There is a new travel trend called “workcation”, which means having a vacation while working remotely. This might sound like an oxymoron because one usually takes a vacation to escape the daily grind. But many people consider a workcation a good way to increase productivity. So if you’re planning a workcation in Indonesia, then Jakarta might be the perfect destination for you. Here are some ideas and recommended spots to maximize your workcation experience in Jakarta:
1 | Explore the Coworking Spaces
In the past couple of years, so many coworking spaces have popped up in and around Jakarta, offering the convenience of working in a comfortable, sophisticated, and highly-facilitated place. There are two coworking spaces that we recommend in Jakarta: GoWork in Chubb Square Thamrin and CoHive 101 in Mega Kuningan.
Located at the center of downtown Jakarta, GoWork in Chubb Square, Thamrin Nine Complex, and CoHive 101 in Mega Kuningan provide cutting-edge, flexible workspaces with world-class facilities that will make your remote working sessions more fun. If you’re planning to bring your colleagues, you can even rent a meeting room.
GoWork Chubb Square Thamrin
Address: Chubb Square, Jl. M.H. Thamrin No.10, RT.14/RW.20, Kb. Melati, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10230
CoHive 101 Mega Kuningan
Address: Jl. Mega Kuningan Barat Jl. DR. Ide Anak Agung Gde Agung No.1, RT.5/RW.2, Kuningan, Kuningan Tim., Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12950
2 | Stay at Fancy Hotels
If you want to work remotely in a much quieter environment, then booking a room in a fancy hotel would be the most suitable option for you. We recommend these three hotels: Swissotel Pantai Indah Kapuk, Yello Hotel Harmoni, and The Gunawarman.
Located 15 minutes away from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK), Swissotel Pantai Indah Kapuk can also be accessed from Airport Highway and Outer Ring Road Highway. This hotel’s interior has a Swiss-inspired style and all the rooms are perfectly designed for you to do remote work comfortably. You can also work at the poolside while enjoying the view of the green garden.
Yello Hotel Harmoni is strategically located within walking distance of Harmoni Central Busway Station. It takes less than 40 minutes from Soekarno Hatta International Airport and Jakarta Kota Train Station to reach here. The hotel features a range of sophisticated facilities for an ultimate staycation and workcation experience in Jakarta. If you want to experience a different vibe, you can work remotely from their Chill Spot Lounge and grab some delicious dishes at their 24-hour, street food-inspired Wok’n’Tok Restaurant.
If you’re looking for a fancy workcation in a hotel, you should book a room in The Gunawarman. Located in the busy center of Jakarta, surrounded by many shopping districts, such as fX Sudirman (850 m) and Pacific Place (860 m), The Gunawarman Hotel features designs inspired by the old Batavia and boasts charming classic European architecture. The hotel has several types of rooms, including The Mansard, The White Room, The Wood Deluxe. The White Room stands out for its floor-to-ceiling glass window offering a great view of the city of Jakarta. It’s the perfect place to work remotely and get inspired by the beautiful surroundings at the same time.
Swissôtel Jakarta PIK Avenue
Address: Jl. Pantai Indah Utara 1, RT.6/RW.2, Kapuk Muara, Kec. Penjaringan, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14460
Phone: (021) 22571188
Yello Harmoni Hotel
Address: 6, Jl. Hayam Wuruk No.6, RT.6/RW.2, Kb. Klp., Kecamatan Gambir, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10120
Phone: (021) 22035000
The Gunawarman Hotel
Address: Jl. Gunawarman No.3, RT.6/RW.3, Selong, Kec. Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12110
Phone: (021) 22770007
3 | Visit Some Cozy Cafes
Cafes are always a good place to wind down and relax your mind, so you can focus while working remotely. If you’re craving some light bites and caffeine to boost your mood on your workcation in Jakarta, then Lucky Cat Kuningan, Covare Cafe, and Casa Kopi are some great options.
Lucky Cat Kuningan is located in Plaza Festival, in the middle of the business district in Jl. HR Rasuna Said, Kuningan. This coffee shop can be easily recognized by its classic-looking, white-brick exterior. The place is well-designed, and the green plants, wooden furniture, and marble tables create a modern and cozy vibe. Not only do they serve good coffee, but they are also open 24/7, which means you can sit there for hours.
In the Tanah Abang area, there is a coffee shop called Covare Cafe & Workspace that offers a high-quality coffee menu and, as its name implies, a comfortable workspace. Located on the ground floor of Graha PPI, the cafe greets visitors with a greenhouse-style facade and minimalist interior design. The long tables with power sockets are perfect for those planning to work there for a long time without having to worry about their laptop’s battery.
Situated in a quiet area near Senayan, Casa Kopi offers a comfortable workspace. This cafe might not be as big as the other two, but the atmosphere is very conducive for work. The potted plants and unique wall murals complement the predominantly white, chic contemporary design of Casa Kopi. Perfect for working remotely, the cafe happens to be a popular Instagrammable spot as well. A selfie or two won’t hurt, right?
Lucky Cat Coffee & Kitchen
Address: Parkir Selatan Plaza Festival, Jl. H. R. Rasuna Said No.C22, RT.2/RW.5, Karet Kuningan, Kecamatan Setiabudi, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12940
Phone: (021) 52961475
Covare Cafe & Workspace
Address: Jl. Abdul Muis No.8, RT.11/RW.8, Petojo Sel., Jakarta, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10160
Address: Jl. Penjernihan IV Jl. Pejompongan Dalam No.9, RT.12/RW.5, Bend. Hilir, Tanahabang, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12270
Phone: (021) 25981666
Planning to visit Jakarta on your future workcation after the pandemic? You can plan ahead as Indonesia is preparing to welcome back tourists by strictly implementing Cleanliness-Health-Safety-Environmental Sustainability protocols at all tourist destinations. Until then, keep your travel dreams alive.
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