HANDY TO KNOW
Airport Transfer Time:
From Solo airport :1 hour by car
From Yogyakarta : 90 minutes by car
From Semarang: 90 minutes by car
(please ask for airport transfer advice)
Currency: Indonesia Rupiah
Best time to go: April – November
The rainy season is usually a little more consistent in the hills of Java Dec-March.
Eco conscious: *****
Children: Will allow children under 12yrs old under the strict supervision of parents but there is also a little kids club there and the lawns are large with lots of spots to discover. They do encourage over 12yrs to join in with the programs.
Tips: Bring mosquito cream and light, comfortable clothing. Long sleeved light tops are super for evenings. They do provide daily cotton yoga wear for those who want to use it (but we didn’t see anyone doing so at the time). Comfort is key.
MesaStila Detox Retreats
MAGELANG, CENTRAL JAVA, INDONESIA
Luxury Detox Retreats and Weight Loss Holidays in Asia
Detox Retreats are a wonderful way of restoring balance to the body, mind and soul. A cleansing and rejuvenation program allows the body to gently release accumulated toxins, alongside emotional release.
Why take a detox retreat in Central Java? Formerly Losari Coffee Plantation, this vast estate nestled in the heart of Central Java, this retreat oozes ‘Colonial Coffee Plantation’ chic. Their detox retreats combine the science of the West with the alternative medicine of the East.
The Hammam spa adds to their magic with divine scrubs, facials and heat treatments to help cleanse the skin and lymphatic system.Javanese herbal remedies, nutritional advice and healthy meals all assist in creating metabolic changes. Morning yoga and outdoor fitness activities all provide a relaxing escape from daily life.
The coffee plantation dates back to 1828 when the Dutch plantation owner lived in what now is a reception area. Gabriella Teggia, found the plantation and spent a decade of her life passionately sourcing antique Javanese nobleman’s residences and their interiors to create Losari Coffee Plantation. Set on 22 hectares of thick bamboo jungle, each of the 22 Joglo style villas is unique. The five bedroom complex Bellavista evens boast an original Sultan’s palace!
MesaStila is set within the heart of central Java, ringed by eight volcanoes. There are several local airports which connect with the resort, depending on where you’re arriving from. Yogyakarta International airport is 65km (approx 90mins) away and local airports Semarang and Solo are 60km away too. Private car transfer to the resort is available (air conditioned with refreshments and snacks for the journey). We think its well worth the journey!
Why is it a Sanctuary
MesaStila has an atmosphere of a long forgotten colonial style elegance, where time seems to slow down. Organic, tasty cuisine, decent basic Hatha yoga classes and an enticing spa menu, qualify MesaStila as a wellness sanctuary. But it’s the surrounding coffee plantation tours and the Turkish Hammam treatments that set this apart as a luxury escape.
MestaStila Detox programs begin with a wellness appraisal and retreat plan. A fusion of Western science and Javanese alternative therapies, expect spa wraps, facial scrubs and heat treatments to help cleanse the skin and lymphatic system. Healthy eating and nutritional guidance alongside Javanese herbal remedies (Jamu’s), gently cleanse the digestive system.
‘Java Red’ is a beautiful open fronted Joglo style restaurant which serves an appetizing selection of Asian and Western dishes which make superb use of local organic produce. There’s a good choice of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes and presentation is artistic. There’s also an extensive tea menu (maybe for the guests like me who feel bad that they don’t like coffee on a coffee plantation!)
Who is it for
Those who want lighten their load and detox away from the toxicity of the modern world. For discerning travelers who want to mix a detox with an immersion into Asian culture and traditions. Great for couples and singles alike and, although the retreat is family friendly, we'd say try to detox and give yourself some me time. Emotional release often forms part of a detox so it's nice to have space to retreat within too.
MesaStila Detox Programs
This program is based on only 3 nights
Detox programs can be booked between 3-14 nights (please inquire)
3 night’s accommodation in the Plantation Villa
A wellness appraisal & retreat plan
Daily Healthy Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Daily Massage (50 min)
Choice of daily wellness activities
Daily Hammam steam-bath
1-2 Day Cleansing Diet
1 Truly Turkish Hammam (75 min)
Return Airport Transfers
(Prices are per person & subject to 21% tax and service)