If you have an aversion to the smell of raw fish, you won't warm to the fish sellers on Carita beach in Banten, along Java's southern coast.
This beach is about a three-hour drive along the highway to the west of Jakarta, and has a great beach for swimming, as the waters are relatively calm on this side of the island. A great place for swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, fishing, and underwater photography, this resort offers a complete set of facilities including restaurants, accommodation, motorboats, and diving equipments.
Tourists here can enjoy sunbathing and boating in the calm waters of Carita beach. Besides being a safe area for children to frolic in the water, visitors can enjoy a stroll along the stretch of white-sand beach that, unlike many other southern Java beaches, is still relatively free from plastic refuse.
Nearby Anak Krakatau, the child of Krakatau, is located at a critical juncture along the Asia and Pacific volcanic ring.