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Written by Kristyna Schonova
Co-written by Laura Jodoin, Abigail Chang, Sarah Shahzad, Oceana Setaysha, Tey Kher Ying
Assisted by Imron Ramadhan
If you’ve been too mesmerised by celebrity weddings on cliffside resorts or staring too hard at gorgeous water villas, you may be missing out on an often-understated part of Bali that takes you back to nature – resorts nestled in the heart of the Balinese lush greenery.
Though difficult to get to, there’s thankfully still a dedicated group of resorts quietly luring visitors to the glorious foresty areas on this beautiful island.
Want to ditch the cliffs and water for the perfect rainforest retreat?
We bring you through the depths of the jungle to five luxury hideaways that will rejuvenate your mind and soul.
Note: The prices reflected below are the low season rates, and they exclude tax and service charges. Accommodation rates often change with room availability, and low or high seasons. We recommend double checking for the final prices before confirming your booking.
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Ever slept in a luxurious tent in a rainforest?
If you are keen for something off-the-beaten-path, give Sang Giri Mountain Tent Resort a try.
Nestled in the mountains of Jatiluwih, in Tabanan, Sang Giri offers eight deluxe tents where you can watch the sunrise peeking over the jungles’ treetops from your very own private terrace.
If you’re feeling restless and itching for some adventure, why not trek into the rainforest, bird watch, mountain bike along the available trails or explore the nearby terraced paddy fields?
And the best way to unwind after all those activities?
Jump into the hot spring bath or soak in the resort’s sauna.
Photo via: Sang Giri Mountain Tent Resort
Sang Giri also offers a traditional-style open restaurant where you can watch chefs at work and your dishes being prepared.
You can even customize the dishes to your own liking too!
13. Where forest meets the beach: Menjangan Resort
You won’t find a jungle getaway anywhere in Bali like the Menjangan Resort.
It’s right in the middle of the Bali Barat National Park, amidst 382 hectares of beautiful untouched rainforest, and located on one of Bali’s most stunning coastlines.
You get to choose from rooms or suites in the main residence surrounded by greenery, or a private rainforest villa on the beach.
Yes, the resort walks the line between jungle and coast perfectly!
While you’re there, you can enjoy a range of eco-friendly activities, such as bird watching and snorkeling off the coast of this leafy paradise.
14. The heart of wellness within nature: Svarga Loka
When you enter the sacred land of Svarga Loka Resort, feel the pressures of modern life melt away.
Instead, surrender yourself to the beauty of nature and the journey of rejuvenation.
Sitting on the riverbanks of Campuhan river in Ubud, the resort offers a wide range of luxury accommodation as well as facilities for wellness and healing therapies.
Rooms in this resort are fully air-conditioned and they each feature a terrace overlooking a lush garden.
You can do yoga by the riverbank or meditate in an elevated outdoor pavilion – perfect for some quiet reflection.
So if you’re looking to seek mental clarity and peace, Svarga Loka Resort is your place.
The best part? All hotel guests can enjoy complimentary wellness, arts and crafts and cooking lessons.
15. Bathe under the stars: Chapung Se Bali Resort & Spa
Prepare yourself to enjoy a slice of paradise at Chapung Se Bali Resort.
Situated in Ubud, there’s eight stunning luxury villas within the property that will offer you a delightful getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Here, you get to soak up the sun on a sun lounger, breathe in the fresh air and listen to the sounds of nature – the best therapy to work fatigue.
When evening comes, be sure to enjoy a relaxing bath under the stars!
And the next day, you can look forward to an amazing breakfast spread at the Chapung’s restaurant.
The views there are to-die-for!
Photo via: Chapung SeBali Resort & Spa
16. For both honeymooners and kids: Anahata Villas & Spa Resort
Near Petanu River, surrounded by the dense tropical rainforest, lies Anahata Villas & Spa Resort.
Built with a vision to offer a natural retreat for your mind, body and soul, Anahata offers 12 exquisite villas for you and your loved ones.
Every villa comes with a magnificent panorama and a private plunge pool.
If you want to do a good workout, you can use the resort’s larger swimming pool.
This is not just a place for couples on a honeymoon. Families with children will also enjoy Anahata as there are plenty of activities and facilities for everyone.
The Resort also offers a Bar and Lounge where you can get a drink and enjoy the view of lush greenery.
Photo via: Anahata Resort, Fitrunyoga
Live music is sometimes available too!
What’s more, yoga classes are offered free on weekends to all guests.
17. Meditate in the forest depths: Jendela di Bali Villa
Jendela di Bali is an exclusive property offering two quaint and uniquely-designed villas, surrounded by the luscious forests of Ubud.
Here, you will discover the true Balinese culture during your stay.
With a tasteful blend of Javanese, Balinese and Torajan architecture, you can sit and admire the intricate architecture of the villas, its splendid craftsmanship and its rustic décor.
You can choose either The Kingfisher Bale or The White Elephant Bale.
Both bales are lovingly handcrafted and you’ll feel a sense of coziness and gain insights to the local culture.
At the heart of the property is the Bale Bengong Dining and Lounge bale, where you can unwind and relax.
You can also use the modern meditatheque room for meditation, doing yoga or pursuing creative interests.
Photo via: Jendela di Bali
Play or chill out in the gardens and you’ll find many natural flora and fauna around.
Look out especially for the blue Javan Kingfisher with its amazing red beak as you stroll.
18. On the mountains and over the valley: Amori Villa
Amori Villa is an exclusive boutique resort that offers uninterrupted views over the Petanu River valley.
Here, you can fall asleep to the melody of the rustling river, catch the flitting butterflies and dragonflies, and let your eyes rest on only nature and nothing else.
Photo via: Great Small Hotels
Comprising of five types of residential suites and a one-bedroom villa, at Amori, you may start your day with a morning swim in the 14-metre infinity pool or take a stroll through the villages, followed by a healthy breakfast.
Your afternoon may include a luxuriating massage and pre-dinner cocktails while you watch the dusk fall.
Photo via: Dan Navaratnam
19. Camp for adventure and culture: Baliwoso
If you love nature and culture, and seek adventure, Baliwoso may just be your answer.
Baliwoso is an agricultural adventure camp located in Dusun Delod Umah in Pengotan.
The camp was designed to promote conservation of not only nature but also the local culture – to promote sustainable tourism and to provide benefits to the local communities in the area.
Here, you get to sleep in uniquely designed Serengeti Tents in a verdant surrounding, and are also expected to participate in fun activities with the local people.
You also get to feed the cattle, do some intense trekking, visit the countryside, learn the local dances and harvest seasonable fruits and vegetables within the property.
Photo via: Baliwoso
Don’t forget to have a go at traditional archery and blow pipe!
20. Experience the local artistic legacy: Alam Ubud Villa
Nestled secretly within the valley and surrounded by the tropical forest, Alam Ubud is a resort that took more than pure effort to build.
It’s said that around 70,000 of local craftsmen, painters, sculptors and artisans were mobilised to design and build the villas.
Perched atop wooden pillars and hugging the rugged hillsides, these beautiful villas give you stunning panoramic views of the gorgeous green landscape.
Listen to the hush melody of nature and experience a sense of calm within.
Photo via: Alam Ubud Villa
21. Sleep in secluded rice barns: Bali Mountain Retreat and Eco-Lodge
Here, you can drink in fresh mountain air, pure spring water and a mild climate.
Situated on the eastern slopes of Mount Batukaru in Central Bali, Bali Mountain Retreat and Eco-Lodge will treat you to natural splendors made up of majestic views and lush landscapes.
Although there’s a variety of bungalows and suites, the Rice House (inspired by the traditional ‘Lumbung’) may give you a more interesting experience – it was (and still is) used to store rice, and can accommodate two people.
Do you visualise your retreat to include music and dance workshops, yoga classes and jungle walks?