Buahan is an adult-only, totally unique, jungle retreat.
Buahan is one of the unique new retreats in the entire region. It is luxurious but in a simple, less is more, completely open, natural style.
The emphasis here is the scenery. The local influences in every aspect, the complete seclusion. It is a retreat for the senses in every way. Welcome to the Balinese Jungle, with views of the seven peak mountains and the fast flowing Ayung river below.
Located close to the small village of Buahan. 40 minutes’ drive north of Ubud and about 2 hours scenic drive* from the international airport.
Buahan has 16 individual villas.
Located in the Rainforest, highest up the mountain, the Valley, which is mid-level and allows (relatively) easy access to the public areas, and then Riverside.
Each villa is 165 sqm with private pool, gazebo, open deck and living area and en suite bathroom.
They have been designed to allow 180 degree open plan views, no doors & no walls. That is an essential part of the attraction.
- Main swimming pool
- Restaurant & bar with locally sourced ingredients a priority
- Elevated spa where the views can compete with the treatments
- Daily activities, including an escorted trek to the nearby waterfall
- Funicular stair-lift option from the riverside to the peak with stops en route
- Regular road shuttle to/from Ubud
Buahan is a retreat from the conventional in every sense.
It will appeal probably to the affluent minority who deliberately want to shun conventional ornate luxury for at least a few days.
You need to be comfortable with the realities of living side by side with nature. Most of the pathways are stone slabs with quite a few steps, so it may not be ideal for those with mobility issues.
Both Marie-Helene and David from Chic happily spent time at the retreat in November 2022 and would be delighted to discuss in additional detail, based on your specific requirements .
*We suggest the transfers are arranged in daylight hours, so you can fully enjoy the varied scenery en route and appreciate the stunning “Welcome“ views.
Buahan, A Banyan Tree Escape, Ubud, Bali
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