Since the beginning of the pandemic, people have been staying at home to protect not only themselves but their loved ones. As a result, it’s not uncommon for people to gain unwanted body weight. Besides, many people find staying home the whole day affects their mental health. Are there any ways to get a healthy holiday after this pandemic ends? Of course, especially if you are visiting Indonesia. In this article, we will recommend you five exciting ideas to make your holiday in Wonderful Indonesia healthier and more enjoyable!
1 | Morning walk in nature at Sipiso Piso Waterfall, Lake Toba
If you happen to visit Lake Toba, make sure to plan an early morning trip to stroll around Sipiso Piso Waterfall, which is located in the northern part of the lake. It’s also one of the highest waterfalls in Indonesia at a height of 120 meters. It is said that the Sipiso Piso Waterfall formed from an underground river in the Karo Plateau that flows through a cave on the side of Lake Toba crater.
In order to fully enjoy the sight of this waterfall, one must go down a steep hill. No worries, because there are approximately 500 stairs that will make it easier for you to reach your destination. Sounds challenging, right? Well, that’s what’s going to make your holiday fun and healthier!
2 | Re-energize with yoga amongst nature at Dagi Hill, Borobudur
The area around Borobudur Temple in Magelang - Central Java is also a perfect place for you to have a healthier and more exciting holiday, especially if doing yoga is your thing. If you feel like climbing over the stairs of the temple is too easy, you can try going up to Dagi Hill. Located northwest of Borobudur, Dagi Hill is known as the best spot in the area to enjoy the view of the temple with a calming breeze of natural ambiance.
Not only providing a great spot for a relaxing walk, but this place also has a wide-open space for you to do yoga while breathing the fresh air of nature. For a maximum experience, we recommend you to also stay at Manohara Borobudur: the only accommodation located within the area of the temple which also offers a complete package of early Borobudur sunrise and picnic breakfast at Dagi Hill.
3 | A bite of Chicken Taliwang at Spice Market Restaurant, Mandalika
Looking for a heavy dose of Ayam Taliwang (Lombok-style spicy roasted chicken) during your trip to Lombok? Look no further than Spice Market Restaurant at Kuta Mandalika area. As part of Novotel Lombok Resort & Villas, the restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and a daily-themed buffet of world-class menus. It’s a cozy beach resort restaurant with a great view of Mandalika Beach and can seat 120 people.
Furthermore, Spice Market Restaurant has received a Halal Certificate issued by the Indonesian Muslim Board to ensure all Muslim tourists that they can conveniently enjoy halal foods here. It’s only a 7-minute walk from Mandalika Beach and you can grab a healthy and nutritious portion of Ayam Taliwang for lunch or dinner after hunting down waves for a shot of adrenaline!
4 | Explore the diving experience at Gangga Island Resort & Spa, Likupang
Likupang in North Sulawesi might be a place that is not well known by international travelers, but it is no doubt one of the most beautiful places you can find in Indonesia. If you want to experience a whole package of luxurious accommodation along with a diving adventure, you can head straight to Gangga Island Resort & Spa.
Situated in Gangga Island north of Likupang, Gangga Island Resort & Spa will sway its visitors with a collection of elegantly furnished wooden bungalows with high ceilings and a large balcony overlooking the beach which is set at the base of a jungle-covered hill. It is also known as one of the safe havens for diving enthusiasts because Gangga offers a diving experience where one can immerse into the diverse and remarkable sea life from both the Indian and the Pacific Oceans. Furthermore, the resort is also an ideal starting point for the diving sites of Bangka Island, Bunaken National Marine Park, and Lembeh Strait, making it a favorite spot for underwater photographers.
If you’re a non-diver, you can also savor the scenic white sand beach, the large salt-water pool, a traditional spa, and the undeniably high-quality service at Gangga Island Resort. Jog along the shorelines and see the endless horizon stretches in front of you as you take your breath on the last set of your beach exercise here.
5 | Experience rejuvenation at Flores Spa, Labuan Bajo
Health is not only about physical wellbeing, it is also about mental stability as well. Those of you who are visiting Labuan Bajo and looking for a body and mind rejuvenation can visit Flores Spa. It is located in Jalan Soekarno Hatta (close to the Komodo Airport) and provides a wide range of massage and therapy that can be adjusted according to your needs.
The spa presents a bamboo-designed look with treatments ranging from massages and facials to scrubs and ear candling. Furthermore, there are even treatments that are specifically tailored to sunburn and post-diving. You don’t have to worry about your adventure after-care because Flores Spa in Labuan Bajo got exactly what you need.
These 5 ideas may look simple, but it is undoubtedly a good start for another series of healthy holidays that you can take further. Last but not least, we strongly advise you to comply with CHSE (Cleanliness, Health, Safety, and Environmental Sustainability) in order to make your healthy holidays more convenient.
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