In these days of climate change and global warming, it is always a good idea to try out eco-friendly accommodation when on vacation. Bali has a number of great green hotels situated near gorgeous beaches and sceneries. Most are certified by global standard accreditors such as Green Globe or EarthCheck. Many are making efforts to reduce their environmental footprint in the world by preventing pollution and preserving natural habitats. They are also involved in socio-cultural activities which give back to the local community surrounding them. The properties also conserve water and energy and often serve organic food to their guests. Check out the top eco hotels in Bali listed below.
Bambu Indah Hotel is an eco-lifestyle boutique hotel, constructed almost entirely of bamboo and located in the spiritual center of Ubud. The unique property features an outdoor swimming pond surrounded by river stones, a spa, and a lush surrounding garden with organic vegetable beds and edible plants. While hidden in nature, the hotel is close to the city center and all the attractions of the area. The open-plan kitchen and dining room serves delicious local food. Guests stay in small house, some which feature Internet access, and all feature free Wi-Fi. Most face the Ayung River which provides a view of the lush rice paddies.
Bambu Indah Hotel
Address: Banjar Baung, Desa Sayan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, 80571
Katamama is an environmentally friendly hotel in Seminyak, which is a few steps from Potato Head Beach Club. The property features an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Katamama Restaurant serves Indonesian and international dishes, while Akademi Bar serves drinks. Each room in the hotel is uniquely designed and features a flat-screen TV, a seating area, and a minibar. Other rooms offer a balcony or a terrace. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. The hotel is plastic-free. Its sustainability efforts include art displays created from recycled materials, as well as biodegradable soaps and mosquito spray. While the rooms do have air conditioning, the units have been automated to shut off when guests leave the room or open a window.
Katamama Suites at Desa Potato Head
Address: Jl. Petitenget 51B
Pool with view Express check-in/check-out Security alarm Designated smoking area Concierge service Cashless payment available Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Trouser press
Prashanti Bali is located in Ubud, and it is a yoga retreat and eco hotel set among the lush jungle and rice paddies. The property is a mixture of contemporary and authentic Bali; guests are surrounded by nature but the place is only a 10-minute walk from Ubud’s city center. The building consists mostly of wood and natural sustainable materials such as alang-alang and bamboo. The property limits the use of chemical products. Instead of air conditioning, rooms are fitted with fans and are designed to allow the natural river and jungle breeze to cool them. The property also avoids the use of plastic bags and bottles as much as possible.
Address: Jalan Subak Sok Wayah, Ubud, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, 80571
The Slow is located in Canggu, a short walk from Batu Bolong Beach and a 10-minute stroll from Echo Beach. The boutique hotel has a slow, minimalist approach. They have a no-plastic policy in place and provide water and other beverages to guests in reusable glass bottles. All foods served in the restaurant are organic and have been grown through sustainable efforts. The hotel features local art throughout. Some suites feature a private plunge pool, while others offer floor-to-ceiling windows with a view of the pool or garden.
Other types of eco-friendly properties in Bali
Bali Eco Village is nestled on the slopes of Kintamani in the peaceful hilly area of Belok Sidan. The property offers beautiful views of the surrounding valleys and forest. There is a spa on site and a restaurant serving Asian and Mediterranean dishes including fresh organic salads, free-range meat, and homemade pasta. All water used in the village is locally sourced and recycled. The property has a strong recycling program for other wastes, too. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. The rooms feature a terrace, seating area, and a fireplace.
Hanging Gardens of Bali overlooks the Ayung River. The luxurious property offers villas with private infinity pools. It has a spa which provides a wide range of treatments using eco-friendly and sustainable products, for example, fresh aloe vera cream baths and massages. There are three restaurants on the property where delicious Balinese and international food can be enjoyed, including fresh herbs from the garden. Each villa has a terrace or balcony, a TV, and views of the jungle or pool. Free Wi-Fi is available on the property.
Hanging Gardens of Bali
Address: Desa Buahan, Payangan
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge is set on a natural river. Its location provides a view of the mountains in Blimbing, Central Bali. The property is a short drive from Denpasar. There is a gift shop and a restaurant on site. The lodge uses only natural cleaning products and toiletries, pure mountain water for drinking and showering, natural pest control, and no MSG in food preparation. The resort conserves energy throughout. Fruit, herbs, and vegetables come from the property’s own organic gardens, and there is a recycling program in place. Rooms offer a balcony or terrace with a seating area and view, plus a private bathroom.
This eco-villa was designed to blend with nature and have a minimal impact on the environment. Only natural materials were used in the construction. The villa and plunge pool are both based on the Fibonacci golden spiral, one of nature’s greatest mysteries. There is no air conditioning, but the design allows the cooling breeze to enter the villa, which has an open-plan living and sleeping area and a small kitchenette. The bathroom features a free-form stone bathtub and a large rainshower.
Villa Awang Awang
Address: Jl. Melayang, Ubud, Bali
Puri Lumbung Cottages are surrounded by nature in North Bali. The property features a spa and a restaurant. The resort also holds Hatha yoga and meditation classes. Each cottage has a balcony made of solid wood. The bathroom has a hot shower, with some cottages offering a stone bath. Puri Lumbung is an eco-tourism project dedicated to enhancing and protecting the natural area surrounding it. Staff members are trained to preserve the rain forest and water. There is a restaurant on site serving local, vegetarian, and western dishes. To top off the dining experience, the restaurant also offers a view of Mount Batukaru.
Fivelements Retreat Bali is an eco-luxury wellness retreat situated on the Ayung River. It is surrounded by a tropical greenery. The retreat features a spa, a restaurant, and an outdoor pool. The spacious, open-concept villas are attractively furnished and offer beautiful views. Private bathrooms feature a customized bathtub for improving wellness. The spa features traditional Balinese treatments and massages. The vegetarian restaurant offers choices of western and Indonesian dishes. The resort promotes projects related to spiritual and traditional knowledge, and holistic wellness. They also promote environmental awareness through healthy outdoor activities. The property encourages recycling of water and caring for marine habitats.
Care for the environment while enjoying a vacation
This area of the world offers beautiful, lush-green vegetation, mountainous scenery, and beautiful beaches. Help ensure the continuation of this beauty by opting to stay at one of the eco hotels in Bali.
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