Banyan Tree is set to open its first Banyan Tree Escape in an off-the-beaten-track, untouched part of northern Ubud come September 2021.
Pioneering a “no walls, no doors” concept throughout the property and in each of its 16 villas, Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape is situated in a quiet enclave surrounded by rice paddies and jungle, next to the Ayung River and waterfall, boasting a sweeping view of the seven majestic peaks.
At the resort’s heart are the Open Kitchen and Living Room – open dining and lounge spaces created to evoke a sense of community. Here, guests are invited to learn how the resort reinvents the basics of food and drink through its zero-waste farm-to-table concept, local sourcing philosophy and heritage techniques. The menu concept, 70 per cent of which is plant-based, is sourced locally within a one-hour drive from the property.
The Botanist Bar is centred around the use of local-grown natural ingredients and botanicals infused into its beverages, while Toja Spa celebrates the wellbeing traditions from Buahan village and its surrounding areas, with a unique “open” garden experience.
Elsewhere, secret Hideaway Spots draw on the element of being at one with nature, providing guests with a garden sanctuary for meditation, reading, or simply taking a moment to pause and unwind.
From daily ‘Happenings’ activities to collaborative events with visiting practitioners and local cultural festivities, a calendar of events guides guests towards a range of curated experiences around the three pillars: connecting to nature, a discovery experience, and community integration.