Kayu Arum Resort (Salatiga)

This resort is nestled in a lush tropical garden.  Its sparking pool provides a refreshing place of solitude in Salatiga–which was considered to be one of the most beautiful towns during the Dutch colonial period. Kayu Arum Resort was designed with an Indonesian theme.  Simple lines and materials such as stone, rich wood and local fabrics have been used in the construction and decor.

Kayu Arum offers unique facilities such an elegant lounge for relaxation, an intimate dining room, luxurious guest house accommodations, an advanced and sophisticated business center, a modern and full equipped meeting room for seminars or conferences, and impressive gardens for private parties for up to 1000 people.

Roemahkoe Heritage (Solo)

More han just a place to stay, Romahkoe heritage hotel is the quintessense of refined Javanese spirit life style. Discover an athmosphere of subtle sophistication and unique elegance inspired by many deep-rooted traditions that have defined the people of this area from the time ancient kingdoms flourished on the fertile island of Java.

Built in 1938 in the quiet city of solo by a wealthy batik merchant as a private family residence and later lovingly renovated into a heritage hotel in 2003, Romahkoe offers every guest an opportunity to immerse oneself into local culture and really get a feel for way people live and work in and around the small, yet very exciting batik village known as Laweyan. For hundreds of year, the residents of the area have been producing beautiful batik cloth through traditional methods by means of cottage industries that are still in operation today. Have a village walk or cycling around the village can be top choice to explore Laweyan village. Not only see, your client can also have some batik courses that will be taught by the local.

A visit to Roemahkoe will take you back to romantic period in time when life was simple and unhurried. As you walk through the breeze public areas perfectly designed for tropical living or enjoy a leisurely cup of afternoon tea while quietly noticing the singular art deco style architecture, Roemahkoe is a portal to the past. Sit back, unwind and let the hectic pace of modern living, with so much burden and stress, slowly melt away. Allow your imagination to run freely in this beautiful and venerable settling that is reminiscent of a peaceful and gentle by-gone era.

Adhistana (Yogya)

“A homey boutique hotel” is the best phrase to describe Adhistana Hotel. Located in famous Prawirotaman area, Adhistana hotel offers a comfortable stay with high standard properties and services. Adhistana decorated by simple modern-classic Javanese style with a perfect contemporary architecture. Mix of colorful wooden windows that neatly placed along the wall in front of the hotel will give you the idea of the uniqueness of this hotel.

While staying in Adhistana, your client can have some walk to enjoy music or foods along Prawirotaman Street. Go get some activities such as cooking class, batik painting, or village cycling, as easy as flicking hands.

The Phoenix (Yogya)

Located in the heart of Yogyakarta, the prestigious Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta MGallery, is a colonial landmark dating back to 1918. Owning elegant rooms & suites with boasting balcony, The Phoenix Hotel has become one of the most charming properties in Yogyakarta. Feel the grandeur of these artistic buildings that combines both European and Javanese decoration together with the world class services.

Also enjoy the surround local atmosphere by having a walk through Mangkubumi and Maliboro streets that offer so many attractions such as street foods, shopping centers, souvenirs stalls, street music, etc. Your stay will be so refreshing!

D’Omah Hotel (Yogya)

Located in the middle of Javanese village at southern Yogyakarta, D’Omah Hotel is one of those rare examples of a perfectly integrated community tourism project. Staying in a village, enjoy the rural atmosphere, with a range of world class facilities is a perfect combination to expect for your journey. Consist of Javanese old villas and buildings; every room at D’omah has its own specific character. Batik, traditional and contemporary paintings with individual Javanese art pieces are in abundance throughout. Each room has access to private outside sitting areas and swimming pools with thick tropical vegetation that insures a sense of privacy.

Enjoy also some authentic Javanese activities at the near village such as village Andong riding, Batik painting, village cycling, or just enjoy village walking while observe the local do their routines as well as savor the tranquil environment of the rural.

Plataran Borobudur (Magelang)

A luxury boutique resort equipped with world-class eco-friendly tourism facilities, the Plataran Borobudur, located on the hills of Tanjungan Village, Magelang in Central Java that only five minutes from the great Borobudur Temple. The resort offers an outstanding view of the Borobudur Temple, Mount Merapi, Menoreh Hills and surrounded by lush teak forests. Be amazed of an unforgettable experience of sunrise over Borobudur from its wooden deck, where you get the impression that wherever you go, and the Borobudur Temple follows.

Plataran Borobudur is equipped with various excellent facilities, restaurants with various excellent international and Indonesian cuisines, Spa Center & Yoga Club, luxurious villas with private pools, Deluxe Wooden Villa – a monastic retreat, Spartan but comfortably cozy, are perfect escape from stress and the madding crowd. Various activities conducted by special and warm staffs also available to ensure an absolute experience while staying at Plataran Borobudur.

A separated special restaurant called Stupa Resto also available only 5 minutes away from the villas. Cleverly designed in traditional Joglo architecture with outdoor terrace, Stupa Restaurant offers breathtaking green scenery of Menoreh hills and rice paddy fields, perfectly suited for casual lunch and dinner or a relaxed afternoon bite with friends. Offering homey Indonesian cuisines with a modern twist infused with originality and character, Stupa Restaurant is one of Borobudur’s most exciting dining venues.

Banyuwangi, an Edge With Ton Of Adventurous Discovery

Banyuwangi, located in the east part of Java Island, is a perfect area for adventurous discovery. Escaping more to the hill side, here people will have a chance to explore the local coffee plantation called Glenmore Plantation. The plateau consist of many kind of plants that owned by the local. You will see how local people work with the land, as well as witness their daily life. This tour will give you some moments to interact with the local while enjoying the great scenery. Learn the type of coffees and get to know the process of making it before being sent to industries!

In the other part of Banyuwangi, there are areas to explore some wild nature world that will give you an idea of being in the middle of Africa. Situated at the north-eastern extremity of Java, Baluran National Park has a relatively dry climate and mainly consists of savanna (40%), as well as lowland forests, mangrove forests and hills. There are 444 species of plants and 26 species of animals that can be explored. Witness the wild life as well as stark contrast to the lush green scenery found elsewhere on the island of Java. Enjoy the remarkable scenery and some safari activities!

Move to the highland part, it is time for incredible sunrise to witness! Ijen plateau or known as “Kawah Ijen” is highly recommended to mountain buffs and hikers. The magnificent turquoise sulfur lake of Kawah Ijen lies at 2148 m above sea level and is surrounded by the volcanoes sheer crater walls. A combination of a golden blue sky and turquois lake is a remarkable view that no one could ever imagine. This would be an unforgettable picture that would remain forever in your client’s memory!

A Nice Simple Journey Between Yogyakarta and Semarang

The round-trip between Yogyakarta and Semarang, for some people, is considered to be just a routine that perhaps not so special. Semarang is a city located in the northern coast of Java that owned some colonial legacies and offer some tasty foods on the evening. Traveling between Yogyakarta and Semarang, or vice versa, is not only beautiful but also dynamic and interesting. Depart from Semarang to Yogyakarta by noon or maybe late afternoon; take toll gate of Krapyak toward the Bawen gate, you will be impressed with series of stunning view of mountains on your right and the hills and valleys on your left.

Following Bawen toll gate, you will pass Ambarawa, a small town that also has an interesting history in the heroic patriotism. Have a stop in Rawa Pening (Pening Swapm), enjoy some cuisine on floating restaurant Kampoeng Rawa while witness the beauty of the swamp. The journey continued with charming scenery of paddy terraces that would definitely pampered your eyes. A few steps ahead you would also find a coffee house Kopi Banaran and Kopi Eva which is quite legendary.

Approximately 10 minutes after Kopi Eva, take down the road and find the luxurious resort named Mesastila. Found well maintained colonial buildings that very inspiring. Headed to the resort’s lobby, find the remarkable coffee garden with various types of coffees.

Continue with spend some time to enjoy a cup of Kopi Tubruk at Java Red café or take around to witness this beautiful resort. Try the reflexology walk corner; join the coffee plantation or just witness hectares of coffee plantation with mountains as the background, and see also the jungle gym area that creatively made for one’s cardiovascular endurance and core stability. What a creation and absolute gallery of nature!

Continue the journey to Yogyakarta, you will treated by a view of red-orange tinge evening in a stretch of hills. Following from MesaStila, if you have time could you stop in the contemporary museum OHD Museum in Magelang or reconvene in Borobudur or perhaps if you are someone who loves trail or adventuring, Selogriyo trekking with rice field terraces as view maybe perfect!

After passing the bridge of Tempel (already in Yogyakarta), choose a left turn via Turi rather than passing through Jalan Magelang. Again, you can find snake fruit plantation or if you like culinary, there are also Nasi Warung Ijo Brongkos that is pretty legendary.

Village Walks In The Golden Hour

Has been struggling in the hectic routines of sprawling cities? Or facing pollution and noise in everyday life? Let’s take a break and have some relaxation. Enjoy the village walks which traverse paddy fields and picturesque villager’s activities in the golden hours. Along the road, you can stop to take pictures, closely observe farmers routines in the fields, or just simply look around and embrace earthy smell in the morning fresh air with subtle beauty of rural routines and remarkable natural scenery in the background.

Culinary Adventure in Yogyakarta

As the city of culture, Yogyakarta (Jogja) possesses abundant charms. A city, where old traditions and modernization blended together in harmony. Reveal the yummiest taste of Jogja! Javanese people don’t hesitate in their cooking, take their time and always use generous amount of spices to enhance the flavor. Some traditional techniques are applied in a way that all natural ingredients can reach its best potential. Jogja is a paradise for street food enthusiasts. In historic landmarks that never fail to attract visitors, you’ll find local novelties that give you no choice but coming back to Jogja to ease out your cravings.