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  • Top 10 Best Nature Resorts and Eco Retreats

    Great Resorts in Bali that Let you Stay Close to Nature

    Nature resorts and eco retreats in Bali are hotels that are built and run with environmental sustainability in mind, and offering an escape in natural surroundings and oftentimes exotic locations, enabling guests to enjoy an island holiday experience that is simply out of the ordinary – close to nature and away from the common crowds. Some serve as holistic retreats, with bespoke packages meant for health and wellbeing, while others offer the ultimate holiday experience with various adventures to choose from.

    We’ve picked these 10 best nature resorts and eco retreats in Bali. From hidden place up on the tranquil northern shore where you can jump from your bungalow into crystal clear waters teeming of tropical fish, to a highland plantation where you can enjoy fresh mountain air or a yoga retreat with dedicated facilities, we’ve got you covered.

  • Bagus Jati is one of Bali’s renowned health and wellbeing retreats, located up in the green valleys of Tegallalang, several minutes north from the main Ubud centre. The all-villa resort’s facilities are designed to integrate with the natural contours of the landscape, covering five hectares of lush forested hillsides. In its collection are villas with private spa facilities and superior villas with breath-taking nature views from spacious alfresco verandas. Onsite are a collection of organic gardens from where its restaurant sources its healthy cooking ingredients to complement its full range of nutritional, detox and anti-aging programs. Read More...

    This integrated eco and wellness retreat is located in Mambal, overlooking a green valley where the Ayung River runs by. The award-winning Five Elements features a collection of nine exclusive suites, each designed with stunning bamboo architecture, tall thatch-roofed ceilings, recycled timber floors and teak furnishings. Well thought acoustics enable natural sounds from the river and waterfalls of the forested valley into the suites, adding to the calming and holistic effect for its guests. Airy bathrooms feature large stone bathtubs and rustic masonry stonewalls, with a large sky-lit shower area. Read More...




    Occupying the very quiet and private black sand coast of Yeh Gangga in Tabanan, the Waka Gangga is an all-villa resort that offers ultimate relaxation. Some villas feature private plunge pools. Although swimming in the waves aren’t advisable, the flat and dense black sand of this western coast is a favourite for horseback tours and sunset walks. Other great activities that let you enjoy Bali’s ‘exotic backyard’ include rice field treks and pottery village tours that let you see from up close the traditional ways of life, as well as Balinese cultural activities and traditional dance performances regularly held at its amphitheatre. Read More...

    Up on the remote coast of Singaraja and overlooking the calm seas of North Bali, Zen Resort offers a holistic and wellness escape with its 14 luxurious villas surrounded by natural tropical gardens. ‘Sunrise’ villas offer king or twin beds with views over the pool and seas, while ‘Sunset’ villas feature king size four-poster beds and look over the hillside and gardens. Each comes with air conditioning, classical Balinese décor and furnishings and large open air bathroom with a sunken bathtub and rain shower. The onsite Amaris Spa offers a range of ayurvedic treatments, while its yoga programs cover breathing, concentration and meditational exercises. Read More...

    This unique luxury nature, spa and boutique resort in North Bali offers a true highland escape, situated on a local working coffee plantation within the mountainous range of central Bali. The Munduk Moding Plantation is surrounded by forested hills, with beautiful flowing expanses of rice paddies, farmlands, and coffee, clove and fruit-bearing trees. Its collection of only nine villas and three suites blend perfectly over the five hectares of lush countryside. Villas are built using tropical hardwood and feature marble bathrooms, king size poster beds, Balinese décor and large glass doors that open to a private terrace and panoramic views of the rolling hills, rice fields and the northern sea.  Read More...


    The Menjangan


    Experience Bali’s nature by staying right inside its only national park. The Menjangan, named after the small island that forms part of the West Bali National Park, offers a great nature retreat in one of Bali’s most remote but pristine areas. Guests will find a truly relaxed, laidback and tranquil setting, and an escape back nature. The resort’s Sentigi Beach is lined with Javanese wooden house style villas, all offering beachfront access. The waters around the resort are excellent for snorkelling and diving trips, while drier activities include bird-watching at a dedicated tower, horse-riding with its onsite stable, and panoramic jungle dining is served at a tower restaurant and lobby. Read More...

    Located on the far outskirts of Ubud and overlooking the Petanu River valley, Natura Resort & Spa presents a mountain villa retreat that is laid out on the natural hillside slopes and well hidden among dense tropical foliage. Within its collection are fourteen luxury villas in four different categories, offering from 105 to 220sqm of space. All villas offer valley views, and feature a private lounge and large open verandas. The two-bedroom villas feature a plunge pool or Jacuzzi. The Wantilan Restaurant lets you dine with higher panoramas while the Riverside Traditional Spa lets you experience soothing treatments with the fresh mountain air and natural rushing sounds of the Petanu. Read More...

    The Naya Gawana Resort & Spa is located on the northern bank of the narrow Menjangan Bay, within the West Bali National Park. The waters within the bay are calm year round, with scenic landscape of north Bali’s mountain range as backdrop. The resort features a private jetty over the bay, as well as a great freeform pool with hot spring plunge pool. Mangrove suites feature spacious wooden sundecks overlooking the forested coast while Bay View suites are built using natural timber and feature a luxurious bathroom and private plunge pool with natural hot spring. Besides diving and snorkelling around the bay, you can also opt to take a boat ride to the nearby Menjangan Island for an adventure. Read More...

    Anahata offers a nature retreat in the cool upland location of Tampaksiring, several minutes east from the main Ubud hub. Villas are elegantly furnished, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking a private plunge pool and forest, and units are spread over the contour of the hillside. It offers a variety of staying packages, catering to families, honeymooners, yoga enthusiasts and spa-goers. Multiple yoga and meditation courses are included in the yoga package while spa packages entitle you to a 120-minute spa treatment twice during your stay. Families can participate in numerous activities, including horse riding, cycling and rice field treks. Read More...

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