After 1 year, I stayed at this mystical place of Parangtritis again. Since last time, the hotel have major developments. Outside beyond the parking lot facing the mountain backdrops, there are numerous lodges built for family accommodation. These will not have any seaview but still will have the comforts and modern facilities. At the main ground, the centrally located pendopol is still the focal point but the little joglo has been moved to the west end of the resort, no less beautiful done that offers an excellent views of the mountain as well as the Indian Ocean. The pool at the lawn now is under construction but the one at the east end where the presidential suites are located was done. The pool offers the unobstructed view of the ocean and both are deep! The grounds are still kind of rough with the stairs down the beach the same condition as before.
The road leading to the resort is in better condition but still I would not want to venture at night.
This is the best hotel at Parangtritis with direct access to the beach, so you can choose to go down anytime of day or night.
I came here for the annual worship and meditation at Goa Langse nearby. It is about 20 minutes by car then the local guide Basuki, a fit young man will bring you down the vertical cliff of 400m climbing down wood and steel laddars, stepping on narrow areas between tree roots to reach the beautiful natural site. There is the spectacular view of the hill and the ocean down below from the viewing temple, and then the limestone cave deep inside the hill for meditation. The spring water is sacred and have healing properties. I meditate to the Queen of the South Sea.
I also attended the Parangkusumo Labuhan Ceremony nearby with the ritualistic return of items from the Kraton to the Queen of the South Sea as tradition has it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The only Beach Resort in Parangtritis Yogyakarta with astonishing sunset view from the hill. A perfect place for Wedding in our Cliff Pool facing the dramatic Indian Ocean. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Queen Of The South Hotel Parangtritis