Slightly bulging from the mainland of Java into the Sunda Straits is Tanjung Lesung, a developing integrated beach resort for recreation and hotels overlooking Mt. Anak Krakatau, all that is left of the once mighty Krakatau volcano. Located on Java’s most western coast in the district of Pandeglang in the province of Banten, the Tanjung Lesung resembles the lesung,which in the local Sundanese language means the receptacle for rice pounding.
This huge 1,500 hectares area of Tanjung Lesung has been developed by the Banten West Java Tourism Development Corporation (BWJ) since 1996, patterned after the famed Nusa Dua Resort in Bali. The resort is envisaged to contain top range hotels and restaurants, a convention hall, a number of golf courses, marina and theme park.
Today, Tanjung Lesung offers a perfect place to lay back and immerse oneself in the beauty of nature found along the vast stretch of soft white sandy beaches, clear and calm blue waters, and fresh tropical breezes. The 15 km shoreline is the perfect place for various beach activities such as beach volley, beach football, or just lie down under the indulging sunshine.
Tanjung Lesung can also act as the staging point for those who wish to venture to the Krakatau volcanic island, or visit the Ujung Kulon National Park. Although this Park is the last habitat of the endangered one-horned Java rhinos it is almost impossible to see them since they are very shy animals. Instead, enjoy watching wild deer, boars and wild buffaloes roam free in the park.
The geographic position of Cape Tanjung Lesung does not directly face the Indian Ocean, and therefore its waters are relatively calm and are perfect for swimming and other water activities such as Jet skiing, or boating. The magnificent scenery of Tanjung Lesung also lies beneath the surface. Beautiful coral reefs, decorated with colorful fish and seafloor dwellers make this a perfect spot for snorkeling and Diving. For those who enjoy the sensation of reeling in the big fish, there are many fishing spots that await off the coast of Tanjung Lesung.
The beach also radiates a romantic atmosphere. For couples, it can be the best place to stroll down the quiet beach, or share the spectacular view of the sun setting over the horizon. Over the years, the beach has also been a favorite for honeymooners who love to spend their time in their choice hotels and cottages.
Situated only 3 to 4 hours drive from metropolitan Jakarta, Tanjung Lesung Resort offers luxurious beach resort atmosphere comparable to those in Bali or Lombok, but with relatively easier access from Jakarta.
Within the resort, there are three hotels that you can choose from to stay at Tanjung Lesung, they are :
- Kalica Villa, Jl. Tanjung Lesung, Pandeglang, Banten Indonesia
- Tanjung Lesung Bay Villas Hotels & Resort, Jl. Tanjung lesung Kav. R 14 A Pandeglang
- Tanjung Lesung Sailing Club and Resort, Tanjung Lesung Kav. C6 Pandeglang 42281 Banten Indonesia
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