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BATUKARAS, uncrowded and remote, hides on the rugged coast of South West Java. It is ideal for surfing and chilling out.
BK HOMESTAY occupies a fantastic beach location in Batukaras on Jalan Pantai Indah. From your balcony, as well as the cafe, you can view the waves of Legok Pari and decide whether it's time to surf or chill!
Established in 2007 by two local surfers, Doyok and Ali, BK HOMESTAY is designed to meet the needs of friendly, relaxed people who want clean, simple budget rooms with a bit of stye, good food and an ice cold beer or fresh juice at the end of the day.....without spending too much money.
We value our reputation as being a friendly and helpful place to stay and welcome your reviews and feedback. We find that many visitors stay with us for at least a few days, and frequently longer. We make sure everyone feels welcomed into our community whether it is your first time at BK or you are one of our many, happily returning surfers.
At BK Homestay we are committed to supporting a sustainable way of life through recycling, cutting plastic and caring for our unique environment. We limit single-use plastic and use bamboo and metal straws for our drinks. All our plastic goes to the local Recycling Centre.
Batukaras is one of the friendliest and most relaxed surf spots in Indonesia.
It is great for solo travellers as well as couples, small groups and families. Batukaras, or Hard Rock in Indonesian, is renowned for having the best longboard wave in Java and even, some would say, across the whole of Indonesia. All we know know is we love the waves around here!
Batukaras is already popular among surfers in the know, both locally and globally. It doesn’t matter whether you are a professional surfer, haven't surfed for a while or have never surfed at all, you can always catch the fun waves of Batukaras.
The main beach of LEGOK PARI, right in front of BK Homestay, is ideal for catching a bunch of fun waves or learning to surf. The right hander at Batukaras is gentle and long and onshore winds keep you moving. The water is glorious: warm and clean and green. You can stay out as long as you want and wear whatever you want, too! As Batukaras is a sandy beach there are no rocks or coral underneath you, though there are cliffs to the right and left.
Nearby, Batu Karas Reef is a friendly right hander reef break accessible to intermediate surfers. All around Batukaras there are secret spots with challenging and exciting waves, so you can always find empty waves and uncrowded surf here!
BK HOMESTAY is rated #1 for budget places to stay on Trip Advisor and Lonely Planet likes us too. Room prices range between Rp.180,000 and Rp.300,000 a night, including breakfast. We speak English, Indonesian, French plus a little Korean and Japanese.
BK HOMESTAY has singles, twins, doubles and family rooms for our guests on the first floor of the homestay, including 3 balcony rooms which overlook the main beach. BK is pretty much a quiet village at night and you will fall gently to sleep to the sounds of the waves crashing on the beach.
There is nothing like a good beach and we are very happy to call Batukaras our home. It is unique along the coast of SW Java for its safe, clean waters and soft black sand.
Lego Pari is child friendly and fantastic for paddling in the shallow shoreline waves, ducking and diving, finding hermit crabs, building sand castles or writing messages in the sand. Batukaras Surfguard Station always puts up flags to show where non-surfers should not stray.
Swimming in the clean waters is lovely, with waves to dive over and under and long safe stretches to enjoy. Boards, inner rings, boogie boards and rattan beach mats are available for hire and banana boats come out on the weekend.
There are very few beach sellers to disturb you, and the public hammocks under the large shady trees are perfect for sheltering from the hot sun while watching the waves, reading a book or snoozing. It is even ok to wear a bikini here!
Batukaras is part of a small Sundanese fishing village surrounded by hills, waterfalls, rivers, rice fields, mangrove and meandering lanes.
There is a Turtle Sanctuary, Master Puppeteer and Wood Carver and Home Industries nearby as well as the renowned Green Canyon and Pangandaran National Park. You can take part in beach clean ups and volunteer community support at Bale Tau, our neighbourhood Eco Centre.
Have a chat with Ali or Doyok if you want to explore.
Batukaras is a great place to hang out and meet the locals. We are always ready to share stories and have a laugh but leaving you in peace is no bother either. Up to you, sayang. For the longest time, keeping a safe, chilled vibe is valued by everyone in Batukaras. Sometimes a beach party can be called, but mostly BK is peaceful, tolerant and low key.
L-Pari, BK's cafe, serves fresh food and drinks all day long, from morning to evening. Our menu is eclectic and has been designed to satisfy hungry surfers and families utilising fresh, local ingredients. We serve ice cold beer and fresh coffee too. Every day we offer daily specials on drinks, mains and cakes. Free wifi is available to all cafe guests.
L'Pari is a relaxed cafe and a great place to meet up with fellow surfers in the afternoon and at the end of the day. On Saturday evenings we showcase video presentations of everyone's surfing experiences during the week. It's a great night!
BATUKARAS_BAGUS next door offers an excellent and affordable video, drone and photographic service to record your surfing successes, and spills, during your time in BK. Deni will film you and then present you with an edited video and photos via hard drive or downloaded onto your computer. Pretty good, eh!
If a quiet relaxing friendly village with fun surfing is just what you're looking for then take the loooooong scenic drive to Batukaras.
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