Thoughtfully conceived by Bali-based architect Alexis Dornier, Ubud’s recently raised LiFT resort combines a range of unique aspects to cater to Bali’s ever-growing demographic of creatives and digital nomads.
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An artful melding of boutique comfort with Bali’s natural beauty has successfully raised LiFT above the rice paddies and into the palm trees that make up the tranquil jungle landscape around it. The refreshing approach to impermanent structures comes after the island’s recent banning of single-use plastics.
Structurally, there’s no concrete. Instead, the resort has opted for a wooden aesthetic with sparing use of steel (like the unimposing and practical spiral staircases). This blends the structures seamlessly into their jungle surrounds with the natural colours of green and straw featuring prominently. Like all good Balinese buildings, there’s plenty of bamboo incorporated too.
Elevated rooms allow guest to sleep among the tree-tops. Despite the almost spartan structure of these buildings, comfort has definitely not been sacrificed. Each room hosts a four-poster king-sized bed, custom-made Indonesian furniture and floor-to-ceiling windows to help guests soak in the forest ambience. The luxurious spaces are also serviced with complimentary Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, hot water and daily housekeeping.
Wooden blinds provide privacy while allowing guests to embrace the novelty of showering amongst the elements. To top things off, there’s the open-air rooftop deck where you can kick back and enjoy the jungle view from your very own private hammock.
Creatives will recognise this as the perfect writer’s retreat with lodgings named after famous wordsmiths Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell and Stanley Kubrick. Despite being only minutes from Ubud’s trendy cafes and social hotspots, this leafy hideaway serves as the perfect retreat for those seeking peaceful reflection or creative inspiration.
The resort also features a bar, plunge pool, sauna and yoga deck. So you can rest assured that there will be something to keep you occupied, regardless of your mood.