Watch up to a million bats leave their roost in a bat cave, forming a seemingly never-ending stream of flying mammals out to sea.


Visit the hot springs nearby at Cisolok, and experience the volcanic origin of the archipelago.


Take an overnight trip to Ujung Genteng and stay in our turtle camp Batu Besar. Every night the beach here is transformed into a laying ground for gigantic sea turtles. These majestic creatures make their way up the beach to dig a nest, into which they lay 150-250 eggs. The rangers' office located about 500 metres from Batu Besar offers you the opportunity to be a part of this unique experience. Or even better get up really early to spot a straggler finishing off laying and returning to the sea in full daylight.


The wet fish markets in Pelabuhan Ratu show the abundance of sea life in the bay and ocean. Huge hammerhead sharks, sailfish, tuna, mackerel, lobster, squid, shrimp, cuttlefish, grouper, eels and just about anything you care to name that comes from the sea. Other local markets selling dry fish, fruit, vegetables, clothes, articles for farmers, fishermen and boat builders are also interesting. The town has several good seafood restos.

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