Sandat Glamping Tents
What We Love
- A unique retreat with a pool named one of the most stunning in the world by Condé Nast TravellerImmersing yourself in Bali's natural beauty while enjoying the perks of a luxury stay
- Sophisticated dining under a dramatic roof and massage treatments on request
- Opting to stay in a lavish tent with its own private pool
What To Know
- This luxe jungle retreat takes glamping to a whole other level
- The stunning infinity pool is one of the main draws, and some suites have private plunge pools
- Free shuttle life into Ubud
Bali might not strike you as camping destination – more a boho-luxury sort of island. But you can put all thoughts about flyaway tent ropes aside at this luxurious jungle retreat, where even the term ‘glamping’ doesn’t quite do the concept justice.
Home to five tented suites and three eco-cabins, Sadat Glamping Tents is the first camp of its kind to open in the artistic town of Ubud – Bali’s cultural heart. You’d be hard-pushed to find somewhere with a greater sense of place; aside from the cream canvas and thatched roofs peeking out of the tropical foliage, this boutique sanctuary brings guests closer to the green environment in the dreamiest way possible. The infinity-edged main pool – featured in Condé Nast Traveller’s ‘most stunning swimming pools in the world’ – appears to flow right into the terraced rice fields below.
Hop on a bicycle and cycle the three kilometres to Ubud’s café-lined centre, or catch a ride in the complimentary shuttle. Even if it’s a restful do-nothing break you have in mind, it’s worth venturing out once in awhile purely for the pleasure of returning to your private haven, bedecked with hand-inlaid furniture, floaty muslin, bamboo bedframes and all manner of artisanal objets d’art, mostly in calm sky-and-earth hues. Who needs solid walls when getting back to nature is this good?
How to Get There
Loved every inch of the Sandat Glamping Tents! The rooms are well kept with beautiful upcycled Balinese furniture heirlooms combined with luxury linens, every inch had a feeling of home. Stayed in the Lumboc house. We used both separate beds (1 double, 1 twin), both had mosquito nets. The house is spacious with outdoor bathroom and lounge area downstairs, sleeping area is upstairs. The pool is only shared with 2 other Lumboc houses and no one was ever at it, so it felt private. I took a private yoga class by the hotel’s instructor and it was fantastic! We also ate dinner one night at the hotel and the Balinese food was just as good if not better than at a restaurant in town. The resort also has a private shuttle to take you into town. It is hidden down a private dirt road, so your private driver may have trouble finding it, but it is definitely a hidden gem! Will definitely be coming back! ❤️
This place is really special and unique. We’ve spent 5 nights in the Ogoh Ogoh tent which is truly amazing, beautifully decorated and also extremely peaceful and relaxing. The villa is surrounded by trees and you feel like you’re in the jungle. Private pool is pretty big and deep enough to swim. The design of the dining area is also spectacular, the stuff is super friendly and helpful.
This is the only way to see Ubud. I was in Ubud over 20 years ago and there is no doubt it has grown exponentially. Full of bustle and charm still but avoid rush hour. Sandat is a sanctuary away from this, run by a Venetian Italian, it is boutique luxury, delicious food, a choice between the comfortable rice barns or canvas, staff well trained and the in house massages second to none. We visited the Chedi and Ritz Carlton hotels but they are large and soulless. Sandat brings you far closer to Bali and we wouldn’t hesitate to return. Charlie H