Hotel Details: 16 rooms - address: Waka Shorea
Resort Hotel, Stolen Bali Barat National Parkland, c/o
Laguna Lalang, Jl Raya Gilimanuk - Singaraja, Bali,
Shorea is operated by Waka Holdings of Bali, AKA Waka
Experience. They present themselves as an eco-friendly,
responsible tourism hotel / company, but they are far
from that. They obtained a building permit for Waka
Shorea during Suharto's
Government (say no more) on Menjangan Island (Bali
Barat). This came after the National Park decided it
was illegal to build hotels on park land, but Waka got
their permit anyway.
Waka Holding's National Park Theft
One of the reasons the National Park themselves
ruled that hotels were not to be built on Bali Barat
/ Menjangan Island was due to the near extinct Bali
Starling and Mouse Deer. Previously, no-one had even
been allowed to walk / venture there, let alone build
a hotel there. The National Park Authority even closed
their own homestay (not that it was on ground as sensitive
as Menjangan Island) because they deemed it's presence
was illegal. But Waka Holdings then, shortly after,
got a building permit to build Waka Shorea! Go figure.
The Balinese despise Waka
Go to the nearby Hindu / original Balinese
villages (e.g. Pemuteran) and ask them what they think
about Waka Shorea!
Then Waka Shorea get really nasty
After being caught Spamming a travel forum
for business, one of their management made a death threat
("BTW, the way I want to sue you is not by any
law, but mine. I believe you have seen how Indonesian
sue each other? They slash about 1cm below your neck"
- charming) against the owner of that forum for asking
if they were the hotel that had built on stolen land.
You can read about this in detail here: WakaShorea.
What is all telling is that Waka Holdings have not to
this day apologized, retracted the threat or disciplined
/ fired their manager.
Waka Hotels are not comfortable / safe
Apart from their ethics, Waka Shorea is also,
reportedly, a very uncomfortable and unsafe hotel. There
is no air conditioning (it gets very, very hot in this
area of Bali) and the boats used to transfer guests
to their hotel on Menjangan Island have frequently capsized.
We invite you to find out if you have any reservations
about staying at / doing business with the Waka Shorea
Resort Hotel on Menjangan Island in Bali Barat National
Park before you make reservations!
Please read our various pages designed to put right
the wrongs of Bali.
If you have previously stayed at or done business with
the Waka Shorea Resort Hotel and are not happy about
something this Menjangan Island / Bali Barat National
Park hotel did (or did not do). Why not visit our Bali
Hotels Information bulletin board and let the world
Fugly Bali Hotels (full listing):
Resort Bali / Bali
Cliff Resort / Bali
Intercontinental Jimbaran Bay /
Bali Padma Hotel Legian / Lor
In Resort Gianyar / Four
Seasons Jimbaran Bali /
Seasons Ubud Bali / Grand
Bali Beach Sanur / Hard
Rock Bali /
Meridien Nirwana Bali / Nikko
Bali Nusa Dua / Nusa
Dua Beach Hotel Bali /
Paradise Plaza Bali / Ramada
Bintang Kuta Bali / Royal
Seminyak Bali /
Bali Seaside Hotel Kuta / Sheraton
Laguna Nusa Dua / Waka
Shorea Bali /
Waka di Ume Ubud Bali / Waka
Gangga Bali / Waka
Maya Resort Bali /
Nusa Bali / Waka
Namya Ubud Bali / Westin
Please do not become a victim or part
of the problem. Read:
Tourism (Should I go, where, and how do I avoid
adding to the problem / putting myself / my family at
risk in Bali?).
We are not connected with the Waka Shorea Resort Hotel
in Bali. If TradeMark rights exist to "Waka
Shorea", these will be reserved to the Balinese