If there is one place in the world to splash out on your dream holiday, Ubud would be it. Here you can find stunning resorts and villas that will simply take your breath away. Think secluded locations with sweeping views over jungle covered gorges and emerald green rice terraces, rich wooden accents, private infinity pools, and romantic restaurants serving world-class cuisine.
This stunning property sprawls across the slopes of a tranquil hill high above the Ayung River valley. All of the rooms have been designed in traditional Balinese style, but with modern amenities for comfort and pleasure. Wake up to the birds chirping in the trees below your spacious balcony, relax by the award-winning infinity pool that reflects the volcanoes in the distance, take a Balinese dance class, or simply relax in your private courtyard and garden with a good book.
Amandari was built to represent a Balinese village, with stone walkways connecting thatched roof cottages with lush private gardens, and impressive stone walls with mythical scenes carved into the surface. Many of the suites offer views over the Ayung River gorge, and were built using local materials such as coconut wood and bamboo. Just below the resort, there is an intriguing 7th century temple, and twice a year the villagers in Kedewatan visit the temple in colorful traditional dress to give elaborate fruit and flower offerings for the gods.
Four Seasons Resort at Sayan
As you would expect from a Four Seasons Resort, the rooms at this opulent resort are the epitome of luxury. Picture private plunge pools that look out over rice terraces and the jungle, teak furnishings and silk pillows, and sun-dappled pools with views of the volcanic peaks beyond. The service here is second to none, and the staff will go out of their way to serve you a romantic dinner on your balcony, entertain the kids for the day at the kid’s club, or ease your stress and tension away in the exquisite spa.
Royal Pita Maha
Holidays at the Royal Pita Maha are all about rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation. The villas here were designed to blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings, and it is hard not to feel at peace in the tranquil gardens, pools, and courtyards here. Take an invigorating yoga class in a prime setting overlooking the steep cliffs of the Ayung River valley gorge, indulge in healthy organic dishes and exotic Balinese cuisine in one of the three restaurants, or enjoy a sunset cocktail in the cliffside lounge before retiring to your spacious villa at the Royal Pita Maha.
Nothing says decadence like arriving at your resort in a helicopter. The Viceroy has its own helicopter landing pad so you can opt to cut your travel time from the airport from 1 hour to a mere 15 minutes. Each room at the Viceroy offers private infinity pools and wooden bales, as well as all the amenities you could possibly want, including espresso machines, iPod docks, and full entertainment systems. In addition, guests can dine at the renowned Cascades restaurant to sample a mix of award-winning Indonesian and international cuisine.