Photo: Time for some waves.

Accommodation



Batu Karas

Accommodation in Batu Karas has increased in recent years with options spreading in both directions along the coast from the turn off as you enter the beach—turn left for the best value flashpacker to midrange options. Most backpacker accommodation is around the main surfing beach in the small cove to the right of the turnoff. If you are willing to pay 350,000 rupiah and up, you’ll find some good value here, but unless you are staying for the surf or the general relaxed vibe, budget travellers will find better value in Pangandaran and may wish to visit on a daytrip.


Sanghyangkalang, Batu Karas
400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp
The Ermaja’s Pavilion
Midrange - 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp
Sanghyangkalang, Batu Karas
T: (0811) 235 003

The Ermaja’s Pavilion is something of an anomaly at Batu Karas, almost like it has been transported from another era and plonked in this sleepy seaside fishing village. Here in the middle of nowhere is a lavish colonial-style house that wouldn’t be out of place in the court of Yogyakarta, encircled by a collection of traditional Javanese wooden houses, it’s all rather fabulous.... Read our full review of The Ermaja’s Pavilion.

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Batu Karas Beach, Cijulang
400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp
Villa Monyet
Midrange - 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp
Batu Karas Beach, Cijulang
T: (822) 600 000 79

Opposite the beach, and a short walk to the surf and action of Batu Karas, amidst a tropical garden the four large sea-facing traditional thatch-roofed lumbungs at Villa Monyet house a range of seven lovely rooms and are our top pick for a relaxing stay. Spacious and clean and designed to unwind, the decor is cool and calm with pale tiled floors and aqua accents. Rooms are kitted out with... Read our full review of Villa Monyet.

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Jalan Sanghyangkalang, Batu Karas
400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp
Bale Karang Cottages
Midrange - 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp
Jalan Sanghyangkalang, Batu Karas
T: (0822) 4060 0700

At the quieter end of Batu Karas, opposite the surf, a row of thatched roofs peek between the topical foliage and give the impression of a small traditional village, but on closer inspection the roofline is where the nod to tradition at Bale Karang Cottages ends—at least architecturally, the hospitality is traditionally warm. The air-con rooms here are super cool and minimally stylish, with... Read our full review of Bale Karang Cottages.

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Jalan Batu Karas, Batu Karas Beach
400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp
JavaCove Beach Hotel
Midrange - 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp
Jalan Batu Karas, Batu Karas Beach
T: (0811) 238 2220

Java Cove was one of the first of the flashier midrange hotels in Batu Karas and over the years they have not only maintained their excellent reputation but continue to be a solid option, spitting distance from the point break which is visible from some rooms. The modern-styled two-storey brick longhouse offers everything from “Surfers Pads”—fan-cooled rooms with limited facilities and... Read our full review of JavaCove Beach Hotel.

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Jalan Pantai Indah, Batu Karas
Under 150,000 Rp
Salt Cafe
Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp
Jalan Pantai Indah, Batu Karas
T: (0812) 2173 5209

At the time of research, October 2017, Salt Cafe was so new it had only opened its doors the day we arrived. Besides being a decent addition to Batu Karas’s food scene, they offer the best value backpacker room in the area, and by room we mean they only have one, so be quick. Perched on the second floor above the cafe overlooking the beach, the basic tiled interior is spotlessly clean (lets... Read our full review of Salt Cafe.

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