If nature therapy is your kind of holiday, a forest hotel is what you should be looking for while in Bali as they are simply impressive! Yes indeed, this island is more than just gorgeous beaches.
Now imagine this – you wake up to the sounds of chirping birds and the view of pristine lush greenery while breakfast is served floating in your private pool. Doesn’t get any better, right?
Leave the city madness and enjoy luxurious jungle retreats to let loose your inner Tarzan! Here, you can reconnect with nothing but lush green jungles, rich plantations, and clear river streams all around you. If that kind of holiday sounds rejuvenating, then start getting your bags packed to escape to Bali’s best jungle resorts and get reacquainted with Mother Nature – in luxurious comfort!
Checkout our top picks below
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1. Swing in a hammock overlooking lush greenery – Camaya Bamboo House
Nothing is more comforting than lounging your heart away on a hammock overlooking the rice terrace outlined by the view of mountain peaks guarding from afar. Camaya Bamboo House is a green haven where your wildest romantic dreams come true. This gorgeous villa is entirely made from bamboo and is surrounded by panoramic natural wonders; ranging from rice terrace, rainforest to evergreen hills. Here, you can rest while being completely guarded by mother nature. Staying a night or two here guarantees you with two bedrooms, a private kitchen and an open shower in the building. But what’s more convenient is that the villa will provide you with a free scooter rental, so you can embark on an adventure to discover Bali and its beautiful surroundings. If you don’t feel like getting adventurous, relax and enjoy a peaceful stroll amidst the rice fields, lay on your hammock and appreciate the fantastic view, sign up for a yoga or cooking class – your holiday, your choice! Rates: From USD $274 per night (Approximately Rp. 3,967,520) Address: Amerta Bhuana, Selat, Karangasem Regency, Bali 80862
2. Stay in a bamboo village with a purpose – Green Village Bali
Green Village is not just a simple bamboo village where travellers seek refuge from the chaotic city, but it is also a global living community that connects individuals who share the same interest in building a greener and more sustainable world. This bamboo villa is perched on the sacred Ayung river valley and boasts a brilliant architectural design, greatly complemented by lavish amenities. It is a 4-storey villa that comes with three bed bedrooms, each with ensuite bathrooms, a private kitchen plus dining space, a plunge pool and even a workspace on top of the building. Instagrammers will be captivated by the charming interior design that is mainly made from bamboo – every spot here is perfect for your next popular Insta-post! But the biggest winner here will be nature lovers in search of lush panoramic views. Feast your eyes with 360° endless views of nature beautifully set in the Ayung river valley. Staying here doesn’t only mean that you get to seek solitude in a green sanctuary but you also get the opportunity to learn how this little community is fighting for a better future. Feel free to sign up for a walking tour or visit the nearby Green School – it is an enriching experience for adults and kids alike as you get a better understanding of the efforts to create a sustainable world. Rates: From USD $325 per night (Approximately Rp. 4,706,000) Address: Jl. Tanah Ayu, Sibang Gede, Abiansemal – Badung, Bali
3. Stay at a National Park, go glamping at the beach – Menjangan Dynasty Resort, Beach Glamping and Dive Center
Mermaids and ocean lovers come to West Bali for its rich marine life and more untouched waters. So if you’re either, you must sign up for one of the underwater expeditions offered by the on-site 5-star PADI Dive Centre, where you can get professional diving and snorkeling experiences! Underwater Insta-worthy shots with coral reefs as your backdrop? Yes please! If you prefer to be above the water, go kayaking, canoeing or jungle trekking (hugely popular!) offered by the in-house Pasir Putih Dive Centre & Watersport. When you’ve had too much fun (if it can ever happen!), the next best thing to do is to simply relax in the untouched natural landscape. Take a stroll along the mangrove-lined coastline, or unwind at the in-house spa where you can get a pampering massage with a full view of the sea. As the skies turn into hues of orange and yellow, head to Pasir Putih Beach Club, where you get to spice up things with your favourite cocktails and stunning sunset ocean views right over the gorgeous infinity pool. After the sun goes down, it’s time for that romantic dinner with your loved one on the soft white sand beach under a sweet cabana. In the west, the vast sparkling starlit skies will make your date night extra special. All these luxuries in the great outdoors – that’s what you call camping with all the glamour! Rates: From USD $103 per night (Approximately Rp. 1,501,894.50) Address: Desa Pejarakan, Gerokgak, Buleleng, Bali, Indonesia Contact: +62 361 753 300 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Volcano on the skyline – Villa Patal Kikian Sidemen
When you start imagining the relaxation and serenity and picture yourself with a chilled mango juice on the terrace, or hanging over the edge of the infinity pool, overlooking jaw-dropping views of Bali’s holy mountain, it’s pretty easy to get into the swing of really planning a little trip. This villa is tailor-made for those who want a place with incredible beauty and serenity, but far away from the hustle and bustle of nightclubs and traffic jams. And if you’re hoping for a little daytime getaway from the hotel grounds, just sign up for a tour of Besakih – the Mother Temple of Bali! Rates: From USD $95 (Approximately Rp. 1,385,575) per night Address: Jalan Raya Sindhuwati, 80864 Sidemen, Indonesia Contact: +62 812 3706 2602
5. Do a luxury rustic holiday at Thematic Village Houses at Bambu Indah, Ubud
Bambu Indah may have one of the greatest villas above water in Bali, but that’s not all to it. If you want to live the village life, these quirky themed houses may be what you’re looking for. You can even climb up to a tree house in the compound that overlooks the valley! Or do a Tarzan swing across the natural pool! Or enjoy a sunset cocktail on the Afrika deck, with a majestic view of the rice fields and distant mountains. There are eight different themed houses, and each is more beautiful than the next – the pictures say it all. Deciding where to stay will be a blissful dilemma indeed! Rates: From USD $155 per night (Approximately Rp. 2,260,675) Address: Jl. Banjar Baung, Desa, Sayan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia Contact: +62 361 977 922 / +62 361 974 357 / +62 812 3834 3174 (Whatsapp)
6. Jungle Jewel in the Sky – Firefly Eco Lodge
Have you ever wanted to stay in a treehouse? The Firefly Eco Lodge will satisfy the adventurer in you, with its thatched roof, rustic jungle atmosphere, and even high-up rooms that require you to climb into! For Instagram lovers, be sure to get a cute picture of yourself on the big swing, from which you can get a gorgeous panoramic view – beautiful rice paddies of the most stunning emerald green. And you’d never believe that this hidden gem is only 10 minutes from the bustling Ubud centre! So for a perfect unity of urban and wild, you can spend your mornings lounging among the greenery, before taking a refreshing walk and end up in the heart of Ubud, where you can do your shopping and check out the restaurants and bars. Come home at night (and it really will feel as though you are coming home!) and rinse the day away in the open-air shower, as you close your eyes and feel the water’s spray under the starry Bali skies. How can you not fall in love with this beautiful and unique jungle stay? Rates: From USD $25 per night (Approximately Rp. 364,537.50) Address: Jalan Gunung Sari, Banjar Ambangan, Peliatan, Ubud, Peliatan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia Contact: +62 822 4703 5046
7. Swing out to the rice paddies: Zen Hideaway
In a traditional Balinese village, about 20 minutes from the centre of Ubud, lies a secret Zen Hideaway. And here’s the highlight of this tucked-away paradise – you can swing out to the monumental rainforest view from the coconut trees! As far as the eye can see, you can take in the Ayung river, the valley, a huge waterfall, rice paddies and the majestic Mount Agung – all in front of you. Both thrilling and addictive, this may be one of the ultimate swing rides of your life. The property is made from 150-year-old teak wood and designed by a Japanese zen master, Zen Hideaway is a place for those looking for serenity and peace – writers, contemplators, yogis, thinkers readers, relaxers or simply anyone who needs to escape their busy, stressful everyday life. The rooms are of semi-open concept, so you can have a hearty dose of fresh Ubud countryside air. From the house, you can walk along a small trail to the river or waterfall for a relaxing swim. Or you can simply laze the day away and read your favourite book in a hammock! And since this is in a local village, you can interact with the locals if you’d like to experience the authentic daily activities, such as farming, dancing or traditional ceremonies (if available while you’re here). Rates: From USD $210 per night (Approximately Rp. 3,042,900) Address: Jalan Dewi Saraswati, Banjar Tegalkuning, Bongkasa Pertiwi, Abiansemal, Badung Regency, Bali
8. Be pampered in De Moksha Boutique Resort
These unique villas with leaf-shaped roofs are built in a landscape garden, equipped with recycled furniture, and will provide you with maximal comfort. Surrounded by nature, you can enjoy the beautiful view of the forest throughout your stay. De Moksha Resort is located near Tanah Lot temple, one of Bali’s top location where you can watch the sunset. If you choose the three-bedroom villa, you will have an access to a private saltwater swimming pool, BBQ grill pit and even a personal butler. Their two-bedroom and one-bedroom villas offer private plunge pools and direct access to the communal pool from your room! Each villa has a stone-made open air bathroom. Just imagine having a bath under the night sky! All yogis will also fall in love with the open air, leaf-shaped yoga shala. What can be more beautiful than doing yoga while being surrounded by gorgeous rice fields? Rates: From USD $58 per night (Approximately Rp. 845,727) Address: Jalan Benuo, Banjar Kebilbil, Desa Belalang, Tabanan, 82121 Tanah Lot, Indonesia Contact: + 62 361 4790 790
9. Seek seclusion at Balian Treehouse, Balian Beach
Have you always had a secret wish to escape to the middle of nowhere? This secluded little treehouse lodge in Balian village located along the coastline offers you the best privacy you can imagine. You have no direct neighbours, apart from the garden and the ocean. Built as a private holiday home by a Holland-based photographer, the “mushroom villa” (as the locals call it) gives you a very homely experience, different from a typical villa or resort stay. From the veranda overlooking the huge garden and palm trees, you can watch the sunrise in the morning, and enjoy the view of the ocean. You even have a private pool in the garden! The decor of the house is mostly natural – such as driftwood picked up from the beach. Everywhere you need to get to within the village is within walking distance, but you can also rent a bike to sightsee outside the village. Nice and affordable local food is also available at the night market nearby. The beach is also readily accessible via a small dirt road from the house. And you can even pick your own coconuts here! Rates: From USD $79 (Approximately Rp. 1,151,938.50) per night Address: Jl. Pantai Balian No.60, Lalanglinggah, Selemadeg Bar., Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 82162, Indonesia Contact: +62 821 4430 0650
10. Experience another world at your very own Hideout – Hideout Bali
If you ever want to try cosplaying Robinson Crusoe, the Hideout is the place to do it. This secluded wooden hut, found on the Gunung Agung highlands, is set to give you all the privacy you need – and more. Its largely hidden location is not the only reason why it’s so unique though. No, here’s the catch – the Hideout was handcrafted out of wood, and is also fully sustainable on its own. Don’t believe us? You can check out that magnificent water wheel. This contraption is actually the only source of water and electricity for this tiny miracle in the woods! The cozy atmosphere is also bound to make you feel at home, and for how it’s fully equipped with everything you can possibly need, the price for a night’s stay at this place also comes at a steal. No matter what your six-year-old says, this is the best hiding place ever. Rates: From USD $177 per night (Approximately Rp. 2,577,120) Address: Jl. Jangu, Duda, Selat, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali 80862