Our next short holiday is relaxing at the MesaStila – natural resort in Central Java, near Magelang city. We stayed here for 2 nights, along with the run event – MesaStila Challenge 2014.
The nearest airport to get here is Ahmad Yani international airport at Semarang city. You also can get to Semarang by train. Then you have to go by car to reach MesaStila. We took a car rental at Semarang, cost about 400k IDR (include driver and gasoline). It took about 1,5 hour from Semarang to Grabag – Losari, a village near Magelang, where this beautiful resort stand.
And yes, MesaStila – before was named Losari Plantation Coffee, is a really beautiful resort. Designed for you who want to enjoy the beauty of natural environment of Central Java, surrounded by a lot of beautiful mountains, the fresh air, relaxing spa, and the heritage of Java culture.
When we arrived here, we were welcomed by heritage Mayong train station – this building was train station at Mayong- Jepara, built in 1873, and relocated here at 2004.
Then we are delivered by friendly staff to the Club House to complete the registration. This Club House was built at 1928, as a the only one house/ main office at Losari Plantation Coffee. You also can enjoy your afternoon here, spending time daydreaming at one of the ancient bed from China and Madura, hearing the sound of the wind between bamboo trees.
Then, we came to our room at Plantation Village, and woww, its really unique, beautiful the Java interior, a nice balcony where you can sit and view two mountains, and of course the tempting bathtub!
So, what to do in MesaStila?
There’s a lot of way to do relaxing thing here
In the morning, you can enjoy breakfast at Java Green Restaurant, where you can enjoy breakfast with peaceful atmosphere Try to sit outside while the sun is not too hot, enjoy your breakfast in the middle of fresh air, near swimming pool, surrounded by trees and of course the beautiful mountain view.
And don’t forget to try Java traditional healthy drink “jamu” that served directly by Mbok Jamu. We like Beras Kencur and Kunir Asam!
MesaStila is not only about relaxing, but here, you can learn and do some activites provided by MesaStila, such as Gamelan lesson, Janur lesson, and so on. We decided to join Coffee Plantation Tour at 10 am. It’s interesting! A fluent English speaking staff will guide you to walk to Coffee Plantation, explain about different coffee trees such as Robusta, Java and Arabica.
In this plantation tour, you will also enjoy traditional coffee that planted here, and you can try a real coffee candy – coffee beans eaten with palm sugar! Yummy!
For lunch, you can enjoy traditional Indonesian food at Java Red Restaurant. The menu here was designed by Italian chef, and the portion is quite big (for us)! You can enjoy Indonesian food like Ayam Bakar, Nasi Goreng, and so on. Here, take a seat at the balcony, where you can enjoy your meal with mountain view..
In the evening, you can enjoy afternoon tea for free at the Plantation Bar. Here you can relax, bring your book or just sit there enjoying the beautiful mountain and sunset at Andong Mountain.
Or you can also enjoy the quiet and relaxing moment at the balcony of your room. At our room, Plantation Village, we can see the beautiful Andong Mountain, Merbabu Mountain, Telomoyo Mountain, and if you’re lucky, you can see the top of Merapi Mountain.
You can also enjoy the Hammam Spa – the only one spa in Asia that mixed Java and Turkish culture.
One of our favorite thing to do in the afternoon is relaxing at ancient bed in front of Club House, read a book and then daydreaming..
In the night, there’s also a different beautiful view in this resort. Light is turn on, the air is colder, bringing a new atmosphere.
Surprise yourself with the history of most village at this resort, most of them was brought from a lot of area at Java. Find this stories at your bedroom
This place is highly recommended for you who want to relax, spoil yourself with the beauty of Indonesian nature, while experienced a friendly culture of Java – a spark of heaven at Middle Java..
– if you get here by local driver (from Semarang), they maybe not familiar with MesaStila, you can mention Losari Plantation Coffee (because local people are more familiar with this name)
– you can enjoy discount at Hammam Spa if you take spa in the morning