The Jakarta Post
A stone road atop a hill in Ubud, Bali. According to a survey conducted by Agoda, Indonesian millennials prefer to travel to destinations that have natural attractions. (Shutterstock/-)
Indonesian millennials prefer to travel to destinations that have natural attractions, according to a survey conducted by online accommodation booking platform Agoda.
“Millennials want to travel more and do more [activities] while traveling,” said the company's International Indonesia country director Gede Gunawan in a press release, adding that based on the survey 80 percent of Indonesian millennial travelers prefer to spend time at Indonesia’s natural sites.
In light of this data, Agoda has recommended five accommodations around the country that offer easy access to such attractions.
Pertiwi Resorts and Spa, Ubud, Bali
Tucked inside Ubud regency in Bali, Pertiwi Resorts and Spa is located only a stone’s throw away from Bali Eco Cycling, which offers a cycling tour of the area. The tour allows millennial travelers to explore Ubud’s natural and cultural attractions, including Balinese villages, rice terraces, coffee plantation and the monkey forest.
Grand Ussu Hotel & Convention, Bogor, West Java
Those wanting to try paragliding should schedule a trip to Grand Ussu Hotel & Convention in Puncak district, Bogor regency, West Java. The hotel is situated 30-minutes from paragliding centers in the Puncak Highland, giving easy access for those wanting to enjoy the high-adrenalin outdoor activity.
Kelimutu Crater Lakes Eco Lodge, Ende, East Nusa Tenggara
Kelimutu Crater Lakes Eco Lodge is located in Ende regency, East Nusa Tenggara. From the homely lodge, adventure seekers can trek to explore Mount Kelimutu’s multi-color volcanic lakes.
Alter Native Stay, Raja Ampat, West Papua
The Raja Ampat Islands in West Papua are famous as a haven for sea lovers. For those wanting to visit the area it is recommended to make a reservation at Alter Native Stay as the accommodation rents out snorkeling equipment to explore the area’s underwater wonders. In addition to equipment rental, Alter Native Stay also arranges diving trips to nearby dive sites.
Ijen Resort & Villas, Banyuwangi, East Java
Banyuwangi regency in East Java is expected to welcome more than 2 million tourists this year. Ijen volcano complex is recognized as one of the most popular tourist attractions in the area. Those planning to visit the site may want to check in at Ijen Resort & Villas. From the resort, millennial travelers can follow the walking trail to the popular Triple Waterfalls. (kes)