Yearning a break from city life? Whether you are a self-professed shopaholic, or looking for an escape with the family, Agoda highlights destinations less than three hours away that will satisfy your wanderlust.
For a real adventure, travel slightly south of Jakarta to Puncak, where you can fulfill the children’s dreams of staying in a treehouse at the Taman Safari Lodge. Have a full day of fun next door at the Taman Safari Park, which houses a zoo and amusement park.
Or visit Depok’s D’Kandang Amazing Farm just an hour’s drive away from Jakarta, where the kids can get close to nature, interact with animals, and even learn how to milk cows. Featuring an outdoor swimming pool and a shared kitchen, Pesona Air – Villa and Private Pool in Depok is a spacious Agoda Homes option for the family.
2. For shopaholics
A staycation within Jakarta means shopaholics do not have to carry their shopping bags far. Have an indulgent weekend at a luxurious hotel with mall access to stay close to favorite shops, before completing the holiday experience with spa or beauty treatments. Live like a king at Raffles Jakarta where King Salman of Saudi Arabia stayed during one of his visits. Connected to Lotte Shopping Avenue, a museum, art gallery and theatre, the hotel is also a great base to indulge in some art and culture.
Just under an hour by plane or three hours by car, Bandung, also known as the Paris of Java, offers a great shopping experience with its outlet malls and many boutiques. Enjoy a stroll in the cooler weather, take a break from all that shopping at one of the quaint European-style cafés and feast on the panoramic dinner view at a restaurant up in the hills of Dago.
Stay at The Luxton Hotel in the heart of Bandung, to get easy access to factory outlets and historical sites like the Gedung Sate museum, or for a more relaxing stay, consider the serene Vila Air Natural Resort.
3. For nature-lovers
Cool off from the city heat at the Nangka Waterfall in Bogor, just two hours from Jakarta by car. Take a dip in the shallow pool below the falls while enjoying the scenic view of Mount Salak. Check-in at the Mirah Hotel, just five minutes away from the Bogor Botanical garden.
If you’re craving a beach holiday away and Bali’s too far, Pulau Seribu, also known as Thousand Islands, will make the perfect island escape within Jakarta regency. Depart from Ancol Marina harbor to get to Bidadari, the nearest island just 30 minutes by boat, or explore islets like Ayer in the vicinity and stay at Pulau Ayer Resort and Cottages.
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