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The Facilities and Activities of Munduk Moding Plantation Bali Nature Resort and Spa

Munduk Moding Plantation Nature Mountain Resort and Spa offers a wide range of facilities that will allow you to experience this beautiful part of the island in a way that you will never forget.

Enjoy our 18 meter infinity pool with a panoramic view of the rolling hills, Bali’s central mountains and the Java sea. On a clear day you have a view of more than 50 kilometers onto Java. You can take in the same view from our jacuzzi-deck. We are very proud that our infinity pool has been elected as the world's third top Infinity Pool by Asia Spa.

Munduk Moding Plantation is a working coffee plantation, but we also grow a wide variety of tropical fruits, vegetables and flowers. There is also a forest area, with bamboo growth and lotus ponds. You will be given a guided tour and receive a detailed map allowing you to explore MundukModing Plantation on your own. There are several hills on MundukModing Plantation and you can enjoy the views, enjoy a book from the library in one of our Bale Bengongs spread out over the plantation – these will be supplied with drinks should you get thirsty.

Munduk Moding Plantation has been a coffee plantation for many decades, growing mainly Robusta with some Arabica, but maintenance was poor. It was purchased by present management in September 2007 and sustainable agriculture was introduced on the plantation covering a wide variety of fruits (e.g. papaya, strawberries, pomolo, apple, orange) and vegetables (e.g. beans, lettuce, chili, potato), including some mountain rice. Popo Danes, the much decorated Balinese architect, designed the boutique hotel in a unique Balinese style specifically developed for this hill station. Our master plan foresees a low density of development to maximize privacy and the feeling of being close to nature. The first buildings were completed in 2009 and MundukModing Plantation celebrated its ceremonial opening on 28 June 2009.

Facilities

To help you truly unwind and discover North Bali's fascinating nature and culture, Munduk Moding Plantation (MMP) provides the following facilities to our guest:

  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Gym
  • Bar
  • MiMPi restaurant
  • North Bali’s best Spa
  • A unique “Bamboo Hall” where most of the complementary activities of our “MMP experience programme” are held
  • Enjoy a game of tennis or badminton on our court – equipment provided
  • Extensive lounge area with panoramic deck
  • Free WiFi throughout the resort
  • An extensive selection of DVDs that can be borrowed from the library for private viewing at your villa
  • Well stocked library with a wide range of books on Balinese culture and nature
  • A large variety of back copies of magazines to enjoy at our pool side
  • You can also borrow a pair of binoculars and a field guide to study the prolific bird life at MMP
  • We serve a Balinese sweet at the afternoon tea or coffee. This varies every day to allow you to sample different delicacies. The typical ingredients include: coconut, palm sugar, honey, banana, and rice flour
  • A small fire is lighted every evening: a great place to take in the skies of the Southern hemisphere and the views of the coastline and villages in the distance

Activities

In addition to the “MMP experience” which is included in your room price, there are a number of exciting activities which we can arrange for you:

  • We have four friendly Bali ponies – the local Balinese horse – which you can ride on the Plantation although it is highly recommended to explore the lakes and countryside in the vicinity on horseback. Longer trips can be arranged, including full day exploration of the rainforest. For an overview of possibilities: click here for Horse Riding in North Bali
  • A number of spectacular hiking tours isavailable to waterfalls, mountain lakes, ancient temples in the tropical rainforest and some of Bali’s most beautiful rice fields for all levels of fitness. For an overview of some of the hikes: click here for Trekking in North Bali
  • Mountain biking is also recommended and there are several cycling tours available on which you will be accompanied by our guides.For an overview of possibilities: click here for Cycling Tour in North Bali
  • Bali being a small tropical island, there are many impressive diving possibilities. We recommend spectacular muck-diving,- some of the best in Indonesia - just at our door step at Seririt – we offer a day trip that also combines a visit to the banjar Hot Springs.
  • Finally, we are also happy to put together a tailored programmed to cater for your wishes.


The MMP experience

As part of our mission to help our guests discover the nature and culture of this beautiful part of the Island, we offer "The MMP experience" to all of our overnight guests. The "MMP experience" is a programme of tailor made activities that is included in your room price. It offers you a daily programme from which you can select those activities that appeal to you – that is, if you do not want to simply enjoy the natural environment of our plantation on your own.

At the heart of the programme are a number of unique participative activities that reveal a particular part of North Bali's hill station culture. These include:

  • A workshop where you will learn to make local Balinese offerings from flowers, plants and bamboo;
  • A traditional coffee processing (and tasting!) demonstration which explains how coffee is grown, harvested, dried, cleaned, ground and prepared in the traditional manner – obviously using our own robusta and Arabica coffee; we contrast this with modern coffee processing, roasting and tasting which is also provided;
  • A Balinese kite making (and flying) class – kiting is a serious activity in many parts of Asia and is still one of the main sports in the Bali hills;
  • A workshop explaining Balinese attire and how to wear it –for men this includes wearing the sarong, saput and udeng, for ladies the sarong and the Balinese wrap around scarf. You'll learn about the function of different clothes and have fun trying them on;
  • A spinning top workshop which explores this traditional sport and lets you have a chance to play it with our staff;
  • Playing the gamelan: you hear the sound of the gamelan everywhere on the Island, but how do you actually play it? We have a number of bamboo gamelans at the plantation as well as a talented teacher to help you getting started;

The programme varies every day and we typically try to schedule a late morning and early afternoon activity.

Depending on occupancy, we extend the programme further by including activities such as Basic Balinese wood carving and gamelan making.

On Sunday afternoons you can observe our own traditional Balinese dance class – we provide training and attire for the local girls who find this activity very attractive (we have some 70 pupils). It is followed by an English class for the kids. The dancers best get to perform in our restaurant from time to time.

In addition to the activities, we have a guided morning trek on the plantation of about 45 minutes at which our guides explain the many flowers, plants and crops and take you to our vegetable garden, one of our garden temples, our forest area and a spring. The route varies every day and can be adapted to your wishes and levels of fitness.

For those of you who would like to visit Bali's central lakes – which are actually the calderas of extinct volcanoes – and the Munduk waterfall or alternatively, the famous Ulun Danu temple, the Botanical Garden or the local market at Candikuning, there are two shuttle services to these nearby locations which leave in the morning. This gives you a chance to explore our very interesting neighborhood.

In the afternoon we serve afternoon tea and coffee with homemade Balinese cake at our pool side.

In the late afternoon and evening we have a movie programme in our upstairs lounge; first for kids (at 17.30) and then for adults (at 21.00) where we show some of the best nature productions made in the past years on a big screen.

Meanwhile, outdoors, we light a bonfire – sitting around the fire with a drink, listening to the cicadas and looking at the distant lights near the shoreline and the impressive night sky filled with countless stars is truly one of the best experiences you can have at MMP.

The "MMP experience" provides you with a menu of choices that will make your stay more fulfilling and it complements the wide variety of facilities and activities that we also offer to all our guests.

The attached programme click here for a typical week helps you visualize what the "MMP experience" looks like – you'll receive the daily programme every evening in your room to help you make your choices for the coming day.



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