Over the past two and a half decades many of the true Bali-philes
have made their way to Poppies. Today, despite being a veritable
institution, Poppies is
still being discovered by those new to the delights of Bali
as well as those wishing to escape the glitz and glamour
of grandiose hotels.
offers just twenty luxuriously appointed thatch-roofed cottages
that nestle in gardens of hibiscus, scented jasmine, and frangipani.
Red brick paths meander past lily ponds, waterfalls, and time-worn
stone figures, watched over by the towering palms of an ancient
In a secluded
corner of the garden is the swimming pool and jacuzzi area, set
amongst natural rocks and cascades, discreet sun-bathing terraces
and riotous banks of bougainvillea. Steps lead up to a peaceful
reading room, and to the intimate pool bar, a cool escape for drinks
The quaint Balinese
exterior of each cottage, with its private garden and breakfast
terrace, belies the spacious and well thought out rooms that lie
within. The interiors are decorated with colourful Indonesian fabrics,
and include a host of thoughtfully provided creature comforts as
well as local arte-facts and discreet design details.
Adjoining every room is a hidden garden area that conceals a charming
bathroom featuring a sunken marble bathtub and shower.