Intimate Retreat
Category: Forbes Life By : Anton Muhajir Read : 185 Date : Monday, September 04, 2017 - 13:41:14




Courtesy of The Menjangan

The Menjangan is located inside the West Bali Park, one of just three resorts allowed inside Bali’s only wildlife park. The pristine location is the main attraction of the Menjangan, since guests have a chance to experience Bali as it might have been decades ago before massive development transformed much of the southern end of the island. “We are unique because we are the first resort in a national park,” says Michael Schaer, the operations manager of the Menjangan.

For those who truly want to get away from it all, and enjoy the richness of Bali’s natural setting, this resort offers plenty: jungle trekking, horseback riding, bicycling, snorkeling and scuba diving, and other activities that tap into the advantages of being inside a designated natural park.

At about 190 square km wide, the national park is home to more than 160 species. Among them is 15 endangered fauna such as Bali myna (Leucopsar Rothschildi), an endemic and exotic white bird that is also used as a mascot of Bali. One common sight is the menjangan, a small deer from which the resort gets its name. Menjangan can be often seen near the beach or other open areas.

The resort’s signature structure, the Bali Tower, allows guests to have a panoramic 360-degree view of the West Bali Park from the vantage of its 33-meter height. There is a private dining area on the top floor and a regular restaurant on the second floor (the structure has five floors altogether).

The Menjangan offers three types of rooms. The Monsoon Lodge has 14 deluxe rooms at 50 sqm, and two suites at 75 sqm, set around swimming and hot pools. All the rooms and suites were tastefully designed with Bengkirai wood floors, traditional grass roofing and bathrooms crafted in cool smooth stone combined with minimalist furniture designed in light colors to make the space warm and refreshing. The price of rooms in the Monsoon Lodge ranges from $250 to $400 per night.

For those who need more privacy, the Menjangan has seven beach villas at the Sentigi Beach, just steps away from the white and pristine beach in the north side of the park. Each villa is 100 sqm, and has a romantic and traditional Joglo Javanese architecture style with modern, sleek, minimalist interiors and large picture windows allowing natural light to flood in and offering stunning views of the surroundings.

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