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Harbour Of The Queen

Welcome To Pelabuhan Ratu

"If you watch the waves, I think nothing can happen, but if you turn your back on them, anything can happen."

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Just about a 4 hours drive to the South of the Indonesian capital Jakarta you may enjoy the little paradise of Pelabuhan Ratu (Queen's Harbour), a picturesque seaside resort with a beautiful harbour ... 'k, after some fewly frightening mountain curves the ocean view will take your breath. On the stretch of black sand beach that extends to the West of Pelabuhan Ratu center there is the remarkable Samudra Beach Hotel, now part of the government's INNA Hotel Group. It was Sukarno, first President of Indonesia Republique, and avid hotel builder, who got involved with the construction of the Samudra Beach Hotel (quote above is by Mr. P. Jansen of the Hotel).

Pelabuhan Ratu belongs to the domain of the Spirit-queen and it takes a long time ago to find some kind of roots about this "Harbour Of The Queen". Nyai Loro Kidul used to be the daughter of the West Javanese King Prabu Silwangi and his beautiful young Sundanese wife Princess Kadita. ... that is what the legend sounds.
And it was the Singapore & Penang fashion-trip which led me to this fabulous harbour...

And in mind the millions of victims of the horror
of the last earthquake May 27th 2006
which hid Yogyakarta and Bantul in particulay
and mentioned the source of the epic centre
within the Indian Ocean, South of Parangtritis

Home of the Ratu Kidul Spirit-Queen Of Southern Ocean
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Bewitched Room

This legendary place is haunted by spirits is told. I guess you have to experience it yourself. The more tellings do find its way the more legendary this hotel, or pill-box deluxe, will become ... does it? Included Room 308, specially prepared for the legendary Spirit-queen and for that, ... the "Bewitched Room"!

Room 308

It Is Told ...

Around the Teluk Pelabuhan Ratu (the bay, dedicated to the Ratu) there are a lot of remarkable occurences. It is kept in the heart and, people tell the stories on and on. Most of them belong to oral traditions of West-Java. When circumstances could do any harm to humans, donot get anxious ... local people will try to warn you for this.
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Bogor Family At Teluk Pelabuhan Ratu

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Queen's harbour, fishing port, sea-life, beach-resort, mythical places, hills, cool and windy
  • Cons:Swimming strictly at your own risk - exploitation of some superstition
  • In a nutshell:Plenty Of Legendary Myths - Ratu Kidul South-Sea Goddess - Nature In Beauty
  • Last visit to Pelabuhanratu: Mar 2000
  • Intro Updated Sep 12, 2008
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  • goutammitra's Profile Photo
    Mar 27, 2009 at 5:13 AM

    James: Great page and very interesting tips. Sure, I would like to give it a try to Room 308 if opportunity comes.

  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2008 at 12:18 PM

    I think I could handle room 308...but not the bats...no way, no how. Wonderful page, as always. Thanx for the b-day wishes.

  • nusabali's Profile Photo
    Jun 19, 2008 at 7:14 PM

    Yes I have heard of this legends from friends who have also visited this room. However I just could not sum up the courage to go even though I have travelled thru Java many times. Thanks for the insight.

  • jungles's Profile Photo
    May 26, 2006 at 11:55 PM

    I never knew what queen the town was named for. Pity I missed room 308 when I was there.

  • desert_princess's Profile Photo
    Sep 29, 2005 at 5:53 AM

    Oh I love legends and supernatural things, Thanx for the stories about the South Sea Goddess

  • Wild_Orchid's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2004 at 10:40 PM

    wow, what an exciting page of legends, stories and mysteries.

  • RoyJava's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2004 at 10:37 AM

    ;-) ... donot be afraid, or surprised Goldenboy The original legend is one of beauty, spirituality, ... and nature greetzzz RoyJava

  • Goldenboy's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2004 at 10:25 AM

    Pheeww... mystical roy :)

  • hassan_abu's Profile Photo
    Aug 2, 2004 at 1:22 AM

    Wooow..... very interesting Room 308. I've seen movies of Nyi Kidul before, but I thought they were all fiction.

  • ukirsari's Profile Photo
    Jul 26, 2004 at 2:50 AM

    yes Mas Roy, cendol Java is totally different ;) using the real gula jawa and coconut milk, and tepung beras. hmmmmm, mouthwatering!!!!!

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