A hidden sanctuary in the village of Tanggayuda, ten minutes drive west of Ubud, this very special resort is green and spacious, with cool air at a slightly higher elevation. Throughout the grounds are tall tropical fruit trees, giving shade and invigorating the air.
Here the architecture is bold, spacious, and contemporary. Most of the rooms are pool villas, with complete privacy and luxurious interiors. The prestigious Bale Daja Residence is a two-story villa with large L-shaped pool and expansive living spaces.
The handsome open-air Batukaru Restaurant (a non-smoking venue) and rooftop Twilight Terrace have views to the sacred Batukaru volcano.
The reception building overlooks a lawn-carpeted coconut grove which functions as the hotel’s central courtyard, for daily afternoon tea and special performance events, and houses a conference room, library, yoga studio, and a spacious boutique. Nearby is the beautiful wooden Spa House.
The Bale Banjar is an old Javanese joglo building of teak timber, a comfortable space where guests can relax, read, and enjoy light refreshments; on the lower story is a fine arts gallery. Across the lawn is the Paon Bali, a pavilion equipped with a kitchen for Balinese cooking classes.
There are two main swimming pools with sundecks and poolside cafes, and a 24-hour gym with heated plunge pool. A jogging track winds among the gardens.
Guests may never want to leave.