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Munduk Moding Plantation Resort – Review Of One Of Bali’s Best Hotels!

Munduk Moding Plantation Resort is without a doubt a serious bucket list hotel to stay at when in Bali. You’ve most likely seen photos of the infinity pool before on social media, and it’s every bit as dreamy as you imagine!

infinity pool at Munduk Moding Plantation Resort North Bali    

The luxury boutique eco resort is located within a working coffee plantation in the village of Munduk, nestled amongst the gorgeous lush greenery of the mountains in North Bali.

If you’re looking to discover the authentic Bali – away from the busy beach clubs, digital nomads, tourists and scooters everywhere, then a visit to North Bali is a must.

There’s lots of culture and incredibly beautiful sights to see in Munduk and North Bali, so you’ll ideally want to stay in the area 2-3 days. And what better place to base yourself than at Munduk Moding Plantation Resort!

floating breakfast at Munduk Moding Plantation Resort North Bali

The views from Munduk Moding Plantation Resort, over the mountains and volcanoes and the sea in the distance, are completely stunning.

The resort just exudes calm and luxurious vibes and is a complete contrast to the overcrowded touristy areas of Bali in the south such as Canggu. It’s the ideal place to relax and unwind in between visiting all the nearby sights in North Bali.

Whether you’re after a romantic break away, you’re on your honeymoon or babymoon, or you just want to spoil yourself and family and friends and chill out at the iconic infinity pool, Munduk Moding Plantation is a truly memorable resort in Bali.

infinity pool at Munduk Moding Plantation Resort North Bali

Keep on reading to discover why Munduk Moding Plantation is one of the best hotels in Bali!

How To Get To Munduk Moding Plantation Resort

Located in North Bali, it takes roughly 2.5 hours to drive to Munduk Moding Plantation from Denpasar Airport.

The journey is around 80 km, but if you want to break up the journey, there are many beautiful waterfalls, rice terraces and temples you can stop at along the way. 

You can either hire a rental car, get a Grab taxi or hire a local driver arranged through the hotel to get there.

Arriving at Munduk Moding Plantation

Munduk Moding Plantation Resort is located in the cool mountainous area of North Bali, about 1,230 metres above sea level.

This means the climate is a lot cooler up here, which is often a very much welcome break for those who are tired of the heat and humidity on the beaches in the south of Bali and the more touristy areas!

From the minute you arrive at Munduk Moding Plantation you’ll be greeted with warm Balinese hospitality.

You’ll be treated to a welcome drink before being taken to your room or villa in a golf buggy! The resort sits on 6 hectares so it’s spread out!

one bedroom villa with pool and jacuzzi at Munduk Moding Plantation North Bali

Room types

There are a variety of luxury accommodation options at Munduk Moding Plantation, from Garden Suites and one bedroom villas – perfect for couples or those travelling solo, to the two bedroom, three bedroom and even five bedroom villa – perfect for families and groups of friends!

Some of the villas even come with their own pool, so there’s a type of accommodation for everyone here – just book whichever you think is best for you!

one bedroom villa with pool and jacuzzi at Munduk Moding Plantation North Bali

Just remember to book in advance as there are only a few villas/suites here, so the resort does get booked out!

Ideally you’ll want to spend 2 nights here to enjoy the resort and the surrounding area. We only stayed for one night and it just wasn’t enough time to fully enjoy the resort as well as all the incredible sights nearby!

All the suites and villas have incredible views of the valley and are surrounded by lush greenery. They all have their own driveway too and are really spaced out away from each other so they offer complete privacy.

You don’t even see your neighbours, which is great so you can really disconnect and relax!

flower bath at Munduk Moding Plantation North Bali

One Bedroom Pool Villa With Jacuzzi

We stayed in a one bedroom pool villa with jacuzzi which was just stunning. Inside, it is decorated in traditional Balinese style yet still very modern, and the villa was really spacious.

We had a generous sized bedroom complete with a four poster bed, as well as a large bathroom with a skylight and stand-alone bathtub.

bedroom at Munduk Moding Plantation North Bali

The separate living/dining room area was complete with a fireplace, daybed, mini library and dining area, and opened out onto our own jacuzzi and heated infinity pool overlooking the rolling hills, which was amazing.

There were also sunbeds and a large covered daybed for us to enjoy by the pool. There was definitely everything we needed to have a comfortable stay!

It was so great having our own pool, and I loved how not only the jacuzzi, but the pool was heated too! So even on a chilly day you can enjoy the pool!

one bedroom villa with pool and jacuzzi at Munduk Moding Plantation North Bali

Personal Butler Service

Some villas at Munduk Moding Plantation come with a personal butler included, which is a really nice touch and helps to make your stay even more smooth and luxurious.

Our villa (Bamboo Petung) came with a butler, and the service actually came in so useful!

Munduk Moding Plantation North Bali butler

If you need anything, just send a Whatsapp message to your butler and they’ll respond to you swiftly and help with whatever you need (wifi all throughout the resort is excellent).

We ordered afternoon tea and room service through our butler, as well as arranging our floating breakfast, and pick-up of our suitcases for check-out.

As the temperatures at Munduk Moding Plantation can be a lot cooler, especially at night, there are fireplaces in the villas, so you can ask your butler to prepare the fire for you in the evening if you wish!

We got our butler to light our fireplace, and the villa felt so romantic and cosy with the fire burning!

You can also contact your butler to arrange any activities or drivers/transfers for you.

Our villa was located very close to the infinity pool and restaurant so it just took a couple of minutes to walk there, but some are a lot further away, in which case you can just Whatsapp your butler to move you around the resort in the golf buggy.

I was surprised actually how handy the butler service came in, and it really made our stay exceptional.

We also asked our butler to deliver rose petals to our villa so we could make a flower bath in our bathtub – and within a few minutes he arrived with a giant bag of red rose petals!

There are plenty of candles in the bathroom, so it felt like a really relaxing spa experience in the comfort of our own bathroom!

flower bath at Munduk Moding Plantation North Bali

The service of our butler was honestly fantastic. He was the main staff member we dealt with during our time at Munduk Moding Plantation, he always greeted us with a smile and was always happy to assist us in whichever way possible.

Facilities At Munduk Moding Plantation

Infinity Pools

Even if you have your own villa with private pool, you’ll definitely want to spend some time at the main infinity pool that Munduk Moding Plantation is famous for – it’s been voted one of the best in the world, the views are just insane!

infinity pool at Munduk Moding Plantation Resort North Bali

In fact, there’s not just one infinity pool here, but two! The second one is a little bit hidden which is great – you’ll only see it if you walk down the steps or peer over the edge of the first pool!

These infinity pools are iconic, with the most incredible panoramic views of the rolling hills and rainforest.

You absolutely can’t leave without getting your photo at the edge of the pool, otherwise have you really been to Munduk Moding Plantation?!

As the pool is high above sea level and it’s often cloudy here, you’ll feel like you’re in the clouds which is an unforgettable experience!

The weather in Munduk does actually change very quickly – one minute its sunny, and the next it’s cloudy and rainy.

The great thing however is that the clouds move so quickly here so the landscape is constantly changing and every sunrise and sunset is different!

The sunrises and sunsets are pretty spectacular from the infinity pool, with the colours reflecting in the pool, so make sure you’re there for at least one of them! When I visited at sunrise I was the only person there!

Plus, it’s actually surprisingly easy to walk along the edge of the infinity pool – a lot easier than I imagined! There’s a ledge about 20 cm wide on the edge of the pool for you to walk on.

Even though the infinity pool at Munduk Moding Plantation is a well-known Bali Instagram spot, it’s only accessible to guests staying overnight at the hotel, so it’s never busy which is great.

If you just come for lunch or for a coffee plantation tour, you won’t be allowed access to the pool – so if you’re desperate for Munduk Moding’s infinity pool experience you need to stay overnight!

There are plenty of sun loungers and umbrellas around the infinity pools for you to relax and soak up the gorgeous views. Plus, there’s a poolside bar to grab some drinks or snacks, as well as a hot tub between the two infinity pools.

heated jacuzzi at Munduk Moding Plantation North Bali

MMP Experience Programme Activities

There are many activities to do at Munduk Moding Plantation Resort, as they offer their guests various daily complimentary activities in their “MMP Experience Programme” where they can discover nature and local culture.

As Munduk Moding Plantation is located on a working coffee plantation, they have complimentary guided walks through the stunning 12-acre coffee plantation, as well as coffee processing demonstrations and tastings.

The MMP Experience also offers guests the opportunity for bird watching, making Balinese local offerings, Bahasa Indonesian language classes, Balinese cooking classes, bamboo straw making, Balinese dance classes, traditional Balinese painting classes, yoga classes and more.

There are also some paid activities you can book such as taking the shuttle bus to explore the nearby iconic temples, waterfalls and lakes, or going mountain biking or horse riding nearby.

The staff will send you the daily schedule in advance, so make sure to book in advance any activities you wish to do!

There’s something for everyone at Munduk Moding Plantation, whether you wish to spend your days relaxing or being adventurous!

floating breakfast at Munduk Moding Plantation Resort North Bali

Spa

Munduk Moding Plantation also has a spa, perfect if you really want to unwind.

There’s a wide range of luxury treatments available here such as facials, body scrubs, traditional Balinese massages and more. Make sure you book in advance!

Fitness Center 

There’s also a fitness center at Munduk Moding Plantation, with weights and cardio machines, as well as a ping pong table and a billiard table. The huge windows in the gym look out over the stunning plantation views too!

Restaurants & Bars 

Munduk Moding Plantation has two restaurants in the main building: MiMPi and Warung Bongkot.

In an effort to focus on sustainability, the two restaurants both serve dishes made predominantly from locally sourced ingredients.

In fact many of the vegetables, fruits, spices and herbs are grown on-site in the plantation itself! Both restaurants are reasonably priced.

If you don’t want to dine at the restaurant and prefer to have some privacy, you can reserve one of the outdoor romantic gazebos in the garden to enjoy your meal, or you can get your meal delivered to your villa.

outdoor gazebo at Munduk Moding Plantation North Bali

Floating Breakfast

A trip to Bali isn’t complete without experiencing a floating breakfast at least once!

one bedroom villa with pool and jacuzzi at Munduk Moding Plantation North Bali

And if you’re staying in one of Munduk Moding Plantation’s private pool villas, you’ll be able to experience a complimentary floating breakfast served directly to your own private pool!

Just let your butler know that you want a floating breakfast, tell them the food options you want, and they’ll organise it for you! 

The breakfast at Munduk Moding Plantation is so good! There are plenty of breakfast dishes to choose from, including sweet and savory options, Western and Balinese dishes, omelettes, waffles, pancakes, pastries, yoghurt and more.

You can also get fresh fruit juices and freshly brewed tea or coffee. The great thing is that you can keep ordering until you’re full! Gluten-free and vegetarian dishes are also available!

floating breakfast at Munduk Moding Plantation Resort North Bali

MiMPi Restaurant

MiMPi restaurant opens out right in front of the resort’s stunning main infinity pool so offers incredible panoramic views over the pool and surrounding mountains, and you can choose whether to sit inside or outside.

For lunch and dinner, MiMPi serves a combination of Asian and Western dishes, so whether you’re after pizza or nasi goreng you’ll find something here!

If you won’t be having a floating breakfast, head to MiMPi Restaurant for their delicious breakfast.

outdoor gazebo at Munduk Moding Plantation North Bali

Warung Bongkot

Warung Bongkot is the other restaurant onsite, offering traditional North Balinese dishes. 

Sunset Bar

There’s also a sunset bar at the lower infinity pool where you can enjoy drinks and snacks. This is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sunset, with a cocktail, beer or wine!

The views of the lower infinity pool and surrounding hills from the Sunset Bar is stunning.

In the evenings there is also live local music and a logfire under the stars to enjoy after dinner!

Afternoon Tea

Complimentary afternoon tea and biscuits are available each afternoon, which can be enjoyed in the restaurant or you can ask your butler to bring it to your villa.

If you’re not a tea drinker you can order a smoothie, juice or coffee instead!

Nearby Places To Visit In North Bali

There are so many incredible places to visit near Munduk Moding Plantation, from waterfalls to temples and more.

Ulun Danu Beratan Temple North Bali

Popular spots to visit include Munduk waterfalls, Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, Handara Gate, Banyumala Waterfall, Wanagiri Hidden Hill, as well as the rice terraces of Munduk and Lake Tamblingan.

 Banyumala Twin Waterfall North Bali 

Note that taxi apps such as Grab and Gojek are not permitted to pick up guests at Munduk Moding Plantation.

The hotel prefers to book local drivers for their guests to support the local community, so if you plan to book a day trip or half day trip to see some of the sights mentioned above, your butler can organise a driver for you at a reasonable price.

Price Range

Prices to stay overnight at Munduk Moding Plantation vary depending on the suite/villa and the time of year.

Generally though, prices start at around $260 USD per night for Garden Suites and go up to $1,000 USD or more for the Presidential Suite.

The resort does however occasionally offer special promotions, so definitely keep an eye out if you’re a budget conscious traveller!

That being said, even if the price range is more than what you’d usually pay, Munduk Moding Plantation is one of the best hotels in Bali and is such a bucket list place to stay that it’s worth the once-in-a-lifetime splurge for a special occasion, whether that’s a honeymoon, babymoon, a romantic escape, a relaxing family holiday or something else!

flower bath at Munduk Moding Plantation North Bali

Conclusion

Munduk Moding Plantation is without a doubt a must-visit hotel if you’re after the unique experience of being in an unforgettable infinity pool amongst the clouds with stunning views, as well as staying in luxurious accommodation on a working coffee plantation in a beautiful, remote natural setting.

It’s the perfect peaceful getaway spot in North Bali for couples or families who want to see a different side to Bali, and I definitely recommend a stay here!

Our stay was perfect and we can’t wait to go back one day – it’s definitely one of the best places we have ever stayed!

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