Uluwatu – Suarga Padang Padang
Conscious travellers to Bali are seeking out smaller upscale sustainable resorts, such as Suarga Padang Padang, set along Bali’s evocative southern peninsula.
The story of Suarga is one of a labour of love by a Flemish family, their inspired project stretching to near-on a decade. The environmentally committed boutique resort is situated on the clifftops overlooking Padang Padang and features 36 distinctive rooms, pavilions and villas. It offers all the needed luxuries, while promoting social-environmental awareness and minimal environmental impact. A registered applicant of the Forest Stewardship Council, Suarga Padang Padang is predominantly built using repurposed materials selected to endure as a living legacy, preserving the archipelago’s cultural heritage.
The plastic-free resort applies renewable power in combination with low-energy consumption technology: solar panels produce more than enough power and many rooms feature a low energy, air-conditioned system alongside teak shutters allowing natural breezes. The heart of the resort can be found at Suarga’s signature restaurant, Dugong, a semi-open bamboo structure. With its low-carbon footprint mindset and pared back bliss, this is sustainable luxury.