Perched on an escarpment high above the winding Ayung River gorge with views of rice paddies, this resort follows the design of a traditional Balinese village.
Pebbled walkways link the freestanding thatched-roof suites, each of which has its own walled garden with outdoor tubs, and the interiors are furnished in teak and marble. Amandari provides a delightful setting from which to experience Bali’s cultural richness and explore the mountains to the north.
The restaurant is good and serves both Western and Indonesian dishes. Service is excellent, as you would expect from Aman.
The cultural center of Bali, and home to most of the country’s museums and galleries. The Balinese royal family have their home in this very traditional-looking town in the cool foothills of central Bali. The surrounding paddies inspire an artistic crowd, and you can see arts and crafts everywhere. As well as markets and traditional dance displays, you can head out to Ubud Monkey Forest and meet the mischievous neighbors.
Ways you can help in Ubud
A dedicated local Doctor, together with a few supporters, run a Foundation for HIV/AIDS babies. Born to HIV/AIDS parents who have passed away these little souls are cared for in a local orphanage, one of the few prepared to take HIV/AIDS babies into care, for fear of transmission. Mostly born to mothers who were unaware […]