Most people have heard of the eye-catching terraced rice fields of Ubud in Bali, but there exists another; appointed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces picturesquely sit on the central part of Bali.
A mere 5-minute drive away from the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces lies a hidden secret, one that offers city dwellers a chance to get re-connected with nature. Elevated 850 meters above sea-level, lies Sang Giri Mountain Tent Resort. Sprawled across 300 acres of lush rainforest, Sang Giri offers 8 African house styled tents fully equipped with modern comforts like hot showers, huge king-sized beds and deck chairs on the private terrace of each tent.
From the moment you arrive, you’re treated not as a guest, but like a family member. Run by second-generation siblings, Aaron and Marina, and supported by over twenty staffs from neighboring villages around the clock, every guest is treated like a VVIP. Within close proximity of Sang Giri are waterfalls, hot springs and fish-ponds which allow visitors, and especially the young ones, to learn more about natural formations and at the same time, have some splendid fun. Daily rainforest treks are organized by the resort and guests are encouraged to join.
The key highlight of Sang Giri would without a doubt be their Mountain Deck. A safely perched viewing deck, your eyes feast upon eight different mountains, including Mount Agung, with their summits piercing the sky. Wake up early to enjoy the breathtaking view of the sun rising, whilst enjoying a hot cup of complimentary coffee/tea. You’ll probably want to bring along a jacket as temperatures reach around 20 degrees at dawn.
The Sang Giri empowers their local community by engaging the services of locals only. They teach and train the English language to all their staffs. Eco sustainability plays a huge part in the ethos of the company; evident in the production of their own bio-soap. Made with 100% virgin coconut olive oil and cold pressed with citronella leaves, we’re guessing you’d want to buy a few of these for back home.