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Our extensive travels and passion for the culture of Indonesia led us to Bambu Indah. It's our pleasure to share our home with you.

The Story Behind
Bambu Indah

Bambu Indah is a radically distinctive boutique hotel in Ubud, carefully curated by designers and long term residents of Bali, John and Cynthia Hardy. In 2005, eleven antique Javanese bridal homes were brought to Bali, restored, and decorated with the finest details. Since then, we have expanded the property to the riverside, where we are pioneering a sustainable future with innovative, bespoke and luxurious bamboo structures for a truly one a kind experience. Now, Bambu Indah is available to travelers from around the world seeking unique experiences while being comforted by the luxury of a natural environment and service of an intimate hotel.

The Story Behind
Bambu Indah

Bambu Indah is a radically distinctive boutique hotel in Ubud, carefully curated by designers and long term residents of Bali, John and Cynthia Hardy. In 2005, eleven antique Javanese bridal homes were brought to Bali, restored, and decorated with the finest details. Since then, we have expanded the property to the riverside, where we are pioneering a sustainable future with innovative, bespoke and luxurious bamboo structures for a truly one a kind experience. Now, Bambu Indah is available to travelers from around the world seeking unique experiences while being comforted by the luxury of a natural environment and service of an intimate hotel.

Experience Bambu Indah

River Bend House, a two bedroom masterpiece that bends just like the river does, see it through the eyes of a family.

The Green Family

As the years have gone by our family has grown and founded a number of businesses and initiatives. Here is what we are up to today.

Responsible Living

We're proud to offer a responsible lifestyle coupled with modern comforts and customized services. Here are some of the ways we preserve our environment:

Our History

It was in 1975 when John Hardy moved to Bali. He then met Cynthia, and together they set out on a mission to build a jewelry business. Upon finding success, their passions soon led them to create the sustainable masterpiece that is Bambu Indah.

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Today

2005

From the Beginning

In 2005, we brought eleven antique Javanese bridal homes to Bali and began decorating them with objects and textiles collected from around the world, with the intention of hosting our family and closest friends who had travelled around the world to visit us. We wanted them to be surrounded by the rich creativity and the history of Indonesia, while being comforted by the luxury and service of a boutique hotel.

2007

(Garden) Beds over Bushes

Any respectable institution has manicured bushes and a flower garden, we did too… Until we realized that we could be growing food. Food from our land directly to our tables. We work on an incentive program where we buy the produce from our gardeners so that they may earn more than salary based on crop yields. Not only are our garden beds bursting with delicious greens, but our guests get to reimagine how they may live their own lives and some have even shared that they went home and dug up their lawns to plant tomatoes. Maybe you can too.

2008

Green Education

In 2008, John and Cynthia founded the globally renowned Green School. They built an incredible bamboo campus that combines cutting-edge technology with traditional materials and building methods. The result is a truly inspirational teaching and learning environment that stimulates critical thinking and creative problem solving.

2012

Growth

In 2012, after Elora Hardy’s wedding, we realized Bambu Indah had far greater potential than we had been accessing and decided to expand from 4 to 16 rooms. We created a world class kitchen, designed by Ibuku, making home cooked organic Balinese meals, and incorporated the experiences that the Hardy family treasures, such as early morning rice padi walks, Balinese blessings on the deck, yoga classes with local teachers, and lazy afternoons by the spring water pools, available to our guests.

2016

The River Experience

Beginning in 2016 we expanded the Bambu Indah dream down to the riverside, where open air bamboo houses fully immerse you in the intense power of the river, while being comfortably nuzzled in plush cotton duvets. We truly let our imagination run wild with spring fed pools, hanging moon chairs, and a bamboo pod quite literally suspended over the roaring river.

2018

Rustic Jungle Tents

Don’t take this romantic title too lightly, for these tents sit on floating platforms at the peak of a cliff overlooking the valley. Through a spiral staircase hugging the cliff you will reach your destination - camping reimagined. Your bed is enclosed by a retractable mosquito net, resembling an oversized fruit basket, an air conditioning unit and fan, a woven bamboo roof, and view to die for. For the lovers, the adventurers, the dreamers and the daring, who wish to be fully immersed in Bali’s magic.

Today

Today

Staying with us at Bambu Indah is an experience like no other; one that has transformed over the years as we continue to imagine and reimagine the world around us. But some things will always stay the same, our commitment to preserving and promoting the environment, our delicious and organic farm to table food, our dedication to innovative and groundbreaking sustainable design, our desire to immerse you in the magic of Bali and welcome you as part of our family.

Meet Our Team

The heart and soul of Bambu Indah that we are proud to call family.

Bambu Indah Family

The Team