Bandealit is one of places of interest in Meru Betiri National park which is located in south of Jember. It has a pristine beach and many potentials. In Bandealit, there is deer sanctuary, orchid green house which displays orchid in Meru Betiri National Park which can be found no where else.
Visitors can enjoy body surfing here, and the board is available there. This activity is secure for beginner, as the wave is regular and not so big. There are many fishermen boats in Bandealit, that visitors can enjoy grilled fresh fish.
On the east of Bandealit beach there is a vast estuary resembles to a lake. This estuary is overgrown with Sonneratia caseolaris mangrove. ANd in this estuary located a guest house. The guest house is equipped by fresh water from mountain.
Activities can be undertaken on the east estuary are birdwatching, canoing and exploring river using speedboat. On dry season, the estuary is suitable for canoeing while in rainy season the estuary is dry. Mangrove formation in the estuaty covers 8 ha.
Bandealit can be reached via
Surabaya – Jember – Tempurejo/Ambulu – Andongrejo – Bandealit
– Surabaya to Jember 200 km / 5 Hrs
– Jember to Tempurejo/Ambulu 25 km / 1 Hrs
– Tempurejo/Ambulu to Andongrejo 20 km / 0,5 Hr
– Andongrejo to Bandealit 14 km / 1 Hr (This route is recommended to use 4WD)
Facilities : Guest house, parking area, toilet, camping ground, guards, genset, solar cell, shelter, cano, speedboat