I decided to stay in Kupu Kupu for a couple of days after a long international trip, in order to get some rest, which in fact I did. I had discovered them on a previous visit to Ubud, located in the middle of the rice fields 'hidden' behind Jalan Raya (the main street). It was a great decision indeed. Just 5 minutes from central Ubud but it feels you are tucked away in the middle of rural Bali. The resort itself maybe lacks of the luxuries found on more expensive places, like swimming pool, etc. but who cares. Sleeping among the frog and crickets noises and waking up with the sun rays filtering through the windows and being welcomed by a fantastic view of the mirror-like paddy fields is more than a luxury to me. The thatched bungalows themselves are basic, built in the traditional style of two stores, like those ones found in north east Bali and Lombok. The sleeping room is on the toop flor and on the ground floor you find a nice resting/chill area with cushions and a little gamelan for your entertaining. Bathroom facilities are basic, with just the shower and no hot water, but I did not miss it. There is room for improvement in this area though. Also a little kitchen room is provided, but with the vast range of cheap catering facilities around Ubud it makes little sense unless you plan for a long stay. The price (20$) for a double bed bungalow, including a nice breakfast (coffee, fresh fruit and pancakes) is more than reasonable, considering that 60% of this money goes directly into supporting the Kupu Kupu foundation, an NGO which provides much needed help for Balinese disabled people. They do a great job in a country where social protection services are scarce. You might have the chance of meeting the NGO and bungalows manager Begoña, a very welcoming and warming person who will be more than delighted of chatting with you about their work but also any travelling questions or arrangement you need, as she has been living in Ubud for many years and knows quite well the region.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kupu Kupu Bungalows are located on the middle of the rice fields in Ubud, just less than 10 minutes from the Ubud Palace and the market.The place is simple and has not hot water but the location is nice and quiet.We have two traditional bungalows for 200.000 Rp, one standard bungalow for 150.000 Rp and one room next to the kitchen for 100.000 Rp all of them include breakfast. The reason we are running this place is in order to get funds to support our Foundation helping children and young people with physically and mentally disabilities in Bali, 60% of the profits go to the Foundation and 40% go to the owners.Please come to stay with us if you love the nature and want to help Balinese people!! Solidarity greetings from Ubud ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kupu Kupu Bungalows Ubud, Bali