Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape is a true labour of love and a bold experience proposition, pioneering a “no walls, no doors” concept that embraces nature’s wild space, an invitation to a different way of being where one can unearth, renew and commune with nature.
The resort pathway experience is interspersed with 2000sqm of organic farm throughout. Beyond using ingredients from the Farm to the Open Kitchen, the concept is foraging Wild-to-Table. Over 6 zones, guests are able to learn about sustainable growing and experience foraging indigenous plants of Bali and Buahan. These include species endemic to the actual site, such as orange, cacao and coffee trees, fern, and buni fruit (Antidesma bunius). For example, the culinary team harvests the buni tree in Villa 18 seasonally to make jams and kombuchas in the daily menu.
The menu concept, 70% of which is plant based, is sourced locally within a one-hour drive from the property. This concept was developed through a collaboration with Agency X, a local F&B group that houses the acclaimed restaurant Locavore. The Botanist Bar is centered around the use of local-grown natural ingredients and botanicals infused into its beverages, where we infused liquors and create homemade sodas, kombuchas and garnishes.
Buahan has been globally recognized:
– TIME, The World’s 100 Greatest Places of 2021
– The New York Times, 10 New Standout Hotels in Asia 2022
– Destination Deluxe, Eco Hotel of the Year 2022
Buahan is working towards the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: