Pantai Panjang, the Long Beach of Bengkulu

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Pantai Panjang, translated to mean Long Beach, boasts a coastline of fine, white sands that stretches 7 kilometers. As the beach has no reefs, its width expands to 500 meters when the tide is low.The beach area is a central tourism district and is lined with restaurants, hotels, cottages and shops. Pantai Panjang is located just 15 minutes from downtown Bengkulu, Southwest of the island of Sumatera.


Unlike many beaches, Pantai Panjang has no coconut or palm trees, but is dominated by Spruces and Pines which create a lovely shelter for beach-goers to rest and relax under. As a prime tourist area, a variety of facilities are positioned along the beach such as restaurants, cafes, accommodations, a children’s playground as well as sports facilities.


The Bengkulu community also uses the beach as a place for jogging in the mornings and evenings.


To Eat, To Buy, To Stay, To Do

Splash Hotel is Bengkulu’s leading business hotel. It is ideally located just 6 km from the Fatmawati airport, and is close to select destinations throughout the city. Facilities include a restaurant, lounge, business center, meeting rooms and hotspots around the hotel.

Address: Jl. Sudirman No. 48 Bengkulu Indonesia

Phone: 62 - 0736-23333




Hotel Santika is located in the Sawah Lebar District, an ideal location for visiting the city’s attractions and Soekarno’s home, Marlborough Fort and Bengkulu’s beautiful Panjang Beach. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are available, each including the usual amenities. Hotel facilities include an indoor swimming pool, a ballroom with a 500 person capacity, Fitness center, Restaurant and Spa.

Address: Jalan Raya Jati No. 45, SawahLebar, Bengkulu

Phone: (62-736) 25858




Grage Horizon Hotel is located beside Long Beach, just 20 minutes from the airport and close to the city center, making it ideal for both business and leisure visitors. Grage hotel comprises of 58 rooms of 6 different types to suit your varying needs. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, swimming pool, meeting room and ballroom.

Address: Jalan Pantai Nala 142 Anggut Bawah Bengkulu-Indonesia

Phone: 62 – 736-21722/22072


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Getting There and Around

Get There

Fatmawati Airport in Bengkulu is a domestic airport, serving only Jakarta and Batam.


Pantai Panjang is located to the west of the city along Jalan Parawisata Kota Bengkulu. The beach is just 1.5 kilometers from the city center and is easily accessible by car, minibus, taxi or motorcycle.


Public transportation is available at all times, or you could try the more traditional forms of transportation such as the horse carts and carriages.