Eco lodging is an accommodation concept that highlights the experience of being one with nature, instead of as a disturbance. No towering buildings, or out of place facilities. The International Ecotourism Society defines ecotourism as responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the welfare of local people.
Think of a quiet place surrounding by nature, beach, green fields, trees, and sometimes even an organic garden where you can pick your own, and enjoy afterward. It’s a perfect way for the environmentally-conscious who to escape the city and get close to nature. Do you have a favorite? Here is our list of Eco Lodges nearby Jakarta for your weekend getaway!
1. Pulau Macan at Thousand Islands
Pulau Macan islands offer a simple, beautiful resort/lodge that is dedicated to serving guests with a healthy lifestyle in harmony with nature. Just 88 minutes from Jakarta, this ‘paradise amongst tropical waters’ is one of a kind. Halfway between camping and staying at an eco-resort, these two islands are serious about living in harmony with nature, surrounded by great people.
2. Lodges Ekologika on Portibi Farm
Located along the main Siliwangi North-South artery towards Sukabumi, Portibi used to be an old clove plantation. The owners try to turn back the tide of deforestation and urban over-migration by turning the area into a working organic farm and a retreat. This is a place for you to escape, eat well, get your hands on the water and earth. You can learn how to farm, and bring your kids too to make them learn how to live in nature and enjoy the clean water! The best part about Portibi however, is how awesome their farm to table food is. The fastest way to get there would be to take the train from Bogor and stop at Cicurug station. From there, you can either hop on an angkot or ask Portibi Farm to organize transport for you.
3. The Pinewood Organic Farm Cisarua (Puncak)
Pinewood Lodge & Organic Farm is a green resort located in Puncak area surrounded by beautiful gardens, pine trees, and an organic farm. This eco-lodge is definitely a family destination that wants some time to rest and in a quiet location. From here, you can visit Taman Safari Zoo and also an amusement park. You also can visit the gorgeous tea plantations of Gunung Mas, Lido Lake located 45 minutes, or even climb Mount Salak.
Jl.Gandamanah, Desa Tugu Selatan, Cisarua, Jawa Barat 40115
Phone: 021 9545 4487
4. Honje Ecolodge
Honje Ecolodge is situated on one hectare of beachfront land right at the border of Ujung Kulon National a UNESCO World Heritage Site at Cinibung Village, Sumur Subdistrict, Pandeglang Regency, province of Banten. The beautiful long white sandy beach and the bay right in front of the house are the house’s main playground. The very wide almost flat beach area is ideal for relaxing or just playing. Most guests and their kids spend hours playing with the sand. The shallow bay is really nice for swimming both for adults and kids. The beach is swimmable at most times throughout the year except for few weeks during the height of Western monsoon.
The bay is also great for kayaking and sailing or just cruising around the bay and nearby islands with the house sampan. The nearby islands with their pure white sandy beach and turquoise water are very nice for snorkeling or just relaxing.
Jl. Raya Taman Nasional Ujung Kulon, Pandeglang, Banten
5. Taman Wisata at Grafika Cikole
Situated 1400 above sea level, Pondok Wisata is a 9 hectares retreat area surrounded by tall pine trees and rolling hills. Its clean air and cool climate make it a favorite place for family retreats and outbound activities. If you prefer, you can also camp in their campground and be even closer to nature.
Jl. Raya Tangkuban Perahu Km. 8, Cikole, Lembang, Bandung
P: (+6222) 2786906
6. Dusun Bambu
Dusun Bambu Family Leisure Park is a park in the mountain area that provides education and recreation facilities. It is also where the ‘glamping’ ground Sayang Heulang located. The area of Dusun Bambu Family Leisure Park’s natural beauty is meant to be explored. One of the best ways to experience this intriguing ecosystem is by grabbing a paddle and taking a canoe out into the waterways. You can paddle your way across the lake, or simply relax, float, and enjoy the nature view of Burangrang foothills and the mountain fresh air.
Jl. Kolonel Masturi Km. 11, Situ Lembang, Bandung
P: (+6222) 82782020