UBUD, Bali (BPN) – Bali tourism continues to rise after the reopening for domestic tourists on July 31 and will be followed by the reopening for foreign tourists in September. The optimism is shown by Prasi Hospitality Management through the Grand Opening of The Sun Heaven, located in Banjar Pinjul, Kendran Village, Tegalalang, Ubud.
The Sun Heaven provides 8 units of Suites, 8 Super Deluxe, 2 Royal Suites and 6 Villas with Private Pool. Besides, the resort also has various facilities such as a public pool, Yoshiga Spa, Restaurant, Gym, and Wifi network throughout the resort area.
The luxury resort combines rice fields and cultural concepts that will make guests feel the peace and comfort of Balinese village.
One of the concepts is fireflies that can still be seen in the surrounding rice fields.
According to Gede Sedana, Resort Manager of The Sun Heaven, apart from nature, this resort also raises the concept of culture, by interacting directly with community activities in the surrounding villages.
“Guests can visit cultural and arts activities in the village. We will also have the activities in the rice fields to be more traditional, such as using cows to plow the fields instead of machines,” he said.
Related to the health protocols in the new normal tourism, Gede Sedana explained that the resort has carried out the protocols according to government instructions such as using face masks, face shields, gloves, thermometer gun checks, and advising guests to wash their hands.
Meanwhile, Wayan Ariadi, President Director of Prasi Hospitality Management, said that the resort is established based on a lost cultural concept.
According to him, the name The Sun Heaven, explains that heaven is on earth. While the logo uses fireflies, especially since this resort is surrounded by rice fields. Overall, the resort emphasizes the concept of Balinese style and Balinese hospitality.
“The resort shows the concept of things in rice fields. The Balinese concept in terms of buildings and services that can arouse Bali tourism, especially Ubud. Besides, we also work together with the surrounding community. So hopefully this can brings benefits to local people,” he explained.
The area of Tegalalang, north of Ubud, is also specially chosen because this area still has fresh air and water so that fireflies can still be found here.
Regarding the breeding of fireflies, his side has also invited experts and has received support from the local authorities.
Apart from the rice fields that surround The Sun Heaven, guests who stay here can also visit other natural attractions which are quite close, including Telaga Waja, a place for Melukat (self-purification) which is only 30 minutes from the resort.
Then there are also the Manuaba waterfall, the famous Ceking rice fields, as well as close to the Tampaksiring Palace.
Wayan Ariadi explained, through this grand opening, his party also wanted to show optimism for the rise of Bali tourism and that Bali is safe to visit.