The Place

JavaCove Beach Hotel is located in the relaxed coastal village of Batu Karas on the South coast of West Java, 35 klm from the popular domestic tourism beaches of Pangandaran.

This is a place for people in search of a laidback tropical holiday where you can do as much or as little as you like: explore a national park teeming with jungle life; surf fun warm water waves; cruise in a canoe through emerald green river gorges; swim in crystal clear waterfalls; take in a shadow puppet show in a quaint village setting. Or you might prefer to relax around our cliff side pool with a chilled drink and a book...


Batu Karas is a living, working village (not a tourism enclave) located in a beautiful remote area with friendly local people. It is worth noting that life is simple here, with basic infrastructure that may not be to the standard of other tourism destinations (limited internet, simple dining experiences, basic roads!). We believe it offers a unique holiday experience, but encourage you to consider whether it suits your style of travel.