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Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape

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Amidst the global pandemic, hope remains resilient as Banyan Tree Group prepares to open the doors of Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape, in late 2021. Occupying a secluded enclave in Bali’s majestic highlands, the resort will immerse guests in central Bali’s local heritage and culture through its “no walls, no doors” concept, an invitation into a different way of being.
The entire resort was constructed from recycled Ulin wood, aka ironwood, from the Kalimantan region previously used on boat piers and fishing boat decks. Ulin wood required no preventative chemical treatment measures as it is a hardwood, making it an ideal sustainable natural material. Further ratifying the resorts sustainable practices, fast-growing
bamboo was also used as a complementary construction material, further reducing the impact on the environment.
The resort promotes environmental protection through its “no walls, no doors” concept by ensuring its guests feel deeply connected to and interact with nature. Guests are also invited to a discovery experience like no other. They learn about local culture and heritage through the resort’s happenings, events, celebrations, and curated discovery experiences, geared through a DIY, guided learning approach. Guests can also appreciate and learn how to be socially responsible as they explore central Bali through the resort’s operation and interact with the local community as part of Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape’s experiential perspective.
The resort’s efforts are also enacted through multiple local partnerships. One partnership involved working with Gede Kresna, a recognised sustainable local architect who focuses on Balinese design and environmentally friendly architecture, who ran a four-month study on the sociological, architectural, and cultural impact the resort would have within a 1-hour radius of the site, whose results ultimately influence the resort’s personality. Another partnership included Agency X, a local consultant group that houses Locavore, Nusantara, and The Night Rooster Cocktail Bar. As part of Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape’s drive to develop a locally inspired zero-waste farm to table menu, the concept was designed around the premise of utilising all raw materials from ingredients while preparing delectable dishes and minimising waste.
The resort offers 16 private pool villas, each villa has become a sanctuary within a sanctuary, spread out across the vast enclave that makes up the site. Adorned with the signature “no walls, no doors” concept, the villas, massaged onto the enclave teeming with nature, offer a uniquely private and secluded experience and are a perfect getaway within themselves without ever having to venture beyond the front door.
With so few rooms, the small footprint of the resort allows guests to lower their carbon footprint through the use of recycled materials, alternate forms of energy, and overall lower
power usage as guests enjoy nature’s symphony.
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Sri Utami
Sri Utami
A writer who loves to explore interesting places, food, people and culture. When she is not writing, she spends her time with sightseeing, reading books and watching movies. Former hotelier and marketing enthusiast who’s keen to socialize and to learn new things.