Tucked away at the end of a quiet Bingin laneway, Melali is perfect for those looking for boutique Bingin Accommodation. Completed in June 2015, it was designed to create an atmosphere of tranquility and ease. Melali consists of only three guest rooms, catering for a maximum of six guests at any given time. With two pools, a large open living, dining and separate TV area, it is the perfect place to unwind and relax. To further provide peace and quiet for our guests, we only accommodate children under 12 years of age if all three rooms are booked to one group.
Our Location – Bingin
A stones throw away from some of the best waves, beaches and sunset spots in all of Bali, Melali is located on the outskirts of Bingin village on the south-west tip of Bali’s beautiful Bukit Peninsula. Hidden at the end of a quiet laneway dotted with private homes, rental villas, local warungs and farmland, there are no busy roads, big hotels, bars or clubs in sight. A short wander from Melali you’ll find Gooseberry Cafe and Restaurant and La Tribu Yoga studio (both 100m from us). You’ll also likely bump into our Balinese neighbours going about their day, making offerings or tending to their crops and animals.
In Bingin you’ll find a convenience store, money changer, shops selling local wares and souvenirs, surf & clothing shops, yoga, a fitness centre, spas offering massage and a handful of cafes and restaurants. From the village there are approximately 150 steps down to the famous Bingin Beach.
Bingin Beach is unique in the fact it remains one of the last bastions on the Bukit Peninsula yet to be overrun by big development. It is dotted with quirky beach huts and local warungs offering food, drinks and shelter from the hot Indonesian sun, for tourists, expats and locals alike.
To get there, you traverse the famous stairs and snaking alleyways leading you to the beach below. Its relaxed village vibe is immediately felt as soon as your feet hit the sand. Scattered across the beach watching the world go by are surfers, swimmers, sun bakers and local ‘Ibu’s’ (women) peddling their wares. Hungry or Thirsty? Grab a snack, drink or sunset cocktail at Kelly’s Warung or sit on the beach with a freshly grilled corn on the cob & coconut from Ibu Deborah. As the day crawls to a close and hunger sets in, there are a handful of dining options. The nightly seafood BBQs come alive. Their fresh, daily caught seafood is cooked on beach grills, all you have to do is choose your seafood, order a beer, sit back and feel the sand between your toes. Facing west, Bingin Beach is the perfect spot to watch the sun go down into the shimmering Indian Ocean.
For more information about Bingin area, check out our Guide To Bingin
Our Commitment to Bali
As Bali continues to grow as a popular holiday destination, so too does the pressure on its limited natural resources. As we are all visitors to the island, we feel it is our responsibility to help reduce the impacts of tourism on its precious environment by:
Water Conservation/Recycling: The Bukit Peninsula is one of the driest areas in Bali and is often in a state of drought. During the dry season (May – Oct/Nov) it experiences very little, if any, rainfall. As water is such a precious resource, we, with the help of the wonderful Made Chakra – a local permaculture farmer and educator here in Bali – have installed a vermi-septic sewage system. This system uses the principals of permaculture and allows us to clean our waste naturally then use the recycled water on our gardens – taking the pressure off the very vulnerable Bali water supply. We also collect rain water from our roofs, which is again recycled back into our water tanks.
Recycling: To reduce our impact on landfill, we recycle all of our plastic, glass, cans, tins and paper with ‘Eco Bali Recycling’. Our food scraps are given to our neighbours cows. They are so cute and love feeding time!
Reducing Waste: We try to reduce our use of plastic as much as possible. Our fruit and vegetables, supplied from local farms, are delivered plastic free & wrapped in banana leaves. We do not sell drinking water in single use plastic bottles. Instead we provide drinking water from a large gallon free of charge. Feel free to bring a re-usable water bottle!
Buy Local: We buy local organic or naturally grown wherever possible. It allows us to support the local economy, increases the quality of fresh produce and reduces the environmental impact of consumption. It also means we can purchase from producers who mirror our values. We buy imported products only when these are not available locally. We use no products with palm oil.
Bathroom Amenities: Your bathroom products are by Sensatia Botanicals here in Bali and are all made from 100% natural ingredients. To reduce the amount of plastic & bathroom product waste we use larger, refillable dispensers rather than small bottles normally associated with accommodation.
Power Saving: All of our light bulbs are low-consumption LED. Air conditioning is in our guest bedrooms only. Due to smart design, our main living area gets a constant breeze and air-conditioning is not necessary.
A Note from Your Hosts
Hello! We are Elise & Liam, owners and operators of Melali. We really look forward to being able to welcome you to our property.
A little about us… We both grew up in accommodation businesses then later worked in restaurants, cafes and hotels around the world before venturing to Bali to establish Melali. We bring more than 50 years combined experience working in the industry which has enabled us to develop a deep understanding of what true hospitality is.
Our philosophy at Melali is to be relaxed and friendly whilst providing exceptional personalised care and service to all guests. We live on site (separately from our guests – as guest privacy is our top priority), but are available should you need assistance, tips or recommendations throughout your stay.
We truly love this part of Bali and are delighted to share our knowledge with you so that you get the most out of your time here and have the most wonderful Bali holiday!
We look forward to welcoming you to Melali soon – Elise & Liam