5 Unique and Awesome Places to Stay in Bali, Indonesia

We've heard of hotels with the ocean as their floor, or those eco-friendly ones being ran by windmills or waterfalls. But we haven't seen the best of what Bali has to offer. Here are 5 unique places in Bali that you definitely cannot find elsewhere in the world.

1. Bambu Indah

Bambu Indah, Foursquare.com

Bambu Indah, Foursquare.com

Bambu Indah, Foursquare.com

Bambu Indah is one of the most eco-friendly, luxurious resorts in Bali, or even in the world. How so? They have a swimming pool that's unlike any other. Instead of doing the usual tiled pool, they lined their pool with igh density polyethylene, used lava stones and a vegetation regeneration zone, which naturally cleanses, filters and oxygenates the water. The result is a pool that has clear and natural water. They even put a tarzan rope for you to jump and swing towards the pool. They also have a natural harp made of bamboo, which was built by a sound architect. They also practice the farm to table way of bringing food to their restaurant.

Name:
Bambu Indah
Address:
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
HP:
Foursquare.com

2. Mara River Safari Lodge

No, this isn't Africa. In fact, it's quite far from it. This is still in Bali, only, with a nature reserve as your backyard. Yes, you can actually open your eyes seeing rhinos and zebras.

Name:
Mara River Safari Lodge Bali
Address:
Jalan Bypass Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra Km 19.8, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
HP:
Foursquare.com

3. Glamping Sandat Tents

Imagine staying in tents, but this isn't just an ordinary tent. It's actually a tent that it reminiscent of royalty. This is why it's named glamping - glamorous camping. But you wouldn't even feel like you're staying in a tent. In fact, the moment you step outside and take a look at where you were just at, you'd be surprised it even looks like a tent.

Name:
Glamping Sandat Tents
Address:
Ubud, Indonesia
HP:
Foursquare.com

4. Kali Manik Eco Resort

Kali Manik Eco Resort, Foursquare.com

Kali Manik Eco Resort, Foursquare.com

This eco-village is named so because of the way the whole resort was built and even in the maintenance of it. For example, all of their wastes are used as compost, their water wastes used to water their flowers and crops, they use natural gas for cooking and the buildings used materials such as earth, bamboo, wood and stone. They also employed and trained locals, and uses natural cleaning products such as vinegar.

Name:
Kali Manik Eco Resort
Address:
Seririt, Bali, Indonesia
HP:
Foursquare.com

5. Bamboo Palace

Green village, Foursquare.com

Green village, Foursquare.com

Green village, Foursquare.com

Imagine a palace built from bamboo. Yes, solely bamboo. You will be enthralled by the architects and engineers responsible for bringing this magnificent palace to life. This house is available for rent only through airbnb.

Name:
Green village
Address:
Sibang, Indonesia
HP:
Official Foursquare.com

Conclusion

I have been to Bali twice, but I haven't stayed in these places and now that I know about them, I would definitely be staying the next time I'm in Bali. But why not? I'm helping save the environment and at the same time, having a milestone in my travels. Nothing is better than hitting two birds with one stone.

Author

Geninna
5 things I can't live without: coffee, books, my iPod, wifi, and my husband :D Born and raised in Manila, Philippines but I've lived in Qatar, Indonesia, and the UAE. I am currently living in Romania, and I have been on vacations to Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam :) And does a stop over in Bahrain and Germany count?