comes from Te Reo Maori

The indigenous language of the Maori people of New Zealand.

How to say MĀUA

Maori are involved in developing harmony, relationship, and environmental understanding and appreciation that sits as the core of the MĀUA brand.

MĀUA as a brand features the special environmental relationship of a resort or hotel complex. It relates to sustainability, environmental preservation, and cultural understanding where guests will experience the unity of the natural elements, bringing together the strength and hospitality of the people serving and enhancing the guest experience.

MĀUA is the created state of togetherness and the willingness to strengthen our commitment to the natural environment. MĀUA is focusing on being environmentally friendly, aiming at reducing the carbon footprint, classified as a natural habitat, and surrounded by natural elements.

  Nusa Penida - Bali

Built by a group of Frenchmen who love Bali – the landscapes, the culture, and the people, MĀUA Nusa Penida offers 25 Villas with private pools enshrined in a hilltop towering Gamat Bay, the energetic Nusa Ceningan channel. In the distance, the East Bali coastline dominates by Mount Agung. Its location allows enjoying simultaneous views and sounds of the ocean and the jungle.

Inspired by Le Corbusier, MĀUA Nusa Penida becomes one with nature by combining a concrete modernistic architecture, the original limestone terraces, and Nusa Penida flora in iconic
landscaped terraces and gardens.

The constructions are placed between heaven and earth, tend to disappear into the hillside in total harmony with the natural environment.

The arrival experience is unique through a water mirror and an avant-gardist reception desk. As wellness will progressively grow to become the core of the guest experience, the resort also comprises a spa and a spacious pool area, with a restaurant and bar, to enjoy quality food and drinks and socialize while enjoying the unique hilltop views. 


At the MĀUA Nusa Penida, we believe in caring for the people and the planet.

Māua Nusa Penida Resort is dedicated to sustainability and delivering a luxurious experience while minimizing the environmental footprint. One notable initiative is their organic garden, providing fresh ingredients for the
restaurant. The resort also maintains beehives, producing in-house honey. A composting system minimizes food waste and nourishes the garden.

Thoughtful choices like recycled furniture and green roofs reduce environmental impact and promote energy efficiency. Recycling greywater conserves water resources, while a less paper policy encourages digital alternatives, reducing waste. The resort has eliminated single-use plastic to protect Nusa Penida’s pristine environment.

Māua Nusa Penida also participate in Bali starling conservation, ensuring the survival of this endangered bird species. The resort combines indulgence with sustainable practices, creating a harmonious and unforgettable experience.

Our Awards

Exquisite Awards
The Readers’ Choice – Favourite Hotel 2022
Best Island Resort 2023

World Luxury Hotel Awards
Luxury Private Pool Villa: Global
Best General Manager: Regional
Luxury Villa Resort: Regional

World Luxury Restaurant Awards
Artisanal & Organic Cuisine: Continent
Luxury Eco-friendly Restaurant: Continent
Magnificent Scenic Views: Country

Hong Kong Business
National Business Awards

Hospitality and Leisure

Media Coverage