Taman Gajah Putih is located on Bali's southwest coast, within the beautiful agricultural belt between Canggu and Tanah Lot; an area that is home to some of the most luxurious private residences on the island. The approach to the retreat is along a quiet winding road through a traditional Balinese village. The narrow streets are bordered by rice fields and punctuated by holy banyan trees, and colourful temple ceremonies are a common sight.
Taman Gajah Putih is approximately 50 minutes' drive from Bali's International Airport and ten minutes from Nirwana Golf Course, designed by Greg Norman and renowned as one of the best golf courses in Asia. Next to the golf course is Tanah Lot, Bali's most dramatic and venerated sea temple, which is probably the most photographed sight in Bali, perched on a spectacular, wave-lashed rock just at the edge of the glistening shoreline. The majority of the island's shopping, theme parks and tourist attractions are also within easy reach.
Directly facing spectacular ocean sunsets, Taman Gajah Putih retreat is a rare combination of sustainable luxury based on the Balinese philosophy,Tri Hita Karana, thus creating a harmony among Human, God and Nature to be experienced in this "Garden of Peace". This eco-conscious ' retreat by the sea' is designed to enhance the gentle surroundings with the natural elements for a stay that is intended not only for a valuable holiday in Bali, but to create an organic, integral experience for contemplation, rejuvenation and nurturing among friends and family.
One enters Taman Gajah Putih into a boat-like shaped bamboo façade living area with comfortable interior design of recycled wood furniture and Indonesian batik pillows. It is connected to a large dining area. This gracious living area is located in the main two-storey pavilion, which presides over the entire property. There are two sitting areas facing the gardens and sea, one is an elevated section with two antique daybeds, a chair and a coffee table, while at the lower level are two long built-in couches facing the garden and sea, as well as a magnificent antique low table, created from an old wooden boat, complete with six chairs. On the other side of this level is an open-air deck, with a frangipani tree growing through the floor. Walls and ceilings in this building are lined with bamboo.
The dining room is incorporated in the elevated open plan living area with lovely views of the garden. It is furnished with a huge wooden dining table that seats 14, over which dangles a pair of exquisitely designed copper lanterns. Adjacent to this is an antique hand-carved wooden window panel, which frames the cooking area of the gourmet kitchen.
The Manipura, this stunning master bedroom accessed via a wooden bridge over a Balinese pond offers guests the ultimate of romance. This bedroom represents a combination of the yellow Solar-Plexus and the Crown Chakras, linking self esteem, intuition and a connection with spirit. Its graceful boat-shaped curves, combined with a high ceiling and 12 metre squared space graciously houses a 2.3 metre-wide bed and royal mosquitto net canape. This master bedroom features handmade soft furnishings, a large dressing area with fitted wardrobes, air conditioning as well as a private terrace. The large ensuite semi open-air bathroom incorporates a slate paved floor and a bamboo ceiling, and is bordered by a lovely garden. This romantic bathroom is fitted with a huge hollowed out river rock tub, twin river rock washbasins, and a standing rainshower.
Sahasrana Room, this large air-conditioned bedroom follows a violet color theme, representative of the Crown Chakra, meaning oneness with the infinite – peace and wisdom. The room is furnished with a super-king rattan bed and built-in wardrobes. The ensuite bathroom is fitted with a terrazzo bathtub, river rock washbasin, and a walk-in rainshower. A TV room is positioned next to the bedroom and creates the feeling of a large suite. There are stunning panoramic views from the terrace. This is an ideal family area as it is linked to the bedroom next door by a charming bridge.
Vissudha Room, this air-conditioned bedroom has an oval roof reminiscent of the hull of a ship, with sliding glass doors at front and windows that wrap around the sides. It is furnished with a king size bed and follows a blue color theme representing the Throat Chakra and the expression of truth through the power of the spoken word. A round window behind the bed looks into the dressing room, and behind this is a bathroom with a recycled ironwood floor. The bathroom is fitted with an over sized terrazzo bathtub, a glass walled shower, and a river rock basin on a tamarind wood vanity stand. There is a sweet balcony at the front for private relaxation.
Anahata Room, this circular air-conditioned bedroom is designed in the shape of a sacred spiral. It is located close to the main living and dining pavilion and follows a green theme representative of the Heart Chakra and the expression of love. It is furnished with a king bed and features a small dressing area with fitted wardrobes, as well as a private terrace, hidden by short hedges. The beautiful ensuite garden bathroom is fitted with a hollowed out river rock bathtub, twin river rock washbasins, and a standing rainshower.
Ajna Room, this circular air-conditioned bedroom is designed in the shape of a sacred spiral. It follows an indigo theme representative of the Third Eye Chakra, the channel of intuition. It is furnished with a king bed and features a small dressing area with fitted wardrobes. The ensuite garden bathroom is fitted with a hollowed out river rock bathtub, twin river rock washbasins, and a standing rainshower. There is also a private terrace, hidden by short hedges and shrubs; no bedroom is overlooked by any of the other buildings.
Svadhisthana Room, this circular air-conditioned bedroom is designed in the shape of a sacred spiral. It follows an orange theme representative of the Sacral Chakra – the utilization of creative forces in all aspects of being. It is furnished with a king bed and features a small dressing area with fitted wardrobes, as well as a private terrace, hidden by short hedges and shrubs. The ensuite garden bathroom is fitted with a hollowed out river rock bathtub, twin river rock washbasins, and a standing rainshower.
Muladhara Room, this circular air-conditioned bedroom is designed in the shape of a sacred spiral and positioned closest – of all the bedrooms – to the beach. It follows a red theme representative of the Base Chakra, the ground spirit force of the body and the ability to work lovingly on the physical plane. It is furnished with a king bed and features a small dressing area with fitted wardrobes, as well as a private terrace, hidden by short hedges and shrubs. The ensuite garden bathroom is fitted with a hollowed out river rock bathtub, twin river rock washbasins, and a standing rainshower.
- Free-form 20m swimming pool
- Meditation circle
- Massage bale
- Wireless internet access
- iPod Readers/speaker system in every room
- Private office available upon request
- Safety deposit box in each bedroom
- Satellite-channel TV and DVD player in TV room
|Rates (per night)
January 09 to June 30
(excluding Easter week and Chinese New Year week)
||September 16 to December 19
||July 1 to July 31
||September 01 to September 15
||Easter Week & Chinese New Year Week
||August 01 to August 31
||December 20 to January 8