The first time I traveled to Bali, I wanted to see everything and decided to stay in 3 different parts of the island: Canggu, a better alternative to the crowded Seminyak, Ubud, lost in the rice fields and Uluwatu.
While I was driving around Uluwatu in search for the best sunset spot, I met the owner of the Mû Bungalows. He is French and has been living in Bali for over 30 years. Besides touting the daily Balinese lifestyle, he offered me to visit his hotel, which he built stone by stone – being in love with travel and the hotel life, I simply couldn't resist. What I found is one perfect gem.
Uluwatu, a must-see
Uluwatu has become more and more touristy over time, however remains a must-see when visiting the island. Looking for a place to stay, you'll only find a few that offer the balinese simplicity with a touch of luxury and breathtaking views. Mû is one of them. A private complex of twelves thatched roof houses, Mû is a secluded clifftop property overlooking Bingin Beach. Close to the beautiful white sand beach of Dreamland.
Built into the cliff and overlooking the ocean
Max, my better half, surprised me on our last days in Bali by booking us a two night stay at Mû. And he did not choose any bungalow. He chose the one that I was dreaming of, the Cliff Villa. We all have an hotel dream, right? Well, that was mine. The only bungalow built somewhat into the cliff, just below Mû’s main property, overlooking the waves of Bingin and Impossible Beach.
It’s almost impossible not to love every single part of this secluded hotel. From the views from our bed to the monkey wake-up call and the amazing breakfast. Mû gets you off the noisy roads, and feels like heaven.
If you want just a touch of luxury, mixed with Balinese traditions and sublime views, this is the place. Mû is such a gem that the only place to book a stay with them is directly on their website - and yes, it does worth the price for sure.