Set in off the beaten track in the Payangan district, north of Ubud, is Samsara Ubud, a beautiful boutique resort nestled on a river valley amid the rainforest. With a highly personalised service and just 17 delightfully stylish one- to three-bedroom pool villas available, this is a wonderful destination for couples seeking a romantic escape, as well as for lifestyle retreats and groups of friends looking to spend quality time together or to celebrate life’s milestones, such as weddings, birthdays, promotions and the like.
Offering laid-back luxury, the villas are designed to make the most of the gorgeous location with outdoor decking, sun beds and heated pools that are ideal for relaxing while watching the sunrise, or floating in while watching the fireflies in the evening. Inside, a sound system, cable TV, four-poster bed, sofa and indulgent bathroom offer a comfortable, chic hideaway.
Dining is at The Kelusa, a spacious restaurant with sweeping views across the rainforest and food prepared using the freshest local ingredients. International cuisine with a local twist is the speciality, while the drinks menu also brings a local twist to both its cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks.
A heated main pool, spa and fitness centre offer further facilities, meaning that everything you need is right to hand. If you choose to explore the local area, the resort offers a shuttle into Ubud and will aid you in planning excursions.
Banjar Ayah, Desa Kelusa, Payangan, Gianyar, Bali 80572, Indonesia