Weekend Getaways From Jakarta: 4 reasons why Villa Borobudur makes for a perfect vacation

April 27, 2016 Kevin Ho

If you’re planning a luxe boutique villa getaway in Southeast Asia, Java isn’t usually the first place that comes to mind. But think about it: wouldn’t you want to avoid the inevitable bustle of Balinese beaches while escaping from the gridlock of urban living? If so, it’s high time you put Java on the map, because we’ve found a unique hotel concept in Java that’s exactly what you city slickers need to relax and recharge. This pocket of paradise is called Villa Borobudur and here are just some reasons why we’re itching to scoot outta town and book a villa vacay here.

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You get to enjoy luxe villa living

Want a contemporary Javanese-styled villa? Or perhaps you prefer to be a little closer to nature and enjoy an outdoors-y jungle experience instead? With seven distinctly styled rooms and villas to choose from at Villa Borobudur, you’re bound to find one that strikes your fancy. Whichever your choice, all rooms and villas boast unsurpassed views of the lush valleys, the Borobudur and volcanoes, thanks to its location on the Menoreh Mountains. Think of it as your very own private retreat from the working world. Of course, you don’t want to miss out on some of the more modern creature comforts when you’re on holiday! So thankfully, each and every bedroom is fully air-conditioned and equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity. And you’ll even enjoy complimentary laundry services, because nobody wants to have to deal with laundry on a vacay!

You’ll be treated to Javanese hospitality

The Javanese are known for their warmth and hospitality, so it comes as no surprise that Villa Borobudur incorporates these hallmarks into their service culture. Guests are treated to personalised experiences that include meals, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks specially prepared by Javanese chefs. Of course, you’re not going to visit Java and miss out on the wonders of Borobudur. Enjoy a private daytime visit to the incredible 9thcentury Buddhist temple that includes transport, a guide and access to the VIP entrance. The best bit? These perks are all included in the rates (including transfers!). Deal! But that’s not all there is to do at Villa Borobudur…

You’ll never run out of things to do

Are you the outdoors-y type? Take full advantage of Central Java’s vibrant natural beauty with hiking, rafting and biking trips, or perhaps take it just a little easier at a yoga class. If you’re more of a culture vulture, take in the gamut of Javanese art at museums and galleries, or take part in workshops to gain a handy new skill. Wherever your interests lie, you can be sure that Villa Borobudur’s extensive list of activities offers something for everyone.

It’s socially and environmentally responsible too

So maybe this isn’t the first thing on most people’s mind when they’re picking a resort, but it’s worth mentioning Villa Borobudur’s socially and environmentally conscious ethos. In addition to promoting Java’s rich culture, the villa also supports local communities. All design, construction and building was handled by locals from neighbouring villages, creating many employment opportunities. The preservation of the villa’s bio-diverse environment was also taken into consideration during construction; to avoid damaging the natural greenery, only parts of the gardens near the villas have been cultivated. So don’t worry; you’ll be able to enjoy the lavish life with a complete peace of mind!

Villa Borobudur, Dusun Pete, Majaksingi, Borobudur, 56553 Magelang, Central Java Indonesia. Email: info@villaborobudur.com. p. +62 851 0052 5520

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