Visiting Ciwidey will bring a memorable vacation for you and your family. As a sub-district in Bandung Regency, Ciwidey is about 50 km south of Bandung City. Before experiencing regional expansion, which was taken by Rancabali District, Ciwidey used to have a larger area. Ciwidey has seven urban communities, and its economy depends on agriculture, animal husbandry, small and medium-sized enterprise, and tourism. Its pleasant climate and fertile soil also make some plants grow well in this district, such as strawberries, asparagus, dekopon oranges, and various vegetables. Dairy, beef cattle, chickens, fish, and rabbit farms have also become the economic sectors that are relied on by Ciwidey. In small and medium-sized enterprises, Ciwidey is gaining popularity as a producer of cow's milk, strawberry-based products, and high-quality honey. Also, you can find centres of bamboo crafts and machetes in this district. Since long time ago, natural attractions have been the mainstay of Ciwidey’s tourism. Kawah Putih (White Crater) and Situ Patenggang are some of the most popular attractions in this district, as well as the leading destinations in Bandung Regency. However, Ciwidey also has many interesting places that most travellers have not seen yet. For those of you who plan to spend a family vacation in Ciwidey, the accommodation options are much varied here. All you have to do is adjusting your needs and budget.
Exploring Ciwidey means enjoying the natural beauty of Bumi Priangan. Many interesting places that you can visit here. So, here is our pick of tourist attractions in Ciwidey that you will adore
Located on Jalan Barutunggul, Ciwidey Valley Resort Hot Spring Waterpark is a good choice for a family vacation. You can release the stress and tiredness by dipping in its geothermal pools. There is also a kid pool equipped with slides and fountains. Another fun part of visiting this waterpark is that you can also take your kids to the strawberry garden and bird park nearby.
Are you a fan of off-roading? Discover the excitement of exploring Ciwidey by driving a Land Rover to some interesting attractions. Take your family to the Rancabali Tea Plantation, Kawah Putih (White Crater), and Situ Patenggang while driving along rocky and muddy roads. It will be an exciting travel experience for you and your family.
Rancabali Tea Plantation is also an attractive place for families. Not only see the expanse of tea plantations, but you can also visit the tea factories. During your visit to Rancabali, you will be invited to learn more about the tea production, from planting, maintaining, picking, pruning, to processing in the factory.
For those who like camping, Ranca Upas Campground is worthy of becoming your next destination. Located on Jalan Raya Ciwidey-Patenggang KM 11, it will be a great place to spend quality time with your family. If you come with children, take them to play in a water park located in the same area. Also, you can interact with docile deer that live in this area.
This attraction is still relatively new. Located in Gambung Village, Pasir Jambu, Barusen Hills is a rising tourist attraction in Ciwidey. At Barusen Hills, you will find a variety of interesting photo spots, such as Barusen Park, Dutch Flower Garden, Heart-shaped Gate, and Dua Cinta Park. Barusen Hills is a perfect destination for those who seek for a romantic getaway.
Ciwidey Rabbit Park is popular as a family destination. Located on Jalan Raya Ciwidey-Rancabali, Cikembang Village, Ciwidey Rabbit Park is an educational tourist spot that kids will love. You can see and interact directly with various types of rabbits here. There are about 100 rabbits that come from various species. Besides, the Ciwidey Rabbit Park area is quiet and cool, giving you a perfect place to unwind and take a picnic. Aside from playing with cute rabbits, you can also bring your kids to the Rabbit Market. You can buy rabbits as keepsake both for friends or family.
Tired of exploring various tourist attractions in Ciwidey? Now is the time to satisfy your palate with some Ciwidey specialities. Here are our recommendations for family-friendly dining options
Located on Jalan Raya Ciwidey-Rancabali, Alamendah, this restaurant gives you the experience of eating on the tip of a strawberry garden. On top of that, Bambooberry uses strawberries in every dish, so it produces a unique and delicious taste. While waiting for your order, you can pick strawberries in the garden or buy some cute souvenirs.
Sindang Reret is one of the legendary restaurants in Ciwidey, situated at Jalan Raya Ciwidey Km 25, Pasir Jambu. You can enjoy delicious Sundanese favourites while listening to traditional music. Nasi timbel, fried gurame, fried chicken, and karedok are the favourite cuisine at Sindang Reret. Furthermore, you can buy souvenirs at on-site outlets.
Located on Jalan Raya Soreang, Wangi Padi Resto offers a dining experience accompanied by views of rice fields and mountains on the backside of the restaurant. This 2-storey restaurant serves traditional Sundanese cuisine, especially nasi timbel. Also, taste its ribs soup that can warm up your tummy in the cold days. With a large dining area, Wangi Padi Resto is suitable for a family.
Want to spend more time on Ciwidey? Whether it is a hotel or villa, there are many accommodation options you can choose from. The following are our best recommendations
Located in Jalan Situ Patenggang Km 8, Patuha Tjiwideij - Kawah Putih is just a short drive from Ranca Upas. This wood-decorated hotel blends harmoniously with the beauty of its green environment. Patuha Tjiwideij - Kawah Putih is suitable for those who are looking for tranquillity and lush surroundings.
This 2-star hotel is located at Jalan Raya Pasir Jambu Km 28, Ciwidey. Featuring a pleasant and cool environment, Hotel Pesona Ciwidey offers various facilities such as free parking service and an outdoor pool. On top of that, its location is close to Barusen Hills.
Occupying the same area as the Sindang Reret restaurant, this classic-style hotel is an excellent choice for couples or families. Located on Jalan Raya Ciwidey Km 25, Pasir Jambu, this 2-star hotel is also close to the Ciwidey Rabbit Park.
The three hotels above are only a handful of the many accommodations in Ciwidey. To find another alternative, you can search and book a room with the Traveloka app. By choosing the right accommodation, you can enjoy a great vacation without any worry.