Escaping the hustle and bustle of Jakarta to a quiet beach resort in Bali or taking a romantic holiday in the nearby island of Lombok may indeed sound exciting, but spending some quality time with your loved one or simply relaxing all by yourself without leaving the capital city can be satisfying as well.
Home to numerous five-star hotels with excellent facilities and services, Jakarta has many attractive options in terms of luxury stays for stress-free me-time on the weekend.
InterContinental Jakarta MidPlaza on Jl. Sudirman, Central Jakarta, for example, provides its Weekend Escape Package consisting of a one-night stay in its Deluxe Room, buffet breakfast at Rasa restaurant for two persons and unlimited use of all spa facilities.
The latter will allow you to cool off in the swimming pool, work-out at the gymnasium and enjoy an invigorating session in the sauna and Jacuzzi.
Valid until June 30, the package includes a late check-out of 3 p.m. and is priced at Rp 1,188,000++ (S$120) per room per night.
On my recent stay at the hotel, I loved the cosy room, unique pillow menu, extensive menus at its Rasa restaurant and close proximity to the Citywalk Sudirman shopping mall.
The hotel's Jimbaran Outdoor Lounge, which features an interesting al fresco setting in between waterways, is also a nice-looking spot to hang out with family or friends while enjoying light tapas and cocktails.
To celebrate International Mother's Day on May 10, the hotel is set to offer Sunday brunch at Rasa with a starting price of Rp 525,000 per person.
The package will include a photo booth to document your happy occasion, along with a token gift for every mom and a 30-minute reflexology session.