Staying in a Bamboo Treehouse in Bali

Since arriving in beautiful Bali I’ve been spending most of my time in trendy Canggu, constantly in search of smoothie bowls, home ware stores and sunset cocktails. But sometimes you just want to get away from the hustle and bustle and get back to nature – so I decided to head to Bambu Indah in Ubud to play Jane of the jungle with Michelle from @livelikeitsthewknd.

I can honestly say I’ve never seen anything like this eco resort, where the single-standing bamboo rooms look like they’ve grown straight out of the surrounding jungle. The whole resort is made up of 11 antique Javanese bridal homes that were brought to Ubud and restored. And a walk through the grounds reveals quirky surprises – like an on-site traditional harp and natural swimming pond (emptied and refilled every full moon, of course). If you’re not picking up what I’m putting down here, it’s a very unique place.

Our eco experience began in the Moon House, one of the most luxurious of the rooms on offer. To say the room is breathtaking is an understatement. After taking the bamboo elevator and walking across the suspended bridge, we were greeted by an expansive open-air dome overlooking rice paddies, the garden and the Ayung River. I couldn’t help but feel that Tarzan was about to swing by my tree house at any moment.

Between soaking up the views, swimming in the private pool and relaxing on the massive canopy bed, it’s easy to lose time at Moon House. The whole experience was so peaceful and reenergizing. I can see how people never leave Ubud.

As the sun set and the jungle came alive with sound, we made our way to the on-site restaurant, Bambu Kitchen – where we nestled into a cute booth and indulged in some local delicacies and wine. The restaurant uses mostly local produce and organic vegetables and herbs grown on site – and there was every kind of protein, sauce and drink to choose from. I had the fish with house-made sambal and it was delish.

The next day we made our way to the second room we’d be staying in during our stay – Copper House. Like Moon House, it’s equipped with just the right amount of modern amenities – air conditioner, Wi-Fi and a massive four-poster bed – but the pièce de résistance was the gorgeous copper bathtub overlooking the natural spring pools. If you’re as obsessed with bathtubs as I am (and how could you not be?!), this is definitely one for the bucket list.

As I mentioned earlier, we stayed in the two most luxurious rooms on site, which are priced anywhere from $445 USD during “regular season” to $495 during “peak season.” However, there are plenty more affordable options starting from $95.

Though we kept our stay at Bambu Indah pretty low-key, there are plenty of other things to do when staying at this architectural marvel – from spa treatments and yoga to village hikes, Balinese blessings and sunset cocktails.

If you want to see more from my stay at Bambu Indah and my time in Bali, check out my Instagram photos!

Let me know in the comments – what’s the most unique hotel you’ve stayed at?

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8 Comments

  1. 06.28.2018 / 1:34 pm

    Oh my gosh this place is seriously hotel/house/life goals. I’ve never stayed anywhere quite this extravagant but I stayed in a treehouse hostel in Eastern Guatemala that you had to take a boat to get to. It was amazing and like $8 a night!

  2. Lulu
    06.28.2018 / 2:20 pm

    Wow this looks absolutely incredible! Definitely going on my list! The craziest hotel I’ve stayed at is tied between the Dhara Dhevi in Chiang Mai and Papaya Lodge in Uganda! ❤️

  3. Lulu
    06.28.2018 / 2:21 pm

    Wow this looks absolutely incredible! Definitely going on my list! The craziest hotel I’ve stayed at is tied between the Dhara Dhevi in Chiang Mai and Papaya Lodge in Uganda! ❤
    @luluingreen

  4. 06.28.2018 / 3:16 pm

    Hey Christina!

    This is right up my alley as I have just started getting into staying in unique locations while traveling.

    My absolute FAVE was glamping in a treehouse in Costa Rica that we found on Airbnb, that was the wildest experience of my life. The jungle totally came alive after dark and we saw all sorts of shapes, sizes and critters on the outside of our tent. #wild

  5. 06.28.2018 / 3:19 pm

    Hey Christina!

    This place looks absolute amazing and so relaxing. I try my very best to stay in unique and affordable locations whenever I travel. My fave spot was a treehouse in Costa Rica where the jungle TOTALLY came alive at night. It was spectacular and I cannot wait until my next adventure and discovering more of the world. There’s no other way to live life right now, I just love traveling.

    Thank you for your wonderful blog!

  6. 06.28.2018 / 3:48 pm

    Ive never stayed at a truly unique hotel like this! I would certainly love to one day though. @moniqueliveslife

  7. 06.28.2018 / 5:49 pm

    The most unique hotel I’ve stayed at was recently in Denmark: CPH STUDIO HOTEL. I just thought I was so cool. It reminded me of city life in NYC. Besides a cute kitchen and the modern design, there was a loft inside my room too. 🙂

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