The bubble hotel in Bali burst into the scene at some point in 2017, and with its prevalence as the photogenic background of choice among IG influencers.
There are bubble hotels popping up around the world, in photogenic locations hot on the blogger trail like Iceland, Sydney, Baja, and Mauritius.
The bubble is marketed as a spot to camp out amongst the stars on a hidden beach in Bali, located off Nyang Nyang on the way to Uluwatu.
Anyhow, because it’s in Bukit, that means the beach is at the bottom of a cliff. While that makes the environment all the more breathtaking, it also means you need to brace yourself for a fun little hike down.
When you arrived at the top of this particular section of Nyang Nyang, you were greeted by a local staffer, who directed towards the trail down, guided by a succession of white stone markers.
He pointed out which of the four bubbles insight that you were meant to stay in. And you had to sign a letter that said things like we’re taking our own risk and the hotel won’t be held responsible for lost or stolen property, injury, or death. Standard stuff like that.
You were also given the phone number of the warung proprietor, who lives nearby, which would function as “emergency contact” — but would only be online 7 am-2 pm.
Technically, you are on a public beach, but there’s hardly anyone else here. There’s a sign at each bubble telling people not to trespass and take photos, but it’s just that — a sign.
Compared to the rest of the world, Bali’s a fairly safe place and violent crimes are rare.
Reservations for the hotel can be made on a few platforms — Airbnb, Booking.com, or the hotel’s own website.
Prices vary wildly depending on which of these you book with, so it pays to shop around. On Airbnb, the cost for my stay was quoted as IDR1.5 million (USD 98.66) before fees and IDR1.7 million (USD 111.81) after. The hotel quotes USD 80/night on its own website.