The Balinese live by a philosophy that’s incorporated into the fabric of daily life known as Tri Hita Karana; the harmony and balance between people, God and mother nature. The belief system even applies to their homes and the Taman Ahimsa eco-resort exudes these aesthetics in stunning 5-star luxury embracing its Indian Ocean frontage, tropical gardens and thoughtfully designed accommodation.
With a focus on an experience that integrates endless opportunities for contemplation, rejuvenation and nurturing of the spirit and soul, a stay at Taman Ahimsa is more than just a holiday. Surrounded by so much beauty, including legendary Bali sunsets, tiny details such as a shadow puppet wall display, hand-carved antique Javanese furniture, twin river rock washbasins and standing rainshowers all add to the feeling that this is more than a hotel and even more like a spiritual experience.
The open air living area, dining room and separate bedrooms are crowned with boat-shaped curving roofs made from natural ylang-ylang and rattan fibres. Manipura, the master bedroom is entered via a wooden bridge that extends over a Balinese pond representing the yellow Solar-Plexus and Crown Chakras in Hindu beliefs, which link self esteem, intuition and connections with the spirit.
The large violet coloured Sahasrana room represents the Crown Chakra, oneness with the infinite, peace and wisdom. Perfect for families the room is connected to an adjoining bedroom by a charming bridge. Surrounded by windows the Vissudha room has sliding, wrap around doors that lead onto a private balcony with a colour theme of blue, representing the Throat Chakra and the expression of truth in the spoken word. Sounds perfect for a writer!
In a circular room designed in a sacred spiral shape, much like a shell, the Anahata room has a private terrace and gorgeous ensuite garden bathroom complete with a river rock bathtub and rainshower. Similarly the Ajna room is spiral in shape with an indigo colour theme representing the Third Eye Chakra, and intuition, along with a private terrace and garden bathroom. With orange as the theme, Svadhisthana and Muladhara rooms have the same facilities, with the latter positioned closest to the beach.
Upon entering the open bamboo living area you are greeted with recycled wooden furniture full of great character, plump Indonesian batik pillows, daybeds for reclining, a frangipani tree which extends upwards through the floor, and views over the magnificent gardens and ocean beyond. The dining room on the elevated section enjoys the same beautiful view bringing the outdoors within, lit in the evenings by soft copper lanterns. The atmosphere exudes a warm feeling of hospitality, and you feel as if you’re inside a lovely private Balinese villa, rather than a hotel.
Floating in the 20 metre swimming pool lined by green Javanese stone is second only to reclining on the huge rattan sun beds on the ironwood deck. Two bales, or relaxation pavilions perch over the soft grass, and double as the most perfect spot on earth to enjoy a therapeutic massage.
Located on Bali’s south west coast, just north of bustling Kuta and Seminyak, Taman Ahimsa sits in the green belt of Canggu surrounded by picturesque rice fields and quiet roads. It will take around an hour to reach from the airport, and a little less to head out for the nightlife and retail therapy of Kuta and Seminyak. But really, would you ever want to leave?
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