Located in the small fishing village of Batu Karas, west of the island of Java, Indonesia. 35 kilometers away from the tourist areas, Batu Karas is a remote place, it is possible to contemplate Java's authentic way of life.

Indonesia ➝ Java ➝ Batu Karas

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Nestled in the quaint fishing village of Batu Karas on the western shores of Java, Indonesia, Java Cove Beach Hotel offers an authentic experience away from the bustling tourist hubs. Positioned just 35 kilometers from Pangaran's tourist area, Batu Karas immerses visitors in the genuine lifestyle of Java. 

Renowned by the Lonely Planet guide as the premier spot to learn surfing in Indonesia, Java Cove Beach Hotel stands as the sole lodging right in front of Batu Karas' surf point. With milder waves ideal for beginners, the region attracts surf enthusiasts seeking a tranquil escape.

In this remote locale, guests have the unique opportunity to witness Java's traditional way of life. The hotel, boasting a surfer-friendly atmosphere, provides 13 rooms that seamlessly blend comfort with simplicity. There are thrre types of rooms: Ocean View Mini Rooms, Ocean View Deluxe Rooms and Terrace Deluxe Rooms.

Offering two-hour surf classes inclusive of all necessary equipment, Java Cove Beach Hotel caters to novice surfers while also being a gateway to nearby Beach Breaks suitable for various skill levels, just 40 minutes away. Embracing local culture, the hotel encourages interaction with inhabitants, suggesting visits to small family restaurants serving authentic Indonesian cuisine.


  • Cliff side pool
  • Restaurant and cocktail bar at Nuusa Beach Club
  • Free WiFi
  • 24 hour check-in and security
  • Laundry service
  • Therapeutic massage available
  • Room service
  • Daily room cleaning
  • Back-up power (‘blackouts’ can be frequent here)
  • Local tours and car/motorbike rental arranged with the friendly locals