Kura Kura Resort – Between heaven and earth

Located in the midst of Karimunjawa Archipelago and offering one of the largest lagoons of the area, Menjawakan is a very green, private tropical island 22 hectars large, of extroardinary beauty which is exclusively occupied by Kura Kura Resort.

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 colours of the sea while staying in rare comfort.

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Pulau Macan, Tiger Island (Thousand Island Archipelago, Jakarta), Indonesia

Located in the Thousand Islands to the north of Jakarta, Pulau Macan (Tiger Island) is a private island that runs an eco-friendly management system and is arguably the best place for Jakartans who long to breathe in the smell of the ocean while resting and relaxing in a wooden hut overlooking a pristine beach.

Forty-five nautical miles north of Jakarta, among the Thousand Islands in the deep-blue Java Sea, two-and-a-half-acre Pulau Macan is a dreamy island oasis with an incredible coral seascape, which guests can enjoy up close from the expansive wooden deck at the clubhouse. Inside, look for a pool table, comfy sofas, and “appropriately light literature.” Accommodations consist of three rustic but comfortable bungalows (two rooms have air-conditioning), and the restaurant features local ingredients—like kemangi, a lemon-flavored Indonesian basil—many of which are organically grown on the island.
Sample the herb in karedok, a house specialty also made with Chinese long beans, cabbage, cucumbers, eggplant, and a spicy-sweet peanut sauce.

What to Do:
Borrow a rowboat, flat-bottomed canoe, or rubber dinghy, and paddle 150 yards to a deserted island covered in palm trees. There, string up a hammock (the resort has them on hand), snorkel, or comb the white powdery beach for sand dollars.

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Kayu Manis Private Villa, Nusa Dua

It’s no secret how much I love Bali. Even my wedding was in Bali. This year we come back to Bali to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary. But this time we didn’t stay at Grand Hyatt. We stay in Kayu Manis Private Villa. Still at Nusa Dua, our favourite area.

We stayed at 1 bedroom private villa with pool. We always stayed at a big resort everytime we came to Bali, this time we decided to try something else. Opt for a private villa mainly because my husband haven’t stayed in private villa before, so here we are.

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Hotel Kempinski, Jakarta

Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta, commonly abbreviated as HI, is one of the oldest and best known hotels in Indonesia. Located in Central Jakarta, it was one of the first 5-star hotels in the country and remains a major city landmark; its fame is often linked to the country’s political pride. It is located by the famed Hotel Indonesia Roundabout, which gets its name from the hotel.

The lobby is quite large and with high ceilings, all of it is scattered in dark tones making it cozy. Jakarta Kempinski Hotel Indonesia was listed as one of the best newest hotel in the world 2010 by Conde Nast Traveler and I’m about to discover why… After a quick check in, I was escorted to the room where as usual they explained how everything works, including the spectacular toilet that looked more like a Lamborghini, so many buttons that you almost need a degree to understand how it works.


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Discover the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay

When it comes to five-star accommodation, the world-renowned Four Seasons hotel group gives luxury a whole new meaning. As arguably the world’s most glamorous hotel group, the Four Seasons operates 102 hotels in 23 countries and is dedicated to providing guests with elegant rooms and suites, impeccable service, world-class dining and unique once-in-a-lifetime experiences that allow travellers to really immerse themselves in their surroundings.


One Bedroom Villa

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