The Female guide on what to eat and drink at The Sanchaya and the stylish travel essentials to bring along.
Skip the queues at immigration – passport clearance is done at a building linked to the ferry terminal and exclusive to guests. Chill out with local refreshments, gourmet teas and free Wi-Fi while staff handle the paper work. Plus: Private cars are on standby to get you to the resort.
Enjoy cocktails blended with local exotic ingredients at the gentlemen-style bar. It concocts its own spirits using lemongrass as well as ginger orange, star anise and sugar cane, which are soaked in dark rum. Our happy hour recommendation: the robust cardamom- and camomile-infused gin blended with aged sherry.
Start the day at the resort’s main restaurant The Dining Room with a detoxifying shot of jamu, a traditional tonic made from spices and root vegetables, prepped and served by a local villager. Meanwhile, Swedish executive chef Peter Marx is behind the eclectic on-site menu that ranges from comforting Indonesian cuisine to Instagram-worthy molecular dishes. To complete your meal, the Decanter room serves 400 labels of old and new world wines, as well cured Italian meats, caviar, chocolates and cheeses.
Besides 21 black and white bungalows, there are seven Thai-themed villas, each furnished with plush four-post beds, high ceilings, and baths overlooking private gardens. For extra zen, try the massage with warm Javanese volcanic stones at the spa.
These modern tunics, elegant maxis and vintage-inspired accessories:
1. Bourget Trolley canvas, leather, beechwood and palladium luggage, $8,890, Goyard 2. Olivia silk satin midi dress, Mulberry 3. Jean canvas espadrilles, $360, Castaner 4. Conscious Exclusive polyester toga dress, $119, H&M 5. Amulette de Cartier 18K pink gold necklace with malachite and diamonds, $24,500, Cartier 6. Marella Parodia cotton-blend tunic dress with leather belt, $479, Level 3 Takashimaya D.S. 7. As Sawira EDP, $340, Penhaligon’s 8. Postino leather satchel, $3,400, Givenchy 9. Leather sandals, Geox. Prices unavailable unless stated.
An adapted version first appeared in Female‘s June issue, out on newsstands now.
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