Jakarta Spa Hotels for a City BreakAmy Van De Casteele
Jakarta – the sprawling capital of Indonesia, is a great place to visit for a city break, with its colourful hustle and bustle, assortment of attractions, and vibrant nightlife. If you’d like to visit this fascinating metropolis and want to enjoy your stay in style and luxury, let HotelTravel.com point you in the direction of the best Jakarta spa hotels, ideally suited for visitors on a city break.
Our top choices are all located in the heart of the city, otherwise known as Jakarta Pusat. Splash out with a stay in the Presidential Suite at the 5 star Ritz Carlton Hotel Jakarta or enjoy the many world-class services and facilities on offer at Grand Hyatt Jakarta Hotel. Another great option is the Sparks Hotel Jakarta that provides comfortable 3 star accommodation at affordable rates and is recommended by HotelTravel.com users.
Visiting with your family? Why not head to Ancol Dream Park, which overlooks the coastline and incorporates the fun-filled Dunia Fantasi (Fantasy World), Seaworld and an Ocean Park, as well as offering access to the Fantastic Multimedia Show. Children will enjoy exploring Ragunan Zoo in the south of the city; this 185-hectare complex houses such majestic creatures as the Komodo dragon and gorillas.
If you’d prefer to visit some more cultural attractions, make your way to Museum Wayang to learn more about the traditional Indonesian art of puppetry and delve into the historic halls of the Museum Nasional on Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat. It’s also worth visiting Jalan Surabaya, home to a bustling antiques market, in addition to Monas – the National Monument that can be found at Lapangan Merdeka, otherwise known as Freedom Square.
When you’ve soaked up your fair share of history and culture turn your attention to local cuisine and don’t leave without sampling some of Jakarta’s tastiest delicacies that include sop iga sapi – a spiced beef spare rib soup, and kerak telor – an omelette made with sticky rice and topped with shredded coconut and dried shrimp. If you’d like to go out for a drink after sunset try the riotous Blok M in South Jakarta or head to Papa’s Café. Memories Café on Jalan Jaksa is where you can enjoy cheap beer and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.