“It meant a lot to me to have the chance to design on the Ayung River. I grew up on its banks and always found a sense magic there. This site was set between the river's edge and five meter cliff with water pouring down it. It was to be a spa surrounded by water. If you are going to be on the river, then you should really experience the river and feel the water – so we also suspended a teardrop on cables above the Ayung.
It became a place for a chat, to spill your secrets over the river with your favorite travel companion.
We first encountered Permata Ayung one day on a walk in the valley, and eventually met the people behind it and became friends. It turns out they had been inspired by Bambu Indah and even though the owner’s style uses a whole different palate, he set aside this little space for us to make a bamboo jewel of a spa. It became its' own small world within the Permata Ayung Estate.”
—Elora Hardy on the spa at Permata Ayung Private Estate