All About Banyan Tree Buahan, Bali’s First Banyan Tree Escape
If your idea of an island getaway for a long weekend is in Bali, we have a place for you. Plus, you’ll even get some much-needed respite from the bustling bars of Ubud after a long day.
We’re talking about Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape set to open on June 14, 2022 in an off-the-beaten-track and unspoilt part of northern Ubud. The 16 balés (villas) are an invitation for guests to be part of the greater nature, introducing a “no walls, no doors” concept throughout the property.
“We have owned this land for over twenty years, and the conceptualization of Banyan Tree Escape began almost five years ago. It’s a true labor of love and a bold experience proposition that we’re thrilled to see come true. Even though we call it Escape, at the heart of this brand is creating a way for people to be present, to discover themselves, to renew themselves and a way to truly be ‘here’. Fireflies in your room at night and morning mists with sunrise – it’s an unprecedented journey, communing with nature, alone and with others,” said Ms. Ho Ren Yung, vice president of the headquarters of the Banyan Tree brand.
The serene venue is tucked away in an enclave surrounded by rice paddies and lush jungle – right next to the Ayung River and waterfall – and includes stunning views of the majestic Seven Peaks. Villas are designed to bring guests directly into nature while providing a luxurious stay – think spacious indoor-outdoor living spaces with 180-degree panoramic views and undisturbed sounds of nature.
Of course, you won’t spend the whole day sleeping in your balé. The Open Kitchen and Living Room – the resort’s open dining and lounge areas – sets the stage for you to learn how the resort is built on a zero waste, farm-to-table, local sourcing philosophy and heritage techniques while you dine. Most of Buahan’s menu is plant-based, 70% to be exact, is sourced locally within an hour’s drive of the property. What about the bar you ask? The Botanist Bar also uses locally grown natural ingredients and plants are also infused into its drinks.
The beauty of travel is in exploring, learning, and creating new memories from experiences you don’t take part in on a daily basis. For this, the station has also organized a calendar of daily, weekly and monthly events to guide travelers towards a range of organized and self-managed experiences around the three pillars related to nature, an experience of discovery and community integration. This includes onsite and offsite activities, collaborative events with visiting practitioners, or local cultural festivities.
Just here to relax? Buahan has you covered too. The resort’s Toja Spa celebrates the wellness traditions of Buahan Village and its surroundings, with a unique “open” garden experience certified by the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa Academy.
For more information on Buahan, go to the link here.
This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Singapore