MACA Vil­las and Spa Seminyak

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MAYA UBUD RE­SORT & SPA sits in splen­did seclu­sion, bor­dered by the dra­matic Pe­tanu River val­ley and the vil­lages of Bedulu and Pe­jeng to the east, and the ver­dant rice fields of Peli­atan on the west. The ten-hectare tract of land is it­self, a tran­quil haven of trop­i­cal gar­dens and ar­chi­tect-de­signed thatched build­ings, pri­vate pool vil­las and lux­ury gue­strooms. There are 108 ac­com­mo­da­tions in to­tal.

Nes­tled along the river bank is The Spa at Maya, with pri­vate dou­ble and sin­gle treat­ment pavil­ions look­ing out to the lush ver­ti­cal rain­for­est of the val­ley em­bank­ment and swirling wa­ters be­low. The spa of­fers ex­otic sen­sory jour­neys and re­vi­tal­iz­ing treat­ments that re­fresh body and soul. Pevo­nia Trop­i­cal Re­ju­ve­na­tion

skin­care and wraps are fea­tured, plus there is a ded­i­cated river­side deck for re­flex­ol­ogy. A menu of bath sen­sa­tions can also be en­joyed in the pri­vacy of a guests own room or villa.

Din­ing al­ter­na­tives at Maya Ubud in­clude Maya Sari for all-day din­ing be­gin­ning with a boun­ti­ful break­fast buf­fet and ala carte menus at lunch and din­ner, to­gether with river val­ley views. Asi­a­tique of­fers re­gional cui­sine of In­done­sia, Thai­land, China, In­dia and Ja­pan, and an au­then­tic tep­pa­nyaki counter. The River Café, with a menu that in­cludes healthy spa cui­sine and snacks, is also the spot for de­li­cious pasta and piz­zas. Bar Bedulu is a breezy bar off the main lobby, of­fer­ing cool con­coc­tions, ex­otic thirst quenchers and ice-cold brews, plus com­pli­men­tary af­ter­noon tea. The open-air Pur­nama The­atre presents pro­fes­sional cul­tural dance per­for­mances and din­ner, ac­cord­ing to sea­son.

Bor­der­ing the artist vil­lage of Ubud, it is a leisurely 20-minute stroll from Maya Ubud to the colour­ful and bustling cen­tral mar­ket, shops and de­light­ful new dis­cov­er­ies for the taste-buds. A com­pli­men­tary shut­tle bus ser­vice be­tween the re­sort and the town­ship is avail­able on the hour from 9am-5pm ev­ery day.

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