- HOSHINOYA Bali
HOSHINOYA Bali - Resuming Operations as of July 1, 2021
- HOSHINOYA Bali
Ubud Designated as Covid-19 Green Zone, Operating with Thorough Safety Measures
HOSHINOYA Bali (Ubud, Bali, Indonesia) temporarily suspended operations from the end of March 2020 to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and to ensure the safety of both customers and staff members, however, operations will resume as of July 1, 2021. Offering a refreshing stay for both body and mind in a private space surrounded by the abundant nature of the Ubud area, the resort promises to thoroughly follow safety measures based on the health protocols of Gianyar Regency of Bali.
Ubud, Bali designated as Covid-19 green zones for tourists
In March 2020, visa waivers for the purpose of short-term tourism were put on hold and popular sightseeing spots suspended operations. As a result, the number of annual visitors to Bali in 2020 fell to around 5.5 million, which is approximately 30% decrease in comparison to the previous year. In July 2020, Bali was reopened to domestic tourists. In March 2021, Ubud in Gianyar Regency (where HOSHINOYA Bali is located), parts of Nusa Dua in Badung Regency, and Sanur in Denpasar City were all designated as Covid-19 green zones by the Bali provincial government and priority vaccinations are currently underway. Restaurants, shopping centers, tourist attractions, and other places in Bali are making safety efforts in accordance with Bali’s provincial health protocols. After carefully considering the current state of vaccination rollout and the implementation of various safety measures, HOSHINOYA Bali has also decided to resume operations.
＊1：Horwath HTL’s report, Mar. 2021
＊2：Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Ministry of Health
About HOSHINOYA Bali
A resort located in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, which is the centre of Bali culture and art. It is located on the eastern side of Ubud surrounded by vast nature, where the tropical trees grow in the forest and the Pukurisan River, which appears in Balinese mythology, flows through the valley. There are several settlements in the surrounding area and HOSHINOYA Bali is designed in a way to blend in with the landscape as one of the settlements. Balinese culture and art within dynamic nature can be enjoyed through the gazebo that floats in the valley above 3 hectares of land, a pool of up to 70 meters in length that can be entered directly from all of the villas, a dining overlooking the valley, and a villa with traditional Balinese crafts.
Recommended ways to spend time at HOSHINOYA Bali
1)Relax in a private space at the Cafe Gazebo surrounded by a jungle
HOSHINOYA Bali’s Cafe Gazebo is built 170m above the valley, so guests can take it easy and relax in a private space without worrying about social distancing. As one enters the gazebo, the jungle spreads out before their eyes, making them feel as if they are one with nature. Guests can catch moments of sunrise from across the jungle, the warm and tropical daytimes, or the refreshing breeze. On a quiet evening, as one listens carefully into the darkness, the sounds of birds and insects echoes through the jungle. Whilst enjoying a light meal, desserts, and drinks, guests can encounter the many facets of the jungle, which change depending on the time of day.
Bathing in the sun’s morning glow whilst having a picnic-style breakfast, the Air Gazebo Breakfast, is highly recommended, where the main course is local Balinese desserts “Bubur Injin,” with salad and fruits arranged in a basket.
2)Refresh and ease into comfort at the poolside
In Bali, there is a custom of bathing in water several times a day to maintain cleanliness so, it is common for local villages to have bathing areas. Inspired by this local custom, every villa at HOSHINOYA Bali is connected to a pool, surrounded by lush tropical plants, so that guests can enjoy a soak anytime during their stay. Guests can also choose to spend a relaxing time near the poolside with a refreshment or a book in hand.
3)Loosening of the body and mind at the herbal spa
The spa room is a space that invites guests into the depths of relaxation by directing one’s attention to the flow of the river, the whispers of the trees, and the presence of nature’s energy. At HOSHINOYA Bali, a relaxing and peaceful time is offered through the spa treatment, which is an adaptation of knowledge and movements passed down through generations in Bali. The treatment uses “Lulur,” a body scrub, which was once used by women in the Balinese royal family before their wedding ceremonies*3, and oils that are infused with Indonesian medicinal ingredients such as rice flour and herbs. The treatments influenced by traditional Balinese wisdom will gently stimulate and balance out the body and mind.
*3: Chikunoarukikata henshushitu (2016). Bali-to Ubud Rakuen no sanpomichi
Prevention measures indicated in Bali’s provincial health protocols will be carried out at HOSHINOYA Bali.
For more information, please visit our website (https://hoshinoya.com/bali/en/experience/).
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