em­body­ing The Ba­li­nese her­itage

Ka­man­dalu Ubud of­fers guests the chance to ex­pe­ri­ence the beauty of ru­ral Bali in an en­chant­ing at­mos­phere.

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The Ubud area is blessed with great nat­u­ral beauty partly thanks to its hilly lo­ca­tion and plung­ing river val­leys. The ter­rain means many of the val­leys re­main pris­tine, cov­ered in dense trop­i­cal trees and plants. It is in one such lo­ca­tion just a few min­utes from cen­tral Ubud that Ka­man­dalu Ubud can be found, perched atop a steep wooded val­ley and cling­ing to the con­tours of the hill.

At this beau­ti­ful, ro­man­tic prop­erty the greet­ing is warm and ser­vice is at­ten­tive and thought­ful through­out your stay.

The lobby is es­pe­cially el­e­gant and pic­turesque; a vast, airy, semi-open space with white mar­ble floors off­set by a dark wooden wall and ceil­ing, spe­cially cu­rated Ba­li­nese art, along with cosy seat­ing ar­eas that take full ad­van­tage of the view over the ter­raced rice fields out­side edged by thatched vil­las. Ducks pad­dle around the paddy fields, com­plet­ing the iconic pic­ture.

Tak­ing in­spi­ra­tion from tra­di­tional Ba­li­nese vil­lages, there are wind­ing stone paths con­nect­ing the chalets and vil­las, which range from one-bed­room to three, and some of which have their own pool and gen­er­ously sized day bed for loung­ing. For guests who have a pool villa, why not try the float­ing break­fast, a full meal ac­com­pa­nied by a bot­tle of sparkling wine ar­ranged care­fully on a float­ing wooden tray in your pool.

Chalet and villa in­te­ri­ors re­main true to their Ba­li­nese her­itage with a very rus­tic feel, while be­ing equipped with the mod­ern con­ve­niences so nec­es­sary to­day. There are spa-in­spired bath­rooms, in­ti­mate seat­ing ar­eas in­side and out, ver­dant views from the win­dows and the beds are ex­tremely com­fort­able.

The three-bed­room, multi-storey Presidential Villa Rama ben­e­fits from spa­cious deck­ing, se­cluded seat­ing ar­eas and an out­door Jacuzzi, and has a stunning liv­ing room look­ing out across its in­fin­ity pool and the jun­gle val­ley. All pool villa guests are also pam­pered by the ser­vices of the re­sort's but­lers and ac­cess to the Vil­lage Club for re­laxed check-in and check-out, af­ter­noon tea and evening cock­tails and canapés.

The 3.5ha com­pound is so tran­quil and time­less that many guests choose to stay in the grounds and en­joy the mul­ti­ple pools, do some yoga in the ded­i­cated pav­il­ion hang­ing over the river val­ley, take a culi­nary jour­ney with one of the chefs, have a pic­nic lunch on a boat, or visit Chaya Spa for a restora­tive, re­lax­ing spa treat­ment. We rec­om­mend tak­ing your mas­sage in the shel­tered, open-air For­est Spa huts for a full re­treat into na­ture.

The din­ing is also ex­cel­lent. The de­light­ful In­done­sian menu at award-win­ning Pe­tulu Restau­rant was de­signed by lead­ing In­done­sian culi­nary ex­pert Wil­liam Wongso, while Aira Café of­fers light meals, snacks, desserts and de­li­cious cof­fee.

Ka­man­dalu Ubud's her­itage of seren­ity and deep re­spect for the Ba­li­nese cul­ture is clearly felt and is one of the rea­sons why guests keep on re­turn­ing.

KA­MAN­DALU UBUD

Jalan An­dang, Ubud,

Bali 80571, In­done­sia

T: (+62) 361975825 E: reser­va­tion@ka­man­dalure­sort.com ka­man­dalure­sort.com

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