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Psst…This New Bali Hotel Has No Walls or Doors

21-Feb-2022

In an untouched jungle north of Ubud, Bali, there’s a new hotel without doors or walls.

You may think “Bali, been there, done that.” Or that Bali isn’t new or exciting anymore. But just picture yourself staying here…

Inside the rainforest, your room has no walls or doors

Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape

The new concept is from known hotel brand Banyan Tree. It’s one of their new Escape properties. 16 bales (villas) are hidden into the trees, creating a very personal connection with the surroundings. And who isn’t captivated by the surroundings on Bali?

Welcome to an immersive experience combining deep nature with sustainable design, an invitation into a different way of being.

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Bali can be just like its name suggests. Sweeping rice paddies. Thick rolling jungle. Volcanoes standing above golden beaches. The sounds and smells of nature. Except Bali is also a very popular and touristic island. Famous destinations like central Ubud and Seminyak have become noisy, overcrowded and no longer natural.

It’s so refreshing to find a new property like Buahan. Last year it opened in an off-the-beaten-path location, where Bali is just how it used to be, how it always was. You don’t want or need walls out here.

View from the bar at Buahan The Banyan Tree

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The New No Walls and No Doors Concept

Just a thin veil separates you from nature. Each of the 16 bales has large living areas that are both indoor and outdoor. 180-degree panoramas are compliments by all the smells and sounds.

Each bale is very private. Then throughout the property they’ve added secret hideaway spots, places to rest, read, meditate or just take a moment to pause. Just picture how immersive your stay will be.

Privacy rules in the jungle. Do you need space to reconnect with yourself?

Embracing Sustainability and Balinese Principles

We love the concept. Why walls? Why doors? When the nature and connection you seek is all around. This is the Bali we all dream of. We also love how Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape embraces sustainability by utilising local heritage and practices.

Food and drink is zero-waste, farm-to-table. The bales are inspired by local vernacular architecture. Each structure blends into the natural environment and the primary material is ulin wood, most of it recycled from boat piers and decks. Javenese craftsmen created the copper bathtubs and Balinese carpenters created further individuality between the bales.

This can be your jungle bathtub for a few days.

Ready to Holiday Without Walls

Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape, opened in May 2021. Due to travel restrictions this groundbreaking property still hasn’t received many guests, certainly not from Europe.

So are you ready to travel and try something completely new?

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