Now Open, Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape Unveils a “No Walls, No Doors” Concept
Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape, opens today (12 June 2022) and welcomes guests in an off-the- beaten-track, untouched part of northern Ubud. The opening of the resort symbolises Banyan Tree’s brand vision and commitment to create immersive experiences combining deep nature and sustainable design.
Pioneering a “no walls, no doors” concept throughout the property and in each of its 16 balés (villas), the adults only Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape experience, is an invitation into a different way of being.
Located in Buahan Kaja Village, Ubud Regency, 30 minutes from Ubud facing the Ayung River in the west side with magical elevation, Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape maximizes exposure to nature through design and services, creating a place where guests, 18 years old and above, can connect to disconnect. Reinventing the basics of food, sleep and in-resort interaction, the brand aims to bring guests on a rewilding renewal through immersion in nature. Distinct indoor-outdoor living offers a sanctuary for urban detox, self- introspection, and emotional awareness in privacy.
Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape elevates purpose-led experiential travel connecting guests to nature and their surrounds
The heart of the resort are the Open Kitchen and Living Room, both open dining and lounge spaces created to evoke a sense of community. Here, guests are invited to learn about the resort’s unique zero-waste farm to table concept, local sourcing philosophy and heritage techniques, and the celebration of authentic local cuisine and cultures.
The Botanist Bar is centred around the use of local-grown natural ingredients and botanicals infused into its beverages. The menu concept, 70% of which is plant-based, is sourced locally within a one-hour drive from the property.
Offering treatment for mind, body and soul, Toja Spa celebrates the wellbeing traditions from Buahan village and its surrounding areas, with a unique “open” garden experience – certified by the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa Academy. It offers spiritual and active wellness involving local Balinese healers and a specialist, enhancing spa experience through a local tradition and wellbeing philosophy.
The brand also celebrates unconventional craft forms, from its sonic branding approach with Singapore- based creative studio Parable to using re-purposed Ulin ‘iron’ wood from boat jetties, hand-carved wooden headboards, hand-smithed copper bathtubs and natural dye soft furnishings.