Even though we are enjoying Ubud very much we still want to explore other parts of Bali. It is small but in a way big island. Munduk, a small mountain village, has been on our wish list for a long time and past weekend we decided to go on a roadtrip with our motorbike!
We found a perfect place for our weekend getaway on HSH Stay which is a platform for cool and (mostly) budget guesthouses in Indonesia. I fell in love with the infinity pool at Amartya Puri Green Cottages which has water from a nearby mountain which comes and flows on naturally. Because it’s low season, we were the only one there which meant we had the pool by ourselves and we could just relax in the cool water which overlooked the rice fields. Amazing!
HSH Stay is a booking platform for guesthouses, bungalows, homestays and beach huts in Indonesia. It is not ‘just another’ booking platform, it is more than that: HSH Stay support the locals, keeps the culture alive and promotes Sustainable Travel. With HSH Stay you come as guests and leave as friends!
Munduk is a mountain village and they know how to use their views! Loads of restaurants are on high level which means lunch with a view. We enjoyed ours in Warung Classic. Munduk is also know for their waterfalls and in every guesthouse you get a map of three waterfalls (if you go by foot it’s a nice 2 hour hike) but since we’ve seen someone die on Tegenungan waterfall near Ubud, we decided to go on only one, Munduk waterfall. It was quite impressive as the rainy season has been fueling up the waterfalls.
Munduk is also very rich in coffee, cocoa, vanilla and cloves. We stumbled upon EcoCaffe 2 and met a wonderful man, very passionate about coffee, who made kopi luwak for us, and showed us the difference between luwak coffee from wild civet cats that live around Munduk and luwak coffee from deep in the forest. The taste was very different!
Next day we visited the famous Pura Ulun Danu Bratan temple which was so crowded because of the follwing Nyepi holiday. We were soaked because of the rain and the clouds didn’t give us much of a background but we still enjoyed the view. We did however buy the strawberries which are so famous for this area and drove home to get warm! 2 hours in the rain on a bike will make you coooold!