Bali, Indonesia is a breathtaking island and a favourite destination amongst backpackers. Best known for its abundance of lush foliage, mesmerizing ancient temples, and colorful sunsets- Bali is a natural oasis. The island is home to a variety of eco-friendly accommodations that place importance on protecting the environment. For example, these eco-friendly accommodations use sustainable practices such as growing their own produce, using solar-powered energy and using locally sourced materials.
The following are three of the best eco friendly hotels and lodges in Bali.
Located in the cultural center of Ubud, Bambu Indah is a boutique eco-hotel that features beautiful bamboo buildings. Bambu Indah is locally owned and takes pride in providing guests with an unforgettable experience. The hotel offers many unique amenities such as natural swimming pools, massage pods, and antique Javanese homes that serve as guest accommodations. They also have two dining areas on the property that serve local cuisine made from fresh local ingredients.
As one of Bali’s eco hotels, Bambu Indah was designed with a sustainable future in mind. Therefore, they compost all of their food waste, use a filtration system that conserves water, and only use LED lights and oil lamps as light sources. Bambu Indah was awarded the HICAP (Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific) Sustainability Award in 2013 and has been featured in many travel publications.
Bali Eco Stay
Bali Eco Stay is an ecolodge that lies in the charming Kanciana Village. This Bali ecolodge offers the perfect balance of mother nature and homely comforts, with friendly staff and stunning surrounding landscapes of forests and rice fields. The property houses eight open-overwater bungalows for guests to sleep in and has jungle treks that cater to all endurance levels. They also offer yoga and meditation classes along with Balinese massages.
Bali Eco Stay is an advocate for responsible tourism and exercise sustainable practices by having a strict no-plastic policy, using low water pressure showers to conserve water, and using the nearby river to generate most of their power. This ecolodge is a member of BGreener, an organization that recognizes businesses with sustainable tourism efforts within Indonesia.
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge is a haven for nature lovers and is located on the remote hills of Mount Batukarua. This Bali ecolodge is the ideal place to sit back and relax while observing the various species of birds in the area. It is just a 15-minute walk from the rainforest and even offers guests the opportunity to stay in a treehouse, one of their many accommodation options.
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge focuses on serving guest meals sourced from their permaculture gardens, with authentic Balinese flavours that can cater to all dietary requirements. They follow practises that ensure environmental sustainability and safety. For example, they only use natural gas for cooking and heating water, organic fertilizers are used in their gardens, and all organic waste is composted. Sarinbuana Eco Lodge has been awarded the Responsible Tourism Award by Wild Asia in 2007 and 2010 for their outstanding efforts in sustainable tourism.
No matter which one of these eco friendly hotels and lodges you choose to stay in, you can guarantee that you will have a wonderful experience in Bali and can feel at peace knowing you are supporting sustainable practices.
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