Pelabuhanratu The Essential
This little seaside resort around a fishing port is best seen at dawn, when the boats return from the sea, piled high with fish. But people mainly come to Pelabuhanratu for the beaches and it is particularly popular with Jakartans, who come in droves at the weekend (beware of the hiked-up prices). The most untainted landscapes are to be found in the west (Citepus, Cimaja, Cibangban), along a really lovely coastal road. The Gua Lalay cave, home to thousands of bats, is also worth a look.