At the foothills of the mountains The Tiing Tejakula Villa – a luxury boutique resort consisting of 14 spacious villas located on the northern coast of Bali.
Backed by thick jungle on the island’s quiet north coast, this striking hotel Tiing Luwak Tejakula is a ‘reward for the intrepid’, says Nic Brunsdon, the Perth-based architect who designed it.
Far from Canggu’s chia-bowl-scoffing, concept-store-hopping crowds and Ubud’s timezone-skipping techpreneurs, this is a corner of old Bali. Brunsdon’s aesthetic might look like sharp-edged brutalism, but the high concrete walls – which blinker views from each of the 14 villas towards the sea in front and the jungle behind – are actually inspired by traditional temple gateways (or candi bentar).
And while one side of the concrete is polished smooth, the other has been cast with lengths of bamboo, so its ridges are seen in textural negative relief. Rooms are stacked on top of each other in twos, a bedroom and living room opening out at either end – one of which has a small pool – with a circular, white-grid-tiled bathroom illuminated by a skylight in the centre. There are other modish touches, too, from the influencer-favourite floating breakfasts served to swimmers to the hot-pink modular daybeds beside the main beachside pool. Lie here long enough and fishing boats from Tejakula village will pull up for you to choose your own just-landed mahi-mahi for supper.
The area is known for its community-driven marine-protection initiative, and there’s snorkelling to try out just offshore and the thundering, 98ft Les Waterfall to explore further inland. But mostly, this is a place for guests to steal away and enjoy their prize in peace. BOOK IT luwakresort.com
Jalan Sri Wedari No. 9, Br. Tegal Lantang, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571 Indonesia
Phone : +62 361 9000551 /9000552
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Web : https://www.luwakresort.com/