Resort Review: MesaStila’s Java Soul Retreat

MesaStila (; 62-298/596-333) is a spa and wellness resort perfectly located in serene Magelang Central Java, Indonesia.

Set in the middle of a 55-acre estate and surrounded by eight volcanoes, it was recently transformed from a coffee plantation (dating back to 1922) into a beautiful renovated wellness retreat. The estate is dotted with 22 romantic Javanese guest villas, built in a classic colonial style. The resort lends a distinctly Javanese flavor to their wellness activities and programs that include healthy eating, yoga, planned relaxation and stress management.

There are numerous packages for guests to choose from, ranging from a simple “Escape the daily routine” package to “Fitness and Weight Management” retreats. If you feel up to something a little more adventurous; there are mountain-biking trails leading to hot springs, or you can hike to the top of one of the surrounding volcanoes. After a day of adventure you can get your body pampered in the resort’s spa, which has its own Turkish hammam.