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Balinese Eco LuxuryUbud, Indonesia

Play blushing bride in a century-old teak house built in Java as a gift for a lady betrothed to a Javanese nobleman. In the village of Baung, a 15-minute drive from Ubud, Bambu Indah offers eco luxury with 11 restored antique houses and elegant modern guest residences. Each detached room is unique and thoughtfully furnished – some are set on stilts, others include private water features or garden bathrooms, and one even has a glass floor so guests can watch shrimp swimming in the pond below.

There’s also a four-storey pagoda with floor-to-ceiling windows and a traditional Sumbanese house crafted from bamboo. During the day hike to nearby villages, go rafting on the Ayung River, practise yoga in the Minang House – a re-creation of a large clan home from the Padang highlands in Sumatra – or play the giant bamboo harp. For something truly hands-on join a house-building workshop and learn to contort bamboo into architecture.


get there

Bambu Indah is about a one-hour drive from Denpasar International Airport. The boutique resort offers airport transfers (enquire for up-to-date prices) or guests can take a taxi (about US$15).

  • Air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Refrigerators
  • Room service
  • Dry cleaning and laundry service
  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Spa services

Doubles start at US$125, including breakfast and afternoon tea.

Bambu Indah
bambuhindah.com

Bambu Indah provides a free shuttle service to and from Ubud’s city centre, twice daily.

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Tags: bali, eco-friendly, indonesia, luxury

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