Come September, the first Banyan Tree Escape retreat will open in Bali with ‘no walls, no doors’.
Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape will feature 16 villas amid rice paddies and forest in a secluded part of Ubud, playing up immersive experiences with nature and sustainable design at its core.
The resort's zero-waste farm-to-table concept and sustainable living philosophy will be demonstrated at the Open Kitchen and Living Room, whose menus are 70% plant-based and sourced locally within a one-hour drive from the property.
The Botanist Bar, similarly, uses local-grown natural ingredients and botanicals infused into its beverages, and guests checked into Toja Spa can experience wellbeing traditions from Buahan village.
On the design front, unconventional craft forms can be seen from the re-purposed wood from boat jetties, wooden headboards, copper bathtubs and natural dye soft furnishings.
Banyan Tree worked with local architect Gede Kresna on the sociological, architectural and cultural aspects located within a one hour radius of the property.
Future Banyan Tree Escape properties are planned for Lombok and North Sumatra, Indonesia.