What We Love
- Private saltwater pools by each of the 23 tents
- All-day breakfast at Mads’ Lang, one of the two al fresco restaurants onsite
- The open-air bale that stands in for a reception desk
- Complimentary yoga on the property
What To Know
- Your hotel stay includes an airport transfer in an air-conditioned, Wi-Fi enabled luxury car
- Upon check-in, guests are given “survival kits” that consist of bug spray, raincoats, and earplugs
- Tents are accessed via suspension bridges
- In-tent bathrooms are only partially separated by rattan screens
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Playful tented camp with made-in-Java interiors, cocooned in the hinterlands of Bali
Guests can expect to push past their comfort zones when they bed down at this luxurious Dutch-style tented camp in Bali’s Keliki Valley, a charming cluster of green rice paddies and shrines north of Ubud. Originally conceived as a more traditional 130-key hotel, the trailblazing designer in charge, Bangkok-based Bill Bensley, had a change of heart that paired his longstanding love for camping with a newfound commitment to minimal environmental intervention. This dreamy tropical retreat is the result, with 22 tents that offer either rainforest or River Wos views. The interiors are a modern explorer’s paradise, with intricate woodwork, teak floors, and gargantuan traveling trunks. There’s also two-bedroom villas and a split-level lodge with a pair of large outdoor decks within easy reach of the Auriga spa, where highlights include couple-centric treatments like top-to-toe massages and aphrodisiac-accented cocktails. Be sure to save at least one evening for hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows by the property’s campfire, which features a revolving door of entertainment ranging from silent movie screenings to performances by local storytellers.
In the Area
The Keliki Valley, famous for its miniature paintings and stone homes, is about 25 minutes from Ubud—long considered Indonesia’s arts and crafts hub. Though the ride from Bali’s international airport can fall anywhere between 90 minutes to two hours, a retreat-sponsored car ride makes the journey comfortable. The staff is comprised largely of locals, who can help arrange all sorts of island excursions including sunrise volcano hikes (Mount Batur is a consistent favorite), luwak coffee tastings, ancient temple visits, and helicopter trips to breathtaking of Nusa Penida, an unvarnished isle with Bali’s prettiest reefs where snorkeling is practically mandatory.
How to Get There
Wow! This is the most amazing experience. I say 'experience' rather than resort because it is next level. Truly special so if you are looking for a honeymoon location or special holiday, look no further.
Honestly cannot fault anything. The only negatives I can think of are:
1. If you have mobility issues then you are likely to struggle here
2. The private pool is cold because it doesn't get much sun
Okay the positives. Too many to list but I'll try.
From the moment you are welcomed to Capella the team cannot do enough for you. They are attentive without being intrusive, and so helpful and friendly.
We stayed in the Librarian tent which was fabulous (the pics don't do it justice). Set in the rainforest and sympathetic to its surroundings, the room is full of surprises and your every need has been anticipated. Loved the following:
Drinks chest and nibbles
Kimonos and slippers
4 poster bed with plug sockets
Handmade board games
Day bed with views of the rainforest
Comfortable lounge area
And so much more.
The resort itself gorgeous. The pool, bar area, Officers Lounge, outdoor cinema, gym, temple etc. So much on offer if you want to stay close by but lots of options for day trips and activities too.
The restaurants - the food is out of this world! The portions are generous and the cuisine so tasty. There are so many options from local delicacies to standard Western fare and they understand how to look after people with special dietary requirements.
There are lots of quirky little touches throughout the hotel but I won't go through them all as it is fun to discover for yourself.
You will want for nothing here because the staff are amazing and it has been designed with luxury in mind.
We cannot wait to go back!
Amazing location, unfortunately, looks were decieving, the noise all night long made the stay a desaster along with the maintence issues in the villa. for $1,900+ a night we expected much more than a load room, broken shower, poor turndown, and dirty pool.
The only one thing i have a problem with is the toilet inside the tent . You will know what i mean when you get there .
Also not used to the animal orchestra in the morning .
Apart from that i really like the jungle view . Unique, calm and peaceful