There are landscapes that can communicate their therapeutic potential at a first glance. The view from the rooms of Omah Apik, is lost in the horizon designed by a multitude of rice fields and the high fronds of a dense tropical forest. A place that recalls and preserves the charm and beauty of one of Indonesia’s most visited islands, Bali. Born to host a large family, and only later transformed into a hotel, Omah Apik is a home where you can reconnect and discover a slow dimension of travel, in which be thrilled by the flowing of time simply by observing the changes of light reflected in the rice paddies from sunrise to sunset. Etha, the owner, is an architect and a traveler. She uses the spaces she has designed to welcome her guests, yoga retreats, but also to organize initiatives aimed at the local community, to bring awareness to the new generations about environmental issues. Yiam, instead, is a guinea fowl that, intrigued by your presence, will follow your steps in search of attention, among the old trees and the round stones of the garden.
Words by Alice Ida. Photo by Skas