So I came across this amazing photo on Pinterest of Bambu Indah in Ubud, and I immediately was drawn to stay here a while. Bambu Indah is a stunning yet distinctive boutique hotel which was carefully curated by designers and long term residents of Bali, John and Cynthia Hardy. In 2005, eleven antique Javanese bridal homes were brought to Bali and restored.

Bambu Indah is available to for those seeking something a little more unique yet being comforted by the luxury and service of an intimate hotel. Bamboo Indah prides itself on combining antique architecture and design, with modern and sustainable practices in a luxury environment.

Welcomed with a fresh baby coconut you are ushered into a larger space through these amazing pod like structures, the design is amazing and will leave you sitting ever so elegantly with your mouth wide open in amazement. Indulge yourself with some of the really yummy cuisine from the home-grown ingredients. As butterflies giant bees and red dragon flies float around the garden, you can make a splash into the fresh water pool. Bambu Indah does not have concrete paths as the paths are made from flat stones that are, at times, irregular. It is inappropriate for wheelchairs or strollers, but perfect for anyone looking to relax in a tranquil retreat.

Whilst most pools in Bali use enough chemicals to melt your skin off, this one has been built by digging a hole, lined with high density polyethylene which is recyclable after its 60 year life cycle, and use lava stones and a vegetation regeneration zone, which naturally cleanses, filters and oxygenates the water. A water flow system which creates a natural pool that does not use chlorine, algaecides or cement. The result? clear water so clean you can drink it, surrounded with large, beautiful stones from the mountains, a rope swing for the Tarzans in your family and deck chairs to relax.

We stayed in the two room house, which is named after John’s oldest daughter, Elora, this is a house of light and style. This house is filled with Tibetan carpets and antique Chinese and Javanese furniture. It has a downstairs bedroom with a private garden bathroom. Enjoy an afternoon tea, or laze on one of the many daybeds, when you walk through the new building the view is absolutely breath taking with a huge valley below with the river, rice paddies, swaying palm trees and on a clear day Mt Agung staring back at you. Dare if you wish to climb the huge tree house and feel like you are in the tree canopy, or find the magic door in the garden leading you down the valley slope through the most fairy like garden walk, of secret pathways, Indian Jones style bridges and more. You must play with the musical instruments also they make the most whimsical sounds I have ever heard, my boys did not want to leave.

We loved this place, a perfect blend of rustic charm, boutique comfort, fun and intrigue. I cant wait to return.

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