For those who lives around Jakarta and Bogor area, they must already know about Puncak. Yes, it is one of the best holiday destination for city folks to escape to.
Puncak is a mountain pass in West Java. The pass connects the city of Bogor and Bandung, and spread further to the areas of Bogor, Cianjur, and Sukabumi. Indeed it is a very popular tourism spot, especially for the locals.
Puncak Pass is located on the north ridge of Mt.Gede-Pangrango. The highest point of the pass is about 1500m above the sea level. There are also Telaga Warna and Cibeureum waterfall near the main route. Another tourist spot just south of the pass is the Cibodas Botanical Garden. Taman Safari, a wildlife park, Taman Matahari, and Cimory Farm are also located nearby.
“Puncak Pass is located on the ridge to the north of Mt.Gede-Pangrango. The highest point of the pass is about 1500 m altitude.”
It’s only about an hour drive from Jakarta to Puncak over the weekday, and it will take two hours if you want to head there over the weekend. Jagorawi Highway is connecting Jakarta to Ciawi, crossing Cibubur area, Depok and Sentul city approximately 60 km stretched. It is the first highway being built there so it has best asphalt quality than other routes. Beside the Jagorawi highway, you can take the main city road if you’re on a motorbike. You can easily find at Puncak from Jakarta from there. Along the way, there are hundreds hotel, hostel and villa you can find there at Puncak. While the prices and facilities offered are vary, in general they are still relatively cheaper than a similar type in Jakarta.
Puncak has three family hotel that might suit you perfectly:
Seruni Hotel. It is the right accommodation choice for you and your family to stay when you’re there in Puncak. With a combination of Balinese and Sundanese architectural style, Seruni will make you more comfortable to enjoy the cool mountain air at the summit section. Seruni has three hotels within one area are Seruni Pangrango (Seruni 1), Seruni Gunung Gede (Seruni 2) and Seruni Gunung Salak (Seruni 3) with each own a very stunning view unique than one another.
Taman Safari is very near to the hotel, which is just about 500 meters away. So if you want to enjoy a vacation in a cozy atmosphere with a beautiful view of the mountains, Hotel Seruni could be a good choice.
“There is hundreds hotel, hostel and villa you can find at Puncak easily with its various facility and level of prices.”
Grand Hill. This hotel is among the top as well in Puncak
Located on a side street makes this hotel can easily be found. Although it is not as big as the Hotel Seruni but Grand Hill is capable to provide an unforgettable stay too. The architecture of the hotel is very beautiful. utilizing the land contours the hotel presents a very beautiful scenery that you can enjoy from the poolside.
The pool is not too big but has a beautiful design. Yet I have to admit that the pool is not one of the featured spots of this hotel unlike other side of the interior which has an almost perfect design and material quality.
Novus Giri Resort & Spa. It is located on the edge of the highway after passing Puncak Pass and the Cipanas traditional market. Novus is the eldest there being operated since 15 years ago. Despite the age, the hotel looks very neat, clean and the service is simply perfect. The facilities of the hotel is quite massive too, ranging from two 24-hour restaurants, 24-hour room service, swimming pool, kids club, the spa, rabbit garden and a tennis court. If you want to have outdoor activities outside the hotel area, they can provide some great activities such as a tea walk or a visit to Cipanas presidential palace.
Reviews are done, now, mark the date for a must-go escapade to Puncak. Enjoy!