THE ESSENCE OF UBUD
THE AYUNG RESORT UBUD TRULY DEFINES A LUXURY DESTINATION RESORT. WITH OPULENT ACCOMMODATION, WORLD-CLASS CUISINE AND AN AUTHENTIC DAY SPA THAT SPECIALISES IN PAMPERING MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT, THE RESORT’S SPRAWLING TROPICAL GARDENS AND AWE-INSPIRING RIVER VALLEY VIEWS GIVE YOU THE PERFECT EXCUSE TO STAY PUT.
Set amongst eight-hectares of immaculately manicured grounds just north of Ubud in Payangan; Bali’s go-to spot for travellers wishing to experience blissful seclusion; yet within a 20-minute drive to Ubud’s bustling cultural activities; every step you take within the resort’s dramatic environs brings you face-to-face with remarkable statues, paintings, carvings or artefacts.
Choose from a thoughtful variety of 53 richly appointed guest rooms; featuring stunning marble flooring, hand-hewn timber four-poster beds, private balconies with breath-taking views, personal espresso machines, exquisite high-thread count linens and down comforters, and contemporary en suites designed with soaking tubs as well as walk-in glass rain showers.
If you’re celebrating a special occasion, why not indulge in one of Ayung Resort’s private villas? From the complimentary bottle of champagne chilled and waiting for you upon check-in to the hand-carved architectural masterpieces decorating the place you will call ‘home’ during your stay, each Rumah Kudus villa epitomises the essence of Indonesia’s legendary artisans and their famed craftsmanship. Based on the semi-open houses found in the royal palaces of Jogjakarta, the earliest examples of Rumah Kudus come from Central Java and date back to the 15th century.
The finest example of local and international fusion cuisine can be experienced at Wijaya Kusuma, the resort’s signature fine dining restaurant. Featuring Southeast Asian fine-dining fusion, Executive Chef Made Lugra is a cutting-edge culinary talent who gains inspiration from Balinese, Indonesian, Asian and European cuisine. Accompanied by a worldly selection of fine wines from the restaurant’s private cellar, both in-house and walk-in guests are drawn to Wijaya Kusuma’s innovative style as well as the discreet, personalised service. His delightful, three-course and six-course degustation menus starts with a surprise amuse-bouche, followed by such mouth-watering temptations as Pan Seared Foie Gras (accompanied by mushroom ravioli, morel sauce & apple chutney), Lobster-Jumbo-Prawn (with fresh asparagus, potato, orange slices, and lemongrass dressing with a hint of coriander), and Pandan Crème Brulee complemented by a luscious scoop of mandarin ginger sorbet.
For a more relaxed, yet equally sophisticated dining experience, there’s no better place to spend an afternoon or evening than Napolitano Terrazzo. It is located above the restaurant with panoramic views of the forested peninsula (recently acquired by Kumala Group to preserve the integrity of the resort’s mystical surroundings), the area rumoured to be the birthplace of I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Bali’s beloved hero. Serving up world-class Italian cuisine and boasting Bali’s only marble and granite pizza oven, Terrazzo is old-world comfort at its very best. Make sure to try the Aglio e olio, an innovative twist on the classic pasta dish featuring black squid ink linguini, prawns, chilli, garlic, virgin olive oil and parsley.
Once caught up on your beauty sleep and fully nourished with the nectar of the gods, allow Dewi Sri Spa and Beauty Salon to welcome you into their riverside paradise. Embracing a holistic approach to wellbeing and exuding a mystical ambience, Ayung Resort’s wellness sanctuary offers an exotic spa menu that blends authentic and modern modalities. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the rain forest, the spa’s therapists specialise in traditional massage, unique body scrubs, relaxing facials and signature treatments that cater to the whole person. Premier Decleor spa products guarantee the most luxurious and pampering results imaginable while semi open-air joglo-style treatment pavilions and air-conditioned double treatment suites allow you to fully refresh and unwind.