Walking through the dense jungle in the rain en route to my first ever 20-finger massage. Holy moly it was pure Bali bliss. Swipe to see what I mean!
I can officially add bamboo basket weaver to my skillset! I tried the bamboo weaving cultural workshops at @baliecostay. My teacher was Kakek, one of the village elders, and although we couldn’t communicate through spoken language we managed to understand each other through our handiwork, and smiles. He was incredibly patient and took his time to demonstrate the weaving pattern for each step of the basket, and praised me once I caught up with sturdy pats on the back and a rickety thumbs up. I was amazed that within 20-minutes a pile of thin bamboo strips had transformed into a beautiful bamboo basket. It was even sturdy enough to hold a bundle of heavy lemons!
There are so many reasons why @baliecostay is the most sustainable place I’ve ever stayed. They operate a hydro energy plant, have a strict wastewater recycling system, and maintain naturally spring-fed pools, and a natural waterfall. The idyllic getaway has taken every step to make a minimal negative impact on their serene surroundings and massive positive impact on the community.
My girl Emily of @twodustytravelers just published an epic guide to some of the most sustainable accommodations in the world including my absolute favorite, @baliecostay!! Link on twitter.com/missfilatelista.
There’s natural beauty everywhere @baliecostay from waterfalls to flora, this eco resort is purely amazing.
7 billion people experienced this day in a different way.
Tucked around the rice terraces at @baliecostay are 8 over-water bungalows and pondoks. Each have a unique design ethos that harmoniously reflects the natural beauty of the environment and pays homage to Indonesian architecture. Created with locally sourced natural and recycled materials. The bungalows were placed strategically in order to oxygenate the structures and not to disturb the natural setting of the rice paddies.
If you think it’s impossible to get off-the-beaten-path in Bali, think again. @baliecostay is hidden deep in the jungle on the slopes of Batukaru Mountain. The eco resort is dedicated to maintaining the tranquil rice fields that surround the luxurious bungalows. But their sustainability efforts don’t end there, they work with local villagers to educated them about sustainable farming, recycling methods, and have even placed trash bags around the neighboring five villages which they pick up regularly. #travelersforchange
Sorry for the silence the last 2 days! I’ve been busy reminiscing about how much I loved playing on the coconut swing as I soared over the permaculture organic gardens at @baliecostay! I’m so excited to share photos with you all from my all-time favorite eco resort!