Bali may be cherished for its sun-kissed beaches, but there's also plenty to be said about its lush, pristine mountains. With fascinating culture, terrific people, exciting adventures and impossible-to-resist dining, Ubud in the island's heart is beloved for its picture-perfect jungle-luxe escapes. Ready to leave the rest of the world behind and retreat to somewhere peaceful? We've found five outstanding stays for you…
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Kayumanis Ubud Private Villa & Spa
Tucked away in Ubud's emerald mountains, Kayumanis Ubud Private Villa & Spa feels incredibly intimate. Surrounded by cinnamon trees and fragrant blooms, this tranquil oasis also overlooks the majestic Ayung River, making it perfect for 'escaping from it all'.
Each set in their own secluded enclave, 23 luxe villas boast touches like separate living pavilions, private pools, fully equipped kitchens and open bathrooms. Also helping you to live out your jungle-luxe fantasies, an acclaimed outdoor spa offers treatments like indulgent massages and soaks in petal-filled baths – very romantic. Fabulous dining rounds everything out, with everything from mouthwatering Thai cuisine at the riverside restaurant to a candlelit dinner-for-two in your villa available for guests.
Nandini Bali Jungle Resort & Spa
Also overlooking Ubud's Ayung River, Nandini Bali Jungle Resort & Spa really is the stuff of daydreams. A place where guests wake to jungle-topped mountains shrouded in mist (quickly followed by breakfast at the sleek pool), the resort seems to blend seamlessly into its spellbinding surroundings.
Honeymooners and romantics will be won over by Nandini's 18 glamorous villas. Designed to resemble a traditional Balinese village, each private retreat features an open layout, enchanting canopy beds and sigh-inducing gorge views. For the perfect jungle-luxe getaway, spoil yourselves with a pamper session at the aptly named Spa On The River and toast the occasion at the resort's Ginger Restaurant.
Home to gorgeous thatched-roof villas, one seriously beautiful infinity pool and postcard-ready tropical landscape views, Maya Ubud Resort & Spa goes all-out to make couples feel totally relaxed. From its Insta-ready pool villas to its sensational open-air spa, there's plenty here to rejuvenate your body and soul.
For an unforgettable escape, join in on one of the resort's complimentary yoga sessions, explore nearby central Ubud and sample each of Maya's excellent dining options. Serving delicious wholesome food with a side of picturesque jungle views, the River Cafe is great for a casual meal, while the resort's Asiatique and Bar Bedulu are ideal for celebrating a romantic getaway.
For something a little bit different, head to Ubud's Chapung Bali. An eclectic boutique hideaway that fuses traditional Indonesian and contemporary Scandinavian style, the resort is perched high among the hills and is just ten minutes from central Ubud.
Whether you stay in one of Chapung Sebali's deluxe pool suites or breezy villas you'll enjoy brilliant service and amazing views. Also featuring a palm-surrounded restaurant, two bars and a sumptuous spa, the resort promises a blissful escape.
Puri Wulundari Boutique Resort & Spa
Built into a jade-green hillside, Ubud's Puri Wulundari Boutique Resort & Spa is a haven for luxury- and wellness-lovers. Known for its dreamy accommodation, marvellous dining and delightful spa offerings, the resort is the place to go to really unwind.
35 decked-out villas (each with their own private pool and private butler service, no less) create an idyllic setting for a Bali getaway with all the trimmings. Our advice? Visit the spa with its captivating rice paddy views and spoil yourselves with a massage to kick things off right. And don't miss feasting on scrumptious cuisine at the resort's Janger Restaurant and cafe-style Legong Terrace.
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