“The uniqueness and distinctive Pelabuhan Ratu Beach remains true that there is no attraction both for tourists. Natural scenic beauty of South Sea waters edge that, combined with the mystical story about a ruler of the South Sea Queen is a phenomenon that is not owned other beaches anywhere. ”
Once on the road for more or less 5 hours from Jakarta, we arrived at the beach attractions located in Sukabumi, West Java. Pelabuhan Ratu beach, so the name of this place. Panorama direct beauty greets every visitor entering the area since the beginning of a great bay beach famous in past decades. In recent years, the popularity of Pelabuhan Ratu Beach somewhat decreased mainly due to the opening of access roads to the beach attractions in the area lainnnya like to Carita beach in Banten Province. Ease of reach and tersediannya Carita Beach tourism facilities there to make citizens of Jakarta and other tourists tend to choose as a destination Carita Beach berliburnya with family.
Mileage long enough from Jakarta and the difficulty of access to Pelabuhan Ratu beach location make it difficult enough tourists to visit Pelabuhan Ratu beach, located in the southern city of Sukabumi. However, the uniqueness and distinctive Pelabuhan Ratu Beach remains true that there is no attraction both for tourists. Natural scenic beauty of South Sea waters edge is combined with a mystical story about a queen ruling in the south seas island of Java, it is a phenomenon that is not owned by the other beaches anywhere.
Pelabuhan Ratu beach stretches long enough to face a sea of southern Indonesia. This beach consists of gently sloping sandy beaches, coastal rocks, steep beach, and beaches with steep cliffs. In some parts of the beach we can find a rice field populations directly adjacent to the sea lines, a view unique and interesting. The sound waves breaking on the beach add festive atmosphere around, plus rimbunnya nature reserve forests in some parts of coastal dunes provide shade and fresh atmosphere of this waters edge. In addition to enjoying the coastal scenery, many visitors come here specifically to taste the foods of the sea which the ingredients are the catch of the fishermen on the beach. Overall, the presentation beautiful beach can delete all the fatigue that swept along the journey.
Grave Nyai Roro Kidul
Beneath the beauty that glows, Pelabuhan Ratu beach also saves the mystical story of the legendary ruler of South Beach, Queen Dewi Mas Nyai Roro Kidul or we often hear the term Nyai Roro Kidul. It’s been there many versions of the story of Nyai Roro Kidul different from each other. However, the essence of each story is the same, most coastal communities believe that the sea is visible from the shoreline occupied and controlled by Nyi Roro Kidul and helpful people, especially fishermen who sail there. Nyai Roro Kidul has become part of their lives from generation to generation. As a thank-you the Nyai, communities and fishermen around the coast are often held rituals that are unique.
In the area, said the tomb complex which is one of the tomb is a place believed to Nyai Roro Kidul interred. This tomb is exactly 20 km from Pelabuhan Ratu Beach Hawu ie, a beach that has cliffs jutting into the sea. According to the story about masyrakat, that one of these cliffs is Nyai Roro Kidul place to spend the rest of his life. At that time, Nyai was tormented by her illness. Due to illness which never recovered it, he was forced to end his life by plunging herself into the sea. The Magic …, Nyai Roro Kidul was transformed into a very beautiful woman and have a supernatural power yag mandraguna very high. In the tomb of Queen of the South Coast Lord have a special room. The room is dominated by the red color, there is a large painting of the figure illustrates, Nyi Mas Ratu Dewi Roro Kidul. In addition, next to the grave there is also a magazine Eyes Grandmother, Grandmother and Grandmother Manggala Sanca Husni Ali Sheikh.
Peristrahatan President and Turtles
Apparently, Pelabuhan Ratu Beach also store interesting story about the former number one man in this country, the first President of Indonesia, Ir. Sukarno. In this place we can go see the palace resort’s first President. A palace built in 1960 and has a very good panorama. Sukarno had also founded another resting place here in the year 1970, exactly in Tanjo official. Not only that, he also mendirkan grand hotel in that location named Ocean Beach Hotel, one of the first luxury hotel built in Indonesia, along with the construction of hotels in Indonesia, Bali Beach Hotel and Convenience Stores “Sarinah”, all of which use the funds war reparations from Japan.
Pelabuhan Ratu in the region, there are nine points for surfing locations, namely in the Stone Guram, Karang Sari, Ocean Beach, Cimaja, Karang Haji, Indicator, Sunset Beach, Waves Edge Seven to Tile. Each beach has a wave with their own characteristics. Other sports activities, a unique and somewhat rare here, the tourist wave. The presence of water sports this one in Pelabuhan Ratu beach is fairly new, and perhaps the only one in Indonesia, even in the world. Local government in the last two years has tried to implement wave major tourist event by inviting participants from other regions, even had also attended by participants from abroad.
Pelabuhan Ratu beach is also well known as a place for nesting and breeding turtles. As we know that the turtle is one species of marine animals are in danger of extinction, and therefore one of the protected animals in the world. We hope that communities around the coast to continue to maintain and protect the ecosystem of the turtle-turtle so as not to become extinct in Pelabuhan Ratu Beach. In addition, for the local government is expected to continue to monitor the situation of this rare animal from the hands of ignorant who tried to catch for consumption of meat and eggs. Houses (skin) is often used as decorative turtle expensive, so many were hunted man. Let’s share the wealth preserving contained in this Mother Earth to be swallowed not extinct era.