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Cap KarosoSumba, Indonesia

Cities are bustling again, and with bustling comes busy. And busy means traffic jams, running late for work, trains to catch and work to do, people to see and places to be.

And we love it. But the return of busy means the value of a peaceful getaway has gone up once again.

It's hard to imagine any place more tranquil than Cap Karoso, a slice of serenity on Indonesia's Sumba Island, a southern island not too far away from the Western Australian border.

At Karoso, it doesn't matter what your idea of relaxing is - they've got it. If it's meditating next to a waterfall, you can meditate next to a waterfall.If it's catching a peeling left rightout front the villa, wax that board up. If it's yoga in an exquisite yoga pavilion, then prepare that downward dog.

Almost everything is handmade from locals, from woodwork and furniture, to furnishings and ceramics. Even just watching the resort's ceramic making process is soothing.

They also have a farm on-site, growing the delicious food that you eat. If learning is your thing, you can learn about plant propagation, nursery skills, plant care, garden maintenance, organic farming and permaculture.

And then there's where you sleep. Villas boast private beach access, lush gardens, tasteful artwork and a hot tub, while the studios aren't too shabby either.

Get me there now please.

Tags: indonesia, retreat, Sumba

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