Panaitan Island is part of the Ujung Kulon National Park (TNUK). The position of this island is in the Sunda Strait and is quite close to the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. This island covering an area of about 17 thousand hectares holds a lot of charming tourism potential. The hills of this island are formed by pristine forests with a combination of mangrove forest vegetation, coastal forests, and lowland rain forests.
The current condition of the pristine forest of Panaitan Island is inhabited by various types of wildlife, such as various types of birds, deer, deer, wild boars, long-tailed macaques, crocodiles, lizards. In addition, in this area there is also a Ganesha statue along with objects from the ancient Hindu era that have other historical values of very high historical value.
The coastline of Panaitan Island which is dotted with wide sand beaches naturally creates several scuba diving tourist sites to enjoy coral reefs. Panaitan Island is known for its big waves. That's what makes this island visited by many surfers.
This island is also one of the best surfing areas in the world. The waves are one of the longest in the world, up to 800 meters. The waves at Panaitan Beach are known to peel perfectly from the outside in, sliding all the way up and down the shallows. In addition, the waves of Panaitan Beach provide a big surprise because the waves can come unseen. Lots of waves closing in, and surfers have to catch up with the waves.
The hills of Panaitan Island are formed by pristine forest with a combination of mangrove forest vegetation, coastal forest and lowland rain forest. The state of the pristine forest is inhabited by various types of wildlife such as deer, mouse deer, wild boars, long-tailed macaques, crocodiles, lizards, pythons, and various types of birds.
On Panaitan Island there is also a Ganesha statue along with other historical relics that have very high historical value and are relics of the ancient Hindu era, to be precise at the peak of Mount Raksa. The rocky and white sandy beach area with beautiful coral reefs is very good for marine tourism activities such as diving and snorkeling. The waves in the sea are high enough to make it suitable for surfing.
In some parts of the mainland area of the island, there are already paths available to accommodate the activities mentioned above, but have not been equipped with other tourist support facilities / facilities, especially adequate accommodation services for tourists.
Panaitan which consists of forests that are still beautiful, there are various animals such as deer, monkeys, monkeys, wild cows, leopards, pythons, pigs, and various types of birds. Several types of freshwater crocodiles and giant lizards can also be found here. Panaitan is part of the Ujung Kulon National Park. Because it is within the Ujung Kulon National Park area, Panaitan Island is also accepted as a UNESCO world heritage site, along with Peucang Island and Handeuleum Island.