Situated within the Ujung Kulon National Park by the Panaitan Strait in the Pandeglang Regency, Peucang Island is truly a secluded paradise at the most western edge of Java Island. Surrounded by a soft white sandy beach, clear blue waters, and enchanting coral reefs, Peucang promises serenity for whoever steps on its sands.
Located in the province of Banten, Peucang island covers a total area of around 450 hectares, and is home to a variety of species of wild animals such as monkeys, hornbills, monitor lizards, wild boars, and more. The most notable of these is the barking deer that are found abundantly around the island. These indigenous dwellers of the island are also what has given the island its name since “Peucang” in the local Sunda language stands for barking deer.
Below the surface of its clear waters, the enchanting coral gardens with their diverse sea creatures are a perfect venue for snorkeling by the beach or diving at the various dive spots. The island also features a tropical forest which is great for trekking and observing wildlife. When evening nears, the beach presents spellbinding scenery and mesmerizing colorful ambience of the sun setting on the horizon.
Peucang Island serves as base camp and staging point for those who wish to explore deeper into the Ujung Kulon National Park. It is for this reason, that on this small island you will find a number of accommodation and supporting facilities.