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10 Things to Do in Sumenep (Breathtaking Scenery)

by Hindarko Luh Setyawanto

Sumenep is a regency on the island of Madura, East Java Province. Since the construction of the Suramadu Bridge, Sumenep is easily accessible via Surabaya. Its area is surrounded by straits and ocean that makes Sumenep have the potential of marine tourism. Let’s see the top things to do in Sumenep Indonesia.

1. Visiting Lombang Beach

Lombang Beach is Sumenep’s flagship tourist attraction. The beach has fairly calm waves, fine white sand and shrimp pine trees lined up along the shoreline.

You can rent a boat that costs Rp 10,000 to get around Lombang Beach. In addition you can also rent a horse that costs Rp 10,000 to walk along the beach while feeling the sea breeze.

How to Get There

Lombang Beach is located in Batang-Batang Village, Sumenep Regency. It’s about 25 km from downtown Sumenep. The admission is Rp 6,000.
Visiting Lombang Beach is definitely one of things to do in Madura.

2. Visiting Slopeng Beach

Slopeng Beach is famous for its beautiful brown sand dune that stretches along 6 kilometers. Rows of coconut trees, pine shrimp and siwalan provide shady atmosphere on the beach.

You can rent a horse to go for a stroll along the beach while looking the activity of fishermen. Slopeng Beach also has a children playing ground equipped with swings and slides.

How to Get There

Slopeng Beach is located near in Dasuk Village, Sumenep Regency. It’s near Lombang Beach, about 21 km from downtown Sumenep. The admission is Rp 5,000.

3. Visiting Ropet Beach

Ropet Beach is a rising tourist attraction in Sumenep. Ropet Beach is not sandy like other beaches in general, but is dominated by rocks and coral that give exotic nuance.

Ropet Beach has clear water. From the cliffs along the coast, you can see various colorful fish and coral reefs clearly.

How to Get There

Ropet Beach is located in Banraas Village, Gili Iyang Island, Sumenep Regency. To get to Gili Iyang Island you can take a boat from Port Dungkek, Sumenep. One way fee is Rp 15,000 and the journey is about 45 minutes.

4. Visiting Ambuten Beach

Ambuten Beach is still rarely visited by tourists. Here you can enjoy the serene atmosphere and the beauty of an unspoiled beach.

Ambuten Beach has fine brown sand, calm waves, shady trees along the beach and rocks that adorn the shore. The beach is also a great place to enjoy the beauty of the sunset. What a beautiful things to do in Sumenep Indonesia!

How to Get There

Ambuten Beach is located in West Ambuten Village, Sumenep Regency. The admission is Rp 7,000. Yes, it’s a cheap but a wonderful scenery you won’t forget!

5. Visiting Gili Labak

Gili Labak is a small island that has a stunning beach. Fine white sand and vivid blue sea produce a breathtaking view.

The underwater of Gili Labak is also a beauty. With snorkeling in its clear water you can see colorful fish and healthy coral reefs.

How to Get There

Gili Labak is in the southeast of Sumenep. To get there you can depart from the Port Kalianget, Sumenep. The cost of the boat rental is Rp 350,000 – Rp 400,000 with a capacity of 15 – 18 people. Another famous gili is Gili Trawangan. Surely there are lots of things to do in Gili Trawangan.

6. Visiting Gili Iyang

Gili Iyang is known as the island with the second highest oxygen content in the world, which is 21.5%. It is said that by inhaling high quality oxygen will make a person to stay young.

Not only for health purpose, Gili Iyang also has a natural beauty that is worth exploring. The exotic Ropet Beach and caves on the shoreline are spots not to be missed.

How to Get There

Gili Iyang is located in the east of Sumenep. To get to Gili Iyang you can take a boat from Port Dungkek, Sumenep. One way fee is Rp 15,000 and the journey is about 45 minutes.

7. Visiting Gili Genting

Gili Genting is a small island with beautiful beaches like Gili Trawangan. But the difference is Gili Genting’s beaches are still less crowded so calm and natural atmosphere can still be felt.

Sembilan Beach is one of the must-visit places. The expanse of wide brown sand, calm waves and supportive facilities make this beach a great choice to spend the holidays.

How to Get There

Gili Genting is located in the southeast of Sumenep. To get there you can take a boat from Port Tanjung, Sumenep. One way fee is Rp 10,000 and the journey is about 60 minutes.

More top things to do in Sumenep Indonesia

8. Visiting Sumenep Palace Museum

Sumenep Palace Museum preserves various relics of the Kingdom of Sumenep and is a proof of the splendor of Sumenep Palace built in 1762. There are five complexes in this museum, which are four palace buildings and one princess’s bath.

The primadonna of the museum is the royal carriage that is nearly a thousand years old and the princess’s bath. It is said that washing your face in this bath can make you ageless.

How to Get There

Sumenep Palace museum is located in Dr. Sutomo Street, Sumenep. The admission is Rp 4,000. Opening hours is 8 am – 3 pm. Besides Sumenep Palace, Yogyakarta Palace is also well known in Indonesian History. Come to Yogyakarta and you will have various things to do in Yogyakarta Palace.

9. Visiting Boekit Tinggi

Boekit Tinggi is a popular attraction among young people. It offers beautiful scenery with cool air. At night, the silence and the sparkling light of the lamp become a beautiful scenery that can be seen from the top of Boekit Tinggi.

Boekit Tinggi has many instagenic spots, one of which is a tree house. In addition you can also try flying fox and ATV riding.

How to Get There

Boekit Tinggi is located in Daramista, Lenteng, Sumenep Regency. The admission is Rp 5,000. Opening hours is 8 am – 9 pm.

10. Visiting Adipura Park

Adipura Park is the icon of Sumenep that is always crowded by visitors. Shady trees and beautiful ornamental plants make visitors happy to linger here.

Every morning and afternoon Adipura Park is used by people to exercise such as jogging and gymnastics. In the evening the park is decorated by sparkling lights and enlivened by street vendors.

How to Get There

Adipura Park is located in downtown Sumenep. It’s free entry and open 24 hours. If you love strolling in the park, you should spend time in Bogor Botanical Garden. And that is one of things to do in Bogor.

Well guys, now you see the top things to do in Sumenep Indonesia. What are you waiting for? Let’s visit Sumenep Indonesia.

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