Trip from Bandung to Yogya
Indonesia is an astonishing country- I could not believe that such scenery can actually still be seen on our planet! We flew from Kuala Lumpur to Bandung, from where we took a train to Yogyakarta next morning. The trip took approximately 8 hours, is really comfortable and gives you a chance to admire the most incredible views the country offers. The only downside: Freezing cold air-condition system! Make sure to take additional blankets or jumpers- we were freezing all the way down and it just happened that they ran out of the blanket + sleeping neck kits – hmm, one wonders why…. You can read about this freakishly cold AC on various travel forums – in posts dating as far as few years back! Go figure;) Be assured, though – the views from the train going across the volcanic mountains through the jungle and rice terraces will reward any cold you might have to endure! There were also no people at all. I think I have never seen plants and trees that green before! room rates start from $62
We arrived at Yogyakarta around 5 p.m.. The city is located in Central Java that it is the island’s cultural, geographic, and historic heartland. The region is best known for its two A-list UNESCO World Heritage Sites- Borobudur (an ancient Buddhist temple) and Dined Plateu (an upland volcanic plain with ancient Hindu temples) and offers plenty magnificent sights and areas to wander around and breathe in the ancient culture
Omah Resort Spa
The chill out spot that I would like to describe here is actually a hotel we stayed in: Omah Resort Spa. The hotel is nothing short of a hidden paradise just outside the busy centre of Yogya (approx. 15 minutes drive). It’s based in a rural area of an artistic village Tembi, on the edge of rice fields.
D’Omah Resort is, hands down, the favourite chill out spot I have ever been to.
The resort consists of a few Javanese style houses spread around conveniently and surrounded by wonderful and delightfully maintained greenery. We stayed at a small villa with a private pool. The feeling of privacy was amazing – with very friendly, attentive and extremely helpful yet absolutely discreet staff it felt like we were all by ourselves in this private little “Garden of Eden”.
I absolutely loved the way they organised the place. For example there was nothing like a typical room service knocking on your door at 9 a.m. to change the bed and clean – instead, a cleaning lady was waiting for us next to the entrance to the restaurant so when we arrived for breakfast, she collected our keys. Coming back from breakfast we were greeted by our room refreshed and beautifully cleaned.
D’Omah Resort also has a mini spa-centre, where you can get a private masseuse to give you a full body massage. It is a great way to relieve stress and tension in your body and get you to unwind… even more. There is also a Yoga place that helps you focus on your inner temple:). It’s is a great way to increase your flexibility as well as relieve tension in the bloodstream creating a sense of balance and comfort as well as fitness.
just chilling out
In the afternoon, you can also go to the fitness center which in my opinion has a good bunch of workout machines. When you’re done with your workout, chill by the pool and relax. Get your mind off any bothering stress… Nothing says ‘relaxing vacation’ mote than a nice quiet swimming pool in a lovely quiet resort. The pool obtains natural spring waters so there is no chemicals irritating your skin…. If you fancy bubbles D’Omah Resort in Yogyakarta has a wonderful Jacuzzi and if you’re like things hot – sauna is available to warm up your joints and relax them. This is a great way to give your skin a refreshing start due to the heat which will greatly purify your skin.
Last but definitely not least – The hotel’s restaurant! Mouth watering wonderful Javanese cuisine from the top notch ingredients, fresh herbs and spices served by the top notch chef! The real icing on the cake. I will definitely be back for more.