Travelling to Bali is so much more than staying in lavish accommodation with everything you need provided and delivered to the comfort of your villa. Sure, a private pool, fine linens, 40-inch LED smart TV and Wi-Fi internet access are great, but the traditional values in the Balinese way of living are not ones to be missed. Enter Desa Visesa Ubud.
Offering 66 luxury pool villas and 40 spacious suites, Desa Visesa Ubud aims to offer a home for travellers, not just a hotel. Composed of 6.5 hectares of vast natural landscape connected by a series of winding pathways, the property boasts lush rice fields, gardens and surrounding jungle as its unrivalled views. Other than the aforementioned facilities, Desa Visesa Ubud bedrooms come with canopied king-size beds, understated elegant furnishings, interactive entertainment platforms, iPhone docking stations and capsule coffee machines. The villas offer one-bedroom or two-bedroom units – all equipped with a private pool, open bathrooms and postcard views.
Desa Visesa Ubud, however, offers more. It invites you to experience Bali like the locals do. Visesa Heritage programmes are created to help guests discover the colourful and enriching Bali traditions. Start by learning to do one of the particularly detailed Balinese dances, where the skilled instructors teach guests the graceful postures, fluid finger movements and graceful steps, accompanied by the mesmerising music of a gamelan set. Understand Bali further by partaking in Balinese ceremonies like Melukat, the blessing ceremony that involves body and soul purification with water blessed by a Hindu priest, or the Kajeng Kliwon ceremony that takes place every 15 days in the Balinese calendar is performed in Desa Visesa Ubud’s majestic temple. Complete the experience by learning to make charming Balinese offerings with fruit, flowers and colourful edibles that are stacked into a beautiful gebogan offering.
Furthermore Desa Visesa Ubud applies a touch of Balinese art, culture and spirituality in every facility and service offered. Coming into the resort guests are welcomed by a barong icon, before coming across an extensive gallery filled with collectible artworks from talented local artists. The Lesung Organic restaurant is where to go to savour rich and flavoursome Indonesian cuisine. For something a bit more refined, Padi fine dining restaurant – opened by the talented Mandif Warokka – whips local ingredients into exotic new flavours, colours and textures.
In a nutshell, Desa Visesa Ubud has a lot to offer, but mainly the property is about refreshing the mind and body by making each guest feel like they have been reborn as a member of a traditional Balinese community.
Desa Visesa Ubud
Jalan Suweta, Ubud, Gianyar
Bali 80571, Indonesia
T: (+62) 361 209 1788