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
Parking on site
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Reimagined Indonesian village turned Ritz-Carlton Reserve, nestled among rice fields and bordered by the Ayung, Bali’s longest river
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.