Where to stay in Indonesia
Ametis Villa, Bali
Ametis is a charming romantic hideaway, tucked away behind the cool cafés and sophisticated boutiques of up-and-coming Canggu, a five-minute walk from the beach. This intimate sanctuary is boutique retreat at its best, with a sleek contemporary flair subtly complemented with touches of Balinese artefacts and artwork reflecting the edgy neighbourhood. Dark woods combined with beautiful batik fabrics create a relaxed environment with a real sense of place.
Bisma Eight Ubud, Bali
This all-suite and super-stylish boutique resort is uber chic, funky and ideally located close to the centre of leafy Ubud. The unique design combines contemporary raw-concrete architecture with a rustic and local finish to create an urban retreat with a Balinese edge.
Blue Karma Nestling Ubud, Bali
We always love stumbling across hidden gems on our travels and Blue Karma Nestling Ubud, a gorgeous little boutique retreat is just that. Designed in harmony with the environment with local timbers and traditional Balinese furnishings, this is an authentic retreat, perfect for those looking to get away from it all and relax. Two things stand out for us here – one is the small touches that such a small resort offers, friendly staff who address you personally and the second is the stunning setting with views to the rice terraces one way and jungle the other, you really do feel remote and yet Ubud is just 10 minutes’ drive away if you wish to get out and explore the region. The resort runs a complimentary shuttle or can arrange private transfers for you.
Plataran Menjangan, Bali
A stay at Plataran Menjangan is like no other in Bali. Tucked away in the protected sanctuary of West Bali National Park, Plataran is a truly luxurious hideaway, but is also a place to find a natural wilderness and inject a completely unique experience to your Bali holiday.
Sailing in Bali & Indonesia
Cruise around the world’s largest archipelago of Indonesia. We have teamed up Dream Yacht Charter and now offer a sensational sailing itinerary around Indonesia. You can either charter your own boat or travel with a few like-minded couples on a more affordable ‘by the cabin’ shared catamaran charter.
Sanak Retreat, Bali
Sanak is a luxurious retreat nestled right on top of farmed rice paddies, just 10 minutes from Munduk in the mountainous north of Bali, just 10 minutes from Munduk. This is a true eco retreat, built in harmony with its surrounds, supporting the local community, giving work to the people in the local village.
Komodo Island Cruise, Indonesia
We work with a number of different yachts from luxury yachts with a minimum of three nights to comfortable but simple, traditional Phinisi boats which offer two and three night itineraries. This is purely an example of an itinerary based on Cajoma III, a traditional private teak boat with two air conditioned cabins with toilets attached, a main lobby, guide room and separate crew area. Guests can relax on the leisure deck at the front or the sundeck on top.
Amanjiwo Borobudur Resort, Indonesia
Tucked into the Menoreh Hills facing the Kedu Plains with clear views to Borobudur Temple, Amanjiwo is a serene retreat from which to explore this region of Central Java. Built in a style similar to that of the Borobudur Temple itself, the resort is really something – with its main structure being a circular limestone monolith centred by a soaring bell-shaped rotunda. Marble steps lead down from The Bar to The Restaurant with its silver-leaf ceiling, drop fans, teak wood floors all in traditional Javanese style and pretty impressive.
Jiwa Jawa Resort Resort, Indonesia
Mount Bromo is one of Java’s most iconic landscapes and this charming mountain lodge is located within striking distance of the national park – an ideal place to stay the night before heading to the rim for breathtaking views at sunrise. The resort has 50 contemporary rooms with ensuite bathrooms and warm running water, which is quite a rarity in this remote region. The rooms are simple but comfortable and for more space you can upgrade to a Junior Suite with a separate living space. The luxury here is the location.
Located several hundred metres above the plains of Central Java, with a spectacular setting encircled by eight magnificent volcanoes and set within fifty-five acres of gardens, plantation and tropical jungle this retreat is truly special and a wonderful place to unwind at the start of your holiday to Indonesia. Basing yourself at Mesa Stila you are half way between the cities of Yogyakarta and Semarang (approx. 1.5 – 2 hours’ drive, both are accessible with a direct flight from Singapore) and are only one hour’s drive from the magnificent Borobudur temple, an easy day tour from here.
Plataran Borobudur, Bali
Within striking distance of Borobudur Temple, with fantastic views across to the temples and surrounding hills and forests, Plataran Borobudur is a gorgeous place to base yourself to explore this region. One and a half hours drive from Jogjakarta airport perched on the edge of of the hills of Tanjungan Village,
Jeeva Klui, Lombok
Charming and authentic this eco-sustainable resort is set on a quiet stretch of beach. Recycled timber, handmade terracotta tiles and bamboo weaves make for a traditional, yet sophisticated, style of accommodation and the overall feel of the resort is reminiscent of rural Sasak villages.
The Oberoi Lombok
This beautiful resort is tucked away on a private beach at Medana Bay amongst acres of tropical gardens and the setting is, quite simply, beautiful. Pavilions and villas are strewn throughout the gardens; traditional in style with thatched roofs, highly polished teak and Indonesian objet d’art create an unmistakable, authentic ambience.
Hotel Tugu Lombok
A quirky boutique hotel on one of Lombok’s best beaches. Hotel Tugu Lombok is set on the undeveloped northwest coast of the island and is surrounded by empty green fields, plantations, small traditional villages and virgin landscapes. This resort is rather unusual and not for everyone but that’s what we love about it. It is quirky and individual, showcasing hundreds of original, beautiful artworks and antiques painstakingly collected and assembled as a loving testament to the long forgotten, original culture of the isle of Lombok. This detail is also reflected in the design of every part of the resort, from the bungalows and villas to the lobby, restaurant and the striking spa. It is all achieved without compromising on modern creature comforts and luxuries, fantastic cuisine and excellent service.
The Legian Lombok
The Legian Bali has long been known as one of Bali’s best resorts and now guests can enjoy the same level of luxury on Lombok. Sire Beach for starters is one of the best you’ll find in Lombok, with views over to the Gili Islands in one direction and across to Mount Rinjani the other, and the elegant design of the resort is in keeping with the local Sasak style. Beautiful local fabrics, intricate wood carvings and local stone create a cool, contemporary feel and relaxed atmosphere as you’d expect on this laid-back island.
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