Where to stay in Indonesia
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.
Located in the region of Tanah Lot, home to Bali's most iconic temple, Nirjhara, Sanskrit for waterfall, is an intimate retreat in the southwest of Bali. Overlooking verdant rice fields and surrounded by a river and cascades, Nirjhara is a perfect hideaway to base yourselves for a few days as part of a tailor-made holiday.
Nestled amongst unspoiled jungle and verdant rice paddies, this secluded retreat is a wonderful balance of authentic Balinese style and luxury comforts. 76 wooden villas, two dreamy pools, several dining options and a blissful spa overlook a patchwork of verdant Balinese landscapes. While it’s located just ten minutes from Ubud town centre, Kappa Senses feels a world away from the stresses of daily life.
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, Indonesia
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,
The Oberoi Beach Resort, 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.
A resort with an eco-conscious heart, Cap Karoso is the newest luxury retreat to open on the off-the-radar island of Sumba. Located an hour’s flight east of Bali and serviced by daily flights, the Island of Sumba is one of the rare places where local culture is preserved. The local Marapu religion follows a belief of a balance of nature, man and influence of ancestors.
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