To cap off my most recent visit to Bali, Christina Galbato and I headed to an oasis in the jungle that literally blew our socks off. Bambu Indah, located just 15 minutes outside of the heart of Ubud is hands-down the most unique place I’ve ever stepped foot in, let alone slept in. Keep scrolling to see how incredible this beautiful treehouse hotel is and find out how you can stay here!
When we first arrived on the property, getting to our room was an adventure unto itself — we literally traversed over stone paths, across bamboo bridges, down long pathways beside a river and up one very futuristic (and entirely made of bamboo) elevator. Thankfully the hotel’s staff was extremely helpful in getting our baggage to our room, because that would have been a sight!
The first room we saw at the hotel was the Moon House (pictured in this post), which is a half-moon shaped dome of sorts, completely open to its natural surroundings and featuring its own circular pool and open-air tub. The Moon House is definitely the most luxurious room on the entire hotel grounds. The second room where I actually slept was the Copper House, which was equally as lovely, but sadly I didn’t get great pictures due to the rain.
As you can see from the images, everything is open air (the mosquito nets are key and work wonders at night), including the bed, bathtub, living room — everything. I’ve never felt so one with nature in a hotel before.
Bambu Indah is the passion project from husband and wife duo, Cynthia and John Hardy, who have put a lot of love into building out this eco retreat for travelers from all over the world to enjoy. It originally opened back in 2005 with the importing of 11 antique Javanese bridal homes, which created the foundation for the wildly unique hotel that is there today.
Now, it’s become a fully sustainable eco-resort, which uses low impact materials in its structures, organic bath products, and puts a premium on creating minimal waste through recycling and composting. There are now 17 houses on site for guests to enjoy.
Beyond enjoying every minute in our fairytale rooms, we enjoyed eating local Balinese cuisine in the cozy dining room (like this gorgeous acai bowl!) and exploring the grounds. Walking around every inch of this eco-heaven is like getting lost in a childhood storybook.
Huge thanks to the staff at Bambu Indah for hosting us for this memorable stay!