Clove blossoms, coffee and cocoa trees, virgin coconut oil and a sense of peace you can only find in a Bali Jungle village way off the beaten tourist track. Plus a Bali best kept secret: A luxury jungle villa with a pool at half the price you’d pay for a cramped hotel
Deep in the heart of the Bali Jungle in Tabanan Regency, far off the beaten tourist track, lies a place where time has stood still. Here, everyday, the people do what their ancestors have done for centuries. Their traditional rituals, farming methods and cooking techniques have been handed down from generation to generation. This is the Bali Jungle village of Pupuan Sawah. It’s a small collection of 5 even tinier Banjars or neighbourhoods; Pupuan Sawah, Cangkup, Laleng, Kikian and Pengesan.
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THE REAL BALI
It’s so remote, most people haven’t even heard of it, but this is the real Bali – the Bali that existed before it became overrun with tourists. This is where you’ll find a sense of peace like no other. It’s the ultimate location for a quiet Bali holiday.
Walk jog or cycle past the Bali Jungle village of Pupuan Sawah and breath in the scent of roasting Kopi Bali, the island’s famous coffee. And, if you’re lucky you may experience the heavenly fragrance of clove blossoms in season. Surrounded by palm and cacao trees, you’ll be steps away from the breathtaking rice paddies of the Tabanan regency. The area is actually called “the rice bowl of Bali”.
BALI VILLAGE LIFE
Humanity and nature meet to create harmony in most Bali villages, this is especially true of a Bali jungle village. Order is also important and you can see it in the design and layout. Every hut has the same mud walls and red tiles, a thatched roof and a family space or pavilion. Dwellings are spaced evenly, 30m apart. In each Bali village you’ll also usually find family temples and community halls.
Bali villages are run by a chief who commands the respect of everyone. The Bali jungle village of Pupuan Sawah is no different. So, if you want to arrange a tour of the village, it must be okayed by the chief. And remember, this is not your typical tourist attraction, this is an authentic Bali jungle village where you are likely to be as unusual to the locals as they may appear to you.
THE ULTIMATE BALI JUNGLE ESCAPE
Set in the sleepy Bali jungle village of Pupuan Sawah, alongside the tiny Laleng banjar or neighbourhood is one of Bali’s best kept secrets.
This is Bali Palms; a collection of 10 private villas set on over 5 acres of exquisitely landscaped garden rolling down to a sparkling salt-chlorinated pool, a river, forest, private waterfall and the Bali jungle beyond. Oh, and not forgetting a yoga deck just above the jungle canopy.
At Bali Palms sustainability is a major focus. The grounds are home to fruit trees including banana, mango, papaya, orange, coconut, mangosteen and many others –- all available for guests depending on the season! They also raise their own freshwater fish, including Tilapia and Gurame. You can fish for your own and the chef will prepare them for you. Oh, and there is also a small but industrious team of hens who are happy to provide fresh farm eggs.
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MORE THINGS TO SEE NEAR PUPUAN SAWAH BALI JUNGLE VILLAGE
Air-Terjun Waterfall, Volcanic mountains, World Heritage Jatiluwih Rice Terraces and spectacular ancient jungle temples are just a short drive from Bali Palms villas with pool and Pupuan Sawah BALI JUNGLE VILLAGE. See nearby attractions.
And: What’s else is there to do, see and explore in the Bali jungle?
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