Bawean Island: A Hidden Gem in Gresik!

Bawean Island is a destination still unknown to many people, making the natural ecosystem on this island to be very stunning, yet preserved.
16 Jun 2022 · By Ayurizka Purwadhania
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Bawean Island / @hisbul_maulana

Bawean is an island located in the Java Sea, about 120 kilometers north of Gresik. This island consists of two sub-districts, namely Sangkapura District and Tambak District. Its population is about 107,000 inhabitants.

Bawean Island is a destination still unknown to many people, thus making the natural ecosystem very stunning. Here is a complete review of Bawean Island that you must know:


Bawean Island /
Bawean Island / @galangwnie

There are 2 ways that you can take to get to Bawean Island, namely by land and air.

If you choose the air route, you can take a departure from Surabaya City or Sumenep Regency, Madura.

Meanwhile, to go via the sea route, you can go through the Port of Gresik and Paciran, Lamongan Regency.

The fast boat departure schedule for a 3-hour trip to Bawean Island starts at 9AM.


Bawean Island /
Bawean Island / Tripadvisor

Here are some of the facilities that you can find on Bawean Island:

  • Boat crossing tour
  • Vehicle rental
  • Mosque
  • Food stalls and restaurants
  • Information Center
  • Public health center
  • Souvenir and gift shop

Tips for Vacation to Bawean Island

For a vacation to Bawean Island, read the following tips:

  • Bring cash because the payment system here still depends on cash
  • Bring extra clothes when you visit the island, especially if you want to swim on the coast
  • Use sunscreen and bring a hat or umbrella when on Bawean Island. The sun will be scorchingly hot here during the day.

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