Laputa Villa

Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of Laputa Villa, Bali's "Bamboo Castle in the Sky". Experience unparalleled tranquillity, breathtaking views of nature and luxurious bamboo architecture in Sidemen. A perfect retreat for those seeking peace and an intimate connection with nature. Rediscover solitude and rejuvenation
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Laputa Villa, affectionately known as “The Bamboo Castles in the Sky”, is a breathtaking retreat nestled on a tranquil ridge in Sidemen, Bali. This exquisite villa offers unparalleled views from the verdant hills and jungle to the sparkling ocean and Nusa Penida, with the majestic Mount Agung and miles of rice terraces providing a dramatic backdrop. Inspired by the concept of a castle floating in the sky, Laputa is a marvel of bamboo architecture that embodies the essence of Balinese open-plan living, designed to foster a deep connection with the surrounding nature and fill the soul with positive energy.

Spanning 970 square meters, Laputa Villa is not just a place to stay, it’s an experience. With open sides that embrace the rolling green hills and vibrant jungle, guests are treated to an awe-inspiring panorama that includes Sidemen village, Mount Agung and lush rice paddies. Although not a tree house, the villa is surrounded by foliage, creating an intimate connection with the environment. Its design prioritizes natural ventilation and light, with the bathroom the only fully walled room, surprisingly equipped with hot water, a luxury given Laputa’s remote location.

The villa’s two bedrooms, each with a mosquito netted four-poster bed, offer a fairytale retreat. The main living area, open on both sides with a balcony railing, becomes a stage for nature’s performances, from strolling monkeys to fluttering butterflies. A Bluetooth speaker is provided for when the natural symphony of birdsong and cicadas needs a soundtrack.

Ascend a bamboo ladder to the loft and discover the Skynet, a netted seating area that feels like it is floating in the air. From here, you can watch the sun rise over Mount Agung for one of the most breathtaking dawns imaginable. While the kitchen facilities are modest, a menu and WhatsApp service allows guests to order from local warungs or enjoy Western-style food delivered directly to this bamboo castle in the sky.

Laputa Villa’s remote location on a Sidemen hill offers isolation and tranquillity, making it an ideal stay for those seeking solitude or a few days of unparalleled beauty before exploring further. It embodies a commitment to sustainability and environmental harmony, from the bamboo construction to the locally sourced materials and craftsmanship.

This bamboo castle’s search for the perfect view was an eight-month endeavour, culminating in a location that offers arguably the most scenic view in Bali. Located in Sidemen, a village renowned for its “real Balinese taste”, Laputa is about a 90-minute drive from Bali Airport and 60 minutes from Ubud, surrounded by famous tourist destinations yet offering a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle.

Although Laputa has no air conditioning, its high mountain location means cool nights, often requiring a jumper. Breakfast is included, with options for a variety of dietary needs, and additional services such as airport transfers, private yoga and more can be arranged to enhance your stay.

Given the open design, guests should be prepared for visits from ‘nature’s inhabitants’, including insects and frogs, which add to the authentic experience of living amidst Bali’s lush landscape.

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