16 BEST LUXURY RESORTS IN INDONESIA

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

16 BEST LUXURY RESORTS IN INDONESIA

16 BEST LUXURY RESORTS IN INDONESIA - Forget Bali for awhile, I am curating non-Bali luxury resorts in this beautiful archipelago of Indonesia. Most of them are beach resort whether for underwater diving or surfing, eco-resort with natural materials, located in a remote location, you can rent the whole island, National Parks nearest resort or even go-bike to Unesco World Heritage. Indonesia has it all; beautiful islands, crystal clear water, breathtaking scenery, ultimate luxury, preserved nature, ancient culture and so many more...

For you to have the second or first honeymoon or take a break from a daily adventure of corporate life, want to spend those amount of money or simply that you hate your job. I give you 16 Indonesia’s best luxury resorts outside Bali to heal your pain, to raise your positive vibe, to give an inspiration back to your life, to leave all the negativity behind and to live to the fullest at this moment.

1. KANDUI VILLAS, MENTAWAI ISLAND
1.       The whole island of Mentawai is a practically surfing destination, with a big beautiful Indian Ocean’s waves that would be your best waves in the entire world. But if you want to make this some escape option, all is up to you J

“We are excited to provide this new luxury resort option available for your next surfing vacation, as Kandui Villas® hopes to make your dream surfing getaway become a reality in the very near future. With so many phenomenal setups creating waves suited for surfers of all skill levels, and extravagant amenities lavishing guests in an environment of opulence, everyone is invited to come and savor the magnificent abundance available at Kandui Villas®!

KANDUI VILLAS MENTAWAI ISLAND WEST SUMATERA

2. JEEVA BELOAM BEACH CAMP, LOMBOK
Remote location at its best, Jeeva Beloam could be your most luxury beach glamping (glamorous camping) where you can sip a cocktail in the afternoon and order acai bowl (or at least tropical fruits platter with Greek yoghurt) in the morning for breakfast.

“Find it all here at Jeeva Beloam Beach Camp. On a secluded cove with two pristine white sand beaches, Jeeva Beloam Beach Camp, “The Soul of Beloam,” is one of the few untouched places in the world where you can truly return to the rhythm of life. Jeeva Beloam’s ‘off the grid’ recycled wood and alang-alang beachfront berugas combine elements of Robinson Crusoe with East Indonesia aesthetics to create a boutique chic beach camp experience.

JEEVA BELOAM BEACH CAMP, LOMBOK
JEEVA BELOAM BEACH CAMP RESORT LOMBOK

3. KARMA REEF RESORT, GILI MENO LOMBOK
Although it was the only resort on the island, the new member of Karma Group located in the one of the three Gilis offers you pristine beach in the most affordable package compared with Karma Kandara and Karma Jimbaran, so are you ready for a beach escape?
“A luxurious resort on the tiny, traffic-free island paradise of Gili Meno, Karma Reef offers sanctuary – the world away from the noise and demands of everyday life. Our guests enjoy exclusive access to – whisper it – a secret beach, where you can indulge in blissful spa treatments, feast on freshly caught seafood or kick back with a cocktail at the DJ chillout sessions. And when the day's adventures are over, stroll barefoot to your beautiful beach-front bungalow or sumptuous safari tent for a night of fitful slumber”

KARMA REEF RESORT, GILI MENO

4. MONTIGO RESORT NONGSA, BATAM
30-45 minutes ferry ride from Singapore, make this place one of an unforgettable 2-nights stay on #DeluxshionistTravel. Enough said, read yourself my Montigo Resort Nongsa experience.

“Barely 30 minutes away from Singapore, is our sprawling resort’s architectural expanse of white breathtaking against the deep blue Nongsa waters. The accommodation’s spacious, and the surrounding landscape offers enough activity to thrill all generations.”

MONTIGO RESORT NONGSA BATAM
MONTIGO RESORT NONGSA BATAM

5. THE SANCHAYA ESTATE, BINTAN
1.      Very sleek and old European luxury to see every detail on Sanchaya Estate could bring you to the past, picturing South East Asia in colonialism era (even it also reminds me of Sri Lanka). With palm trees and very spacious pool, it’s on my must relax list.

“You will leave The Sanchaya with an entirely new perspective on the region; intrigued by the incredible diversity of cultures and inspired by the way The Sanchaya has found a way to bring them together in harmony, creating such a magnificent whole.”

SANCHAYA RESORT, BINTAN
SANCHAYA RESORT, BINTAN

Now I am showing you the beauty of Bintan. I believe Singaporean know well that they can easily have a weekend escape to Bintan and Batam less than an hour and they have heavens. First on the list is Pulau Joyo, a magnificent private island with a luxury accommodation, although the almost tropical resorts have similar design of their eco-friendly furniture, here in Pulau Joyo, there is a slight of Javanese Joglo style with its design of wooden furniture,

“Pulau Joyo is your classic Robinson Crusoe Island, surrounded by white sand beaches and clear blue sea. Within easy reach of Singapore, it is equipped with every luxury, and superb food and wine. Our experienced team of hosts to make your stay absolutely unforgettable... Pulau Joyo is the ultimate in barefoot sophistication!”

JOYO ISLAND RESORT BINTAN
JOYO ISLAND RESORT BINTAN

There are a resort and private island you can choose, Telunas Resort is on the second place of the private islands list of Bintan archipelago, with traditional eco-friendly accommodation and calm water to grab a canoe.

“Telunas is timelessly simple. Technology, traffic, and busy schedules are a lifetime away as you relax in a hammock on the beach or sip a welcome drink on the front deck. Void of needless distractions, Telunas is a place where vacation dreams become unforgettable memories.”

TELUNAS RESORT ISLAND BINTAN
TELUNAS RESORT ISLAND BINTAN

8. NIKOI ISLAND, BINTAN
1.      White beach feature beach huge stones (even though it wasn’t as major as Seychelles) but this island exists to make you stress-free and barefoot with no hesitation. They also have a good mission to help society with their existence. Approved!

“Long regarded as one of the most stunning islands on this relatively unspoilt coast, Nikoi is fortunate to have remained in pristine condition. It is ringed with white sandy beaches and coral reefs of spectacular colour and diversity and a coastline studded with magnificent white granite boulders that seemingly defy gravity. Rising to a height of 30m, the island also boasts a rain forest where colossal trees, including native Banyan trees, provide a sanctuary to a diverse population of local birds.”

NIKOI ISLAND RESORT BINTAN
NIKOI ISLAND RESORT BINTAN

9. AMANJIWO RESORT, MAGELANG
Aman Resort has been put a high standard on their service, philosophy, design and it will not make me surprised if the most leisure seekers are #AmanJunkie at the same time. There was a night of Vesak at Borobudur, with the music of Buddham Saranam Gacchami was audible to all corners of the temple, Amanjiwo is indeed a sanctuary for the soul, place to feel nature, culture, history and mystery. Read further on my Amanjiwo experience.

“Amanjiwo, enveloped by the rainforest of central Java, is set within a natural amphitheatre – where the Menoreh Hills rise up nearby and the farmlands of the Kedu Plain spread below steep volcanoes on the horizon”

AMANJIWO RESORT MAGELANG
AMANJIWO RESORT MAGELANG

10. KURA-KURA RESORT, KARIMUN JAWA
Kura-Kura is a turtle in Bahasa Indonesia, and Karimun Jawa is one of the best-affordable destinations to do the underwater activity such as snorkeling and diving. The spot is also well known for preservation of baby sharks, turtles, & coral reefs.

“Situated between Java and Borneo, and still unknown to mass tourism, Karimunjawa Archipelago is a National Marine Park composed of 27 islands which still offers the feeling of a natural and remote beauty. The exceptional location of Kura Kura Island places our guests in the midst of the Archipelago, giving them the opportunity to visit and enjoy the rare beauty of the surrounding islands with their pristine white, unspoiled beaches fringed with palm trees, and the amazing colors of the sea while staying in rare comfort”

KURA-KURA RESORT, KARIMUN JAWA
KURA-KURA RESORT, KARIMUN JAWA

11. NIHIWATU RESORT, SUMBAWellness destination, surf luxury resort, cultural bonding experience, natural adventures like the lost world, Nihiwatu is definitely a pearl of Sumba Island.

“Nihiwatu offers some of the most breath-taking, diverse hiking Indonesia has to offer. Along white sandy beaches, mountains, rice paddies, ancient villages, our fully guided walks are all within an hour from the resort and cater for families or the avid hiker.”

NIHIWATU RESORT SUMBA
NIHIWATU RESORT SUMBA

12. PLATARAN RESORT, LABUAN BAJO, KOMODO NATIONAL PARK
The residence of living dragons featured the best beaches and hills. Kidding, the Komodo Dragons’ habitat is at another island, Komodo Island. Labuan Bajo is the main island before you head to do an island hopping include to Komodo Island. Stay in royal Joglo style at Plataran Komodo is a luxurious option you have.

“Plataran Komodo Beach Resort sets the standard for beach living. Nestled on the secluded and private Wae Cicu Beach, you will feel miles from any modern distractions - while remaining a short ten minutes boat ride to the main town of Labuan Bajo.”

PLATARAN RESORT, LABUAN BAJO
PLATARAN RESORT, LABUAN BAJO

13. WAKATOBI DIVE RESORT, WAKATOBI NATIONAL PARK
1.      East part of Indonesia hides the real underwater paradise. If you googled “Wakatobi” you will agree with me. So this resort actually well for underwater experience while at the same time you got all luxuries you need, your pool is an actual ocean.

“Wakatobi is a luxury dive resort in South-Eastern Sulawesi, Indonesia. In a tranquil island setting far from crowds and cities, with no other divers for at least 100 miles, Wakatobi seamlessly blends five-star amenities and civilized comforts with a pristine natural environment; a pairing that has secured its reputation as one of the world’s finest resorts.”

WAKATOBI DIVE RESORT
WAKATOBI DIVE RESORT

14. ORA BEACH RESORT, SERAM ISLAND
When I see the picture I am imagining myself read a book in a hammock and contemplate while seeing the Milky Way in the middle of the night (minus mosquitoes). The only accommodation on the Ora Beach with the background is the hills of Manusela National Park. Unfortunately, they don’t have an official website, but it’s still pristine beautiful.

ORA BEACH RESORT SERAM ISLAND

15. MISOOL ECO RESORT, RAJA AMPAT - WEST PAPUA
Another dive eco resort, but located in the Earth’s last paradise, Raja Ampat, Papua. It’s also a conservation center, that’s why a lot of scientists, an environment activist, and volunteer visit Raja Ampat very often. But to see yourself in this heaven on Earth, yes right?

“Misool Eco Resort is exclusive dive resort and a conservation centre located in a remote location of Southern Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Our private resort island is nestled deep in an archipelago of uninhabited islands, in the very epicenter of marine biodiversity.”

MISOOL ECO RESORT, RAJA AMPAT
MISOOL ECO RESORT, RAJA AMPAT

16. BALIEM VALLEY RESORT, PAPUA
1.      Located in the heart of Wamena, Papua, this is your chance to interact with the locals. It such a great and one in a lifetime experience you would probably do, see yourself the beauty of its nature and the people.

“The Baliem Valley Resort is located at 1900 meters above sea level, in the Central Highlands of Papua, part of New Guinea Island in the most east part of Indonesian Archipelago. This 3-star resort resides on 1,100 hectares near the tribal village of Desa Sekan, is enriched with magnificent views of the forest and surrounded by beautiful untouched nature. Enjoy trekking through the orchid garden, alpine rainforests and visit the remote Dani villages.”

BALIEM VALLEY RESORT PAPUA
BALIEM VALLEY RESORT PAPUA

SPECIAL MENTION: ALILA PURNAMAThere is a folklore song told us that our ancestor is a sailor. No wonder that the best phinisi boat is a handmade of people of Celebes, their craftsmanship of traditional Phinisi ship making is unquestionable, the song is true. Let's go on board, sail to the East water

“Alila Purnama, translated as The Full Moon, is one of the most luxurious liveaboard Phinisi ships in Asia, providing ultra-modern and relaxing accommodation for up to ten guests. Handcrafted in the traditional style of a Phinisi, as used by the Bugis seafarers from south Sulawesi in Indonesia, the 46-metre-long Alila Purnama consists of three decks.”

ALILA PURNAMA LUXURY YACHT
ALILA PURNAMA LUXURY YACHT

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10 COMMENTS

  1. I didn't realize how beautiful Indonesia is. I'll add it to the list!

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    1. Yes Indonesia is beautiful and wonderful, you should add it on the list for sure

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  2. woah so cool, mungkin bisa ditambah beberapa resort di pulau lembeh kak, dan pulau cinta di gorontalo

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    1. Iya daerah Utara Sulawesi juga indah-indah, aku liat beberapa thanks untuk masukannya :)

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  3. Inspiration comes in many forms and can strike almost randomly.Excellent list of Indonesia luxury resort.

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    1. Yes, actually there so many that not includes on the list, you may check Lombok and Northern Celebes... gorgeous resort with a view and crystal clear water

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  4. I can feel the truth atmosphere by your writing story, :))

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    1. Thank you so much for come by and reading my blogpost :)

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