The beauty of Indonesia’s natural landscape stretches far beyond the boundaries of the forests.
While in some parts of the world it takes a jeep safari ride and a trek to dive into the most lush regions of the country, Indonesia is home to some of the world's most beautiful natural views right from your bedroom window.
Here are just a few of the most beautifully located hotels in the country:
Padma Hotel Bandung
The Padma Hotel Bandung is located on the hillside minutes away from the city centre of Bandung. While close to a city, there’s not shortage of greenery surrounding the hotel grounds. At the Padma Hotel you can wake up in the clouds and fall asleep to the beautiful sunset falling behind the hills of Bandung. With more than six different suites to choose from, you can pick your hillside view or relaxing lookout toward the nature and pool. Step out onto your balcony and breathe in nothing but the crisp, clean air of the rainforest.
Menjangan, West Coast of Bali
The Manjangan is a hotel retreat situated in the heart of Bali Barat National Park. Miles from the hustle and bustle of the city, this hotel offers calming retreats along the north west coast of Bali. You can be assured that you’ll hear nothing but the soft sounds of birds and the whistling of tree branches as you lay back and relax in this paradise. You can enjoy their rooftop peak to view out above the trees and onward to the ocean's waves or climb your way down into the rainforest to explore the beautiful sights and sounds of the nature.
Amanwana, Moyo Island
Moyo Island itself is a hidden gem of Indonesia. The island is a sanctuary and marine reserve located at the east end of Bali. If you plan on making a Google search to find other hotels and accommodations around the area, you’re quickly going to hit a dead end. The Amanwana is the one and only resort on Moyo Island and is surrounded by nothing but bright blue skies and crystal clear waters. To top it all off, you can choose to camp out in a tented suite high up in the forest.
The Hanging Gardens of Bali, Payangan
The name of this hotel should say it all. The Hanging Gardens of Bali are located high up on a cliff providing some of the world’s coolest aerial views of the island. When you book a room at this hotel, you’ll be required jump in and ride on a scenic funicular to get to the doorstep of your bedroom - literally hanging in the gardens of Bali. Spend some time with the monkeys while you sit back and relax in the middle of the rainforest.
Amanjiwo Resorts, Borobudur
Amanjiwo is a part of the Aman Resorts and located in Borobudur. While staying at the Amanjiwo, you are completely surrounded by the rainforest of Java and high up in the hills of Menoreh. If you take a look outside of your hotel window, you’ll likely set your sights on the beautiful farmlands and the distant volcanoes in the background. There is certainly no lack of privacy at this resort as you’re warmly welcomed to a private beach and personal suites situated high up in the treetops.
ONEWORLD Retreats, Ubud
While the ONEWORLD Retreats might not be open for everyday users, they offer retreats for those who seek calming experiences in meditation and yoga. Located in the town of Ubud, this retreat is surrounded by rainforests, farmlands and distant temples. The Ubud District is known to have some of the most stunning landscapes in the world and it also home to some of the country's most talented craftsmen. As a part of the ONEWORLD Retreats program you’re offered the opportunity to join courses including detox and yoga, escape the world, let your body talk and immerse yourself in Bali.
The Oberoi, Lombok, Tanjung
Surrounded by the beautiful Medana Bay, The Oberoi has been build to stretch across twenty four acres of untouched and pristine nature. Set your sights on some of the country's most beautiful sunsets as you watch the sun fall beneath the Mount Agung volcano. The hotel boasts in the fact that they have incredible indigenous plants and species surrounding the grounds which makes for a perfect destination exploration. If you’re looking to grab your PADI certification, jump into some of the area's most qualified dive centres.
The best part about finding beautiful escapes in the centre of these pristine rainforests and private beaches is that not all accommodations have to be out of reach. Choose your budget, pick your destination and you’ll be on your way to a beautiful holiday no matter where you stay. Located in some of the country's most beautiful forests are treehouses, hostels, bed and breakfasts, you name it!
Forget about the impossible and start to remember that some of the most beautiful places in life come free.
Nature is all around us, it just takes the adventurous and daring to go out and explore!