10 Best Places To Get Relaxed In Indonesia
“Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.” Douglas Ivester
If you are heading to Indonesia this holiday season, to join one of the famous Indonesia yoga retreats or to simply enjoy and relax with a laid back vacation, there are certain things you should know about this country. There are more than 17,000 islands and the nation has around 300 ethnic groups. The country is also blessed with plenty of natural landscapes that are waiting to be discovered by you. You would love to know that the country has a wide range of geographical diversity. This means, you get to roam on the countless white sandy beaches, enjoy the pristine blue seas, stroll around or hike in the dense jungles, and explore the grumbling volcanoes too.
Also be assured that there will be no shortage of places to relax and unwind, in fact, if you are looking for the best place to relax in Indonesia, head out to one of the islands and your wish will be fulfilled. To help your further, we shall now tell you about ten places where you can switch off and relax in Indonesia. Please read on and be well-informed.
Mount Bromo is a volcano which is surrounded by a multicolored sky and smoke, and is one of the most amazing sights in all of Indonesia to experience. You can watch the sunrise from here, and go on a popular excursion which offers an unforgettable experience. The volcano does share a large part of its space with a desert that is vast, and even with hills and majestic mountains, along with waterfalls too.
You may have not heard much about Bunaken, but it is part of the famous Bunaken Manado Tua Marine National Park. It is a very tiny isle and one of the top tourist destinations which boasts of beaches and bliss. If you love diving, this is a spot you have got to be in. Although most of the diving spots here are for advanced divers, there are schools here that help with introductory classes too and take you to beginner friendly spots.
Ubud is known to be the culture and art capital of Bali and this place is a charming one, much more than the art galleries and the mind blowing traditional performances it offers. In the relaxed and laid back island destination, Ubud is a very beautiful neighborhood. Attending a yoga retreat in Bali is the most rejuvenating and unforgettable experience. A must visit spot in Ubud would be the famous Tegalalang Rice Terrace.
Even the dense tropical jungles and the smooth flowing rivers along with other features of nature here are a must visit.
Solo is a place where you would be surrounded immensely with Javanese culture and identity. It has a soulful charm that still remains and is also one of the most westernized places in the country. There are traditional kraton malls and markets around, and hence this place deserves spotlight as a place where one can unwind and relax. If you would love to explore the outskirts of the city, you have got to start it from Solo. This city is also a hot spot for scholars and bright students who want to learn more about dance and music.
This place is not only the biggest lake in all of Indonesia, but it is one of the most beautiful lakes too. It stuns the senses from every perceived view and is twice the size of Singapore too. There are many spots from which you can enjoy this wonderful and gorgeous big volcanic lake. It is surrounded by lush greenery and beautiful hills. In the nearby villages, you can go ahead and explore the Batak culture which is fascinating. They have cultural objects and captivating traditions that are mind blowing.
West Java province’s capital city is Bandung. This is a city that is gaining popularity slowly as a destination for creativity. It is also a city that holds membership with the UNESCO Creative City network. The diversity of cultures here in Bandung is showcased through creative solutions and creative designs. Even the economic activities here are design related. The top three business sectors in Bandung are digital media, fashion and graphic design. Affectionately, Bandung is thus called the ‘Paris of Java’, thanks to the climes and the natural surroundings which are similar to many European countries.
Tanjung Puting National Park
If you are looking for peace and tranquility in the arms of nature, with lots of fresh air, you have got to be at the Tanjung Puting National Park. It is a tropical jungle that has a lot of fresh air and is untouched. You get to experience the wonderful morning fog here, and enjoy the chirping of vast species of bird too. The gushing rivers calm the soul as well. This forest is home to the wild Orangutan which is an adorable primate that charms the heart of many a traveler and tourist that comes in close contact with these primates.
Raja Ampat is an island that is located just at the tip of the northwest part of the New Guinea Island. It has around fifteen hundred cays and small islands as its composure. And this island is a lesser known diving spot too in the whole wide world. It is a remote island and can be pretty tricky to get there, but once you are here, it makes for a very unforgettable beach destination to unwind and relax in. You can take diving courses here with SSA or the PADI which are the two largest scuba diving certification companies around. Also, when you are here, you must not miss the sunset from the beach or the hills.
Dieng plateau is located around six thousand five hundred and sixty feet above the sea level and is known to be one of the coolest destinations to be at in the country. Weather wise this is the best place to relax in Indonesia, and the place is a natural cultural destination with many things to see and do here. You get to see the distant villages and the sweeping mountain forests, the multi colored lake and even hot springs too. Once a year there is a festival held here which includes the likes of traditional performances, jazz and traditional rituals, which attracts tourists from all over.
Wae Rebo Village
Wae Rebo village is a charming village situated in Flores, and has been getting a lot of recognition around the world for its mystic beauty and charm. Here you would see iconic cone shaped houses, which are aligned against the wonderful majestic mountains and the misty backdrops too. This is a scene that is most adored by tourists and travelers alike. This village is located in a highland, and has nature all around with thriving wildlife and orchids, along with tropical greenery.
In a nutshell
So the next time you come down to Indonesia for one of the Indonesia yoga retreats, do make time to come to one of the ten places to relax and unwind. If you have already been to one of these places, do write in and let us know your experience.
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