How do you imagine tropical style? Perhaps you think of day beds to enjoy the shade in, sparkling swimming pools and stone pathways. There are elements of tropical style that are ubiquitous for resorts worldwide but Bali also has many unique signatures that represent the culture and traditions of the island. Lotus Bungalows Candidasa captures this in many parts of the resort so you can enjoy these special touches.
One of the first things you will notice about Lotus Bungalows Candidasa is the beautiful garden. Bali’s climate is perfect for growing lush, green gardens. In fact it is so good the gardens need constant management to keep them from taking over the grounds.
The stone paths leading to the rooms, pool, and restaurant are lined with palms, fragrant frangipani trees, and bougainvillea. The contrast between the blue sky and the many different greens of the garden scattered with brightly coloured flowers is truly a feast for the eyes.
All of the rooms at the resort are housed in low bungalows spread across the lush gardens. Shaded by tall palms, they are designed to be cool and peaceful sanctuaries. The verandas are well covered by the overhanging roofs so sitting outside is also enjoyable even in the daytime.
Inside the rooms you will find touches of the culture with Indonesian textiles on the walls and tropical flowers arranged on your bed or bedside. Open-air bathrooms are one of the most charming things about Balinese tropical style. The outdoor setting with local stone, green plants, and tropical air is such a pleasure for so many guests who come from colder climates.
Pool and Bale Area
The infinity pool at Lotus Bungalows might be more modern than traditionally Bali style, but it suits the environment perfectly. To highlight the gorgeous views out to sea, the pool almost looks like it is one with the bigger body of water.
The more traditional part of this area of the resort is the shady bale at one end of the pool. Carved wooden daybeds and the thatched roof offer a typically Balinese feeling. This the ideal spot to relax with a cold drink in the heat of the day or watch the sky turn pink and purple with the sunset.
The more modern elements of the resort still give a nod to Indonesian island style. The restaurant and oceanfront shala have unique bamboo roofs that reflect a newer Bali style that has become popular as eco-building techniques have been refined. They also clearly hark back to more traditional Indonesian style buildings. These open-air spaces create shelter from the elements but also allow for plenty of airflow and unimpeded views.
What do you find most enticing about Balinese style? We’d love to hear about your best memories of stays in Bali or even your dreams to one day visit if you haven’t been yet.