A treasure trove of natural wonders, Sukabumi is Indonesia’s freshly cut diamond. This coastal city is situated in the southern foothills of Mount Gede, and while dotted with picturesque waterfalls and ethereal lakes, it is mostly coveted for its lavish sunsets.
Things to do in Sukabumi
Ujung Genteng Beach is a secluded paradise where you can escape the crowds and enjoy nature in its purest form. Stroll down the vast beachfront, dip your toes in crystal-clear water and, if you’re lucky, you might catch the rare sight of a turtle hatching.
If you’re searching for a picturesque landscape, make the journey to Curug Sawer Situgunung, a waterfall located a short distance off the beaten path. Trek from the Tanakita camping ground or take a 30-minute journey from the main village road. You will be rewarded with stunning views and the opportunity to catch glimpses of tropical flowers and fauna.
Love to relax on the water? Head to Situ Gunung Lake, located just outside the city. Stroll around the lake’s exterior or go for a unique bamboo rafting experience across the tranquil waters.
If you’re seeking some adventure, book a visit to the BuniAyu Caves located in the Geopark Palabuhanratu. The entrance is a sight to behold with its other worldly stalactites and stalagmites, and dares you to embark on a guided caving expedition.
Getting around Sukabumi
Sukabumi is located about 2.5 hours outside of Jakarta. The most convenient way of getting around Sukabumi is by angkot, which is similar to a modern taxi. These services are plentiful and can be hailed from anywhere in the city. Other transportation includes motorcycle taxis and horse-drawn carriages.