Preserving Bali's Heritage:
A Sustainable Retreat at Viceroy Bali

How does Bambu Indah Combine Luxury & Circularity?​

Having been voted the #1 Resort in the World in the 2018 Conde Nast Readers’ Choice Awards and crowning a secluded ridge above the Valley of the Kings in Ubud, Viceroy Bali is a boutique retreat for those seeking relaxed luxury.

Nestled in Bali's lush jungles, Viceroy Bali embodies sustainable luxury. From the start, it prioritized sustainability in its building approach, preserving vegetation and tapping into Balinese expertise. This commitment extends to honoring Balinese culture in all of its operations.

June 2024 • Words by The Punch • Photography by Bambu Indah

Viceroy Bali prioritizes preserving Balinese culture, ensuring it's an integral part of every guest's experience.

Viceroy Bali


Viceroy Bali prioritizes preserving Balinese culture, ensuring it's an integral part of every guest's experience. From heartfelt gestures to traditional attire, guests are immersed in Balinese traditions upon arrival. Temple celebrations held every six months offer insight into Bali's spiritual essence, with staff actively participating in daily prayers and ceremonies. Guests are warmly invited to join these cultural events, deepening their appreciation for Balinese heritage during their stay at Viceroy.

The hotel offers various experiences aimed at showcasing Balinese traditions in a fun and interactive way. Guests can enjoy weekly Balinese dance performances in the restaurant and participate in Balinese dance lessons in their rooms. Wood carving workshops, "canang" making sessions, and kite lessons are also available, providing guests with hands-on experiences of Bali's vibrant culture.

Supported by the local community, these activities not only enhance the guest experience but also contribute to preserving and promoting Balinese cultural heritage. The enthusiastic response from villagers reflects the success of these efforts, demonstrating the positive impact of Viceroy Bali's commitment to celebrating Balinese culture.


Viceroy Bali is deeply committed to supporting the local community through various charitable initiatives. Collaborating with organizations like the Rotary Club, Viceroy has provided helmets for 500 children, emphasizing the importance of their safety, especially in areas prone to accidents. Furthermore, Viceroy's partnership with the Bali Children Project plays a crucial role in promoting education among children facing financial difficulties. By supporting these children from elementary to senior levels, Viceroy contributes to breaking the cycle of poverty and empowering the younger generation.

Viceroy's collaboration with the Plastic Exchange has yielded significant benefits for both the community and the environment. In Nagi village, local villagers collect plastic waste in exchange for rice, facilitated by the Plastic Exchange initiative. This not only promotes community engagement but also contributes to environmental sustainability by incentivizing plastic recycling. The positive response from villagers underscores the effectiveness of such initiatives in fostering a sense of collective responsibility towards environmental conservation.

Through these collaborative efforts, Viceroy demonstrates its unwavering commitment to making a meaningful difference in the lives of local communities while promoting sustainable practices.


Viceroy Bali prioritizes staff training to ensure that all employees are well-equipped to implement sustainable practices effectively. Environmental training is regularly conducted to educate staff members on the proper procedures and standards to follow, ensuring that they contribute to the hotel's sustainability goals in the most efficient manner possible.

These initiatives go beyond the hotel premises and involve not only staff members but also their families and residents of the local village. Through community training sessions, participants learn about sustainable practices and their importance, gaining valuable knowledge and skills to contribute to a more environmentally conscious way of living.