Halfway between Amed and Tulamben, Balila Beach Resort this oasis of tranquility overlooks a curved black sand beach on one side and the massive cone of Mount Agung looming on the horizon. Owner Birci and her Balinese husband Made researched sustainable building method to make a truly eco resort. A series of rooms and private suites are made with local stone, earth bricks, and wooden beams from Neem trees, all natural materials Rainwater catchment tanks, solar heaters, wastewater filtration systems, and a vortex to energise the swimming pool are all interesting eco features.
Georgeous bathrooms are decked out with colorful tiles from local artisans and organic bath products from local producer Sensatia Botanicals. The cosy restaurant serves up dishes made with ingredients from the organic permaculture garden like tomatoes, papayas and leafy greens. The sea salt comes from producers nearby, the fish from local fisherman. You won’t see a drop of palm oil here, only healthy coconut oil. It’s all good an the sunsets are to die for.View original article