Would you love to go on a vacation but don’t have the luxury of time? A mini weekend getaway could be the solution for you. So, I would like to give some weekend getaway ideas.
You might think, Lampung? Why Lampung? What am I going to do in Lampung? Actually, there is a lot to explore there. For food lovers, there are lots of traditional food to explore, such as pempek, tekwan, pindang, and many more. For beach lovers, I would recommend you to visit Pahawang beach and Teluk Kiluan.
Banten is a very unique city. It has exotic beaches as well as being surrounded by mountain ranges. It is also famous for Ujung Kulon National Park. For those who prefer the beach, you can go to either Sawarna or Tanjung Lesung. These beaches are secluded enough to have a nice little “me time.”
- Pulau Macan
Pulau Macan is a two hour boat ride from Jakarta. It is secluded and clean. This island has good spots for snorkeling, but please be careful with all the corals and sea urchins. For those who are uncomfortable swimming in the sea, you guys can indulge in activities such as paddle boarding, canoeing, or sunbathing.
- Pulau Genteng Kecil
Pulau Genteng Kecil is part of Kepulauan Seribu. It’s a one and a half hour boat ride from Jakarta. This island might not be as famous as Pulau Macan, but it shares the same beauty. It is surrounded by clean sea, nice weather and, you can go sunrise/ sunset hunting there.
- Tebing Keraton
If you love to take pictures and want to find an Instagrammable spot, I would recommend you to go Tebing Keraton in Bandung. It is a four hour drive from Jakarta, but it is totally worth it. The sunrise here is gorgeous. It is a popular destination, so it can get very crowded during the high season.
A few final notes
- I would recommend you to have a mini getaway just once or twice every two months. It helps you feel refreshed.
- A mini getaway is achievable, it doesn’t have to be complicated. Just go over the weekend, leave the city and have some relax time.
For me, going to touristy places is boring, everybody does the same thing, takes the same pictures, and has the same experience. Finding a hidden gem is more exhilarating, you will have an unexpected journey and learn a lot from it.
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