If you're planning to visit Bali you can still do it in a sustainable way. We have gathered a selection of eco-friendly and sustainable spots that you should visit during your trip. From sleeping and eating to shopping and sunbathing. This article will help you enjoy your tropical vacation while still being a responsible traveller. Bali has a lot more to offer but we invite you to start with these. First off you need somewhere to stay.
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge - €€
Sleep peacefully in the cool mountain air. Sarinbuana Eco Lodge is a sanctuary for nature lovers. It is situated on the remote slopes of Mount Batukaru, just a 15-minutes walk from the beautiful Rainforest. This is a great spot for recharging, reviving and nurturing the immune system. Stay at their relaxing bungalows where you choose one of five uniquely built bungalows.
The Eco Lodge of Sarinbuana is rich in natural and sustainable facilities. Their natural swimming pool uses no kinds of chemicals and they use natural cleaning items in their own property and guest quarters, like natural and locally made soaps in their guest rooms and pure essential oils for room refreshment. There is only pure mountain water for drinking and showering. Try their traditional Balinese Ayurvedic spices from their permaculture gardens. Sarinbuana Eco Lodge is an ideal place to relax away from the busy city life.
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Address: Jalan Arjuna, Br. Biyahan Desa Wanagiri, Dalang, Kec. Selemadeg Tim., Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 82152, Indonesia
Bali Eco Stay - €€
You can't go wrong visiting Bali Eco Stay mountain accommodation. A lovely eco-lodge in the centre of Bali, where bungalows reach rice paddies, beautiful waterfalls and jungle.
A green sanctuary in Bali, in the heart of nature and in the midst of the tropical forests, you will experience permaculture and traditional Balinese living as well as pure and natural food.
Discover the pure flavour of fruit, vegetables, freshwater fish and pastured organic chicken at the Bali Eco Stay Restaurant.
Taste the authentic Balinese home cooking made with love and appreciation of nature. You can relax in the freshwater rocky pools and later discover the beauty of natural scenery and the close by villages.
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Address: Kanciana Village, Kemetug, Gunung Salak, East Selemadeg, Tabanan Regency, Bali 82162, Indonesia
KAFE - €€
KAFE is a lovely, vibrant and organically influenced café in the heart of Ubud. They use 100% fresh, organic and local ingredients. KAFE has a wide variety of nutritious flavours for you to feast on, ranging from healthy breakfasts, super smoothies, vegetarian food to vegan food and gluten-free options.
KAFE offers food from small organic producers from a range of balanced vegetarian and vegan choices. They are open from 7 am to 11 pm every day of the week.
With a goal of reducing waste, using fair trade products and recycling materials wherever possible Kafe cares about our environment.
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Address: Jl. Hanoman No.44B, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Seasalt Seminyak - €€€
Seasalt Seminyak is a Seafood restaurant on the coast of Seminyak. Here, you'll find a chic seaside residence dominated by shades of sea and homely decor. There you will be exposed to Chef Vivian Vitalis excellent seafood dishes.
The focus of Seasalt Seminyak is on sustainability with wild and sustainably caught seafood sourced from the waters of Indonesia and the partners of Bali Sustainable Seafood, a local social company that provides quality, sustainably-fished seafood.
Seasalt is committed to implementing a sustainable zero-waste concept behind the bar, reusing, fermenting, recycling and upcycling ingredients that would otherwise be disposed of as trash.
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Address: Jalan Taman Ganesha, Jl. Petitenget No.9, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
The Elephant - €€
The Elephant was founded in 2013 with the hope of growing delicious, nutritious food in an aware sustainable and eco-friendly way. Experience the beautiful views and fantastic atmosphere, overlooking the beautiful Tjampuhan Ridge in the cultural heart of Bali.
The Elephant aims to be an ethical organization and is honoured by the Slow Food movement for its methods of environmentally friendly and socially responsible work.
Their food is 100 % vegetarian and they aspire to be at least 110 % awesome. Many of their dishes are easily adjusted to become vegan and gluten-free please feel free to just ask.
The Elephant is trying to create food that is delicious and safe to consume while not threaten the health of the world while doing so.
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Address: Hotel Taman Indrakila, Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Sayan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Studio.K - Organic and Ethical Yoga Wear - €€
Studio.K is an earth-loving and eco-friendly Swedish yoga brand. All clothing is ethically made in Bali using renewable materials and practices to prevent damaging the environment and each other. Studio.K was founded by designer duo Rikard and Michaela West in 2016. And birthed from their love for fashion, sustainable living & yoga.
Their goal isn't just to create high quality, eco-friendly and classic clothing, they set out to make a platform to implement positive influence. "Through mindfulness and yoga, we experienced an increasing urge to produce positive and healthy decisions for me personally, this world and all of the life that she holds".
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You can also visit shops at:
Address: Jl. Gootama Utara No.15, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Phone: +62 857-3713-3397
Address: Jl. Munduk Catu, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Zada Design - €€
ZADA DESIGN was created by a New Zealand designer in 2009. The designer moved to Bali to explore their product collections.
Their collections are influenced by Indonesia's cultural and natural ecosystem.
ZADA's products are hand-printed by talented local craftsmen and are made of natural fabrics.
The principal fabric used is made in Indonesia and consists of a 100% rayon fabric made of natural fibres, e.g. wood pulp and farm produce. On the skin, it is very cool, smooth and light.
ZADA DESIGN and its other ZADA BAMBOO brand are sustainable brands using recycled labels from the card or natural materials and all their packaging is made from biodegradable cotton.
Address: Jl. Hanoman No.46, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Balangan Beach, Indonesia
With about 500 meters of pristine beach sand, Balangan is a surfer's delight and one of Indonesia's scenic beaches. If you're not an experienced surfer, you can simply spend time on this beach lounging on the beach beds available for hire.
This beach has golden sands and is located amid vegetated limestone cliffs, a combination that makes for a great view.
This is another beach for pro surfers. The beach is located amid rocky formations and accessible by small steps. Non-surfers can enjoy the view from the beach, which is especially scenic at night.
Address: Suluban Beach, Bali, Indonesia