Nestled in the heart of Ubud, Indonesia, Bambu Indah is a boutique hotel that offers an enchanting escape from the ordinary. Created by two designers who are long-time residents of Bali, the resort has grown to include luxurious bamboo treehouses perched along the riverside. Though it’s only a 15-minute drive from Ubud, the cultural and artistic hub of Bali and home to the Aura House and Firefly Eco Lodge treehouses, the resort’s serene setting transports guests far away from the trappings of modern life.
Finding one’s way to the accommodations at Bambu Indah is a delightful adventure in itself. Guests traverse stone pathways, cross bamboo bridges, and follow winding paths beside the river. While the resort’s staff will handle all luggage transportation, guests can take in the sights of the other stunning huts and houses along the way. Each building is a unique and captivating work of art.
Bambu Indah seamlessly blends bamboo interiors with antique Javanese teak wood fittings, offering both air conditioning and a fan in each house. Guests can soak in the sights of the gardens, pool, or rice fields from their private outdoor terrace. The en suite bathrooms come with complimentary toiletries and a rain shower. Environmental consciousness is evident throughout the resort, from composting and recycling practices to the use of eco-friendly soaps.
The resort boasts a natural swimming kolan (pool) nestled among large river stones and featuring an Indiana Jones-inspired swing for those seeking a touch of adventure amidst their relaxation. Rather than traditional manicured lawns, the property is dotted with vegetable beds, local edible and ceremonial plants, and an ever-present surrounding jungle. A riverside deck outfitted with pillows and hanging swing chairs provides the perfect setting for stress-free relaxation.
Nightly rates at Bambu Indah start from €100, with prices varying throughout the year.
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