Living in a megapolitan city such as Jakarta, we understand that the need for holiday hits an all-time high every single month in the city. The rise of the middle class of the country has brought upon us a new generation of travellers to both local and international destinations. For example, Indonesian tourists to the UK from the 2016 to 2017 has risen over 40% and it proves that these new generation of travellers has become economically sufficient and are eager to explore new destinations worldwide.
But what does it say about local destinations? Sure we have places like Bali, Labuan Bajo, Raja Ampat and many others, but what about destinations or hotels that are close to the city limits that can still be enjoyed as world-class leisure resorts and practically within driving distance? We give you three resorts and hotels close to the capital that you may want to note down if you’re looking for a short quick getaway.
The newly-built 4-star resort hotel in Sentul is located in the heart of the serene city overlooking the lake with a beautiful backdrop of the mountains. Coveted as the ultimate getaway hotel for a quick leisurely stop, Aston Sentul Lake Resort & Conference Center stands as the brand’s passionate understanding of Indonesian hospitality at its best in the heart of West Java. Three selection of accomodations are offered by the brand; Deluxe Room, Suite Room and leisurely luxurious Villa.
Jl. Pakuan No. 3, Sentul City, Bogor
The sprawling 450 hectares golf and resort centre in Gadog recently opened its doors to the public with high anticipations. The 173 hotel rooms blends naturally with golf courses, giving an ambience that are both tranquil and serene. Bordered at the north by the Cikeas river and perched beautifully at Gunung Geulis, Royal Tulip serves as the ultimate holiday getaway located within driving distance from the busy urban concrete of Semanggi.
Jl. Pasir Angin 16720, Gadog, Bogor
Located in Cisarua Bogor close to Taman Safari, Pesona Alam Puncak is an international luxury resort hotel that offer families a quick weekend getaway that can be adjusted to the budget prepared. Their Superior Room starts at a mere Rp. 650.000 ++ / night up to their selection of three-bedroom villa that is clocked at Rp. 2.600.000 ++ / night. Pesona Alam Puncak is definitely your ultimate family getaway with its serene and tranquil surroundings. Take a stroll on its pine forest for a short escape from the urban concrete that we see everyday.
Jl. Taman Safari 101, Kampung Baru Tegal, Cibeureum, Bogor
So, what are your options? Put on the best shorts and pop open the trunk for cold beers for the road, and bring with you some sunnies, as you may want to enjoy the glistening sun through the calming and serene pine forest.
Text : gs
Images : Courtesy of pesonaalamresort.com, royaltulipgununggeulis.com and astonhotelsinternational.com