Jade Moyano

Bambu Indah

www.jademoyano.com
  • Where:Bali, Indonesia
  • Why:Birthday trip
  • When:May 2019
  • Who:Me and my love.
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I discovered this nook above the dining area, awesome spot to read and nap.

Almost the whole hotel is built of bamboo and other natural materials, this bridge was malleable indeed.

The copper bathtub of my dreams facing the rice fields.

Afrika House is decorated with vintage finds from the owner’s world travels.

Our natural swimming pool.

The little bamboo structures scattered around the property are actually gorgeous bedrooms.

Bamboo life.

There’s a farmer’s market at the hotel every Sunday, get mangosteen!

Secret waterfall near ubud, ask the locals!

Cross the bamboo bridge to get to the bamboo restaurant.

Home for the weekend. An antique Javanese joglo. Look it up.

Watched the sunrise from here every morning.

Balinese brekkie. In love with the fruits.

Highs & Lows

  • The antique Javanese joglos are so spacious, you basically have a home complete with a front porch.

  • You don’t need to leave the property, there’s an entire world to explore there (pathways, swings, cascades, bamboo huts).

  • Natural pools, organic cotton towels, rice field views.

  • The bamboo building throughout the site is so impressive, even the elevator is made out of bamboo.

  • Their commitment to sustainability sets an example to the world. Very little negative impact on the environment. 99% plastic free hotel.

  • The handmade copper bathtub in the semi-outdoor bathroom. We took baths every morning for sunrise.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Plastic Free

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 48/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Sustainable boutique hotel.

  • Vibe

    Back to basics in the best possible way.

  • Location

    Just a few minutes outside of Ubud, tucked in the jungle in a residential neighborhood. Looks unassuming from the outside, and then you walk in to a dream jungle oasis.

  • Rooms

    17 antique Javanese houses and luxury tents spread around the property.

  • Music

    Sounds of nature. The river, birds, and crickets.

  • Year Opened

    2005

  • Designed By

    Cynthia and John Hardy, long time Bali expats and also founders of the Green School.

  • Pool/Gym

    Natural pools and ponds by the riverside (complete with a rope swing).

  • Restaurant

    Amazing farm to table food, all grown in the garden on site and cooked in their open air bamboo kitchen.

  • Bar

    Yes, set up for sunset hours facing the rice fields.

  • Minibar

    Yes, bottles of wine, beer, juices, and local raw chocolate.

  • Children

    If your kid can hang, yes.

  • Price

    It’s definitely high for Bali, but it's also an experience in itself.

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