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 just relax with a book...


Batu Karas is a living, working village, not a tourism enclave. Fishermen and domestic visitors often start their activities in the early morning, locals light small fires to burn leaves, and cultural festivities can play into the night. It can be very busy in domestic holiday periods, then totally tranquil at other times. We believe its changing face offers a unique holiday experience, but please consider whether it suits your style of travel.