With a five-day program of carefully created multi-sensory activities, Buahan, A Banyan Tree Escape commemorated its first year of operation in June between June 10 and June 14, 2023. The ‘One Origin’ anniversary event offered both resort guests and non-resort guests the chance to rediscover the spirit of Buahan and its dedication to delivering extraordinary experience.
From exhilarating hikes to serene meditations, from captivating firefly treks to indulgent culinary adventures, the program was designed for guests to immerse in a deep sense of appreciation of nature, wellness, and connection, in a harmonious fusion of the element of the universe.
The program included a Hike to The Peak – a breathtaking trek through the lush forest guided by a local expert to the second- highest peak in Bali followed by a delectable breakfast with a stunning view of the sunrise and magnificent panoramas around.
Nocturnal Fireflies Journey and Lentera Bumi Dinner – a special moment to see mesmerizing fireflies at the firefly nursery, followed by a sensational plant-based dinner crafted from locally foraged ingredients. Wild & Wine – A creative collaboration dinner featuring Barton & Gustier Reserve collection: A culinary discovery, highlighting the ‘wild’ ingredients expertly paired with vegan-friendly wines from the Barton & Gustier Reserve collection, accompanied by the enchanting tunes of acoustic jazz music.
Yin Yoga and Crystal Sound Healing Meditation were curated for guests to experience profound tranquility through a harmonious blend of Yin Yoga and Crystal Sound Healing Meditation, guiding guests into a state of deep relaxation, healing, and rejuvenation.
Buahan elevated the journey with the Vintage Life Journey and Pop-Up Lunch for an immersion into the traditional way of local life with a trip on a vintage car and visit to the surrounding Balinese villages, Maharsi Markandeya’s first meditation place, and inspiring storytelling from a priest who introduced Hinduism in Bali.
The journey carried the explorations to the palm forest (Alas Jaka) where guests were invited to a local farm where fresh food for lunch was prepared by a local mom in her traditional kitchen to be enjoyed together with a cultural performance.
The highlight of the last day of the program was The One Origin Celebration – An unforgettable evening of celebration at The Botanist, to witness the enchanting sunset over Buahan Valley with delightful, handcrafted cocktails.
Continuing the special dinner our talented culinary team curated at the Open Kitchen while being mesmerised by the performance of Balawan and Batuan Ethnic Fusion, and a refreshing ice bath after-party at the pool to end the momentous celebration.