Our resort & coffee plantation are run by a 100% Balinese team. While we felt that the resort’s staff should be coached by international experts, we elected to develop the resort sensitively in unison with the local villages. MMP set out to demonstrate to the people of the area that sustainable tourism is in their interest, creates employment and prosperity, respects the local culture and helps promote a better environment. In doing so, we were helped by the local villages and Bali’s own star architect Popo Danes who designed the resort.
Many guests have stepped forward over the years and helped MMP to implement this vision– some advised on sustainable agriculture, others produced maps and nearly all our guests have given honest feedback, which we try to take into account as much as possible.
We meet up with our Indonesian team at least twice a year at the plantation to strengthen our bonds and friendship and review progress; we are in touch every week - often every day. We have sen families being formed, children born and people spreading their wings as they take on new responsibilities - this has been a tremendously enriching experience for all of us.