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“Don't admit as beach lover if you havent vissited this place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ujung Genteng Beach

Ujung Genteng Beach
Ranked #1 of 27 things to do in Sukabumi
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Beautiful beaches, wildlife, virgin nature.
Jakarta, Indonesia
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36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Don't admit as beach lover if you havent vissited this place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

7-9 hours of travel from Jakarta is paid off once you reach this magnificent place...
It is really an untouched beauty... White sandy beach, extravagant beach side, great wave.... What a perfect nature ! GOD must be smiling when creating this place....

This is the place where you could see as well as release turtle babies to the ocean, watching laboring turtles, enjoy the surrounding natures...not only beach, but also waterfalls, caves ....

I really hope that the tourism Industry does not bring a dramatic change...if necessary, I really love if Govt can apply Gili Trawangan policy here, where the transportation allowed only bicycle and horses....

Visited November 2012
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Perfect weekend getaway”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

My friends and I went to Ujung Genteng from Jakarta. The drive took us 8 hours but it was beautiful once you cross all the towns (basically from Sukabumi to Ujung Genteng). The beach was beautiful and is best for surfers. We saw the "turtle releasing to the ocean" show also.

There is a waterfall nearby also (around 20 kms). It is pretty and can be visited also.

We booked ourselves in one of the villas as the Turtle Beach Resort was fully booked. We didn't like the villas so we shifted to Amanda Ratu Resort which is 20 mins rive from the beach. The resort was decent but the rooms were quite shady and you can make out that it hasn't been used in awhile. There is no restaurant so you will have to order food from outside. But they have very cooperative and helpful staff who helped us through all these.

All in all, it's a perfect weekend getaway but don't hold too much of expectation from the place.

Visited December 2012
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“A Southern Tip Of West Java Beach - Ujung Genteng -”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

An attraction far away from crowded big cities of Indonesia is worthy to visit at all seasons, the weather fair humid and smooth windy facing the Indian ocean.
Nature Villages will be pass with lots rice fields, forest, hills and splendid beautiful scenery of West Java Indonesia.

To reach Ujung Genteng from Jakarta the capital city of Indonesia will take about 7 - 8 hours, by car, but by specific hired tourist bus will take a bit longer since heavy traffic bumper to bumper after exit the toll road.
Take Jakatra - Ciawi highway toll road towards to Sukabumi of Pelabuhan Ratu it will takes one and a half hour to reach Ciawi juntion.

Cities of Ciawi, Cigombong, Cicurug, Parungkuda, Cibadak will be passed with a really heavy traffic along the way to reach the destination of ujung Genteng, but worthwhile to see a culture shocking experience to reach beautiful quiet place, meanwhile the green turtles have a must to visit every night to the beach near by Ujung Genteng to escape from Disco's of Spongebob and Friends in the Indian Ocean.

Routes passing small cities ;Ciibadak turn toward Pelabuhan Ratu, reach Surade, Jampang Kulon then reach Ujung Genteng.
A very nice view of nature scenery that people can not find some where around the world.

Lodging are available of no star category in form of cottages of small one floor hotel rooms.

International dishes such Dim Sum or American Buffet style are only a dream by now, meanwhile the lodging restaurant should be booked at least two or three hours in advance.

Pondok Hexa is the best cottages, some other next always available for group or individual traveler.

Beaches are in white sand, clean, coral reefs and rob times at noon .

At night after dinner time best to visit a beach Pangumbahan where the Green Turtles laying the eggs after they mating in Hard Rock Cafe of Indian ocean.

There is a fee for attraction admission to the beach watcher locally at Pangumbahan.

Be aware the dark environment are safe only for old people to rest, but a romantic dark quiet evening may become a moment of whisper into a marriage afterward, for young couple.

Sounds of the night wind are easily to trade with the the waves and prays of Indo dangdut music and adzan.

Best to explore surround the cities of Ujung Genteng with specific culture attraction away from availability cities of the wolrd.

Suite for typical people who want to live like a Robbinsons Crusseau , nice for couple who never have any honey moon time where beaches can be a soft hot bed

Surfing utilities not available best to prepare before leaving for the beaches
fishing equipment may available be at the shops along the fish market.
Scuba or Snorkeling not available, no beach guard.
Nude no restrictions for your eyes only.
Junk or boat are available to be hired.

Attractions nearby are River Cruise to Muara and Cikaso waterfall.

Visited December 2011
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Bogor, Indonesia
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18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Another untouched beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

I visit Ujung Genteng by motorcycle and it was very long journey take about 7-8 hours from Bogor,
but when we arrive, the atmosphere is very nice and the beach is not too crowded with just me and my friends along the shore,
here you can visit research center of turtle and you can take a tour in the nights to see the turtles lay an egg along the beach, Ujung Genteng also a perfect place to surfing, the waves of South Beach of Java is large and famous to become a good spot to surf,

Visited November 2011
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Bogor, Indonesia
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79 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Normal beach only but you can go further”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2012

Well, just like I said before. Its only a normal beach, with some standard hotels in its beach. It a coral-sand beach, some foreigner used to play surfing in a place called Cibuaya around 30 minutes walk from Ujung Genteng.

One better place to visit is a place called Pangumbahan where you can see turtles nesting in the night. It have very wide beach with soft sand and very big wave to play surfing. You can take a walk for 1 hours walk to that place or 20 minutes by rent motorcycle. No big hotels are available in Pangumbahan, only a small one for people who likes surfing, owned by foreigner.

Visited September 2011
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