Eco luxuries villa in Bali is a luxury accommodation with the environmental concept. In 2017, the United Nations World Tourism Organization establishes as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.Therefore for the development of hotels and villas in Indonesia and Asia as a whole must undertake various initiatives that not only recycle waste but also support other environmentally friendly tourism programs. For example by giving the green aspect into the design and architecture of the building.
From an Agoda survey (a leading hotel booking site in Asia), 58% of hotel or villa guests prefer an eco-friendly hotel, and 40% of guests are willing to spend extra money to spend the night in a more comfortable, eco-friendly hotel.
Asian countries, especially in Bali, Indonesia has also provided many eco-friendly villas. Some of them are Villa Parerepan, Villa Umah Tampih, and Sharma Springs Bamboo.
1. Villa Parerepan
Villa Parerepan is located in Malayang, Ubud, Bali. This villa also earned the nickname as Shangri-la in the middle of a tropical forest in Bali.
The location of the villa is in the middle of the forest in the valley Petanu River and surrounded by trees with lush leaves. This villa really values the sustainable building by walls and roofs made of bamboo and wood.
Eco-friendly nuance is very visible when entering all the room because almost all the furniture and decoration materials are using the best quality of environmentally friendly materials.
Not only that, this villa has a swimming pool with Golden Ratio design. Golden Ratio is believed to be the key to harmony and balance that is found in nature. The swimming pool is overhanging so that guests who swim in this pool easily overlook and enjoy the tropical forest in Bali.
At night, the lights of the fireflies are very clear and even the other forest insects are also contributing their voice that adds to the sanctity and romance of this villa.
2. Umah Tampih Luxury Private Villa
This villa is located on Jalan Kedewatan, Ubud, Bali. This villa has a natural theme so it has a quite unique building design by collaborating modern industrial and tropical feel of Bali. In the villa, the area is still dominated by green leafy trees. Many of the trees and paddy field scenes are increasingly in favor of typical Balinese villages that are still very natural.
Enjoying the sunrise with cool air in the morning becomes the main attraction for this villa. Although most buildings are walled, the wooden shades on other building materials are quite thick.
The Chinese believe that wood elements can absorb negative energy such as fatigue, stress and other negative energy. At some point, the wood accents of the building can cause relaxation for body and mind. The villa also has a swimming pool overlooking the abyss of green paddy fields so that it gives a feeling of being one with nature.
3.Sharma Spring Bamboo
The villa is located in Tanah Ayu, Sibang Gede, Abiansemal, Ubud, Bali. It is described as a bamboo palace because 90% of the building is made of bamboo. It proves that this villa is very high sustainable building that really can be applied in Bali.
The most unique is this villa combines black bamboo and white bamboo on the building material so that the floor, walls, ceiling, and stairs seem natural but luxurious. The roof is also assembled and arranged using the bamboo material. Furniture and ornaments that adorn every space also using bamboo.
To add to the natural impression of this villa is intentionally built in a forest area that is still nature and close to the river. The air that blows is very cool because the air is removed from the trees that blow through the Ayung River.
The building that upholds sustainable concept makes this villa included in the show of American television station CBS TV and the news has also been published in New York Magazine.
The concept of nature and having sustainable building has helped and strives on the movement of environmental care. If all villas in Indonesia implement this it will be very beneficial for the environment itself and the people around. Eco Luxuries Villa in Bali has been a good example of tourism in Indonesia.