A cul­tur­ally En­rich­ing Des­ti­na­tion

Desa Vis­esa Ubud of­fers so much more than just a place to stay. Ex­pe­ri­ence daily Ba­li­nese life from the lap of lux­ury in Ubud’s cool highlands and fall in love with the is­land and its cul­ture.

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Bali is an en­chant­ing is­land full of colourful rit­u­als, mys­ti­cal dances, gor­geous land­scapes and an en­tranc­ing way of life. The heart­felt ser­vice and myr­iad en­ter­tain­ment op­tions avail­able to tourists have peo­ple flock­ing in from around the world.

Those in search of a glimpse, and per­haps to even be­come in­volved in the au­then­tic Bali should head to Ubud to Desa Vis­esa Ubud, where you can ex­pe­ri­ence Bali's tra­di­tions on a per­sonal level.

De­signed to recreate the har­mony of a tra­di­tional Ba­li­nese vil­lage, and us­ing nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als found lo­cally for the con­struc­tion and decor, Desa Vis­esa

Ubud of­fers 66 pool villas and 40 suites with views across rice ter­races, the lush rain­for­est and the re­sort's la­goon. Fea­tur­ing both in­door and out­door liv­ing, the ac­com­mo­da­tions are plush and the 225sq.m. two-bed­room pool villas are ideal for fam­i­lies, hav­ing a king-sized bed in one bed­room and twin beds in the other.

The re­sort fully em­braces its Ba­li­nese na­ture and is proud to show­case lo­cal art, carv­ings, tra­di­tions and na­ture to cap­ture the hearts of its vis­i­tors. The lobby fea­tures a mes­meris­ing vol­canic sand­stone carv­ing of the sa­cred lion-like barong – a dra­matic fig­ure at the heart of Bali's mythol­ogy – which re­ceives colourful of­fer­ings ev­ery day from the lo­cal staff.

The re­sort is en­sconced within the 6.5ha grounds and guests can ex­pect to be wel­comed and in­vited to par­tic­i­pate in all the unique­ness of Ba­li­nese life as it hap­pens around them. The tra­di­tional pu­rifi­ca­tion cer­e­mony – melukat – takes place at full moon and cer­tain days on the Ba­li­nese cal­en­dar and is a truly mag­i­cal ex­pe­ri­ence, es­pe­cially for those look­ing to re­fresh and re­ju­ve­nate their minds and souls; guests can join any of the Ba­li­nese rit­u­als that oc­cur while they are vis­it­ing, tour the re­sort

and sur­round­ing vil­lages by bi­cy­cle, dress as Ba­li­nese roy­alty, en­joy a can­dlelit mas­sage in a cave and learn to make lo­cal food. Shed your ur­ban life­style and get muddy in the rice fields, make Ba­li­nese of­fer­ings, ex­plore the per­ma­cul­ture gar­dens that sup­ply the re­sort's restau­rants or in­dulge in sub­lime spa treat­ments as you soak up lo­cal life.

The din­ing op­tions are var­ied, de­light­ful and as in­ter­ac­tive as you wish, of­fer­ing tasty, whole­some, or­ganic food rang­ing from home com­forts to fine din­ing. The Le­sung Restau­rant's bam­boo din­ing pavil­ions over­look a work­ing rice field and make the per­fect set­ting to in­dulge your taste buds in the glory of the uniquely Ba­li­nese meg­i­bung, a com­mu­nal meal com­pris­ing a whole range of dishes eaten with rice. Padi & Lum­bung Restau­rant is where tempt­ing dishes de­signed by one of In­done­sia's celebrity chefs can be found, while Warung Tani – the farmers' stall – presents food pre­pared on the spot in a tra­di­tional Ba­li­nese kitchen. Should you wish to ex­plore Ubud and be­yond, a shut­tle is avail­able to and from the re­sort. How­ever short your visit, the warmth and wel­come found at Desa Vis­esa Ubud is sure to quickly make it feel like your sec­ond home.

DESA VIS­ESA UBUD

Jalan Suweta, Ban­jar Ben­tuyung Sakti, Ubud, Gian­yar,

Bali 80571, In­done­sia

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

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