apt description of the
hotel’s calm and peaceful surrounding above a
cool, scenic lake in Bali’s remote wilderness.
Though enveloped by forests, the Taman Wana is far from
primitive. The principle clientele is the executive
travel market. This explains the transcendent menu,
the exceptional amenities and helipad in the middle
of the rice paddies which makes the resort a mere 20
minute flight to Bali’s international airport.
In this realm of verdant valleys visitor can give themselves over
the rejuvenating powers of nature. Although there may be little inclination
to do so, guests may remain as close as they desire to the world
via satellite TV, computer, internet, fax and wellstocked library.
The staff can also organize meeting venus and creative small group
The Taman Wana is unfailing in its support of the environment as
well as the local communities of West Bali, a large part of which
is occupied by the Bali Barat National Park. Unquestionably Bali’s
richest ecosystem, the 777-square-kilometer reserve lies just 20
minutes away by car or one hour foot.
untamed atavistic beauty. All that
you can see before you closed to development. Stars
crowd out the sky at night. Within easy reach are primary
canopied rainforests and the Bali Starling Recovery
Project, a captive breeding facility that protects one
of the world’s rarest birds.
Eight circular-shapped villas hark back to a form of architecture
first carried to the island by pre-Hindu settlers from Polynesia
over one thousand years ago. Each of the structures, built of gorgeous
teakwood and set at different levels and angels, exude a character
all their own.
The resort’s cuisine is first class – the vegetables
are crisp, the beer cold, the cellar of impeccable pedigree, the
service brisk and the smiles sincere. Local seafood, supplied daily
from the coast, is sumptuously fresh. Diners may choose an outdoor
pavilion, tables set around the infinity swimming pool or the dining
room inside the largest coneshaped thatched roofed structure on Bali.