Where seren­ity, sub­lime din­ing and in­spir­ing contemporary Ba­li­nese style meet.

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The lux­u­ri­ous ac­com­mo­da­tions in ex­otic des­ti­na­tions that you shouldn't miss, from Bali and Surabaya, to Sumba and Bangkok.

Of­fer­ing a charm­ing com­bi­na­tion of peace­ful lux­ury, su­perb din­ing and be­spoke ser­vice, Sam­sara Ubud is a se­lect bou­tique re­sort sit­u­ated amidst the serene rain­for­est of Payan­gan. Just

13km north of Ubud, Bali's vi­brant capital of arts and culture, Sam­sara Ubud of­fers guests all the ben­e­fits of a se­cluded re­treat com­ple­mented by an ar­ray of five-star fa­cil­i­ties, ex­cel­lent din­ing and a highly per­son­alised pri­vate but­ler-led ex­pe­ri­ence.

With de­light­ful views down the lush val­ley, the re­sort com­prises just 17 contemporary one- to three-bed­room pool vil­las po­si­tioned to make the best of the el­e­vated lo­ca­tion and the tran­quil­lity of the un­fold­ing vista. Full of sub­tle Ba­li­nese in­flu­ences, the vil­las are airy and fea­ture a sound sys­tem, pri­vate pool, ca­ble TV, king-sized four-poster beds with high­qual­ity linens and in­dul­gent Makas­sar mar­ble en-suite bath­rooms with dou­ble van­i­ties, deep soak­ing bath­tub and both in­door and out­door show­ers.

Sit­u­ated at the top of the re­sort and with ma­jes­tic views, am­ple pri­vate space,

lav­ish en-suite bath­rooms and spa­cious liv­ing and din­ing ar­eas, the two and three-bed­room vil­las opened in July 2018 and are de­signed for fam­i­lies or cou­ples trav­el­ling to­gether. Gen­er­ously sized heated swim­ming pools em­bel­lish the vil­las at 2.6m x 8.6m and 2.5m x 10m re­spec­tively, com­ple­mented by re­pur­posed wooden deck­ing, wide sunbeds with broad para­sols and side ta­bles for re­lax­ation.

Whilst in-villa din­ing is nat­u­rally pop­u­lar, a meal at Sam­sara Ubud's sig­na­ture restau­rant The Kelusa is an ex­pe­ri­ence not to be missed. Set di­rectly be­low the ex­pan­sive wan­ti­lan-style open lobby, guests can choose to be seated out­doors on the el­e­gantly sweep­ing ter­race or un­der­cover where a mix of ca­sual and beau­ti­fully dressed for­mal ta­bles await.

From the slices of ten­der beef with ren­dang sauce to the sig­na­ture Sam­sara lob­ster and egg at break­fast, the se­lec­tion of in­ter­na­tional and in­spi­ra­tional In­done­sian dishes pre­sented by Chef Iwan Sutrisno and his team is sure to im­press. The per­fect place for an in­dul­gent predin­ner cock­tail or a cool­ing sig­na­ture blend, there's also seat­ing at the bar where the res­i­dent mixol­o­gist will be sure to tempt and de­light.

The re­sort fa­cil­i­ties in­clude the lux­u­ri­ous Chakra Spa, where guests can en­joy a range of ther­a­pies from Ba­li­nese mas­sages and heal­ing re­flex­ol­ogy to re­ju­ve­nat­ing body scrubs. For your con­ve­nience, there is an in­door yoga area and out­door yoga gar­den, along with a mod­ern gym.

Above the spa, guests can ex­plore the grav­ity-de­fy­ing heated in­fin­ity pool with its spa­cious sun­deck. Served from Fire­fly, the pool bar, cool­ing juices and care­fully crafted cock­tails and a fresh light-bite menu are avail­able through­out the day.

In the beau­ti­fully ro­man­tic gar­den ad­ja­cent to the pool and un­der the vel­vet night sky, guests are in­vited to join the Moon­light Cin­ema. Adorned with lux­u­ri­ous bean bags, the space was per­son­ally de­signed by the owner to evoke feel­ings of ro­mance and re­lax­ation as guests watch care­fully cu­rated clas­sics such as Casablanca and the Wizard of Oz while nib­bling on com­pli­men­tary pop­corn. This truly won­der­ful cin­e­matic ex­pe­ri­ence is com­ple­mented by a drinks and snacks menu.

Small but per­fectly formed, Sam­sara Ubud is an ideal des­ti­na­tion for gath­er­ings and groups cel­e­brat­ing a spe­cial oc­ca­sion or for cou­ples seek­ing a serene ro­man­tic es­cape. With reg­u­lar shut­tles into Ubud and an abun­dance of ac­tiv­i­ties and sights within easy reach, it's also an ideal base to ex­plore the qui­eter north of the is­land.

Sam­sara Ubud

Ban­jar Ayah, Desa Kelusa, Payan­gan, Gian­yar,

Bali 80572, In­done­sia

T: (+62) 3612091769 E: reser­va­tion@sam­sa­ sam­sa­

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