Thoughout a lifetime of extensive travel around the world, I have come upon many wonders and have been fortunate enough to have many privaleged experiences in unique and exclusive environments, but it was not until I arrived at John and Cynthia Hardy's visionary dream, that I was literally bought to tears as I was overcome with awe and gratitude.
Never have I seen or thought possible, such a magical co-creation between man and nature - design with such intelligence, grace, wisdom and class.
Each of the four 'homes' sit gracefully upon the rice paddy below and are decorated with a touch of genius and art from various countries around the world - obviously treasures collected by the Hardy's on their travels. One is greeted and treated by a wonderfully attentative stafff who make one feel part of the 'family' yet they clearly respect one's privacy.
If your fancy is to wake and wade in the natural pool outside your 'home', or start your day with a round of yoga or mediation in the large open pavillion, or to simply hang out and soak up the surrounding glory, you can do so whilst a delicious breakfast is brought to your room at your convenience.
I was so enthrawled with the architechture and requested a private tour of the jewelery factory which John Hardy has now sold, but is an extension of and example of stunning design using nature and the highest quality creative vision to design not only the jewelery, but also the premises.
The new Green School which has been the brainchild of the Hardy's is yet another example of how 'green' can be an organic extension of the beauty in nature as well as embacing state of the art modern design requirements. It is my dream too, to send my children to this school.
Everything the Hardy's have created has been done with exquisite attention to detail, total respect for the environment, and a keen knowledge of all aspects necessary in creating an experience that stands out in integrity, class and beauty. They are creating a legacy to be proud of.
I would highly reccomend Bambu Indah to anyone who is looking for an exclusive 5 star experience that leaves one feeling inspired, refreshed, creative and privalged.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rustic luxury in the gardens of a tropical highland farm. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bambu Indah Hotel Ubud
- Bambu Indah Ubud, Bali