Earth-friendly travel

We have taken care to ensure that the places we recommend on this website respect Bali's people, culture, traditions and environment, and that the local economy benefits from guests. That said, there are some hotels that make considerably more effort than others to ensure their operations are fair and sustainable, and these are the ones we have chosen to highlight below. Also included are small family businesses and community projects that are particularly worthy of support.

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Puri Dajuma Eco Resort

– near Medewi –

Puri Dajuma's extensive eco efforts include collecting rain water; recycling waste; composting organic waste; excellent policies for the all-local staff, and supporting a range of community initiatives.

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Sumberkima Hill

– Pemuteran –

This carefully developed hillside retreat is is involved in various community initiatives, as well as reef restoration and reforestation projects.

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Temuku Pupuan

– near Balian –

The peaceful farmhouse is on organic farm, up in the cooler hills "behind" Balian. The property runs on permaculture principles, and supports community projects.

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Pondok Matekap

– Balian –

Pondok Matekap is a dreamy, energy-efficient that's villa made from reclaimed wood and locally sourced materials. The freshwater swimming pool is free of chemicals, and filtered by plants . 

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The Menjangan

– Menjangan –

Staff of The Menjangan, which is located within a national park, are very closely involved with taking care of the natural environment and educating their communities regarding sustainable practices.

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Hidden Well

– near Medewi –

The owners of this cottage try to involve the community as much as possible in the running and maintenance of Hidden Well. They also support local suppliers whenever they can.

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Villa Semadhi

– Pemuteran –

As well as cleaning the beach, supplying water to a school and electricity to a temple, Villa Semadhi is involved in reef restoration and reforestation projects.

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Gajah Mina Beach Resort

– Balian –

Gajah Mina is committed to keeping the beach clean and also to managing their waste responsibly. They plant trees and host eco classes for the children in their community.

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Mimpi Menjangan

– Menjangan –

This peaceful dive resort has worked with the nearby fishing communities to ensure more sustainable practises. The resort is also committed to keeping its eco footprint as small as possible.

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The Writers' Treehouse

– near Medewi –

This beautiful, airy bamboo home is very low on energy consumption. Guest stays have a wide-reaching effect in the surrounding community, and waste here is composted or recycled.