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In this blog post, I am going to list a few luxury honeymoon hotels and resort in Indonesia, outside Bali (because there are so many other beautiful places in Indonesia, of course!). After MUCH research on Indonesian honeymoon resorts, I’ll list some of my top choices. The fiancé and I prefer all-inclusive resorts where we don’t need to find food outside. This, of course, may not be your preference if you want to explore the place you’re in. We also prefer resorts which have honeymoon packages.
I will discuss rates per room, honeymoon packages (if available), and return tickets from Jakarta in July 2017 for 4 nights – which is our honeymoon plan.
THE LOMBOK LODGE (Lombok) — Website
I first became interested in TLL because it had a perfect review score of 5/5 on TripAdvisor with 770++ reviews. Several guests mention that TLL was the best hotel they have every stayed in, although they have been to many 5* resorts and boutique hotels worldwide. Reviewers frequently mention the top-notch address-you-by-your-name staff and the five-course dinner by Chef Jiwa Raga (which guests believe should have a Michelin star, because it is THAT good). As foodies, we honestly fell in love with the thought of having a Michelin-starred 5-course dinner every day. A few guests even mentioned that they were surprised with private fireworks during their candlelit dinner.
As a small resort, TLL only has 9 rooms. We prefer this rather than a large hotel. In other words, at TLL, you’re THE guest, not a guest. Every room includes a half board – breakfast at any time you wish and a 5-course fine-dining dinner every night. The honeymoon packages per night for the Luxury Suite are about 714 USD/night (including all taxes and fees). It includes:
- Accommodation for two, for 4 nights, in a Luxury Lodge Suite, Ocean view
- Return Transfer Services, by private car, from the International Airport/Harbour of Lombok
- Superb five-course dinners and full breakfasts for two – every day of stay
- A bottle of Sparkling Wine on arrival, along with canapés
- A delicious Honeymoon cake, by Chef Jiwa Raga
- One private, romantic candle light Lobster Dinner at The Lodge private beach
- An authentic ‘Indonesian Rijstafel Experience’ for two, during one night of your stay
- One relaxing 60-min. massage & one luxurious 60-min. Shiseido facial per couple
- The Lombok Lodge Signature Butler-Drawn Frangipani Honeymoon Bath Ritual (one per couple)
- Daily shuttle service from The Lodge Private Beach to Gili Air; snorkelling and beach fun
- Free In-Room WIFI internet
- Daily complimentary afternoon tea upon request
- Luxury Hermès Bathroom Amenities
- Use of The Lodge Gym, The Lodge ‘APPS’ & Apple TV Movie/Music Entertainment System
- Late check-out (2pm)
I became more interest with TLL after seeing their honeymoon package. It shows that they really go above and beyond for their honeymooner guests. What’s also nice about this resort is the cancellation policy – you can cancel 15 days before in low season and 45 days before in high season. TLL also provides excursions from the resort. One of them is Picnic on the Beach, which is about 300 USD. If you’re looking for an exclusive, personalized resort that will treat you like royalty, look no further!
Tickets from Jakarta with Garuda Indonesia are at about $250 per person. With Citilink it is cheaper, at about $100. I estimate that a 4-night honeymoon here will cost about 3700 USD total, including excursions, etc.
Other luxury resorts in Lombok worth looking into: The Oberoi Lombok (website, rates start from USD 250 + 21% tax for a Luxury Pavilion with Garden View); Hotel Tugu Lombok (website, rates from USD 190 + 21% tax per night for a Bungalow with Garden View + Breakfast), Jeeva Santai Resorts (website, in my opinion, this resort has the most similar offering with The Lombok Lodge on a budget. It’s a relatively new resort, so reviews are still slightly patchy, although on average high) and Qunci Villas Lombok (website, rates from USD 325 + 21% tax per night for a Romantic Getaway Package in a Room with Private Pool).
AMANWANA (Pulau Moyo) — Website
You may have heard of the Aman Group, owner of the most luxurious resorts all over the world. In Indonesia, they have Amanjiwo (Jogjakarta) and Amankila and Amandari (both in Bali). Aman Group has Amanwana in Moyo Island, which is located about 1 hour from Sumbawa Airport. Here, guests sleep in luxury tents – be it jungle or seaside. According to reviews, staying here can be a special experience because animals such as monkeys or deers will frequent your tent (if you’re lucky!). Guests in TripAdvisor advise to go all-out for the seaside tents, which are more expensive than the jungle ones.
If you stay here for 3 nights or more, prices start at 650 USD + tax for the rainforest test and 800 USD + tax for the seaside tents. Rates include all food and drinks. Amanwana also has a Nature Experience package (875 USD per night for the jungle tent and 1,025 USD per night for the sea tent), which include:
- All meals
- three activities
- a guided excursion to a series of spring-fed, limestone waterfalls and cool freshwater jungle pools
- a one-hour massage at Amanwana’s seaside Jungle Cove or spa tent
- a beach dive on the Amanwana sea wall.
If you need a pickup from Sumbawa airport, guests must pay 300 USD for a return trip. The trip from the airport will take about 45 minutes. Tickets from Jakarta will cost you about $70. We estimate that a 4-night honeymoon here will run you about 5,500 USD for the jungle tent and about 6,500 USD for the seaside tent.
PULO CINTA ECO RESORT (Gorontalo) — Website
With crystal-clear seawater and unique wooden overwater villas, it’s no wonder Pulo Cinta is dubbed as Maldives van Indonesia. It’s a much cheaper option than Maldives, of course. At Pulo Cinta, you can jump straight into the water from your room. Due to it’s remote location, you can literally sleep under the stars. Food at Pulo Cinta is prepared especially for you and guests say it’s great. Pulo Cinta also provides a honeymoon package which includes the room, full board, airport transfers, snorkeling, and candlelit dinner for 300 USD.
Pulo Cinta Eco Resort from above, photo from http://marischkaprudence.blogspot.co.uk
The trip to Pulo Cinta takes about 5 hours from Jakarta to Gorontalo (prices are about $420). After arriving at the airport, guests will be picked up and taken straight to Pulo Cinta – a trip that will take 2 hours. We estimate that a honeymoon in an overwater villa here for 4 nights will cost about 2,400 USD total.
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ARUMDALU (Belitong) — Website
Siapa sih yang tidak kenal dengan keindahan pantai di Belitong dengan pasirnya yang putih dan airnya yang jernih? Nah, di Belitong ada private resort baru lho brides, yaitu Arumdalu. Arumdalu ini tempatnya jauh dari keramaian dan dari foto sih memang kelihatannya indah banget deh. Mereka juga menyediakan banyak aktivitas untuk tamu (bisa dilihat disini), seperti kayaking, belajar membatik, sampai berkunjung ke rumah Ahok lho! Kami sempat consider untuk booking Simpur Villa, yang mempunyai fasilitas sebagai berikut:
- Forest views
- 320-400sqm Private Luxury Villa
- 60 Sqm Room
- State-of-the-art Breathing Gazebo
- Separate Shower/WC
- Luxury Bathtub
- State-of-the-art Breathing Gazebo
- Amenities by L’OCCITANE
Simpur Villa juga mempunyai private pool di setiap villa-nya. Sayangnya nih, di website Arumdalu tidak ada pilihan kamar yang sudah termasuk makan, jadi kami agak takut kalau makan disini akan memakan biaya yang banyak, secara di websitenya kelihatannya restorannya fine-dining semua. Hehehe. Aku sempat menanyakan mereka sih untuk paket honeymoon, jadi kalau dibalas akan aku info-kan disini ya.
Untuk harga, kamar Simpur Villa di Arumdalu adalah 7.5 juta per malam (termasuk airport transfer dan breakfast). Tiket pesawat dari Jakarta via Citilink sekitar 800 ribu. Dengan memikirkan makan siang dan malam dan excursion lainnya (snorkeling, etc), kami perkirakan, biaya honeymoon untuk 4 malam di Arumdalu akan menghabiskan sekitar 3,100 USD (42 juta IDR) all in.
Nihiwatu terkenal sebagai salah satu leading hotels of the world dan hotel terbaik di dunia berdasarkan Travel + Leisure Magazine, brides. Dengan konsep tree-house nya yang unik dan servis yang luar biasa, Nihiwatu betul-betul mendapatkan praise dari para tamunya. Harga Nihiwatu tergantung season nih, brides. Kalau sedang high season, kamar bisa hampir 2 kali lipat. Kalau di low season, harga kamar paling murah, yaitu di Sumba 1 bedroom villa adalah 750 USD per malam, termasuk all meals, accommodation, non alcoholic drinks, local excursions, wi-fi and many sea activities. Di high season, harganya menjadi 1350 USD.
Tapi, kalau WNI menginap disini, ada bonus khusus lho, brides! Untuk 3 malam disini, harganya adalah 29.5 juta ++. WNI juga mendapat bonus khusus lainnya seperti return airport transfer, pijit 1 jam untuk 2 orang, trekking ke Nihioka, dan resort credit sebesar 2 juta. Tiket pesawat dari Jakarta ke 4.2 juta return per orang. Sebagai WNI, kami perkirakan, biaya honeymoon untuk 4 malam di Nihiwatu akan menghabiskan sekitar 4,500 USD (60 juta IDR) all in.
Sekian dulu ya brides! Semoga bermanfaat. Kalau aku ada waktu, nanti akan aku update dengan:
Plataran (Pulau Komodo)
Siladen Resorts and Spa (Bunaken)
Banyan Tree (Bintan)
-AS & ASK