Stay

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.

Ready to go?

Tags: bali, eco-friendly, indonesia, luxury

Get Inspired In Print

While you're here

UBUD, INDONESIA

Imagine a house that resembles something out of The Jetsons. Now think about...

Imagine a house that resembles something out of The Jetsons. Now think about how difficult...

SERANGAN, INDONESIA

The idea of a cruise is enough to make us want to jump overboard, but we’d...

The idea of a cruise is enough to make us want to jump overboard, but we’d make an...

BALI, INDONESIA

Most presume the Bali of old was sucked into Kuta’s juice bars, but pockets...

Most presume the Bali of old was sucked into Kuta’s juice bars, but pockets exist that...

TEDJAKULA, INDONESIA

An adults-only holiday in Bali that’s far from the crowds? It’s rare, but...

An adults-only holiday in Bali that’s far from the crowds? It’s rare, but possible. A...