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Bali is a renowned tourist destination, famous for its beaches, temples and vibrant culture. The island is also home to a wide range of natural beauty, from its verdant jungle to its terraced rice paddies. Now, travellers can experience this side of Bali at the new Banyan Tree Buahan resort in Ubud, to open in June 2022.
Secluded in northern Ubud, away from the crowded commercial zones, the resort consists of just 16 villas situated along the contours of the topography, sharing space with terraced paddy fields, jungle and river. The villas are designed to blend in with the natural surroundings, fading the lines between a typical ‘resort room’ and nature. With an emphasis on escape and renewal, this new retreat offers a range of activities such as yoga and hiking, local immersive experiences as well as tour programs that showcase the best of Bali’s culture and cuisine. Banyan Tree Buahan can be an ideal place for a luxury escape or a jungle adventure.
What’s unique at Banyan Tree Buahan Bali
Banyan Tree Buahan Bali is designed for the traveller who needs to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with nature. The unique open-air design of the villas means that you can enjoy the sounds, smells and views of the jungle, and the close proximity to nature lets you experience the benefits of forest bathing – a Japanese practice that involves spending time in nature to promote good health. The resort has a ‘no walls, no doors’ concept, so you’ll feel cocooned in nature. The tranquil setting of this jungle retreat will help you slow down and gain a sense of balance.
The 16 villas or ‘Bale’ here range between three views and sizes: Riverside Jungle Pool Bale, Buahan Valley Pool Bale and Rainforest Pool Bale. Each ‘Bale’ comes with a private pool, open deck, pool deck with sunbeds, pool gazebo and a whole lot of forest.
Of the many sustainable practices at Banyan Tree Buahan, the zero waste farm-to-table concept in their kitchen stands out. Most of the food served at the hotel is locally sourced. This is not only good for the environment, but it also helps support the local economy.
The local immersive experiences at Banyan Tree Buahan range from nature walks and discovering the activities taking place in local villages, to indulging in body wraps, scrubs and massages at the world-famous Banyan Tree Spa. Banyan Tree is also famous for its cuisine, so expect authentic Asian dishes made with the freshest local ingredients.
Nestled in the lush tropical rural setting of north Ubud in Bali, this luxury resort is reminiscent of other luxury escapes such as Capella Ubud, Shinta Mani Wild in Cambodia, and The Datai Langkawi. With its commitment to luxury and its focus on connecting guests with nature, the Banyan Tree Buahan Bali is sure to provide an unforgettable experience for all who visit Ubud.
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© This article was first published online in May 2022 – World Travel Magazine.