Plataran Menjangan claims its rightful spot as one of the world’s top safari destinations – the sole awardee from Indonesia and Asia (excluding India) – reinforcing its status as a true champion for world ecotourism and sustainability development. Unlike most of other world ecotourism resorts, Plataran Menjangan – a resort managed and operated by Plataran – does not only provide close encounters with endangered floras and faunas in a protected forest, it affords a holistic experience of raw nature, local community life and spiritual world engagements, which all blend into a truly unforgettable and one-of-a-kind experience in “God’s Secret Courtyard”. It consistently presents the concept of a blended “Nature-Culture-Community”, which has been deeply embedded in Plataran’s DNA since its inception in 2009.
Located in a protected 382-hectare forest in West Bali National Park and sitting across The Menjangan Island, one of the world’s best reef diving spots, Plataran Menjangan is strategically situated in the epicenter where Balinese and Javanese cultures meet. Plataran Menjangan’s masterplan was designed by HM Design’s Hitesh Mehta, considered as one of the world’s leading authorities, practitioners and researchers on sustainable tourism/ecotourism physical planning and both the landscape architectural and architectural aspects of ecolodges. In 2006, Hitesh Mehta was named by National Geographic as one of the Five Sustainable Tourism Pioneers in the world.
A True Indonesian Icon and True Indonesian Ecotourism Icon, Plataran Menjangan has won various international awards and national accolades such as a series of Top 100 Sustainable Destinations in the World’ and won 2nd place “Best of Asia Pacific” among the 2018 Sustainable Destination Top 100 by Green Destinations a GSTC-accredited organization for global sustainable tourism, winner of Global Forum on Human Settlements on Planning and Design – supported by United Nations Environment Programme, Best National Park Operator by the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry, and won Indonesia Resort of the Year by Indonesia Travel Tourism Awards.
Here and there around the reserve, a number of conservation programs are devoted to safeguarding endangered species, including mangroves, corals, endemic trees, dolphins, and the very rare Devoted Bali Starling Birds whose last natural habitat is here in the West Bali National Park. In this protected forest, one has a varied and abundant array of ecotourism activities to explore, including the 175 floras and 167 faunas that abound in the area, the 7 kilometers of 100-year old mangroves and sand beachline, pristine seas, majestic primeval forest, the sanctuary of the world endangered Love Eternal Bali Starling Birds (Jalak Bali birds), all of which may be accessed through our specially curated intimate, personal and homey programmes, such as “Trail of Life” and “A Day As Ranger”
At Plataran Menjangan, we invite you to: pamper your mind, body and soul at our multi-awarded Padma SPA, which offers the perfect relaxing ambience with its unobstructed and scenic view of the azure seas; immerse yourself in nature amidst the comforts of your own luxury villas as you get up close and personal with monkeys and wild deer frolicking freely inside your yard; experience snorkeling at its best in our pristine water world; sail your worries away aboard our traditional phinisi wooden boats or yachts with your loved ones through our Sunset Sail Program; enjoy our well-known Indonesian and international culinary delights, or simply laze away in our Octagon Ocean Club with its beautiful infinity swimming pool overlooking the sea; and participate in our many rich cultural performances and rituals to balance the energy of the forest and to harmonize with the universe.
Come visit Plataran Menjangan and experience the “Other Side of Bali”. We are extremely proud, grateful, and honoured to represent Asia (excluding India) in Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice 2021 Best of the Best Top Safari Stays – World to our valued guests who will not only experience true Indonesian hospitality but will also make peace with the earth in this “New Normal” and be only the few lucky ones to experience this God’s Secret Courtyard.