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3 Inspiring Destinations to Start Your Wellness Journey in Indonesia

Aside from being an exotic tourist destination, Indonesia is also widely known as a country with an abundance of culture; in which each of them has their own unique way to preserve many hereditary methods of healing. Since Indonesia is going to host the International Wellness Tourism Conference & Festival on 5 - 7 August 2022 in Alila Solo Hotel - Solo, the government is now focused on making the country as the leading wellness tourism destination worldwide. There are a lot of options you can explore, but we suggest you start at three recommended wellness destinations; the ones that are also included for the Wellness Experience Trip in the upcoming International Wellness Tourism Conference & Festival (IWCTF). These three destinations are chosen because they are home to  a lot of unique and diverse wellness-related attractions that you can experience. Read this article and choose the one that suits your need!


1. Solo


As the official host for IWTCF 2022, Solo might be the perfect place to introduce yourself to the Indonesian healing tradition. In fact, this city–which was formally known as the city of Surakarta–has become one of the pilot cities for the Wellness City and Wellness Tourism in Indonesia since 2021; gaining a tagline of “Solo Wellness City, City of Java Wellness”.

Along with the neighboring Tawangmangu Subdistrict in Karanganyar Regency, Solo is also equipped with several supporting wellness-oriented facilities that are unique such as Rumah Atsiri Indonesia Glamping (where you can explore a lot of traditional aromatherapy and essential oils) and cycling tracks to keep your body fit. However, the main attraction here is the vast range of traditional herbal drinks from Java a.k.a. jamu that you can easily find in many shops in the city. Learn a thing or two about them, take some sips, and feel the benefits within your body and mind.


2. Yogyakarta


Those who have visited Prambanan Temple and Borobudur Temple will be familiar with these destinations. Along with the neighboring Magelang Regency, Yogyakarta is rich in history and has its own distinctive slow-life, friendly, and serene atmosphere which then provides a fitting space for wellness journeys. For a more immersive experience, you can delve into the lives of the locals and learn new philosophies by visiting some tourism villages like Wanurejo and Candirejo. The jamu herbal drinks and traditional cuisine which are essential for the wellness of your body and mind, can also be found here. Last but not least, you can put your mind at ease while learning something new by exploring coffee plantations in MesaStila Resort. Pretty interesting, right?


3. Bali


Everybody knows about Bali. It’s exactly how paradise is pictured in the minds of all travelers worldwide. Seaside views, beach clubs, lush rice fields, and many other attractions within the Island of the Gods definitely serve as an impeccable scene for a wellness holiday. There are plenty of wellness-related tourist attractions, ranging from budget-friendly spas to five-star luxurious resort treatments; from beachfront yoga studios to one of the cleanest tourist villages in the world. Not to mention the boundless range of traditional cuisine and wellness therapy you can find almost in every corner of the island. For a spiritual treatment, you can try performing some “water blessing” ritual at Samsara Living Museum in Karangasem Regency and feel the weight on your shoulder become a little bit lighter. Whichever one you choose, Bali offers a sense of peace within a harmony of natural and cultural richness like no other.


These destinations offer more than you’ll ever need for your mind, body, and soul. Find what you seek here and let it guide you to the pinnacle of wellness experience. As always, we want to kindly remind you to comply with all the health protocols and be a responsible traveler. Keep practicing healthy habits such as wearing a mask in public places, washing hands frequently, and implementing social distancing. Learn about the latest international travel regulations and follow our social media channels in Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok for updated information regarding travel and creative economy in Indonesia.