THE L O C A L LUX­URY

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The newly opened Desa Vis­esa Ubud pro­vides not only com­fort­able and el­e­gant ac­com­mo­da­tion for a Bali va­ca­tion, but also takes you to see a won­der­ful life from the eyes of the Ba­li­nese peo­ple.

Trav­el­ling to Bali is so much more than staying in lav­ish ac­com­mo­da­tion with ev­ery­thing you need pro­vided and de­liv­ered to the com­fort of your villa. Sure, a pri­vate pool, fine linens, 40-inch LED smart TV and Wi-fi in­ter­net ac­cess are great, but the tra­di­tional val­ues in the Ba­li­nese way of liv­ing are not ones to be missed. En­ter Desa Vis­esa Ubud. Of­fer­ing 66 lux­ury pool vil­las and 40 spa­cious suites, Desa Vis­esa Ubud aims to of­fer a home for trav­ellers, not just a ho­tel. Com­posed of 6.5 hectares of vast nat­u­ral land­scape con­nected by a se­ries of wind­ing path­ways, the prop­erty boasts lush rice fields, gar­dens and sur­round­ing jun­gle as its un­ri­valled views. Other than the afore­men­tioned fa­cil­i­ties, Desa Vis­esa Ubud bed­rooms come with canopied king-size beds, un­der­stated el­e­gant fur­nish­ings, in­ter­ac­tive en­ter­tain­ment plat­forms, iphone dock­ing sta­tions and cap­sule cof­fee ma­chines. The vil­las of­fer one-bed­room or two-bed­room units – all equipped with a pri­vate pool, open bath­rooms and post­card views.

Desa Vis­esa Ubud, how­ever, of­fers more. It in­vites you to ex­pe­ri­ence Bali

like the lo­cals do. Vis­esa Her­itage pro­grammes are cre­ated to help guests dis­cover the colour­ful and en­rich­ing

Bali tra­di­tions. Start by learn­ing to do one of the par­tic­u­larly de­tailed Ba­li­nese dances, where the skilled in­struc­tors teach guests the grace­ful pos­tures, fluid fin­ger move­ments and grace­ful steps, ac­com­pa­nied by the mes­meris­ing mu­sic of a game­lan set. Un­der­stand Bali fur­ther by par­tak­ing in Ba­li­nese cer­e­monies like Melukat, the bless­ing cer­e­mony that in­volves body and soul pu­rifi­ca­tion with wa­ter blessed by a Hindu pri­est, or the Ka­jeng Kli­won cer­e­mony that takes place ev­ery 15 days in the Ba­li­nese cal­en­dar is per­formed in Desa Vis­esa Ubud's ma­jes­tic tem­ple. Com­plete the ex­pe­ri­ence by learn­ing to make charm­ing Ba­li­nese of­fer­ings with fruit, flow­ers and colour­ful ed­i­bles that are stacked into a beau­ti­ful gebo­gan of­fer­ing.

Fur­ther­more Desa Vis­esa Ubud ap­plies a touch of Ba­li­nese art, cul­ture and spir­i­tu­al­ity in ev­ery fa­cil­ity and ser­vice of­fered. Com­ing into the re­sort guests are wel­comed by a barong icon, be­fore com­ing across an ex­ten­sive gallery filled with col­lectible art­works from tal­ented lo­cal artists. The Le­sung Or­ganic restau­rant is where to go to savour rich and flavoursome In­done­sian cui­sine. For some­thing a bit more re­fined, Padi fine din­ing restau­rant – opened by the tal­ented Man­dif Warokka – whips lo­cal in­gre­di­ents into ex­otic new flavours, colours and tex­tures.

In a nut­shell, Desa Vis­esa Ubud has a lot to of­fer, but mainly the prop­erty is about re­fresh­ing the mind and body by mak­ing each guest feel like they have been re­born as a mem­ber of a tra­di­tional Ba­li­nese com­mu­nity.

DESA VIS­ESA UBUD

Jalan Suweta, Ubud, Gian­yar Bali 80571, In­done­sia

T: (+62) 361 209 1788 E: info@vis­esaubud.com

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