Mana Earthly Paradise Ubud

Location: Jalan Raya Sayan, Ubud
Maximum pax: 32
Starting: September 2019
Audit on January 2022 (2 days on the spot + interview)
Eco-rating: 92/100

  • Land use occupancy: 30%
  • Landscape integration: yes
  • Materials: earth bag, bamboo and thatched roof +
  • External shading: yes
  • Sun course calculation: yes
  • Natural ventilation: yes
  • Solar energy: yes
  • Energy saving: yes +
  • Air con: no
  • Rain water harvesting: yes (60 cubic meters)
  • Swimming pool: no
  • Waste water management: yes + (urine diversion)
  • Compost: yes +
  • Permaculture: yes
  • Reclaimed wood: yes (dining hall)
  • Ecosystem protection: yes +
  • Drinking water refill: yes
  • Electric bikes / scoots: yes
  • Heritage architecture: yes
  • Heritage food: yes
  • Human resources (minimum wages, local, training, gender parity…): yes +
  • Staff health (food, health insurance): yes
  • Environmental awareness (staff, client): yes
  • Local economy support (saturday market, in house events, local guides) : yes
  • Corporate social responsibility: yes (support NGO, talks)


a unique eco-hotel belonging to Environmental Japanese Foundation, very advanced from an ecological and social point of view, inspiring for all hoteliers in Bali.


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This boutique hotel concentrates all the innovations and research in terms of green building and sustainable development in the hotel industry.



The bungalows were built with bags of earth (a technique developed in Iran to manage humanitarian disasters), covered with a coating. Concrete was only used to make the terrazzo flooring and consolidate the bags of earth that were used for the foundations with batu kapur. The roof was made in alang alang with a life expectancy of 10 to 15 years. The course of the sun has been calculated in order to achieve the best natural ventilation and to orient the solar panels.



90% of the hotel’s energy is supplied by the sun, the monthly electricity bill is only 2.5 million rupiah for a 12 KVA subscription. There is intentionally only one electrical outlet per bungalow, but a battery is used to charge telephones and flashlights. Electric scooters are available to customers.



Water is collected in a huge 60m3 tank located under the car park. Gray and black water are managed in the waste water garden. There is also a urine diversion system in some toilets to use as fertilizer. No chemical pesticides are used either to treat the wood or for cleaning.


The menu fully showcases Indonesian culinary specialties with an emphasis on probiotic specialties. 30% of fruit and vegetables are produced locally, but the target is 80%, thanks to the acquisition of new land in the future. All kitchen waste goes to the compost in the garden and the rest of the waste is collected by Bali Eco Recycling. Note that the 32 mattresses have been leased for 8 years from the Thai company Norn Norn, which guarantees that they will be fully recycled.



40% of the staff comes from the village, only the operational manager is a man, the rest of the managers are women. The staff has received numerous trainings, including in permaculture and water awareness, there is also a lot of emphasis on health, each staff receives a shot of ginger every day. Corporate Social Responsibility: Many actions are carried out with
associations including Annika Linden Center for disabled children, Plastic Exchange with Janur Yasa, Earth Company for the Impact Hero mission, Impact Academy, Foundation Bali Wise…

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