Discover a world of incredible natural wonders at Plataran L’Harmonie – West Bali National Park, spread across 382 hectares in the Buleleng Regency at the northwest tip of Bali.
The west bali national park was established in 1941 to protect the area’s rich flora and fauna, most notably the endangered Bali Starling bird and the last remaining wild banteng. Its dense biodiversity encompasses many distinct ecosystems – from primary monsoon, mangrove and lowland rain forests, to savanna and seagrass landscapes, as well as shallow and deep-sea waters with sandy beaches and coral reefs.
With a vision to be the premier nature-oriented destination in Bali and a sustainable tourism benchmark, Plataran L’Harmonie – west bali national park offers an unparalleled experience of West Bali’s wild side through its beautiful resorts and retreats, unique dining experiences, Plataran cruises and leisure activities. An experience that will leave you awed.
With the United Nations declaring 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, Plataran L’Harmonie – West Bali National Park is proud to be at the forefront of Indonesia’s commitment to world-class ecotourism, fostering greater awareness of our rich natural and cultural heritage.
In recognition of its uniqueness and comprehensive vision for the sustainability of nature, international tourism, education and culture, Plataran L’Harmonie -West Bali National Park was:
- Designated as a National Centre for Ecotourism by Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism in October 2016
- Named one of the Top 100 Sustainable Destinations in the World by Green Destination Organisation in 2016 and 2017
- Awarded Best National Park Operator by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in 2015
- “Green Silver“ award in the Good Governance Category at the Indonesia Sustainable Tourism Award 2017
- Named one of the Top 100 Sustainable Destinations in the World by Green Destination Organisation in 2016 and 2018
- Asia Best Destination by Green Destination Organisation 2019
- Global Human Settlements Award on Planning and Design 2019 from Global Forum on Human Settlements
Kenyan-born Hitesh Mehta, the master planner for Plataran L’Harmonie -West Bali National Park, is one of the world’s leading authorities, researchers and practitioners of sustainable tourism and ecotourism planning and design. He is widely respected for his extensive knowledge accumulated over 22 years of experience that has taken him to almost every corner of the world.
Among his most notable projects are the multi-award winning Crosswaters Ecolodge and Spa in China’s Guangdong Province, and Volcanoes Safaris Lodges in Uganda and Rwanda. Hitesh has also worked on Sustainable Tourism Plans for National Parks that protect the last remaining endangered species, such as Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda, Giant Pandas in China, and Black Rhinos in Kenya.
Hitesh now brings his unrivalled experience and deep passion for sustainable tourism to the exciting development of Plataran L’Harmonie – West Bali National Park.