Barat National Park, Indonesia
At a Glance
A true Balinese jungle experience, this hotel has the great advantage of being set on the beach too - the best of both worlds
Stay in a luxurious Beach villa but also have the opportunity to get close with nature
Trek through the Menjangans 382 hectares on horse back
Dive all seven world-class dive sites off the coast of Menjangan Island
Enjoy a private dining experience at the top of the Bali Tower overlooking the National Park - a culinary delight
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Straddling the equator, Indonesia tends to have a fairly even climate year-round. Rather than four seasons, Indonesia has two – dry (between May to September) and wet (between October to April) – and there are no extremes of temperature between winter and summer. In most parts of Indonesia, the wet season falls between October and April and the dry season between May and September. December and January see Bali at its most humid and rain tends to come in sudden tropical downpours, but it can also rain for more prolonged periods.
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The Menjangan is a secluded, unique property set amidst the stunning natural beauty of the Northwest Bali's Barat National Park. Experience the noises and sights of the jungle overlooking the ocean - the Menjangan is a relaxed, natural retreat with style.
Discover the other side of Bali at The Menjangan, set amidst 382 hectares of beautiful forest and mangrove on the edge of a stunning reef in an undiscovered corner of this beautiful Indonesian island.
The Menjangan offers a choice of luxurious accommodation, from the Deluxe Rooms in the Monsoon Lodge amidst the lush jungle, to the secluded and elegant Beach Villas at the water’s edge. The Beach Villas are nestled in the protected mangroves and each bedroom opens on to a private terrace with sea views across the bay. Wake up to the sun rising straight ahead of you, the coral reef shallows just beneath you and the dense mangroves all around. Lounge on your private terrace for the day or lower yourself into the turquoise shallows and snorkel the reef. For families or larger groups, the Menjangan Residence is a vast 3 bedroom villa with its own private pool and magnificent panoramic sea views.
Aside from the delicious in-room dining, the Menjangan houses two restaurants, the Bali Tower, serving Mediterranean and Indonesian cuisine and the Pantai Restaurant down on Sentigi beach that specializes in fresh, local seafood. For a really special dining experience, let the talented team arrange a private, candle-lit barbecue on the beach.
The resort offers plenty of activities for both adults and children, from kayaking through the secret mangrove maze, diving or snorkeling on one of the most beautiful coral reefs in Bali or venturing through the forest on horseback, there is an activity for everyone. The Menjangan also houses the Mangrove Spa, offering a wide selection of treatments influenced by Balinese healing rituals, using natural products. Spoil yourself with an indulgent massage overlooking the mangroves, the only distraction being the sound of the waves and the breeze from Bajul Bay.
The Menjangan has 12 Deluxe Bedrooms and two Suites in the serene Monsoon Lodge and these rooms are set round an idyllic swimming pool and Jacuzzi and have wooden floors, traditional grass roofs and natural stone bathrooms. The nine romantic Beach Front Villas are modern, minimalist and sleek and are set just steps from the ocean. They have expansive decks, plenty of privacy and sumptuous outdoor baths. The three-bedroom Menjangan Residence offers stunning panoramic sea views from every room and has a spacious kitchen and living room which open out onto a large outdoor area, perfect for al fresco dining. The expansive private pool is perched at the edge of the cliff for yet more unbeatable views.
|Deluxe Bedroom - Monsoon Lodge||
The Deluxe Room as part of Monsoon Lodge is set around the swimming and hot pool, perfect for an early morning swim. Here you'll find an en suite bathroom complete with Lifestyle Retreats signature bath products. Measuring 50sqm, there's ample room to unwind here.
|Suite - Monsoon Lodge||
Much larger than the Deluxe Room, the Suite at Monsoon Lodge features antique Indonesian furniture combined with modern appliances. Enjoy the private wooden deck area which overlooks the main swimming pool here.
|Beach Front Villa||
The Beach Front Villa is a romantic option for guests wanting some privacy. Designed in traditional Joglo style, the villa is spread over 100sqm and features an outdoor bathroom and direct access to the resort's private beach.
Measuring 1000sqm, The Residence is a private estate featuring two double bedrooms and one twin bedroom. Each room features private balconies and en suite bathrooms. With magnificent sea views, guests staying at The Residence also benefit from having their own butler service.
Manjangan is a wonderful place for children as there is so much to do from exploring the rock pools on the beach to glass bottom boats, snorkeling and kayaking. Double kayaks are available (so they can be accompanied by an adult) as are children's wetsuits and snorkeling gear. Kids will also love the day time and night time safaris where they can view the wildlife from the roof of one of the resort's jungle trucks. Children's menus are available and babysitting can also be arranged.
Dining options at Menjangan include the Bali Tower restaurant which towers above the treeline, serving delicious Mediterranean and Indonesian cuisine with a view. Built out over the water, the Pantai restaurant at Sengiti Beach specializes in barbecues using delicious fresh, local seafood. The hotel's spa offers fabulous traditional Balinese massage in the spa area or in the privacy of your own room and there is also a library, watersports center and dive school.
Activities you can enjoy while staying at The Manjangan include indulging yourself at the Mangrove Spa, horse riding, diving, snorkeling, trekking, cycling trips, kayaking, fishing and cooking classes
Sarah Rowan (Staff)
Built in the middle of a national park (called Barat National Park) this remote and secluded hotel gives you a rare opportunity to explore the lesser known Northern Bali. It is surrounded by lush jungle, in a bay looking out to the Bali Sea. The Tower restaurant and bar is the best place to enjoy the view and get a feel for your surroundings, where you can enjoy a stunning drink watching the sun go down of an evening. The Beach Villas are the best accommodation and they get booked up pretty quickly. It is not a 5* luxury resort, but does have a good setup, especially for families wanting an adventure.
Marina Byers (Staff)
Set within the tropical Barat National Park in North West Bali, The Menjangan is an oasis away from the buzzier south. As I approached the resort, I was greeted by the impressive Bali tower; supposedly the tallest building in Bali. The view from the top has to be seen, with views across the National Park and the coastline. Hearing the waves lap against the shore on the doorstep of my beach villa was the perfect backdrop to a relaxing evening. You cannot leave The Menjangan without trying on of their many activities. The morning horse ride on one of the resorts 10 Australian horses was a great start to the day ahead.
The Bal hotel brought minimalism to Bali 10 years ago, and for many is still the island's best bolt hole. The only complaint from its fans is that, with just 26 bungalows, it is pretty difficult to experience its winning combination of style and substance. The good news is that the Bal team is busy refurbishing the Menjangan resort, which is tucked away in the West Bali National Park and should be ready to reopen by April (with the spa opening a month or so later, in plenty of time for the peak season). The Menjangan's new decor will follows its sibling's less-is-more philosophy, so expect pared-down modernism for the existing rooms, as well as the nine brand-new beach suites. The color scheme is light, with four-poster beds taking dramatic center stage. If you want something more traditional, the designers couldn't bear to part with the exquisite antique furniture in the top two suites, so teased and squeezed the formula to incorporate it. West Bali National Park is more about adventure than lotus eating, and so the property has invested in a 16-horse stables - the only hotel equestrian center on the island. Guests will be encouraged to ride through the dappled forests or kayak through thriving mangroves as an alternative to merely toasting on the beaches. Although the beach is rather attractive...
To see Bali as it was, not just 12 years but 12 centuries ago, I drove out to West Bali National Park, which occupies most of the island's western bulge, across a strait from Java's eastern tip. Bali's only national park, it comprises nearly 20,000 hectares of forest, with an additional 50,000 hectares protected from development. The original forest here isn't tropical rainforest as in the national parks of Java, but coastal savannah, with deciduous trees and thick underbrush. With not a coconut palm or a banana tree in sight, it doesn't look like the Bali of brochures. You might think you were in rural Alabama or Sweden were it not for the monkeys, iguanas and pythons, and the gentle herds of russet-colored mouse deer and muntjak which run throughout the park. The Menjangan Resort occupies a good chunk of the park, but has a minimal impact on its surroundings. A pair of simple, solid-frame lodges face each other across a swimming pool shaded by ancient trees. The rooms are large and comfortable but unfussy, finished in natural woods, bamboo mats and fine Indonesian textiles. There is just one small clearing behind the guestrooms for a huge aviary that is home to 11 of the rarest birds on earth. One of the national park's primary missions is to promote the conservation of the Bali starling (Leucopsar rothschildi), a gorgeous white bird with black-tipped wings and tail, bright-blue eye patches and a jaunty crest. By 2001, its wild population had dwindled to just six; now it is estimated at more than 60. The park has around 160 avian species, making it a major destination for birdwatchers.
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Barat National Park, Indonesia
The Menjangan is a peaceful retreat located in the heart of the Bali Barat National Park on the stunning north west coast of Bali.