Accommodation rating: Superior
Located in the lush Barat National Park in west Bali, the Menjangan is a peaceful retreat with immediate access to both beautiful beaches and rainforest. Spread over 382 hectares, the resort encompasses elegant accommodation, delicious cuisine and exciting nature-inspired activities. Exploring the national park on foot, guided by the resort's expert staff, is a great way to see the 120 bird species that thrive here, including the critically endangered Bali starling.
Accommodation is in beach villas, set only steps away from the white sands of Sentigi beach. Relax by the sea, in the villa's private outdoor courtyard, or soak in the outdoor bath with the fragrances of a Balinese forest in the air. Each villa is a generous 100 sq metres, air conditioned and designed in the traditional Javanese Joglo architecture style, with modern, sleek, minimalist interiors and large picture windows allowing natural light to flood in and offering stunning views of the surroundings.
The Mangrove Spa comprises four bales (open-air gazebos), set discreetly within the mangroves on Sentigi beach overlooking the ocean, and providing a range of traditional massages and treatments using natural products from the local area.
Guests can dine at the Bali Tower restaurant, a remarkable structure made from five huge logs, towering above the tree line and offering diners panoramic views over the jungle and ocean. Alternatively, head down to the beachside Pantai Restaurant for seafood dishes.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.