Sawarna – your private gate away

Posted: May 11, 2009 in Banten, jawa

By : Dian Sundari

Sawarna, a lovely name for a lovely small village at the edge of Hindia Ocean, about 230 kms heading south from Jakarta.  The name Sawarna comes the word suarna means gold, because once upon the time during Japan colonialism, this village is producing gold.

Location            : Kec. Bayah – Kab. Lebak – Banten Province

Sawarna

Main Features    :

  1. Beaching                                       :   at Lagun Pari Beach, Ciantir beach
  2. Nature Aquarium Watching :    at Tanjung Layar
  3. Caving                                            :   at Goa Lauk and Goa Lalay
  4. Hiking                                            :   at Paddy field
  5. Culinary                                        :   Fresh Seafood (lobster fresh from the ocean)

Beaching

Lays beneath the conservation forest is a long private beach called Ciantir.  You can lays yourself at this pearly white sandy beach without anyone bothering you.  Enjoying yourself in a sunny day. Or you can do surfing on its high hindia ocean wave.  Choose your private beach a long Ciantir Beach or a secluded Lagun Pari beach.

-34 Pantai Ciantir 2 -15 Pantai LagunaPari 1 -23 Sunset di Tanjung Layar 2

Ciantir Beach                                  Lagun Pari Beach                            Amazing sunset at Tanjung Layar

Nature Made Aquarium

When the prince of tide is getting its lowest level, you can enjoy an amazing experience of watching various kind of colorful fish inside the nature made aquarium at Lagun Pari Beach.  Fishes is trapped between rocks and waiting for the prince of tide to take them back to the ocean.

-16 Penghuni LagunaPari

Lion fish waiting for the high tide

Paddy field Hiking

If you love hiking at the Green Paddy Field, this Sawarna Village also over you an exciting journey.  Experience yourself by having lunch with traditional farmer in the middle of green paddy field. Catching sunrises between paddy leafs. Experiencing traditional soil preparation activity using “garu” which is being dragged by bull. Or you also can became a traditional farmer, plant your own paddy !!!

-04 Our Home Stay

Paddy field

Caving

There are 2 caves to be visited, Goa lalay and Goa Lauk.  These cave can be explored both by amateur or by professional caver.  Smooth mud at the underground river inside Goa Lauk will cares your feet.  Wear your waterproof booth or wear nothig but your feet skin.

-10 Masuk Goa Lalay

Culinary

Enjoy fresh seafood and various sundanese culinary.  Try your luck to get cheap fresh lobster.

-59 Sajian malam -33 Sang Lobster 2

Handy Craft

Learn how to make a Fine Homemade guitar.

Enjoy the experience of making “gula kelapa” (coconut sugar).

Gula Kelapa 2

Rute :

  1. Via Serang (Banten)
    1. Private Transportation

Heading west from Jakarta, take Jakarta-Merak Toll Road, exit at Serang Timur Gate, look forward for Tanjung Lesung – Labuan sign , follow the sign which will take you to Pandeglang City.  Look forward for Saketi sign, follow the lead which will take you to a small city called Malingping Bayah.  Turn right when you reach Terminal Bayah, when you meet Cibayawak Junction take the straight road.  Then you will meet the wellcome sign “Selamat Datang di Desa Sawarna”, just follow the road and you will find yourself the promising Desa Sawarna.

  1. Public Transportation

–       Take a bus from Jakarta to Serang, take elf minibus from Serang to Bayah, take “ojek”  to Desa Sawarna

  1. Via Tangerang
    1. Private Transportation

Jakarta—Balaraja—Maja—Rangkasbitung—Malimping—Bayah—Sawarna

  1. Public Transportation

–       Take a bus from Jakarta to Cimone (Tangerang City), take bus or elf minibus to Bayah, take “ojek”  to Desa Sawarna

  1. Via Pelabuhan Ratu
  2. Private Transportation

Heading south from Jakarta, take Jagorawi Toll Road, exit at Ciawi Gate, drive forward to Pelabuan Ratu.  From Pelabuhan Ratu, take the main road to Cikotok Bayah,  when you meet Ciawi Bayah Junction turn left, just follow  the road and you will find yourself the promising Desa Sawarna.

  1. Public Transportation

–       Take a bus from Jakarta to Sukabumi, drop yourself at Cibadak Junction, take bus from Cibadak to Pelabuan Ratu, take elf minibus from Pelabuhan Ratu to Cikotok Bayah, drop yourself at Ciawi Bayah Junction, from here take “ojek”  to Desa Sawarna

–       Or take a bus from Jakarta to Bogor , from here take a bus to Pelabuan Ratu, and than take elf minibus from Pelabuhan Ratu to Cikotok Bayah, drop yourself at Ciawi Bayah Junction, from here take “ojek”  to Desa Sawarna

Accommodation :

–       Non commercial local farmer home surrounded by green paddy field

–       Commercial Home stay near by the sea

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