Java Cove Beach Hotel is located on the southern side of west Java. Nestled inside the cove is the small and simple village of Batu Karus. Batu Karus is also home to some very inviting waves.
The point is a 400m, sand-bottomed, right-hand, point break that offers a variety of sections. At the top of the point is a fast take off and hollow section, whereas further down the line the wave has a much easier entry with long workable walls that can be ridden as far as the end of the bay. The reef works on high tide and also has an easy take off spot that leads to a more workable section racing some 150m of top to bottom goodness. The reef usually works best in waist high to overhead sized waves. In addition to these waves are a large variety of beach breaks nearby and another reef located 40 minutes away that will work on the smaller swells. The waves and atmosphere at Java Cove Beach Hotel is much more relaxed than the rest of Indonesia. Those looking for wide open barrels over shallow, sharp reef may wish to look elsewhere, however those who are looking for a much more relaxed, peaceful and cruiser environment both in and out of the water will love Java Cove Beach Hotel. Surfers who are newly beginning, or still learning can enjoy practising a variety of techniques in each part of the waves on offer, making perfect conditions to improve your technique.
Java Cove Beach hotel is situated in front of The point in the Batu Karus area and is surrounded by jungle. The two storey hotel has 13 rooms and takes pride in being truly eco-friendly and socially responsible. The hotel offers 24 hour security and check-ins, laundry service, daily room cleaning, room service and massage services. There is an infinity plunge pool over looking the surf, and funky beanbags to relax in while ordering food and drinks. The hotel has international mobile phone coverage and wi-fi (although it’s very limited, and slow at times).
There is a range of room options from the ‘Surfers Pad’ up to the ‘Terrace Deluxe’ rooms that can house up to three adults, or two adults and two children. All rooms have cable TV, safety deposit boxes, Western styled bathrooms with hot and cold water, bottled water and tea, coffee and muffins delivered in the mornings. The larger rooms offer additional services including; air conditioning, a bar fridge, daily room cleaning and an evening turndown service.
If your not out surfing in the bay or nearby, there are some other activities to enjoy. You can swim in the cyrstal clear waterfalls, canoe through the beautiful rivers and enjoy all the animals and creatures in the national park. Adventurous surfing, swimming or nature loving families with children are encouraged to stay in the family welcome rooms, however there are no child-minding services or dedicated games rooms.