Photo: Upstairs downstairs.

Flower Bud 2 Bungalows

Rustic back-to-nature bungalows

Jalan Pantai Balangan, Balangan T: (0816) 472 2310 (0851) 0088 3560

Flower Bud 2 Bungalows

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As you arrive into the cliff-top section of Balangan, one of the first places you will encounter is Flower Bud 2 Bungalows and our advice is to continue no further (except to the beach of course).

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This is the newer sister property of Flower Bud Bungalows a little further along the road. Lining a lovely tree-filled tropical garden, gnarly wood and thatch bungalows sit either side of the path leading to the swimming pool and restaurant. Think desert-island-castaway-tree-house and you’ll get the idea.

Cool off here.

Cool off here. Photo: David Luekens

Bungalows are similar in style, with four options available suitable for up to two, four or six people. The Standard and Superior bungalows are very similar, both ceiling fan cooled, the Standard with a queen-sized bed and cold-water shower while the Superior has a king-sized bed and hot shower with the addition of a mini-f

ridge. Double-story family bungalows offer either two queen-sized beds or a king plus two queens, the larger bungalow with air-con and adding a bath tub.

The enchanting interiors are constructed with wooden floors and woven bamboo walls that allow dappled light to filter through with glassless windows that employ bamboo shutters, the upshot being that they are a little dark inside. Twisting driftwood beams divide the top section of the walls open to the wafting tropical breeze. Romantic mozzie-netted beds will keep the critters and crawlies at bay and comfy mattresses and soft clean linens offer a good nights sleep, although you may wish to pack earplugs as it more akin to sleeping in a tent than hermetically sealed bricks and mortar.

Back to nature interiors.

Back to nature interiors. Photo: David Luekens

Additional furnishings count bedside tables with lamps, wardrobes, and amenities include coffee and tea-making facilities plus a small safe. Ensuite bathrooms continue the castaway theme—outdoor-style with stone basins and pebble floors. Note that the shower water flows from a bamboo pipe (surfer style) and not a shower head offering a refreshing splash that some may find a little too primitive. Although lovely, in the bathroom we viewed the natural world had taken over a little too much and was a bit mouldy with a toilet seat that could do with replacing, but was otherwise clean.

Bungalows enjoy wide verandas with built-in day beds to gaze at the flowers, birds and bees—all very calming and relaxing in a simple rustic back-to-nature way. Once you have mused sufficiently, meander though the greenery to the sparkling pool where you can catch some rays on the lounges or move to the shade of the open-style thatch restaurant to enjoy a cool beverage.

Enough space for kids to run around.

Enough space for kids to run around. Photo: Sally Arnold

A buffet breakfast is included in the rate and as well as other meals, the restaurant offers occasional live music and barbecue nights. We think Flower Bud 2 Bungalows is delightful and friendly staff add to the appeal, but the open nature of the simple huts will not be everyone’s rough-hewn-vessel of organic tea. If you prefer your dessert island hut a little more sealed off from nature, check out the lovely lumbung-style bungalows at Milo’s Home.

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Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Standard double room
680,000 rupiah
680,000 rupiah
Cold water
Superior double room
710,000 rupiah
710,000 rupiah
Hot water
Family room
1,300,000 rupiah
1,300,000 rupiah
Add 500,000 rupiah for air-con
Room: Standard double room, low season: 680,000 rupiah, high season 680,000 rupiah. Notes: Cold water
Room: Superior double room, low season: 710,000 rupiah, high season 710,000 rupiah. Notes: Hot water
Room: Family room, low season: 1,300,000 rupiah, high season 1,300,000 rupiah. Notes: Add 500,000 rupiah for air-con

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Where is Flower Bud 2 Bungalows

Flower Bud 2 Bungalows
Jalan Pantai Balangan, Balangan
T: (0816) 472 2310 (0851) 0088 3560
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º7'31.48" E, 8º47'35.19" S
Room rates: 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp

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