Mana Earthly Paradise, a Next Generation Hotel Addressing SDGs, is Ready for Green Recovery in Post-pandemic Tourism
Located in Ubud, Mana Earthly Paradise, an eco-hotel run by Earth Company, is ready to welcome back conscious, sustainable travellers in the post-pandemic era. The property officially opened in September 2019, partially closed during the pandemic, and recently reopened its doors with a beautifully refurbished restaurant and garden space.
Before the pandemic, much of the focus for the tourism industry was on over-tourism. According to a sustainable travel report by booking.com, 61% of travelers want to travel more sustainably in the post-pandemic world
Mana Earthly Paradise was designed for this anticipated demand for sustainable tourism. Through ecological practices and innovative technologies, the property concretely addresses the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through its three core facilities: eco villas, organic restaurant, and conscious store.
Mana Eco Villas: Made of earth bags, designed with circularity
Circularity lies at the core of the villas. We use solar power for our lighting, harvest rainwater, circulate wastewater, compost food waste, reduce water usage with water-saving showers and water-saving toilets, provide environmentally friendly toiletries, and use zero-waste mattresses. We use reclaimed wood for all our facilities – not a single tree was cut for construction!
Mana’s six eco villas are made of earth bags a construction technique that produces far less carbon footprint than using conventional materials like cement, clay bricks and steel, which require enormous energy for production. The villas are also durable; earthbag buildings can stand for decades if not centuries. Not having to replace them means saving even more resources and further reducing waste. They have slow heat transfer so the villas stay cool during the day and warm at night.
Mana offers various types of villas catering to all kinds of travellers.
- Single Villas: Designed with high ceilings and ample space, the single villas are suitable for solo travellers, couples, or small families.
- Family Villa: Equipped with two bedrooms, a living and dining area, the family villa is perfect for families.
- Dormitory: Both the male and female dormitories have two bathrooms and a working They are suitable for young travellers on tighter budgets but don’t want to sacrifice comfort and style.
Mana Kitchen: An organic Indo-Japanese fusion restaurant serving life-nourishing food
Mana Kitchen is an organic, probiotic, life-nourishing restaurant. Our aim is to awaken our body, mind and soul through the perfect combination of probiotic Japanese seasonings and lifeful ingredients in tasty Indonesian fair.
You are what you eat. Food is medicine in itself. Our aim is to provide food that maximises human potential and sustains lives for generations. This is important because so much of the food that we consume nowadays is essentially lifeless and nutrition-less. White rice grains won’t sprout if you plant them. The majority of rice consumed in Indonesia is green-revolution rice, which yields large volumes but dilutes the nutrition content.
At Mana, our menu was designed by chef Yasuhiro Higa, an expert in macrobiotic cooking and food-as-medicine. The nutrition inherent in the food is amplified using fermented seasonings such as miso, shio-koji (probiotic salt), and amazake (fermented rice). Food waste is composted and used in our permaculture garden, and thus completing the circle of life.
Mana Market: A conscious store showcasing Indonesian eco-friendly products
Mana Market is an “earthly” store – meaning we are good for Mother Earth and all lives on it. Mana Market aims to be a truly circular business where “the more you buy, the better the world would become.”
Varying from organic vegetables to personal care products, we sell carefully vetted items that fit our five concepts:
The First NGO-run eco-hotel in Bali
Based in Japan and Indonesia, Earth Company is an impact-driven social enterprise that offers transformational support to change-makers in the Asia Pacific, delivers inspiring educational programs, and provides professional consulting services. Mana is Earth Company’s most recent social business that is a manifestation of the organization’s philosophy: “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children.”
Staying at Mana supports Earth Company’s not-for-profit activities, namely the Impact Hero program which brings critical resources and services to inspiring change-makers in the Asia Pacific. Profits from Mana are channeled to this program. In addition, Mana Earthly Paradise employs 40% of its staff from neighboring villages to ensure connection and contribution to the local economy.
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Address: Jalan Raya Sayan Banjar Emas, Gang Emas Sayan Ubud, Bali, Indonesia 80571
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