We all know what mass tourism can do to pristine and lovely places like Bali, Indonesia. We’ve seen how once-verdant rice fields and forests have been converted into resort villas, and how small dirt roads have now been turned into 4- or 6-lane highways that are filled with smoke-belching buses and cars. While tourism certainly provides much-needed employment, many people today wonder at what cost. If you’d like to visit Bali, but you’d like to leave the smallest possible footprint, here’s a look at a few of the greenest resorts in the Island of the Gods.
Kali Manik Eco Resort
If you’re looking for things to do and see in Bali, but you’d like to do it in a way that won’t damage the environment, then visit the island’s best eco-tourism resorts! One of the island’s best and most earth-friendly resorts is Kali Manik Eco Resort on the north coast.
Kali Manik Eco Resorts offers refreshing and amazing views of the sea, the rice paddies, hills and mountains, all from the window of your cottage.
The resort has three individually-designed cottages which conform to the strictest environment standards. The cottages are made from bamboo and stone, and clean solar energy powers the water heaters. All meals are also made from organic produce. The resort owners even hold workshops on sustainable tourism to their staff, and they involve the locals in their earth-friendly practices too.
Udayana Kingfisher Eco Lodge
Located in lovely and relaxing Jimbaran Heights, Udayana Kingfisher Lodge is the perfect place to escape the crowded beaches, the gridlocked streets, and the stressful noise of the city. Here, you can truly be one with Mother Nature, and yet be so conveniently close to the airport, and other major destinations in Bali.
The eco lodge is perfect for family retreats, and is great for solo travellers too who have relatively limited budgets. What’s so nice is that guests will have dramatic views of Mount Agung, Jimbaran and Benoa bays.
The resort is also certified as an eco-friendly tourist establishment, which means that its owners and staff are dedicated to educating and empowering local communities in sustainable development and long-term conservation.
Bali Eco Stay
Tucked amidst the lush rice fields and jungles on Mount Batukaru, Bali Eco Stay has five unique bungalows or cottages that are set up to naturally blend with the area’s natural environment. The land where the resort is built is owned by locals, while an Australian couple manages and runs the resort. The facility also has its own hydroelectric power plant, organic vegetable garden, wastewater recycling systems, natural spring-fed pools and waterfalls.
Here, guests can participate in cultural workshops and cooking classes, as well as join locals in implementing earth-friendly practices. The establishment truly deserves to be named as one of the most earth-friendly Bali Indonesia Hotels Resorts!