I would highly recommend Bali Mountain Retreat, especially for nature lovers, those who are interested in seeing more of bali than the touristy areas and those who are keen to do some hiking.
I found the accommodation to be lovely. Richard (owner) very kindly upgraded us from the rice huts to the budget teak house rooms (share bathroom) at a very reasonable rate due to the recent heavy rain falls (he thought we would be more comfortable in the teak house room). We found this room to be great - lovely king size bed, doors opening onto what felt like our own little part of the jungle.
The most striking thing about Bali Mountain Retreat is the beautiful gardens. We saw many flowering orchids and beautiful heliconias. There are also many parts in Bali Mountain Retreat to relax with a good book - most also having great views down towards denpasar and the beaches.
We opted to do the 6hr trek which involved a few hours climbing up the mountain in the jungle and a few hours exploring the rice fields. The latter was definately a highlight of our trip. we met lovely locals and enjoyed seeing the rich farming area and cooling our feet in a beautiful flowing stream .
The food at BMR is fantastic. I couldn’t believe that in the middle of our mountain trek we were served hot nasi goreng at the temple, complete with still-runny fried egg. Amazing! Also, don’t miss the eggplant wedges and fern tip spring rolls at the BMR restaurant
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bali Mountain Retreat is nestled high on the eastern slopes of Mt Batukaru in traditional Bali. An amazing outlook to the coast, a natural setting amongst the food forest and drinking water direct from a spring on the mountain. In one direction you can trek in the last true national park in Bali and in the other stroll through the sculptured rice fields. With comfortable accommodation and delicious meals in a truly traditional setting, Bali Mountain retreat is a unique experience. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bali Mountain Retreat Hotel Tabanan
- Bali Mountain Retreat Tabanan