Last week trip to Pahawang Islands, Pesawaran, Lampung with my officemates was unexpected trip. We used to go to Mutun Beach or got across to Tangkil Beach which located at Lampung Bay, it just about 25 kilometres away from Bandar Lampung City. We've got to take some trip after the meeting with the consultants and representative from head office done the night before, so we have free one day before get back to Jakarta, but unfortunately our boss can't joined because he had to got back to Jakarta in the next morning.
To be honest i have a little bit of pesimistic feeling about Lampung's Tourims, even though there's a lot of picturesque beaches, beautiful waterfall, and magnificent mountains, but it wasn't maintaned well yet. Almost all the tourist attractions in Lampung managed by some groups community or by private bussiness, but it seems not totally developed yet, there's so many garbage at the beach, some facilities doesn't support tourists needs such as toilets, rooms rinse, or adequate restaurants. But however Bandar Lampung and surroundings still my favourites destination since i was stay there for about seven years.
Back to the trip to Pahawang Island, we catched the beach at 10.00 am, when we met the shipowner whose ship lean back at The Mutun Beach, we ask to get across to Tangkil Island which loacted near the beach and charged 20.000 IDR /person/roundtrip, quite cheap i thought. And then they offered to cross over to Pahawang Island which need about one hour during sailing. It cost 800.000 IDR/boat which accomodate until 12 persons, and they will bring us back to Mutun Beach at noon since our flight to Jakarta at 6.00 pm and it needs more than one and half hour trip to the airport. The local guuides also offered for rent snorkeling accessories 50.000 IDR/person.
Pahawang Island was totally awesome, we were treated with beautiful scenery along the trip, blue sky, turquoise sea, white sands, and of course the smells of sea that i like the most. For sure trip to the beaches never dissapoints me at all, this Pahawang Island trip one of them.
Our first expectations trip to Pahawang Islands from Mutun Beach was about one hour just like what the local guide said, but it took almost two hours in reality, by using twin-engine boat. Since it was far away to get back to Mutun Beach at noon, so i decided to got back from Pahawang Islands to Ketapang Harbour which is located closer than Mutun Beach, it was only took one hour. The car that we rent before, i asked to pick us up at Ketapang Beach to get back to the airport, notes that it was charged 350.000 IDR for car rent exclude fuels and tips.
Here are some pictures from our Pahawang Trip, enjoy.................xoxo.
|Won't get back from here :D|
|Ready to flag off....yeaayy|
|Beaches at Pahawang Besar Island|
|Welcome to Pahawang Besar Island|
|Back to Ketapang Harbour|