In Time’s third list of World’s Greatest Places — which highlights 50 extraordinary travel destinations around the world — Buahan, A Banyan Tree Escape and Angsana Saranam Wellbeing Resort were featured as two exciting new openings in Bali, Indonesia. To create the list, Time solicited nominations of places — including countries, regions, cities and towns — from its international network of correspondents and contributors, with an eye on those offering new and exciting experiences.
Buahan, A Banyan Tree Escape was cited for its pioneering “no walls, no doors” concept in its balés (villas) and throughout the secluded property. Situated in a quiet enclave north of Ubud, Buahan is surrounded by rice padi fields and jungle, and next to the Ayung River and waterfall, and offers a sweeping view of Bali’s seven majestic peaks. Each of the resort’s 16 spacious balés is designed to blend the indoor and outdoor areas, with only a thin veil separating guests from nature.
The listing of Angsana Saranam Wellness Resort, which will be launched at the end of this year, indicates the continued interest in wellbeing offerings for leisure travellers. Nestled in the mountains of Bedugul in the central highlands of Bali, the resort will feature private villas with outdoor pools, spa and wellness amenities.
This article first appeared on July 25, 2022 in The Edge Malaysia.