I have seen just about all there is to see on the island of Bali, know about a lot of the great places to eat and hotels, but I have to admit after reading an article today, that I have never heard of or even seen the Ubud Hanging Gardens Hotel. Apparently the hotel & resort won the 2008 ASEAN Energy Award for an energy efficient building in the tropical category.
This makes the hotel an excellent place to stay for those visitors who are eco-conscious in their choice of hotels. The award was won by the Ubud Hanging Gardens Hotel because it an excellent example of how developers have not destroyed the environment to establish a tourist resort. So, I had a look at their website and truly, this is a magnificent place and worthy of the award. It has 38 luxury private pool villas, each with a heated private infinity plunge pool set high in the rice terraces overlooking the Ayung River.
This is definitely one of those places where you can relax and soak up the peace and harmony of nature without the howling madness of the heavily-touristed area that is the Kuta Strip.
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If you want to know where the resort is and what it will hit your wallet, then check out their website.
Ubud Hanging Gardens
Photo Credit: Ubud Hanging Gardens