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 us 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: MesaStila 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, sunscreen 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 Fitness Retreats
MAGELANG, CENTRAL JAVA, INDONESIA
Luxury Fitness Retreats and Weight Loss Holidays in Java, Asia
MesaStila Fitness Retreats are not all about high tech equipment in an air conditioned gym. You’ll be on the jungle gym, lifting rocks, cycling in the jungle or learning the traditional martial art Pencat Silat. We think this retreat is brilliant for men and women because you can tailor each fitness retreat to include workouts as varied as yoga to boot camp training.
There are two programs aimed at fitness and vitality at MesaStila. The first is the Dynamism package, a 3 day/2 night stay with a choice of activities including private fitness training, an outdoor jungle gym and training in traditional martial art ‘Pencak Silat’.
For those who want to combine fitness with weight management, an individually tailored Vitality Retreat between 3-7 nights offers personal guidance and instruction. They encourage a lifestyle approach to fitness and long term weight management and improved well-being. Exercise focuses on improving body shape and muscle tone, cardiovascular fitness with yoga to reduce stress and hiking and biking to reconnect with nature.
We loved the spa facilities, complete with an authentic Turkish Hammam. Can you believe it? Traditional Turkish cleanses in the middle of the Javanese jungle! Organic meals, healthy juices, morning yoga and outdoor fitness activities all provide a relaxing escape from daily life.
MesaStila (formerly known as Losari Coffee Plantation) is located in Central Java in Indonesia. It's a fair drive to get there but on arrival, you'll relax into an era of colonial elegance. Villas are right inside the coffee plantation itself and set within fifty five acres, encircled by eight volcanoes.
Why is it a Sanctuary
This is a sprawling estate,a throwback to the Colonial era within lush thickets of bamboo with a distant volcano backdrop. You'll certainly be away from it all, giving you a chance to focus on your personal fitness. We adored the Hammam and Spa with Turkish treatments to soothe aching muscles!
MesaStila hosts South East Asia's only Hammam. It's a beautiful mozaic tiled spa with treatments which include the coffee bean grown there (known for it's high anti oxidant levels). We loved the steam session, soap cleanse and body exfoliation post workout. There are also unique treatments such as Harmonic Healing with Tibetan singing bowls.
We were surprised by the standard of healthy organic cuisine since it really is rural. They believe healthy cuisine does not mean tasteless.You'll find low fat, low glycemic options and we'd suggest making the most of local dishes. They also offer Protein Recovery meals and Anti-oxidant and Detox soups.
Who is it for
MesaStila Fitness Retreats are for the discerning traveler, who want to mix an outdoor fitness holiday with an authentic Asian experience. The resort is a remote hideaway and although you can venture out to trips such as visiting the famous Borobudur Buddhist temple (2hrs away) you do tend to stay in the coffee plantation grounds. If you adore steam baths and turkish treatments the Hammam is an additional bonus. We liked the jungle gym and traditional martial arts training!
MesaStila Fitness Programs
This program is based on only 3 nights
Fitness Programs range from 3-14 nights (please inquire)
3 night’s accommodation in the Plantation Villa
Return airport transfers
A wellness appraisal & retreat plan
Daily Calorie Efficient Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Daily Massage (50 min)
Choice of daily wellness activities
Daily Hammam steam-bath
1x Private Fitness Training (50 min)
(Prices are per person and are subject to 21% tax and service)