Trekking and biking through neighboring villages and rice paddies is free
Harmonious integration with nature and emphasis on cultural activities
Private villas are ripe for romance
What To Know
Free shuttles to Ubud run five times daily
In-room Internet costs extra
Food and drinks at the resort can be expensive, but other options are 15 minutes away
Electric carts are available to tackle the hilly grounds
Parking on site
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Exclusive Bali riverside retreat with a spa, two-level pool and majestic jungle views
Like something out of a James Bond film, the ultra-luxe Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan receives no shortage of accolades for its want-for-nothing service and license-to-thrill views. The curvaceous, modern 18-suite main building clings to the side of a gorge with widescreen vistas from the bar, restaurant, fitness center and lily-pad-filled pond on the roof. The 42 traditional thatched-roof villas wind to the Ayung River and bring the symphony of the jungle even closer with outdoor living rooms, showers, private plunge pools and deep soaking tubs, while rich teak and Sulawesi silk add a dose of contemporary Balinese flavor.
In the Area
Ubud is known as the cultural heart of Bali, not just for its central highlands location — and starring role in Eat, Pray, Love — but for its almost mystical vibe. While hiring a knowledgable guide is a good idea to get the most out of the surrounding cultural highlights like Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave), Puri Saren Agung royal palace, Gunung Kawi (Poet Mountain), or the hotsprings of Pura Tirta Empul, the Bali Bird Park and Ubud Monkey Forest are great places to see on your own. In town, Gaya Art Space, Neka Art Museum and ARMA showcase some of the area’s best art exhibits.