Biawak Island, which is located in Indramayu, West Java is a 120-hectare island full with thick mangrove converged with other kinds of plantation. When the dusk arrived, the lizard called biawak, or Varanus salvator, were seen creeping around the beach to catch their prey. The fish was the main menu for the island endemic reptile.
The Biawak Island is located in the Rakit Islands where two other islands, Candikian Island and Gosong Island, lie. However, only the Biawak Island seemed to be maintaining its pristine beauty. The water is clear with color gradation from light blue to darker blue. Snorkelers will be spoiled by the thriving coral reefs and colorful fishes on the sea bed around the island.
The lighthouse at Biawak Island is 65-meter high and was built by Dutchman Z.M Willem on 1872. You can climb the 16-floor lighthouse to have a view of the ocean and the ships. Climbing the stairs up to 16th floor could drain your breath, but the view it offers worth the effort.
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