An Authentic Balinese Experience at The Pari Sudha

The Pari Sudha offers a true getaway in the middle of a real Balinese village in Ubud. The man behind the destination talks to us about his hopes for the future of tourism in Bali.

Amidst the lush greeneries and authentic Balinese village in Ubud is The Pari Sudha, offering a charming holiday experience with a local twist. The Pari Sudha brings a unique combination of homestay-style accommodation with a boutique hotel-level facilities and service. With the aim to provide an inclusive tourism journey, guests staying at The Pari Sudha can bask in the local ambience by witnessing and experiencing first-hand the daily lives of the village they stay in.

The Pari Sudha is owned and managed by a family, giving a home-away-from-home feel. The man behind the enchanting destination is Made Mahendra Budhiastra, born and raised in Bali. More familiarly known by the name Mahendra, he shared the story of how his family first established The Pari Sudha.

Made Mahendra Budhiastra
Made Mahendra Budhiastra

“Homestay-style accommodations, where travellers stay in the locals’ houses played a big part in making Ubud a popular tourism destination,” Mahendra said. “However, with more and more big chain hotels, the popularity of a homestay kind of dimmed. With The Pari Sudha, we want to reignite this kind of accommodation again, enhanced with a new, unique touch.”

Running a family-owned business that tries to be as authentic and organic as possible is not an easy feat, and there is always room for improvement, but Mahendra does not give up. “As a real Balinese person, I want Balinese people to actually be able to enjoy the benefits of the tourism industry itself,” commented Mahendra. “However, I also hope for the Balinese people to improve themselves and keep moving with the ever-evolving time. We need to have a concrete solution so that the tourism and cultural industry in Bali can stay sustainable. I’m looking forward to seeing the small and medium tourism entrepreneurs go head-to-head with the big players. For this to happen, we need a collective and inclusive – not exclusive – collaborations.”

With such high hopes for the tourism industry in Bali, Mahendra has some wisdoms to part. “Always improve your skills and ability, there’s never a bad time to learn. Don’t settle, because time keeps changing. The real world demands skills and competence, so if we want to be a winner, we have to prepare ourselves to win.”


The Pari Sudha

Jalan Raya Petulu, Ubud

Bali 80571, Indonesia

T: (+62) 3619086147