One of the most extraordinary places I have stayed during my tour of Bali was Munduk Moding Plantation Nature Resort & Spa, an establishment that offers a wide range of facilities that allowed me to experience this beautiful part of the island in a way that I will never forget.
This eco resort is perched on the northern hills surrounding the village of Munduk and the nearby villages of Kayuputih and Banyuatis. The area is a great witness the natural beauty of north Bali, and on a clear day you can even have a view of the Java volcanoes, over 50 km away!
What is really impressive about Munduk Moding Plantation Nature Resort & Spa is its gardens and its impressive heated 18-meters long infinity pool, which has been voted as the world’s third top infinity pool by Asia Spa! And there is more: it is complete with a jacuzzi and an amazing deck which enjoy similar fantastic views!
The villa I was allocated was amazing, and from the front garden I could enjoy a panoramic view over several rolling hills surrounding the resort as well as Bali’s central mountains. What a treat to the eye.
Munduk Moding Plantation Nature Resort & Spa main building has a restaurant and facilities such as a gym, a pool table and a great library of books and magazines for a relaxing time when needed.
The hotel restaurant serves local specialties cooked the traditional way with organic, locally-grown ingredients, so when my tummy called for food, I had a great dinner of pumpkin soup with crouton and Tahu Tempe Menyat Nyat, a tasty tempe and tofu stew served with local rice. Delicious! The following morning, after a tasty continental breakfast served with a huge pot of locally grown coffee from the Munduk Moding plantation. Dinner was a fantastic Pesan Be Pasih, a Balinese traditional dish of mixed seafood roasted in banana leaves, which tasted delicious.
The morning after I decided to take their nature walk along a path that takes customers through their amazing working coffee plantation and organic gardens. I was given a detailed map and offered a guided tour, which I immediately took advantage of. The walk was a trek in itself. At Munduk Moding Plantation Nature Resort & Spa they grow a wide variety of tropical fruits, vegetables and flowers.
I took my time and looked carefully at every different plant in their amazing compound, which comprise a strawberry garden, bamboo trees, avocado trees, banana trees, vanilla, pomelo, some astonishing wild orchids and more plants that I have surely missed, given the size of the place. The forest area comprises bamboo growth and lotus ponds.
I visited the horses stables, where attendant Putu Apri was feeding the beautiful and gentle animals, and made an encounter with the affable resort GM Mr Gede, who was supervising the building of a new fish pond. The plantation has several Bale Bengongs spread out over it, where you can stop for a rest or to request a drink.
Munduk Moding Plantation Nature Resort & Spa is a great treat for anyone needing to unwind and be in contact with nature in Bali. Overall, I had a top experience and one I will surely repeat!
Munduk Moding Plantation Facilities
To help you truly unwind and discover North Bali’s fascinating nature and culture, Munduk Moding Plantation provides the following facilities to their guest: Heated Pool, Jacuzzi, Gym, Bar, MiMPi restaurant, North Bali’s best Spa, A unique “Bamboo Hall” where most of the complementary activities of their experience program are held, tennis and badminton private court – equipment provided, Extensive lounge area with panoramic deck, Free WiFi throughout the resort, An extensive selection of DVDs that can be borrowed from the library for private viewing at your villa, Well stocked library with a wide range of books on Balinese culture and nature, A large variety of back copies of magazines to enjoy at our pool side, binoculars that you can borrow plus a field guide to study the prolific bird life at Munduk Moding Plantation, Balinese sweets during the afternoon tea or coffee, and a small fire lighted every evening – a great place to take in the skies of the Southern hemisphere and the views of the coastline and villages in the distance.
Munduk Moding Plantation Nature Resort & Spa
Jalan Raya Asah Gobleg, Banjar Dinas Asah, Desa Gobleg
Kecamatan Banjar Buleleng – Singaraja 81152 Bali