Imagine to awake in a kingsize bed from where you enjoy a 180° view over the Baliem Valley, still covered with the morning blanket of clouds ... While you are still snoozing, the first rays of sun appear chasing the clouds from the valley, revealing an awesome panorama at the food end of your bed!
After a visit to the lovely, natural stone shower of your spacious, wooden room-hut, you are ready for the walk over the resorts naturally integrated stairways and paths: heading towards the impressive, open-air lounge for a delicious breakfast (with pancakes!!!). The lounge is not only impressive because of its splendid view over the valley, but as much because of its abundant decoration with art objects: bisj-poles, shields, masks, drums, weapons ... What a collection!
During the day you have many superb walking options around the hotel, all offering splendid nature views. Or you can simply enjoy the amazing view from your own balcony, laying on a deckchair under the grass-tatched roof of your Honai-style room... Or from behind the orchid-filled canoes on the balcony deck of the lounge. This is pure natural luxury !!!
By the way: the hotel does not only offer the possibility of charging the human batteries, it also offers a 24h electricity supply to charge camera batteries ... which is pretty amazing considering its location !!!
And after a day of absorbing all this beauty: grab a candlelight cocktail at the Stoneage Bar !!!
We loved this hotel in its exceptional setting: this is the top in Papua ... not to be missed!
We were even glad that we missed our plane, allowing us one extra night here!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover the highlands of Papua. The Baliem Valley Resort is a German-Indonesian project, founded in 1999 by Dr. Werner Weiglein. The Resort is situated at 1900 metres altitude, surrounded by the mighty Jayawijaya Mountains. It provides visitors with all the comforts that are possible here in the highlands. The resort includes its own 1600-hectare nature paradise. Our visitors can admire breathtaking and stunning sites of natural beauty. The resort is surrounded by a magnificent mountain landscape with rainforests, rivers, streams and lakes. In the midst of it all you'll find, tucked away, the Dani villages where the men still wear the traditional sheath, the koteka. The Baliem Valley Resort is located at the eastern edge of the Baliem Valley. Its name is derived from the second-largest high valley of Papua New Guinea. The Baliem Valley with its provincial capital of Wamena is the home of the Dani and Lani tribes. To this day it can only be reached by plane. A breathtaking and truly primordial experience for any visitor! The resort complex includes a restaurant with large observation terrace, a reception with conference building, and 15 bungalows in the traditional Dani-Honay style; all are equipped with a modern bathroom, comfortable interiors and a large sun terrace. The terrace affords stunning views of the Baliem Valley and the nearby high-altitude mountain range of Trikora. The Baliem Valley Resort offers fantastic opportunities for hikers of all abilities wishing to explore the territories of the Dani and Lani tribes. In ten varied day-trips visitors can discover the entire highland. Many of the paths lead through the traditionally cultivated gardens, vast bush and grasslands, and wonderful primary rainforests full of orchids, moss and ferns. Discover the quaint settlements of the some 300 Dani tribal people scattered across the resort grounds. The people here are friendly and helpful, and they are pleased to see visitors. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Baliem Valley Hotel West Papua