IO, Jakarta – For a seaside vacation in Banten or West Java, surely you often recall the famous Anyer and Carita Beach, or probably other beautiful shores along Banten coastlines. One of them, aside from aforementioned location, is Tanjung Lesung, with Bodur beach as the emerging tourism site and alternative destination for seaside breeze seekers. Located precisely along Tanjung Lesung Main Road, Tanjungjaya Village, Panimbang District, Pandeglang Regency, Banten, Indonesia.
Bodur beach in Panimbang possesses such interesting views and a beautiful atmosphere with the savanna and shady trees along the way to the destination, making this beach really worth a visit.
In the summertime, surrounding vegetation are drying up as it makes the scenery appears brownish like a savanna. White sands and calm waves perfectly give solitude ambience with the appearance of fishermen’s boats under the rows of coconut trees. As a tropical country, Indonesia boasts an enormous coastline with many of them still secluded.
Since late 2012, Tanjung Lesung has widely known by its plentiful options of tourism sites for the visitor to try, with the likes of resorts, beach clubs, and other kinds of destinations which strongly elevate Banten as one of the attractive places for tourism.
Entering the area, visitors will be greeted with stunning sights along the way also will be welcomed by guards under the classy gate; later the guards will provide official visitor cards whilst asking for the appropriate destination. Bodur Beach comprises white sands and greenish-blue ocean water that pictures such magnificent natural scenery.
From every aspect that will fascinate visitors, of course, the state of the less-crowded place is the most prominent point, as it feels like a private beach. Despite its uninhabited appearance, plenty of food stalls and souvenirs are available around the parking area and also other supporting tourism facilities like a mosque, toilet, rest area, homestay, and restaurants, all in good condition.
After having fun and freshening your mind in Bodur, probably you should also pay a visit to Cikadu Tourism Village. Located in the same district, this place has been well-known as one of the most recommended tourism sites within Tanjung Lesung itself. Previously, Cikadu Village was famous for its cultural uniqueness and local art performances which attracted visitors to come around. Not only cultural-wise, natural tourism destinations on par with Bodur Beach are available with Curug, Salak Purus, and Cijedang River.
Unfortunately, following the trauma from the disastrous tsunami incident that hit Aceh 13 years ago, Cikadu seems to get less attention from potential visitors, although possessing beautiful and lovable scenery. Most seem afraid of the same danger, yet Cikadu still stands with its beauty and appears more attractive than before.
One of Cikadu’s charismatic destinations is Batik Pandeglang Centre. This is the heart of batik production in Pandeglang, with its own typical self-made motive inspired by notable Pandeglang symbols such as single-horned rhinos and Krakatoa. Established in April 2015, this business has been empowering members of Family Foster Care (PKK) to express creative skills of batik production to be made as local souvenirs.
Slowly, Tanjung Lesung has started to fulfill its potential through local developments while progressing to become a reputable tourism site. Currently there are villas, townhouses, golf courses and a specially-designed harbour called marina being developed around that site. The latter spot is predicted to be the biggest harbour in Southeast Asia. Alongside that massive development, local government has been enhancing road facilities by covering accessible areas with good asphalt.
Right now, slowly but sure, Tanjung Lesung seems to be going to achieve those targets. All specified activities to improve the area are happening: for instance, coral reefs planting around the oceanfront. These coral reef enhancements are expected to enrich dynamic underwater life and beautify them to attract snorkelling or diving enthusiasts in the near future.
Not only that, developers are trying to comprehensively build up the surroundings through a tourism village concept by involving local citizens. People start to embrace productive activities such as producing batik, handicrafts creation or even creating typical local snacks.
This is in line with the expectation of Banten Government which set the region as a Special Economic Zone on February 23rd, 2015. Tanjung Lesung development also happened to foster local economic activities as well as elevating citizens’ living standards.
As one of the alternative holiday destinations, Independent Observer truly recommends this place to seal the pleasure of your weekend getaway. Close to the Jakarta capital, this area will surely impress you with its delightful (Aldo)