Travellers are drawn to Ubud for many reasons: nature, culture, architecture, wellness, and art, among others. Embracing all the qualities Ubud has to offer can be as simple as picking the right accommodation. From hotel-cum-gallery to rounded wellness resorts, discover the most luxurious places on offer.
Managed by the prestigious luxurious brand Komaneka, this hotel has everything you can expect from a former residence for artists. Only now the hotel boasts modern luxuries, while still retaining the muse-inducing atmosphere—homey and welcoming ambiance, integration with nature, and ornate traditional-inspired embellishment. Beyond that, the establishment cherishes art with the renowned on-site gallery, showcasing hand-picked contemporary works in various styles.
Perched on top of Ubud’s Valley of the Kings, Viceroy oozes regal luxury in every corner, whether it’s at the pool, spa, restaurant, or splendid private villa. Each villa is granted an opulent private pool overlooking lush jungle, but the two main pools are even more spectacular, with swim-up bar and stylish deck, cabanas, and day beds. Whenever you’re not out exploring the town, enjoying scrumptious food at the scenic CasCades Restaurant or indulging yourself at the in-house spa, the spacious villa would be an excellent home to rest and unwind.
Integrating contemporary Asian design with the raw natural magnetism of Ubud, COMO Uma is a distinctive space to spend your days or weeks in a total mental repose. Each space incorporates natural sunlight and fresh breeze, along with the modern amenities and design to give guests the best of both worlds. But if you’re in for more than the lavish pool and splendid view, head over to the Como Shambala, the on-site wellness centre offers holistic treatments from yoga to body polishes.
This resort sits on one of Ubud’s best nooks and makes it better with visionary architecture inspired by traditional Balinese style. And as if everything isn’t already sumptuous and excellent, each guest is assigned a private butler to take care of your needs, right down to the last detail. Whether you choose to soak in the private pool, have romantic dinner at the lavish restaurant, or pamper yourself at the famed spa by L’Occitane, everything comes with a gorgeous nature view that will soothe the eyes and soul.
Imagine having a glorious rice field in your backyard, just steps away from terrace and pool. And even when you’re inside the astounding villas, vibrant greeneries will always be within view. The traditional-inspired design incorporates just the right amount of modern touch, be it popping colours or statement art pieces, or large windows framing real, soothing nature views. But don’t let the cosiness of the rooms stop you from going out and engaging in the many activities offered, from planting at the rice field to riverside yoga.
The award-winning infinity pool may precede this resort’s reputation, but that’s not the only wonderful thing about the Hanging Gardens of Bali. Nestled in the middle of Ubud’s verdant jungles, guests can enjoy a sweeping view of greens and blues as far as the eye can see. Each villa is designed with natural elements in mind, promoting a sense of calmness in its every detail, from airy terrace to earthy furniture. And that’s for when you’re not out enjoying the hanging pool that stretches out over the jungle, or enjoying the riverside spa.
The Kayon Resort embraces the best that Ubud has: boundless tropical jungle, gushing river, fresh countryside breeze, and even its cultural prominence. The resort is adorned with reliefs and statues from the Ramayana epic, and together with the delicate traditional architecture create a serene, mindful, and romantic atmosphere. Guests can intensify the zen-promoting experience with yoga in the earthy pavilion, watch traditional performances, or dip into the translucent infinity pool.
With the combination of Ubud’s calming verdant nature and the resort’s ardent design, Kayumanis is an excellent choice for a personal or romantic getaway. The private villas are tastefully designed differently from one another, each boasting unique charm from primitive, traditional-inspired, oriental, and modern. But beyond eye-pleasing and cosy design, the resort offers splendid experiences a la Ubud—new moon blessing dinner, market tour, cooking classes, yoga, trekking, and more.
The expansive resort complex occupies a splendid jungle right by the river on one side and vast rice fields on the other. Find yourself not only immersed in gorgeous nature, but also surrounded by captivating architecture and design unique to Bali. This award-winning resort has a wide choice of accommodation to suit guests’ preference, from stylish private rooms with balcony to pool villa and the privileged presidential villa. Maya Ubud is also a famed wellness getaway, offering various treatments for holistic wellness with a lovely, zen-inducing atmosphere.
It’s a whole other world at Chedi Club, a world that’s just yours. Serenity and calmness kick in as soon as you enter the vast but secluded complex surrounded by expansive rice field, and intensifies as you enter the Balinese-style buildings with a modern twist. Beyond nature, culture, and architecture, this resort also characterises Ubud as the art capital of Bali; the sanctuary showcases remarkable paintings from a tastefully curated collection by resort owner and renowned art collector Hendra Hadiprana.