I don’t know when the trend started, but I’m guessing since Indonesia have been a lot more outspoken about their vast destinations, people started to follow the trend and wanted to be out in the wild and open. They don’t want to miss out on the beautiful sceneries the country has to offer. Including those who prefers suitcases instead of backpacks.
Most beautiful sceneries in Indonesia are often hard to reach. They are mostly out in the open ocean or high up in the mountains that it needs a little bit more effort to enjoy. Well, for those of you who are not used to the traditional camping with extra effort in building a tent and everything, now there’s a more reasonable option! Especially fit for those who wants to be in nature, (but no not really) and prefers to keep their suitcases intact. Glamping or Glamour Camping is currently one of the desirable destination in Indonesia. There are quite a ‘shroom full of them now around West Java area today. One in particular is Legok Kondang in Ciwidey, Bandung, West Java.
Legok Kondang Lodge or Glamping Ground is basically a campsite with a glamorous amount of luxury in place. An experience to camp in the wild with a taste of 5-star hotel luxury! Located in almost the highest point of Ciwidey, West Java, Legok Kondang is about 2-3 hours drive up from Bandung City. The ambience and weather is non other like from the bustling city. You would only need the extra heat in the rooms, as the weather would hit close to 15 degrees celcius at most! Which is a BIG deal if you come from a place of heat. So be sure to pack your sweaters and extra blankets if you ever want to stay here.
So what does Legok Kondang Lodge offers? Well, other than their luxuriously-built tents made from membrane and cordura fabrics and the fact that it would make you feel like you’re in Tarzan’s parents’ tree house (only, it’s more well-built and jaguar-proof, of course). Legok Kondang is significantly blessed with well-grown hills, trees and fruits that will make you feel so serene and a definite eye-pleaser! There are a range of activities that you can do when you stay here, including campfire at night underneath the large milky way staring down at you, strawberry picking, deer and rabbit feeding, bicycling, fishing, vegetable picking and a tour to Kawah Putih Crater.
My friends and I got a chance to enjoy every bit of Legok Kondang and their exceptional hospitality. We were first picked up by the lodge’s shuttle from the parking lot (which was at a friendly neighbourhood house). Then after a short steep hilly road trip, we were welcomed with the amazing view of many cool tents. We stayed in a Deluxe Tent at first, then due to a small incident in our room, the staffs were nice enough to move us to a larger and more beautiful tent, the Luxury Sunrise Tent! A Deluxe Tent is equipped with an outdoor area facing the hills and pond, with a hanging hammock, perfect to relax. While Luxury Sunrise Tent, well, no kidding, you can watch the sunrise through the outdoor balcony. It was amazing!
Being secluded from the hustle bustle of the city made us wonder how hard it is for us to get food. We were so surprised that their room service had an amazing variety of food with an affordable price, ranging from Rp. 20.000-Rp. 60.000. The food was available to order straight from the room, up to 8PM. With a snuggling-kind of weather, it’s never an excuse to devour on that one particular instant noodle we all NEED: INDOMIE. We can order Indomie up to 10PM and when we did, it was the most wonderful body-warming food we’ve ever eaten there. The best! Other than the awesome room service, our stay also includes delicious Fried Rice breakfast and an evening snack of Pisang Goreng, which to no surprise tastes amazingly great!
If you need to clear your cluttered mind and not the kind of person that willingly accept the great nature too much, Legok Kondang is totally recommended! Not only you are able to chill and embrace the cool ambiance, but you get to experience camping in a whole different way too! This place is also perfect for team building company trip and family gathering, as they offer many fun activities they can arrange for you.
The rooms here comes in a variety of price range starting from Rp. 1.165.000/night to Rp. 3.500.000/night. For more info on the room packages and price, go to their website here.