8 Relaxing Places in Indonesia That Will Take Your Troubles Away

8 Relaxing Places in Indonesia That Will Take Your Troubles Away
25 Nov 2019

Indonesia is one of Asia’s gems. It’s a humble island that offers a lot of activities that can easily take your worries away.

If partying all night is what you deem relaxing, then you can find the best nightlife in Indonesia. But if you’re a classic traveler that wishes to mute the noise of the city and get lost along with the sound of nature and serenity, then this is also the perfect spot for you.

To make sure that you’re here for the ultimate relaxing getaway, you have to pick the best suitcase to accompany you throughout this trip. You might decide to stay a little longer once you’ve experienced the charm that Indonesia is known for!

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1. Bali

When you mention Indonesia, Bali always comes into mind. It’s a heaven of an island so it’s definitely that one place in this Javanese country that can give you the peace of mind that you are looking for.

Do you want to cover yourself in sand and saltwater? Bali has pristine beaches that you can run to. Do you happen to be the nature kind of traveler who wish to stay where the trees and the mountains are? Bali has a lot of spots for you to stay at.

No wonder the Island of Gods was chosen as the film location of Julia Roberts’ Eat.Pray.Love. It’s the perfect setting for those finding solace and a break from the toxicity of city dwelling.

You can run away to the popular Bali towns like Seminyak and Ubud but Bali has a lot more places for you to choose from. Ubud has the Campuhan Ridge Walk for some sunrise or sunset viewing. You can also party all night at La Plancha or at the Potato Head Beach Club in Seminyak.

Whatever it is you want to do, Bali is here for you.

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2. Lombok

If you think Bali is a little too cramped for you as it can be filled with thousands of tourists no matter the season, then we suggest you try Bali’s sister island, Lombok.

Although this island is home to more active volcanoes, Lombok has wider beaches and more interesting landscapes that you can explore.

You can set your mind free through adrenaline-pumping activities like diving and surfing here.

If you’ve ever heard of Gili Islands, then you might probably think it’s in Bali. But nope, it’s right in Lombok. You can go to this island from Bali via ferry, plane, or a private charter boat or helicopter if you’re feeling luxurious.

Other relaxing activities that you can try here include taking a dip at Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep waterfalls. You can ease your mind by trying out the local food at Warung Dewi in Gili Trawangan.

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3. Safari Lodge

Animals have a way to soften our stiff muscles and just forget about anything that bugs us, pun intended.

In this Safari Lodge located at Taman Safari Indonesia Cisarua, Bogor, you will be embraced by the tropical forests surrounding the area. If you feel like you want to be put to sleep by the sound of nature because you’re right in the middle of a safari, this is the best place to experience that.

You’ll be allowed to feed deers, take a pony ride and explore the Taman Safari.

If I may suggest, you can stay at this place but you can skip anything that might affect the well being of the animals that reside in the area. It’s their home, and you’re well aware that you are just a visitor. You should still be respectful of their space.

4. The Highland Park Resort and Hotel

Highland Park Resort and Hotel will give you the chance to have a taste of Mongolian and Indian lifestyle without actually living in Indonesia. It’s a combination of Western and Eastern culture making it a perfect spot for those wanting to experience a different culture but doesn’t have the luxury of time and energy to hop from one plane to another and then another.

It’s a vacation place perfect for families and big groups.

They have a lot of activities that can help you achieve stress-free vacation days. Golf, target shooting, and aerial activities like zip bike, flying fox, and high & low rope are just some of them.

If in case those activities don’t appeal to you, you can always just stay in your cozy hotel room and spend the day according to what suits your needs.

5. Samosir Villa Resort

Samosir Villa Resort is situated right next to the stunning Lake Toba. Just by looking at this view is already a relaxing activity in itself.

Diving right into its mineral-rich water is the best way to relieve your weariness and even alleviate somehow any body pain that you’re feeling.

Don’t worry if you are not confident with your swimming skills as you can always just chill by their friendly swimming pools. If you’re with your kids, you can run around with them at the playground that can serve as your bonding activity.

You can also break a sweat at their fitness room to uplift your mood care of your happy hormones.

The best thing about this place? Its air-conditioned like weather. It’s the perfect place to unwind.

6. Papua Diving Resorts

They say that salt water has a way of healing our mind and body that no therapist can cure. A lot of people can attest to that.

To float in the ocean and act as if you don’t have a care in the world is a liberating feeling.

Papua Diving Resorts can give you that freedom. They offer diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and then they serve delicious food when you’re tired of doing all of their water activities.

They value the service that they provide their guests, so it’s definitely something that you should be considering the next time you plan a trip to Indonesia.

7. Bintan Spa Villa Beach Resort

If you want a private beach villa right on top of the ocean, go to Bintan Spa Villa Beach Resort. It’s only a ferry away from Singapore.

You can stare at the ocean for hours and no one would mind you. You have your own private villa and whatever you do in there as a way of relaxation is nobody’s business but yours. So I say, stare away.

You can jump into the water if you like. It’s really up to you. In fact, the resort also has a beautiful pool for your morning and afternoon dip.

There are a lot of other activities to choose from when you’re tired of lazing around the resort. They have snorkeling, mangrove tours, ATV, Wind/Kite Surfing, bar games and they even have spa services to give you that complete relaxing experience.

8. Pearl of Trawangan

The Pearl of Trawangan is another relaxing place to detoxify. It has beautiful, native interiors perfect for photos to remember this trip by.

It’s actually one of those places where you can just lounge all day by the daybed and people watch. It has two swimming pools, each one featuring an entirely different vibe and personality.

The resort’s tropical vibe is what makes this a perfect hideaway.

Visit Indonesia

Don’t feel guilty if you want to take a break for a little while. It’s best to take care of our whole being and get rid of any worries that affect our overall health. If you’re planning to get away from the city, don’t forget to include Indonesia on your list. It will not disappoint you. That’s an assurance.


Geraldine Mills

Geraldine Mills is a self-confessed wanderlust from the land down under, Australia! She funds her adventures by working as a brand consultant and as a travel writer. She loves sharing the allure of backpacking and being one with nature.

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