As Bali starts to welcome travelers back, the former family retreat of a noted Indonesian architect is launching with a new name and a new offer as a lure to its mystical grounds.
The two-villa sanctuary Duadari – a Residence by Hadiprana – was originally designed as a spacious family holiday home, resulting in a low number of rooms spread over the two-hectare grounds.
The location and design lends itself to distancing from the crowds and, with this in mind, Tanah Gajah – a Resort by Hadiprana – is launching a new package – The Art of Lingering – at the sister property.
The limited-time offer opens the door to 14-night stays in the tropical rainforest setting, as well as access to the wellness facilities of Tanah Gajah (including pool, gym, and tennis court).
It also includes special deals on spa treatments and food and beverages at Tanah Gajah.
A daily Indonesian meal that can be taken at breakfast or lunch, is part of the stay, as well as complimentary transfers to both Bali’s spiritual hub of Ubud and Tanah Gajah.
Prices start at IDR 12 million net (US$830) per room for a one-bedroom suite for the two weeks and is bookable until Sep. 30, 2020 for stays until the end of Mar. 2021.
Duadari is the second property under the Hadiprana Hospitality umbrella, a new group named for the owning family’s late patriarch, Hendra Hadiprana.
The residence germinated nearly two decades ago after Hadiprana contracted with the hotel management group – The Chedi under GHM – to run Tanah Gajah in 2004.
The site on the edge of the Petanu River became an especially compelling possibility after an intuitive friend told Hadiprana that two beautiful angels guarded the land.
In bahasa duadari means two women or two angels.
The thread of angelic protection runs deep in this tropical jungle site.
Numerous colossal stone sculptures of women and angels perch throughout the verdant grounds. Traditional Balinese-style architecture connects indoors with outdoors through towering windows leading to thatched wooden ceilings and open-air pavilions.
Rooms decorated in Balinese style feature larger than king-size beds (that could easily accommodate three people per bed). A pool tempts swimmers, while digital nomads can work while overlooking the verdant forest or tranquil pond.
A dozen different spots on the grounds are ripe for picnicking.
Earlier this year, Hadiprana’s heirs resumed management of Tanah Gajah after sixteen fruitful years as The Chedi, a homecoming of sorts.
“Whether guests choose to stay at the Duadari Residence or at Tanah Gajah Ubud, they will be able to enjoy two very different experiences,” said Deasy Swandarini, the resort’s general manager. “At Tanah Gajah we have tropical gardens and the kind of rice paddy fields Bali is known for, while at Duadari our guests can experience the jungle of the valley with a river running through it.”