Jakarta is one big urban sprawl and camping here, in the traditional sense, may seem odd. But the recent rise in “glamping” (camping with amenities) may change your mind if you’re looking for something a bit off-beat this summer.

Tanakita is one of the most popular campground wich located in Cisaat, Sukabumi. It offers different level of campground which is frequently functioned for family camp to corporates size camp. Photo courtesy of Tanakita/NOW!JAKARTA 

This list offers places around the city that are perfect for glamping—while enjoying a bit nature in the process.

Cottage Camping at Mangrove Natural Tourism Park, Angke, North Jakarta
Mangrove Natural Tourism Park is an ecotourism destination located at Pantai Indah Kapuk in North Jakarta. Visitors can explore the mangrove forest and rent a villa there. Cottage villas are available in different sizes and facilities.Complete with facilities such as cafe, restaurants, and playground, staying in mangrove natural Tourism Park is good for family who want their children to understand how to preserve the marine belt by participating in mangrove planting.

Jalan Garden House RT.8/RW.1 Kamal Muara Penjaringan, RT.8/RW.1, Kamal Muara, Penjaringan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14470. (021) 29033066 http://www.twamangroveangkekapuk.id/

Island Camping at Semak Daun Island, Kepulauan Seribu
Semak Daun Island is well-known as a camping ground in Kepulauan Seribu (Thousand Islands), Jakarta. It’s a small island that is used for group camping and is around 8 hectares. Around 30 minutes from Pramuka Island, it is an island surrounded by lush trees.

Travel Agent Wiyata Island organises coastal camping nearby the beach. Tents can be rented for a minimum of 2 people and up to 30 at a cost ranging from IDR 230,000 to IDR 765,000 per person. The camping package includes services such as snorkeling and island exploration.

Pulau Semak Daun, Pulau Panggang, Kepulauan Seribu Utara, Kabupaten Kepulauan Seribu, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta. 0818-0797-6286 (Wiyata Island). www.wiyata-island.com

Trizara Resort, Lembang, Bandung
For all the nature enthusiasts who want to bask in the glory of mother nature without having to compromise on convenience and comfort, Trizara Resorts is an option. Trizia Resorts is three-hectare luxury campsite at uphill Lembang.

Glamorous camping at Trizara Resort is a fun experience for individuals, couples and families to enjoy. While staying there, the guest could witness the sunrise, morning yoga, meditation, zumba, boxing, nature run and many more. In a day, you may explore more outdoor and leisure activities such as picnic, foot reflexology, outbound games, paintball and more. In the night, you can ask the service to organize a bonfire, BBQ evening and karaoke.

Trizara Resorts, Jl. Pasirwangi Wetan, Lembang, Indonesia, +622282780085 or +6285871698923, www.trizara.com

Tanakita Five Star Camp, Situ Gintung, Cisaat
Tanakita is a camping site on the 2 hectares area located in front of the Gede Pangrango National Park, Kadudampit, Cisaat, Sukabumi. Equipped with comfortable amenities, Tanakita offers the experience of being in the outdoors without the hassle of bringing camping gears or food and water supply.

There are three large camping fields, complete with facilities, tent and a comfortable mattress, electricity supply, delicious meals and snacks. There are a lot of things to do, like hiking to the waterfall, playing in the small lake, picnic at pine forest, a canopy trail, flying fox and many more. The tent is spacious and cozy, fit for 3 to 4 persons, mattress and sleeping bed provided with the choice of levels including Rumamera and Pinus campsite.

Tanakita Camp Site, Cisaat, Sukabumi, +6221 7200469. tanakita.id/en/

Mongolian & Indian Camp, The Highland Park Resort Bogor
Located not far from Mt.Salak, The Highland Park Resort Bogor comes with the concept of a nuanced resort of Western and Eastern cultures, where people can experience a living in Mongolian and Indian (Apache) tents with the Glamorous-Camping concept. The amenities gives you the opportunity to relax, breathe fresh air in beautiful nature.

The Highland Park Resort provides various facilities such as meeting room, ballroom, outbound, equestrian club (riding), edu-camp, golf, mini-zoo, waterboom and others facilities that is also suitable for family and coworkers who want to hold various family gathering, corporate outing, meeting, training, and other events.

The Highland Park Resort Bogor, Jl. Curug Nangka, Bogor, +62 251 848 5777 www.thehighlandparkresortbogor.com

Kampung Layung and Eagle Camp at Dusun Bambu, Cisarua, Bandung
If you have a plan to stay at recreational park, Dusun bambu, you could either choose to stay there by renting Kampung Layung or Eagle Campground. Kampung Layung is a villa that you can rent as well as home to enjoy the natural beauty of Bamboo Village.

While visitors could also pamper themselves with the natural atmosphere with a touch of adventure at the Eagle Campground. It’s glamping service which has prepared a room that is covered with safe and comfortable tent. BBQ facilities are also available that make your bonding night with friends or family more exciting.

Jl. Kolonel Masturi KM. 11 Kartawangi, Cisarua Kabupaten Bandung Barat Jawa Barat 40551.

Rintang Azhar

Rintang Azhar

Rintang is a previous staff writer for NOW! with experience in hard news and lifestyle journalism. He specialises in art, design, culture, fashion, environmental, and urban issues.