Pelabuhan Ratu is a getaway destination for those who stuck in the hassle bustle of the capital city, Jakarta. It is also a diving destination close to Paris Van Java “Bandung” the capital of west java.
The area is famous for it legend of Queen of The South Sea named Nyi Roro Kidul, who is now still worshipped by many people. The story of the queen transferred from generation to generation creates such an eerie image about the area.
If the Indonesian has heard the story about Nyai Roro Kidul since an early age, the undersea view started to be heard since the 90s. Diving in Pelabuhan Ratu is quite challenging, the current pattern and the occasional high tidal wave requires special skill and knowledge about the underwater condition in the area before diving is required for safety reason.
Underwater, the mysterious look of the seascape enhanced by the existence of valley and gorge composed of dark stones. The coral reefs are less that other sites in Indonesia but the chance to encounter big fish is big here. The unique ocean sunfish (Mola mola) can be seen in the area during a particular period of time.
Pelabuhan Ratu can be easily reached from Jakarta or Bandung. Staying around the area is also possible since the area offers a various types of accommodation from budget to luxury hotels. Besides diving, surfing is also another option to do in the area as the area is known among surfers for its swell and barrel wave.