land) – known for it’s variety in wildlife and world class consistent perfect waves. You will leave the camp early in the morning, for the 2 hour drive to G-land. You will have the opportunity to surf few spots on the way to Tiger Tracks, returning to the camp in the afternoon. Waves in G-land are reef breaks, so we do not recommend these waves for beginners.
  • Lost Paradise Beach: Take a trip in a traditional teak fishing boat to discover this beautiful hidden beach. Optional snorkelling and fishing can be arranged. Approx 20 mins each way.
  • Overnight Turtle Sanctuary visit: Visit and assist with turtle conservation at the Sukamade Turtle Sanctuary. Package includes transport in 4WD with driver, national park entry fees, donations, 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), guest house accomodation and boat transport to Green Bay. Includes turtle release and viewing turtles lay eggs at night (seasonal). Access involves an adventurous river crossing in 4WD Jeep, getting there is half the fun!
  • Kalibaru Coffee Plantation tour: Learn about the origins and process involved in creating the world famous Javanese Coffee. Tour includes transport to the hill town of Kalibaru and entry fees to the plantation. Available as a stand alone tour or as an additional stop after the Ijen volcano hike.
  • Banyuwangi River Rafting & Tubing: For those seeking an adrenaline rush, try out river rafting or tubing.


 

 

 

Duration
Room type
Type
Price
Basis
Travel dates
Availability
5 nights Private Traditional Javanese Style Bungalow (double share) Bungalow NZ$484 Per person 01 Jan-01 Jan
7 nights Private Traditional Javanese Style Bungalow (double share) Bungalow NZ$681 Per person 01 Jan-01 Jan
  • Prices above are per person prices based on double share, and are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations until paid in full.
  • These are example packages and most packages can be adjusted to cater for you requirements. Please contact us for a tailored package to meet your needs.
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Package inclusions:

  • 3 meals per day
  • Unlimited drinking water
  • Fresh linen and towel
  • Unlimited fast Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioned rooms
  • Mosquito nets available 
  • Guidance by our knowledgeable staff members


Extra costs:

  • Bali transfers: A daily fast boat service from Bali that heads directly to Banyuwangi. From there, the overland transport service brings you directly to the camp at Red Island. $170 AUD per a solo traveler each way, or $85 AUD per person with a 2 person minimum, each way. Includes surfboards transfers.
  • Surfboard hire including SUP ($20 per day)
  • Surf lessons (2 x 2 hours for $60)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Soft drinks
  • Travel insurance

Arrangements available at additional cost:  day trips (volcano, G Land), car/bike hire etc) 

 

Overland Transport Options from Bali: All rates are in AUD, per person each-way

  • Shared  air conditioned local mini-bus (3rd party provider)  – $50 (evening service)
  • Private transfer (2 or more passengers) by Red Island Surf Camp vehicle and driver  – $85 (early morning service)
  • Private transfer (Solo Traveller) by Red Island Surf Camp vehicle and driver – $175 (early morning service)


Flying to Banyuwangi/Red Island from Bali/Surabaya 

There are direct daily flights from Surabaya to Banyuwangi for approx  $50 each-way with Garuda airlines. You can fly from either Bali or Jakarta to Surabaya direct then connect to a flight to Banyuwangi.

 

Garuda has strict surfboard length restrictions therefor we do not take responsibility for any guests that book and travel with Garuda.

 

Banyuwangi airport pick up is available for $50 per person one-way 


Pick up from any location in Banyuwangi

 

Private pick-ups from anywhere in Banyuwangi is available for $50 per person each way


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    Other Surf Experiences
    Reviews

    Kent (August 2017)

    Ripable, fun and uncrowded waves right at your doorstep and a epic jungle safari day trip through G-land jungle YEEEOW!

    Tim (June 2016)

    The waves, accommodation and the food was fantastic and all the crew were amazing. I would recommend Red Island for anyone trying to avoid the Bali hassle. We have already started planning our next trip.