Eat, Pamper, Sleep….Javana Spa

September 26, 2011 at 7:09 am 4 comments

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Well here I am in  Sukabumi, West Java, Indonesia…. a gruelling 3 hour drive from Jakarta but boy was it worth it! the last half hours drive through villages and teak forests with spectacular views over terraced paddy fields melted away the Jakarta traffic from the first part of the journey. Javana Spa is set high on a mountain with views of a volcano. The air is crisp and clean and the gardens filled with tree ferns, agapanthus and swallows. This is surely Nirvana. Tranquility and peace abound. Silly taking my laptop when mobile phones (handphones here) are forbidden – there is certainly no WIFI!

We are shown around the spa facilities and obediently don our hideous grey prison uniform track suits. We are two of only 6 guests here. There is a 24 hour programme including a massage, facial and we opted for a hair/scalp massage…all using Australian products and all heavenly. Gentle yoga for 45 minutes; we opted out of aerobics prefering to sit and read…good healthy food and many juice breaks and teas of all flavours…I loved the ‘onsen’ ..a Japanese outdoor hot spring pool full of minerals – ok it gave me shrek legs but my skin felt wonderful afterwards! The waterfall walks (one after lunch on arrival and the other at daybreak on day 2) were well worth the effort of the climb….stunning scenery. I love tree ferns and these abound. A glorious weekend retreat and not expensive….a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of Jakarta….

www.javanaspa.co.id

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  • 1. Sally  |  September 26, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Shrek legs! You do make me chuckle.

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  • 2. Shirley B  |  September 27, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    love the blue anorak!!!

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    • 3. debievans  |  September 27, 2011 at 7:14 pm

      hahahaha its a Glee bomber jacket – compulsory wear at the Spa to get from bedroom to treatment room in sudden tropical downpour!! slightly sexier than the grey tracksuit!!

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  • 4. Shirley B  |  September 28, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    sweetie,you’d look sexy in anything!!!

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