It was my first trip to West Java and I have chosen Garut as my first destination because of its beautiful landscape and also the great history behind it. According to many stories, Garut is actually one of the only three tourism destinations during the Dutch-Indies era in Indonesia. World's legendary actor - comedian Charlie Chaplin named it Swiss Van Java.
Garut isn't only famous for its stunningly beautiful landscape, but is also known as one of the biggest hot spring sources in Indonesia.
Finding accommodation is easy. There are quite plenty of choices for any kind of budget. Since I'm interested in doing wellnes, I dedided to stay at Sibentang Wellnes because they offer many personalized Wellness packages.
I stayed at the one bedroom wellness villa situated right at back of the property that gives me more privacy.
The design of the villa is quite chic and elegance with a private natural hot spring infinity swimming pool. There is also a dining area equipped with kitchenette and a mini bar.
The bedroom is also spacious with nice lightings and gorgeous interiors that give us some sort of warm and relaxing ambiances.
The biggest surprise is the bathroom. It has a very nice hot tub with natural hotspring and cold water shower.
My first night was truly impressive. Especially with hotspring swimming pool and the hotspring tub. Never had it elsewhere.
My morning started with Wellness activities. At Breakfast, Debby Sutopo the leader of this place as well as the Wellness Guru at Sibentang gave us a short Wellness counceling. Very interesting.
After breakfast we had a 30 minutes massage. This session is one of most favourites parts. It was definitely more than just a relaxing massage we normally have back home or at the usual spas. Here at Sibentang, the massage is really deliver. It feels like we're being transfered into the world of deep relaxation. So hypnotizing. As you open your eyes, you'll feel totally brand new. One of the best massages I've had my whole life.
Highly recommend this place to all those of you who are planning to visit Cipanas, Garut.
Special thanks to all the staffs especially Bayu, Adi, Albi, Adi and Chef Yan for being very helpful and friendly during our stay. We definitely gonna come back again. The hospitality services provided were truly impeccable. Five star service.