Plataran Menjangan, 27 October 2017

Plataran Menjangan Resort & Spa

The western part of Bali island is a magical place.

We never had the chance to go there but we wished it for a long time.

We did not really know what to expect because Bali is a huge island and it offers a wide variety of places and realities that change in just 2 hours driving.

In this part of the island there’s the Menjangan National Park, wich is a vast protected area of many kilometers dominated by deers.

Plataran Menjangan Resort has its base inside the park. Plataran for us is a guarantee symbol. We had already worked with them at Borobudur (Java island) several months ago (HERE you find our article).

We think that is reductive to talk about their property in Menjangan as a simple resort. It’s been more than a simple stay. It’s been a real experience.

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The concept on which the Plataran Menjangan is based is the perfect harmony with nature and deep respect for it. We could call it an “exotic luxury.“

The senses are switch on from the moment you enter the resort.

The view of the ocean and the volcanoes of Java island, just a few miles away, it’s been our background from the beginning to the end.

The scents of the forest, which is so suggestive even during the dry season.

The sounds of all the species of tropical birds, of the deers walking between the mangroves or the monkeys swinging among the trees.

The indonesian traditional flavors of the Octagon Restaurant, where you can breathe peace during a dinner overlooking the ocean.

Mix everything and the result is amazing.

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We’ve been lucky to spend our stay in the brand new Ocean Mangrove Villa, a very successful combination of modern and traditional Indonesian design.

Standing ovation for the bathroom overlooking the forest.

The villa is nestled among the mangroves, two meters from the beach (no more than two!). The ocean was the first to give us the “good morning“, and during the full moon evening with a huge and bright moon reflected on the water, the beach in front of our villa was full of deers taking rest among the mangroves. The only thing we felt to do in that moment was to drop our camera and enjoy that magical atmosphere in silence. Some memories are even more beautiful when told.

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We were lucky because during those days of full moon the Fisherman Boat Carnival took place there, and with great excitement we took part in the Hindu ceremony on the crystalline island of Menjangan, reached through colorful traditional wooden boats.

The local people with traditional dresses allowed us to attend the ritual inside the temple but apart and in silence. Another experience to add to our list this year.

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Is it not enough? Plataran Menjangan Resort provides a private cruise to enjoy the afternoon tea during sunset time off the coast while the sun goes down behind Java volcanoes. Stylish golden hour!

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Is it really not enough? Well, we want to tell you of the chance to have an exclusive breakfast in the forest, in early morning peace with breathtaking views of Java.

Our local guide led us to breakfast by taking us through the park, and showing us its secrets even during the dry season.

You guys should consider this unexplored and yet little-known part of Bali. It’s definitely worth it, and Plataran Menjangan is the perfect Resort to enjoy these places that are impossible to find in other parts of the island.

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Writer: The Globbers
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