The Jakarta Post
One of the Beruga Pantai lodges inspired by traditional Sasak fishing camps at Jeeva Beloam Beach Camp. (jeevaresorts.com/beloam/File)
Glamping, or glamorous camping, never loses its charm. After a week full of work, no one can resist having a short getaway amid nature in a lush forest or right beside a calming white sandy beach.
As the name suggests, glamping comes with luxurious facilities and activities. Those who are in search of a different weekend escape can consider visiting these glamping sites across the archipelago:
Remember the last time when you enjoyed your vacation in peace without being distracted by e-mails, incoming calls or WhatsApp messages? Jeeva Beloam Beach Camp in East Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, takes the term “off the grid” very seriously as guests can expect the place to have no WiFi or TV and generators are used to power the camp. Sure you can climb up to a higher place to get phone signal, but why bother when your camp overlooks the Pink Beach that has been voted one of the most beautiful beaches in Indonesia?
The camp has 11 lodges dubbed Beruga Pantai that are inspired by traditional Sasak fishing camps. Each of them is complete with king-size bed with mosquito net and bathroom. When you are tired of doing nothing, join some of the activities provided there, such as scuba diving, snorkeling, hiking the Pink Beach, reading at the camp’s library or fishing.
Price depends on the package, but it starts at US$285.
Where: Jl. Pantai Beloam, Tanjung Ringgit, Sekaroh, Jerowaru, East Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara
Contact: +62 370 693 035
Amanwana provides two types of luxury safari-style tents for its guests, namely Ocean Tents and Jungle Tents. Both come with air conditioning, WiFi and a spacious bathroom. (aman.com/resorts/File)
Located in the west coast of Moyo Island in West Sumbawa, facing the Flores Sea, Amanwana provides two types of luxury safari-style tents for its guests, namely Ocean Tents and Jungle Tents. Both of them offer different views according to their name and are filled with facilities, including air conditioning, WiFi and spacious bathrooms. The accommodation price starts at $750 depending on the tent type.
For adventure seekers, Amanwana also offers various outdoor activities, such as diving, snorkeling, kayaking, cruising the Flores Sea and trekking to Barry’s Falls at the heart of the island, among other things.
Coming in from Bali? The resort provides direct seaplane transfer service that will take around 65 minutes.
Where: Moyo Island, West Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara
Contact: +62 371 22233
Suite Tent Penjor at Sandat Glamping Tents in Ubud, Bali. (glampingsandat.com/Andrea Cacopardi)
Ever wonder what it's like to have Bali's exotic view of the forest and paddy fields right outside your room windows? Those who are planning to visit Ubud can consider staying in Sandat Glamping Tents.
Said to be the first glamping site on the island, this place boasts different types of accommodation, such as two suite tents, three tents and three lumbung (rice barns). All of them are equipped with air conditioning, WiFi and a mini bar. The price starts at $163 including breakfast.
Some activities that you can join in during your stay at the Sandat Glamping Tents are cycling, cooking class, rafting and yoga.
Where: Jl. Subak Sala Banjar, Sala, Ubud, Bali
Contact: +62 361 9083 222
In terms of the accommodation, The Canopi Resort has five different types of safari-themed tents that fit four guests. (thecanopi.com/File)
Situated on the 338-hectare of Treasure Bay Bintan in Riau, The Canopi Resort offers lavish tents and a plethora of activities for those who claim to be adventure seekers. The Treasure Bay Bintan itself is home to a private forest, a mangrove reserve and the Crystal Lagoon, which is said to be the first and largest man-made seawater lagoon in Southeast Asia.
In terms of the accommodation, the resort boasts five different types of safari-themed tents that can accommodate four guests, namely Garden, Safari, Lagoon View, Lagoon View Deluxe and Glamping Deluxe tents. Each of them is equipped with private garden, air conditioning, LCD TV and WiFi with a starting price of $105.
Moreover, the resort has various land and water attractions that can be explored, including jetovator, sea scooter, aquaglide sailboat, mangrove kayaking tour, mangrove firefly pontoon tour, airsoft gun and ATV off-road trail.
Where: Jl. Raya Haji KM 01 Kawasan Pariwisata, Teluk Sebong Lagoi, Bintan, Kepulauan Riau
Contact: +62 770 69 2252
A Nasika tent at Trizara Resorts, Bandung, West Java fits four guests. (trizara.com/File)
Those who want to enjoy a quick getaway from Jakarta may stay at Trizara Resorts in Bandung, West Java. It has three types of glamping safari tents adorned in minimalist and modern touches that cater to two to four guests, namely Netra, Nasika, Svada and Zana. Those seeking some privacy should opt for the Zana type, which is located on the resort’s slope. But if you arrive with your family, it is recommended to choose the Nasika or Svada types as they fit four guests. The price starts at $94 including breakfast.
Aside from having your morning yoga and meditation, other activities that you can do here are paintball, archery, exploring the resort by bike, bonfire and barbecues in the evening.
Where: Jl. Pasirwangi Wetan, Lembang, Bandung, West Java
Contact: +62 22 827 80085
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Nestled in the northwestern part of Gili Trawangan, West Nusa Tenggara, the La Cocoteraie Ecolodge offers eight private tents, each equipped with a queen-size bed, private bathroom, private balcony and standing fan. (lacocoteraiegili.com/File)
If tropical ambiance with coconut trees and picturesque sunsets as a background are what you are looking for during your vacation, consider staying in La Cocoteraie Ecolodge in Gili Trawangan, West Nusa Tenggara. Nestled in the northwestern part of the island, the ecolodge consists of eight private tents, each comes with a queen-size bed, private bathroom, private balcony and standing fan. The price, which stars at $63 per night, also includes WiFi, breakfast, free bicycles and complimentary snorkeling equipment.
After spending your day riding your bike around the place or snorkeling, expect to sit and relax at the ecolodge’s lounge and pool area. (kes)
Where: Gili Trawangan, West Nusa Tenggara
Contact: +62 81 907 976 985