Imagine a unique holistic retreat experience for people who strive to live more consciously without compromising comfort and luxury? Today, you can not only imagine it but experience it, at the luxurious Ulaman Eco retreat in Kediri, Indonesia.
20+ years ago, Toronto native and accomplished business entrepreneur, Dino Magnatta fell in love with the Balinese people, their culture, religion and spiritual beliefs.
He envisioned a truly remarkable retreat with an “Ubud feel”. One that would be located in Kediri, close to the Canggu and Seminyak regions, complete with tranquil water features that promotes whole-body wellness and paired the effort with ecologically-sound practices.
In 2019, he connected with Charlie Hearn, a “green” architect from Inspiral Architect. The pair shared ideas and the confluence was a match made in eco-lux heaven as their ideas came together to create a unique eco-retreat.
Their vision is to design spaces fully committed to eco-living and sustainability principles by design and practice. This commitment was followed through from when the pair laid the first foundation of Ulaman until the day they opened our doors to guests.
The heart and soul of the resort lies upon fascinating bamboo architecture visible throughout the whole compound. The bamboo structures proudly stand tall from the ground, as if they were naturally emerging from Mother Earth itself.
Dramatic and bold, yet eloquent and charming, leaving a long-lasting impression for every pair of eyes fortunate enough to witness its beauty. Spectacular curvilinear roofing, aesthetic bamboo structures and uniquely shaped buildings are well-integrated throughout the whole resort, epitomising a timeless work of art.
The entire Ulaman Eco Retreat property consists of 11 eco-luxury guest villas which can accommodate up to 22 guests, making it an ideal setting for wedding parties, yoga retreats and conferences. Each villas can also be rented individually for singles, couples and honeymooners.
From the cocoon-shaped entrance gate to the bamboo grand staircase, every corner is designed to give you the perfect eye-gasm.
Most of the structures are made of bamboo and all of the curved walls on ground level are built with ‘Rammed Earth’ – a mixture of natural materials such as earth, sand, lime and gravel – creating beautiful layered coloring.
Eco-conscious practices are consistently visible in the retreat’s day-to-day operation. Ulaman follows a ‘Farm to Table’ restaurant concept with food sourced from their own organic garden, filtered from-the-tap well water and custom-hydro turbine system – some of the many eco-initiatives taken on the property. Which allow guests to enjoy the best vacation of their lives while leaving the smallest ecological footprint.
Ulaman’s Tree House Spa is the only treehouse spa in Bali and Southeast Asia. Perched over the Ulaman Waterfall and River, it was carefully built and designed around the most spiritual ‘Banyan Tree’ on the property.
This is where guests indulge in heavenly spa treatments along with the hypnotic sounds of the waterfall and river.
To book, please visit https://ulamanbali.com/
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Inspiral Architecture and Design Studios