Set within a 1,600-hectare site, The Baliem Valley Resort was carefully placed to share magnificent panoramic views of the Trikora Mountains and the Baliem Valley below. With just 15 bungalows, each one has been carefully positioned to ensure privacy and make the most of the views from each bungalow’s terrace. The majority of the resort’s 1,600hectares is set aside as a nature reserve, creating a truly wild garden where Papua’s stunning Birds of Paradise are regular visitors. The resort also includes a lobby lounge displaying some of Dr. Weiglein’s collection of tribal art and artifacts collected over more than 40years of expeditions, a restaurant offering deliciously freshly prepared Indonesian cuisine with the produce all sourced from local farmers and growers, and some truly incredible once in a lifetime guided tours to experience the nature and tribal cultures of the Baliem Valley. A stay at The Baliem Valley resort is one of those increasingly rare opportunities to really get off grid and experience life untouched by modernity, and witness lifestyles seemingly unchanged by the passage of time.
Mr Marc Weiglein and Pak Madi
Your Hosts and The Team
Deluxe Honai Bungalows (15 units)The guest bungalows at the Baliem Valley Resort reflect their Dani tribal heritage in design and construction. Made from locally sourced wood the design is in harmony with the environment ensuring it is well ventilated and never too hot or too cold for the occupants. The sustainable design means largely unsustainable devices such as air-conditioners are not necessary at the resort. At 35sqm each bungalow is set with either a king size bed or 2 queen size beds and comfortably sleeps 2 guests, or a maximum of 3 guests with the addition of an extra bed. The bungalows also enjoy an en-suite bathroom with shower and hot running water, bottled drinking water, and tea/coffee sets.
GENERALWiFi and Mobile Phone: Available but an often-unreliable signal
Total number of rooms: 15 rooms
Check-out until 12:00
Time zone: (GMT+09:00) Tokyo
Currency accepted: IDR
Electricity voltage: 220V
Electricity plug type:
CONTACTDesa Sekan, Kecamatan Siepkosi - Papua 80034 , Indonesia
ACCESSLocated in the hills above Wamena, Papua, about 45minutes drive from Wamena Airport. Please contact the Secret Retreats concierge to book your private airport transfers.
Airport: Wamena Domestic Airport (WMX) - 18 km
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The Baliem Valley Resort is 100% powered by green energy from a hydroelectric plant. We recycle rainwater for our restaurant and use the nearby mountain river for the water supply needed for the bungalows. Most of the food we cook comes from the organic Dani farms surrounding the resort with the restaurant menu offering dining choices that are always in harmony with the seasons.
The resort team consists of 23 staff members, 20 of whom are from the local Dani tribe, with most of the staff having been with us since day one. For more than 20 years we have dedicated ourselves to being a reliable and respectful place to work, and we have maintained that promise and commitment even throughout the economically very challenging 2 years of the covid crisis.
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