Pantai tiga warna malang selatan
Make sure you and your group are capable to walk in distance. It’s not too far for me, as I already experience Ranu Kumbolo, and the track is really easy. I only wear flip flops (but it goes thin after I used it to walk such distance, lol). You can wear shoes, but it’s going to be a hassle (in my opinion). Besides, who wear shoes to the beach anyways? ;p
From Surabaya to Malang, the average driving time is usually around two hours, but since the new toll has already open, I think you can get there in less than two. After you arrived in Malang, you’ll have to drive another two hours to get to Celungup Beach, and along the way, you’re going to pass through two mountains (that’s what they said) which includes narrow roads with winding turns. Make sure you have at least two skillful and experienced drivers in your car so that they can take turns in case one is tired. Prepare ANTIMO if you’re easily get sick. So, from Surabaya to Pantai Tiga Warna, it’s going to cost you around four hours drive.
What took us so long?
Well, because we stopped at the rest area to buy some snacks first,
Then one of the car got lost and we had to wait for them to get on the right track
And the last one because were renting SJ Cam (some kind of Go Pro Camera) in Malang, and we have to wait for the person who rent us the camera to come to the meeting point, and listened to his briefing about how to use the camera and stuffs,
Those took some hours of our time.
At the first station, we met the Mangrove Conservation caretaker and his job is to record our data for the safety and cleaning reasons. He wrote down such as how many people in the group, what was our stuffs, and he tracked all of it in details!
One of the thing that I love here is that the people there are very strict about keeping the beach clean, so he asked all of us about how many water bottles do we have, our snacks, cigarettes, even our sanitary pads! LOL. He wrote it down on the paper, gave it to us, and later, when we got back from the beach, he’s going to checked all our trashes and it has to be the same amount from what we had reported earlier!
After done being checked by the caretaker, we were commanded to follow the path and walk to Gatra Beach first. He said, on our way there, we supposed to meet our Guide, Mr. Kuncung (unique name you got there, Mr.), he has been expecting us.
In Gatra Beach, there were so many local people, and it was pretty crowded everywhere. Not very convenient for me, especially because of those “behave-less humans” (only if you know what I meant). So we took some pictures there, and we continued our way to the Pantai Tiga Warna.
I almost cancelled my plan to go into the water because the first plan was to swim with the crop tank top I wore inside my loose outer, but since it’s a crop top, it’s going to show off my belly button. While the reaction that I got from the local people there before I even took off anything was pretty unpleasant (So weird, I know right?). But then I saw the life vest that we were renting for snorkeling was quite covering, so heck it, I’m going in! #lifevestsaveslifeindeed
One of the highlights on this trip was when I tried snorkeling for the first time! Honestly, I’m very scared of the sea, I’m terrified to see what’s inside the deep water. But just for the sake of trying something new, I threw the fear away, brace myself up and dipped my head into the water. Yay for another “first time” this year!
I screamed and freaked out at the early 20 seconds, hahaha.. What the heck that I just saw….. But right after that, I kinda refused to lift my head up, I kept on looking for another corals, too excited I didn’t even realize that I reached to the deep sea and I was already far from the shore.. Creepy! But worth it..
It is true that time really flies when you’re having fun. It was almost five in the evening and I still wanted to swim around, hahah.. But it was the time to go home, because we had to walk for more than 30 minutes to get to our parking spot. We didn’t want to walk around the forest after the sun sets of course, lol.
Some of us (including me) were all wet, and we couldn’t find any bathroom or toilet or even a room to change our wet clothes. Because unfortunately, they were running out of clean water on that evening and decided to lock all the toilets there. So we were in some kind of a bad situation at that time. Result? yes I got a bad headache, and Ivan catch a cold. But no worries, we all survived.
16. If you’re going with two cars or more, walkie talkie will help! You can coordinate with the other cars while you’re driving, keep the other drivers awake while driving or do fun stuffs in between lol.
Rp. 10.000,- Tour guide (100k/10 person)
Rp. 5.000,- Entrance Ticket per person
Rp. 6.000,- Snorkeling (15k each)
Rp. 60.000,- Gas & Toll Fee (300k for the gas & 50k for the toll fee)
Rp. 18.000,- SJ Cam Rent (around 180k, includes the waterproof cover and the stickpod)
A little down side about the trip :
– Pantai Tiga Warna is actually not as pretty as I thought. It was still beautiful, but actually the water wasn’t that clear, lol. I still edit the color with VSCO Cam. Nothing too breath taking, but at least it’s one of the nicest in South Malang, besides this beach is not as far as Bali, Lombok, or Karimun Java, right?
– Despite of how strict the caretaker keeping the beach clean, but if the visitors (or the locals) don’t have the willingness and the commitment to keep it clean, it will be a waste too. I still found plastic bags around the beach and the cliff. I even found A FREAKING BABY DIAPER floating around the beach water (what the heck?!). Not only that, I also found Indomie’s plastic wrap floating (I took it out from the water), and the worst thing was : there were a lot of soil floating if you’re swimming further from the shore (plus the soil bottles!). I guess it’s from the boats that’s going back and forth around the beach. But still, the soil stuck on my hair and on my body and it really stink!
But after all, what makes the trip meaningful was the people you’re going with. No matter how bad or how good the place is, if you’re going with the right group, it will be fun all the way! Vice Versa. So thank you so much Ganda, Vincent, Shandy, Marbol, Nonik, Nia, Vena, Anita, Ivan, Rachel for making this trip so much fun. And thank you for you guys who read this post, I hope this post helpful for you, don’t stop traveling! <3
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