Mandapa, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve
What We Love
- A patih, or personal butler, who can secure dinner reservations and plan nature hikes
- Your arrival is marked by the ceremonious striking of a gong
- Sustainably built Balinese furniture in all villas
- Poolside cabanas, which are stocked with fresh fruit and soft drinks
What To Know
- Guests can try their hand at planting seedlings using ancient Balinese techniques, at the onsite rice paddies
- Though the villas and suites here stand on steep hills, the staff will shuttle you around on buggies
- At Green Camp, the kids-only pavilion, younger guests can partake in a range of natural adventures
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
If it’s tropical solitude you’re seeking, you’ve come to the right place. The 60 thatched-roof villas and suites at Mandapa (Sanskrit for “temple”) are sophisticated experiments in seclusion: take in the vibrant tapestries depicting scenes from traditional Balinese life from your king-size bed, swim a few languid laps in your private pool, or delight in an outdoor garden shower. When you’re ready to emerge from your indulgent refuge, make your way to the Sawah Terrace, where you’ll feast on local specialties like prawn salad and steamed duck in what feels like a grown-up tree house. For a more private meal, opt for Kubu, a romantic riverfront Mediterranean restaurant that contains nine bamboo cocoons, tailor-made for honeymooners. An afternoon at the open-air spa, where highlights consist of a healing hands massage from the resident therapist is practically mandatory, as are a few hours at the main pool, which doubles as the property’s central meeting place (there is no lobby). Here, the staff trots out a series of cooling perks—shots of gazpacho; scented face towels—which you can enjoy alongside verdant valley views.
In the Area
The resort is an hour’s drive from Denpasar International Airport, with easy access to Ubud, the heart of Bali’s vibrant arts scene and filled with galleries and craft markets. Your patih (butler) can help arrange everything from a night safari in an elephant sanctuary and a sunrise hike to the summit of Mount Batur, one of Bali’s most sacred volcanoes, to a private session with one of the area’s legendary healers. Closer to home base, there’s a century-old temple which comes especially alive during the month of August, when its adorned with coconut leaves, fruit pyramids, and flowers all in honor of Odalan, an elaborate ceremony that marks its founding.
How to Get There
Hands down one of the most incredible properties we've ever experienced.
Actually the resort itself is stunning, and while it is only a few years old, arriving through the gates felt like we were entering a pristinely preserved and ancient, albeit luxurious, monastery in a lush and serene rain forest.
In summary, Mandapa experience was nothing short of incredible. At the end of our stay, the only thing we wished for was a longer stay at Mandapa. Bring me back
This was my first trip to Bali with children - I had been twice before a decade and more ago. I found Ubud to be my favorite of all the places we visited. We also stayed in Canggu, Nusa Dua, Seminyak and visited Jimbaran Bay. Mandapa was the best place we stayed. It was such a pleasant escape from the busy town life of Ubud and felt so safe and calm and beautiful. We had an amazing dining experience at Kubu restaurant there. The staff were amazing, the rooms were amazing. It was perfection!
It was the last function of the Food Festival. It was an incredible setting. Would love to see it in daylight. Everything outstanding, including staff, food, great company at our table. The nicest hotel I have ever been in. Would love to stay there. Maybe next time!
we were made to sit in the restaurant after 15 m manager came and rudely asked to
leave though we were made to sit bu the ither manager pla dont visit there name told of manager who rude was alok and the one who made us sit was shadab really rude behaviour
As you enter into this other world, you are transported into a natural haven. My boyfriend bought me here for an anniversary dinner, we were driven by golf cart through the incredible grounds, down to the riverside restaurant where we were deflty deated in the most incredible bamboo birds next structure overlooking the stream. Romantic, discreet, peaceful, private, what more coudl one wish for. We decided on the Chef's tasting menu, which began with two extra taster dishes - including a bloddy mary tomato that popped deliciously in your mouth. There are no words to describe the culinary delights that ensued over 6 courses, the excellent wine, which, despite rarely drinking I had to try and the view, atmosphere, high level of service all contributed to an evening that left me speechless.