Heaven on Earth – Munduk Moding Plantation

You’ve probably seen Munduk Moding Plantation’s award-winning infinity pool many times on social media, but there’s more to this resort than just its pool. Three days at MMP was the perfect end to our Bali adventures- except we wish we allocated more time here because there’s still so much we haven’t done!


Escape the crowds of South Bali and enjoy the unspoiled natural beauty of North Bali. With Lovina Beach in the north and Menjangan in the northwest, Munduk Moding Plantation is surrounded by jungles, rice fields, and hidden waterfalls. It’s just a short drive to the Twin Lakes of Tamblingan and Buyan. Bedugul, where Ulun Danu Bratan Temple is located, is also close by.

MMP is not just a luxury resort- it’s an organic coffee plantation too. It is the only place in Bali offering luwak coffee harvested from the wild, unlike other plantations that inhumanely cage these animals. 

Apart from ethical farming practices, MMP gives back to the community by offering job opportunities to the local population. Most of their staff are recruited from the Gobleg and Munduk villages. In addition, MMP works with schools to get children involved in traditional dance, music, and crafts.


A chrysanthemum wreath, cold towel, and welcome drink await you in the lobby as you make your way through the garden path. After a swift check-in, you’re whisked away to your suite or villa in a golf cart. Make yourself at home and munch on fresh fruits while flipping through the MMP activity book.

Note: Every unit has a mobile phone for guests to call the front desk and to take on their adventures.


Every evening, you’ll find a box of chocolates and a scroll in your villa. It contains a Balinese folklore (kind of like a bed time story!) along with a schedule of activities for the upcoming three days. These include yoga, bird watching, coffee roasting and cupping, kite making and flying, bamboo straw making, traditional Balinese dance performance, and traditional Balinese martial arts. You can even learn how to make towel animals and how to wear Balinese attire!

There’s an activity room on top of MiMPi Restaurant with a small gym, table tennis, and pool table. Still looking for more things to do? You can go riding around the plantation on one of four handsome horses.


We tried both the hot bamboo and hot stone Balinese massage. Unfortunately, there’s nothing to write home about in terms of the actual treatments- they felt a bit rushed. Nevertheless, it was still nice unwinding after a long day.


Munduk Moding Plantation offers free shuttle services to Munduk Waterfall and the Twin Lakes every morning at 9:30am. Shuttles to Bedugul leave at 12:30pm.

You can also request a driver for the day. Pricing is quite fair; it depends on the duration of your trip. For instance, a day tour (8hrs) costs 79USD.

Tip: Do not miss Banyumala Twin Falls!


A strong believer in sustainable agriculture, MMP grows their own fruits and veggies. MiMPi Restaurant serves Indonesian and fusion dishes, using organic, homegrown produce whenever possible.

Breakfast is served in the restaurant or in your own villa. Choose from Indonesian, Balinese, American, or Continental. Swing by at 4pm for afternoon tea- you can smell the freshly baked cookies from miles away!

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And finally, the incredibly IG-worthy 18m award-winning infinity pool. We were graced by the most breathtaking sunrises and sunsets every day. If you’ve seen ‘Passengers’, remember that gorgeous scene where JLaw was swimming towards stars in that gravity-defying pool? Go for a swim at dawn- it’ll feel reminiscent of that scene as you glide towards the moon.

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Sunset at MMP’s infinity pool


With only a handful of villas and suites (Garden Suite, 1-Bedroom Villa, 1-Bedroom Pool Villa, 2-Bedroom Coffee Villa, and 2-Bedroom Pool Villa) on 5 acres of land, guests have absolute peace and privacy. The only time when we saw other guests was at the pool and MiMPi Restaurant.

Note: There aren’t many rooms so book in advance!

Our beautiful 1-Bedroom Villa had huge glass panel doors on all sides, letting in lots of natural light. The warm interior is finished with hardwood floors and furniture, as well as marble floors in the bathroom. We could see rolling hills of lush vegetation from our king-size poster bed. On a clear day, the views extend out to the Java and Bali seas.

The bathroom is complete with a hand finished terrazzo bathtub and shower stall. A separate outdoor rainshower is steps away in a private garden. We even had his and hers sinks!

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Other tips & Info

  • Rates start at $170USD+ for Garden Suites, $200USD+ for 1-Bedroom Villas, $290USD+ for 1-Bedroom Pool Villas, and $480USD+ for 2-Bedroom Pool Villas.
  • There’s also one 4-Bedroom Pool Villa for large groups or families.
  • Breakfast is included in the nightly rate.
  • Because of the high altitude it can get chilly at night- bring layers!
  • For more information and current promos, visit their official website, Facebook, and Instagram pages.

Kollecting Koordinates - Munduk Moding Plantation Disclaimer: Many thanks to Munduk Moding Plantation for hosting our incredible stay. As always, all opinions and experiences are honest and our own. We wouldn’t recommend something if we didn’t love it ourselves!

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  1. October 21, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    So jealous, this is on my list for when I visit Southeast Asia!

  2. Lisa
    October 21, 2017 / 10:32 pm

    I’ve been to Bali twice but never seen this place! It’s so interesting that it’s a plantation and resort. Shame about the spa treatments but that pool, just wow!

  3. October 21, 2017 / 10:58 pm

    What an amazingly beautiful boutique property. This would definitely be THE place to relax among the lovely nature, being so quiet and private. The quality of the finishings and furnishings are just first class and looked so comfortable. This place will definitely be on my radar to escape the more populated tourism centers.

    • October 23, 2017 / 10:09 pm

      yes! It’s much quieter here than the southern regions

  4. October 22, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    I’ve never been to Bali or seen the famous infinity pool of Munduk Moding Plantation. You’ve photographed the pool beautifully though, it looks like a paradise. The fact it’s located in a coffee farm is a bonus. The food there looks delicious too!

  5. Abhinav Singh
    October 23, 2017 / 6:55 am

    I might head to Bali soon. I was looking for interesting things to do. Munduk Moding Plantation seems interesting. I am happy to hear that MMP helps boosting the local economy. This is responsible tourism at its best.

    • October 23, 2017 / 10:10 pm

      Bonus points for not caging civets up for luwak coffee!

  6. October 23, 2017 / 4:30 pm

    I am so impressed with the architecture of the MMP resort. It looks like a beautiful place that has come out of a beautiful painting. I am sure you had fun indulging yourselves in so many activities. The food looks yummy. I loved the sunset photograph alongside the pool. Great review.

  7. October 23, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    wow, that infinity pool shot looks amazing and says it all. this accommodation looks like the perfect place to getaway. i won;t lie the plantation in the name made me sceptical, but this place is stunning.

  8. October 24, 2017 / 11:50 am

    What a beautiful place, I am in love with the pool and that 4 poster bed. I would be in that outdoor shower all the time it looks so romantic. My husband would love the freshly baked cookies everyday in the afternoon. I Also like the fact that MMP grows their own veggies and fruit that is really good to know.

  9. October 26, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    This place looks absolutely beautiful! I can’t believe it’s only $170 for a garden suite. In the US that would be like $600, yah?! I must go! Officially adding it to my list 🙂

  10. October 28, 2017 / 9:46 am

    I am tempted to look up tickets to Bali RIGHT NOW. haha. This looks like a dream. I absolutely love staying at hotels in the jungle and this one just does an amazing job with the decor. Love that they are ethically run as well.

  11. October 28, 2017 / 3:58 pm

    That is an AMAZING shot at the pool, do gorgeous! I love the outdoor shower too, always wanted one of those in my room! I can never grow tired of the Balinese rooms with all that gorgeous teak wood!

  12. October 29, 2017 / 1:20 am

    That infinity pool is sick. I love your sunrise picture. It looks like something out of a science fiction movie and in a really good way. Super cool.

  13. Tatum
    October 29, 2017 / 11:19 pm

    Volley is absolutely one of my favorite destinations. I’m so glad that you address that this place is way more than just a nice pool for social media ha ha. I had no idea it was also a coffee plantation. When I was there I tried the most expensive coffee and it was ehh. I’m dying to go back so will definitely keep this place in mind for when I do.

  14. November 1, 2017 / 1:59 am

    This looks like a dream! That infinity pool is incredible, I would love to have a lodiging experience like this!

  15. November 2, 2017 / 3:17 am

    I’ve seen this place popping up in Instagram for the past few weeks! The infinity pool is a wonderful place to catch the sunset!

  16. November 2, 2017 / 2:07 pm

    The swimming pool is to die far! So beautiful! Love that they have so many activities to do at the property too. Love your pictures there!

  17. November 4, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    An organic coffee plantation with ethical farming practices AND that pool? This seriously sounds like my kind of place – saving for when I make it here!

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