Friday, December 03, 2010

Sapulidi Cafe & Resort, Eating in the Rice Fields - PH

PhotoHunt theme :Hard-to-find

Eating in the rice fields in a pavilion

20 minutes drive from the hub of Bandung (Indonesia), there is this unique resort which I am planning to stay on my next trip. Built on the lush slopes of a mountain, guests experience life in the middle of green rice fields.

23 bungalows are scattered all over the 6-hectare resort. Each bungalow represents a traditional house from different provinces in Indonesia and offers unique Indonesian exterior and interior decor.

The Presidential suite - by itself on an island in the middle of the Lake

I'm particularly smitten with The Presidential Suite. Built on an island in the middle of Sapulidi Lake, this room has a private swimming pool, gorgeous lake view and ..... ta-da!!!

Your very own personal boatman at your beck and call 24 hours! 

It's in the middle of the lake, there is no other way of getting out of your Presidential Suite unless you take the boat. :D Best pick for honeymoon couple or for a special anniversary.

Food and beverages can be arranged to be sent to you if you are too lazy to get out of the room. Cool, right?

The interior of a Junior Room

Guests can choose to dine in the restaurant's coffee house or they can pick from several pavilions built in the middle of the rice fields. You sit on wooden floors with cushions scattered around. The greenery is pleasant on the eyes and it is quite breezy.

I'm not commenting on the food as I only ordered a dessert and a soft drink.   

Call for service..... tok tok tok!

I was at the resort for tea. My Indonesian students insisted that I must see this place. Before sending me off to the airport, we stopped by this resort and I fell in love with it. As it was a short visit, I didn't take many photos.

My Indonesian godson's brother-in-law stayed here for his honeymoon and remarked that it was scary and boring at night because it was too quiet and there was nothing else to do.

That's all the more reason couples should stay here for a lusty romantic holiday!

No football channels!! YEAH!!!


Sapulidi Cafe & Resort
Jl. Sersan Bajuri, Kompleks Graha Puspa, Cihideung - Lembang
Bandung, Indonesia





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46 comments:

  1. I fell in love just by looking st your photos ECL!

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  2. I would love to spend a night there too!s

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  3. Looks lovely! I would definitely want to vacation there :)

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  4. Lina,
    I have a couple more beautiful pics to share but I have a problem uploading them.

    Let's make plans to go there together with our families.

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  5. Sue,
    You will love this place. It's so tranquil and beautiful. A lovely place for a relaxing vacation.

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  6. I simply love it, it sounds like a perfect place!!
    hard-to-find!

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  7. @ECL,
    That's a great idea. We can wait when AirAsia comes up with low (or 0) fares. :)

    But I think Zaini and Raimie will be quite resistant going anywhere other than Japan! LOL

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  8. Oh my ECL...these are just wonderful. of course, they always are.

    I want to come for a visit!:-)

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  9. Wow! What can I say. The resort is so enticing and inviting.

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  10. Mar,
    It is the perfect place for a vacation... at least for me. :)

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  11. Lina,
    That's great! I would love to have a holiday together with your family.

    Bandung has good food and great shopping. We can visit a volcano and dip in a hot spring. Lots of fun things to do... plus it's so much cheaper than Japan. :P

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  12. Jackie,
    You are always welcome to visit. It would be a wonderful holiday to experience the hospitality of Asians and learn more about our culture and traditions.

    Very important : Lots of beautiful photos to be taken. :)

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  13. stanley,
    That's why I am going to book a room here for a few days. :)

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  14. Ha ha- no football would make me happy too! This looks like such a special place. I would love it!

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  15. Hard to find, but luxurious I thought. Love the presidential suite - oh to stay there would be wonderful.

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  16. Annie,
    Hi-5! Looks like both of us are not football fans and prefer to spend time cuddling rather than watch a bunch of men running after a ball. :P

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  17. ewok,
    It is luxurious to the locals but the room rates are reasonable for us tourists.

    The Presidential suite will be a dream come true for me. hehe....

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  18. Wow ECL that looks like a great place to stay. Perhaps I will make it to Indonesia one day.

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  19. Jams,
    It will be quite an experience living on the rice fields. There's lots to explore around the resort too. Come visit me when you pass through Singapore. :)

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  20. That looks like the perfect get away to me. Great shots of a fascinating place.

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  21. This is truly wonderful. It is like being transported to paradise. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful collection of pictures.

    If you have problems uploading photos/pictures, etc ... look for your snippit tool. It is often represented by a pair of scissors and is stored in your programs. Pull your picture onto full screen view - click your snippit tool - draw a box around the area you wish to use for a picture then save it onto your desktop - it uploads from their quite easily.

    Mail me if you would like more details.

    The bed looks very tempting especially because I am now quite tired. They have forecast more snow tonight - I hope that they are wrong - it's too early for such bad weather! ;)

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  22. That sure would be different for me but I would say it looks like pretty nice place.

    Coffee is on.

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  23. Kloggers/Polly,
    It is paradise to me. I enjoy waking up to such greenery and tranquility.

    Thanks for your offer. I will try it out first and then email you for help. I am not able to post much these days due to my photo uploading problems.

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  24. peppylady,
    It's an entirely different world from where I live. :)
    Thanks for coffee.

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  25. This looks like a great place to stay! I would have to splurge and stay in the presidential suite. It would be an awesome vacation. I like the idea of silence at night, which is something we don't get a lot of in the city. Oh, and I would make sure I went there after football season :)

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  26. Wow i like that kind of resort too. Sort like feel at home. Happy weekend and hunting.

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  27. That would be a perfect day. How I wish I could spend a day in a Nipa hut and just relax.

    Thanks for visiting. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Liz @ MLC

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  28. that looks like a perfect getaway. I could sense the tranquility of the place.

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  29. in the middle of rice fields--that would be a relaxing meal amidst the greens. the Presidential Suite sounds 5-star---perfect for honeymooners.:p

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  30. Yeah, no football channel so that your husband can focus on you ;)

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  31. This place looks amazing, I can see why you would want to spend time there.

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  32. Wow...I would love to spend some time there...love the green colours. I miss colours now! Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Hi ELC! how have you been lately? it's hard to find peaceful playces like that nowadays....beautiful! Thanks for the visit... here's a video of my boy when he was two, singing "tomarrow"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zld7SBOdGVw have a lovely one!

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  34. Looks absolutely beautiful, the price must be accordingly, lol !

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  35. Wow!! I also feel like staying there! Wonder how much is the room per night?

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  36. Presidential Suite looks gorgeous but quite scary to be in the middle of the island and only way out is via boat! ;) Am afraid of the water actually.. :)

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  37. The place sounds like what we have here, without the lake. We are now living in our farm nearby the forest. If you wanna visit, you are very welcome :)

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  38. I've been to Bandung. I didn't know a place like this existed there. If I'm ever there again, I'll be sure to look it up.

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  39. No mosquitoes? I'll love to spend a few days in such a surrounding.

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  40. This is indeed a rare find. It looks tranquil. I hope it is affordable?

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  41. I think I could only last a day and will go crazy without the modern technologies !

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  42. I like the fact that there are no football channels. The resort looks so beautiful: there are so many places to visit in this world!!

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  43. Surely a great place to rekindle some romance! ehehe

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