Best hotels and resorts in Ubud - Padma Resorts, Ubud

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Want to find th ultimate Ubud accommodation? Our guide covers the best places to stay in Bali's uplands, from luxury resorts with inifinity pools to the most tranquil sanctuaries and more.

Ubud is a traditional town located in the uplands of Bali. Ubud has so much to offer as a tourist destination, from amazing nature to incredible cultural heritage making it one of ​Bali’s most popular areas. In fact, more than 5,000,000 people visited Ubud in 2023, according to data from Bali’s Central Bureau of Statistics.  

Ubud’s best resorts have incredible amenities that seem to elevate the natural landscape to create a truly immersive experience. Think infinity pools overlooking rice fields, luxurious outdoor baths and showers, and jungle swings set up over valleys. These resorts integrate seamlessly with natural scenery, often featuring scenic views of rivers, jungles, rice fields, and valleys. The typical Balinese bamboo architecture and indoor/outdoor room layouts further enhance the allure of the natural world on show here.  

As one of Bali’s most culturally rich areas, it makes sense that the resorts here help guests understand the island on a deeper level. Activities available at Ubud’s resorts include everything from traditional cooking classes and bike tours to rice farming and waterfall treks.  

The focus of the resorts is not only on accommodation but also on creating a destination where guests get to relax, indulge in leisure and cultural activities, and enjoy various relaxing amenities like pools, spas and yoga studios. Whether you seek a honeymoon spot or a family-friendly escape, Ubud is an eclectic tourist spot that blends luxury and cultural exploration into one amazing visit.  

The 10 best resorts in Ubud are listed below. 

  1. Padma Resort Ubud - Best Luxury Resort in Ubud: Situated on the mountainside within the Payangan forest, Padma Resort Ubud is a 5-star luxury resort offering breathtaking views of the river valley below. 
  2. The Kayon Resort, Ubud - Best Adults Only Resort in Ubud: Located in the Balinese village of Bresela, The Kayon offers an intimate, adults-only experience with only 16 rooms. This upscale resort is ideal for solo travellers and couples looking to truly disconnect.  
  3. Desa Visesa Ubud - Most Authentic Vibe: Set within a village-like resort amongst rice fields, Desa Visesa is a stunning Ubud hotel that embodies the harmonious principles of Balinese Hinduism.  
  4. Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan - Best Hotel Service: The Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan provides the ultimate combination of luxury and nature overlooking the Agung River valley. 
  5. Kaamala Resort Ubud by iNi Vie Hospitality - Best for a Getaway: Kaamala Resort Ubud is ideal for a relaxing couples or family vacation, offering a blend of comfort, nature, and cultural immersion with family-friendly amenities. 
  6. The Udaya Resort - Best Wellness Resort in Ubud: The Udaya is best known for its in-house wellness centre, the award-winning Kavari Spa. This amazing spa includes excellent packages for couples. 
  7. Kuwarasan A Pramana Experience - Best Resort for Couples in Ubud: Kuwarasan is the epitome of romantic and intimate settings for couples, set amidst Ubud's serene rice fields. 
  8. Ulun Ubud Resort - Most Tranquil: Ulun Ubud is a sanctuary for tranquillity and natural beauty, offering stunning views of the Campuhan River valley from its hillside location.
  9. Kastara Resort and Spa - Most Romantic Atmosphere: Kastara caters to couples seeking luxury, providing romantic amenities and breathtaking jungle views, just a short drive from Ubud Centre. Love-themed bed decorations and romantic flower baths add to the romantic appeal. 
  10. Adiwana Bisma - Best All-Around Experience:  Adiwana combines luxury and nature, offering a peaceful escape near the heart of Ubud with stunning views and elegant, nature-inspired accommodations.

 

1. Padma Resort Ubud - Best Luxury Resort in Ubud 

Padma Resort Ubud is a sprawling luxury resort situated to the north of Ubud, Bali's renowned cultural hub. Established in 2016, Padma excels as a pioneer of luxury accommodation in the Ubud area. This incredible resort is perched at a height within a river valley, treating guests to stunning views of Payangan's bamboo forests.  

The main highlights of Padma Resort are its incredible location and size, which create an awe-inspiring experience for guests. Elaborately constructed on a mountainside, The Padma is immense, with 149 rooms seamlessly etched into the mountainside. For the best view, we recommend you head to the restaurant on the top floor and enjoy a sunset dinner. 

There are plenty of things to see and do at Padma Resort. In fact, most visitors find they don’t even need to leave the hotel. Some of the great family-friendly and couples activities here include complimentary bike tours, aerial yoga, archery, and even a petting zoo! For fitness lovers, the Padma boasts its own fitness centre, multiple swimming pools, and a jogging track through greenery and winding waterways - perfect for a pre-breakfast stroll or run. For those who love to explore, Padma Resort is close to so many incredible Ubud attractions, like the Wanna Jungle Pool and Bar, Tegallalang Rice Terrace and Yeh Pikat Waterfall. To add to the fun, there are quite a few ATV (All-Terrain-Vehicle) operators in this area, which is often paired with Whitewater Rafting as part of a Bali Day Trip. For those who prefer a mellow vibe, the tours in the area to coffee plantations and chocolate tastings might be more your speed!  

After the excitement of a day out in Ubud, a return home to the Padma Resort Spa is bound to set you up for a great night’s sleep. Beautifully designed from stone, the spa sets the scene for a range of therapies inspired by authentic Asian rituals. The Lulur body scrub is a deeply exfoliating treatment on offer that dates back to the Palaces of Yogyakarta around the 17th century. Other excellent treatments include an oxygen facial by Oxygen Ceuticals and the Four Hand Massage, an indulgent treatment involving two massage therapists each applying a range of techniques from Lomi-Lomi to Shiatsu.  

Just keep in mind that Padma Resort really does go above and beyond, and as such it's not considered budget accommodation. Nightly rates range from 3,500,000 IDR (~$350 AUD) to 8,000,000 IDR (~$800 AUD) depending on room type. A popular spot for honeymooners, visitors to this incredible resort are in for the trip of a lifetime.  

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Location: Padma Resort Ubud Banjar Carik, Desa, Puhu, Kec. Payangan, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80572, Indonesia 

Padma Resort Ubud

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2. The Kayon Resort - Best Adults-Only Resort in Ubud 

Situated in the traditional Balinese village of Bresela, the Kayon Ubud Resort is an upscale resort set on the banks of the Petanu River. The Kayon caters exclusively to adults and has established itself as Ubud’s best adults-only hotel. It offers a smaller, more intimate experience compared to larger hotels, with only 26 rooms available. This setup makes it the perfect chill spot in Ubud for couples planning a getaway without the little ones, or solo travellers who prefer to relax without too many kids around. Found a mere ten-minute drive from Ubud centre, the Kayon fits right into its natural setting, making you feel like you're smack dab in the middle of the jungle. 

The Kayon Resort Ubud offers eclectic accommodation options, including valley deluxe rooms with jungle views, river suites with a view down to the river, and private pool villas with thatched roofs overlooking the river below. The amenities are particularly impressive, and include a 10m high pool overlooking the rice fields, a rooftop yoga pavilion and a bamboo chapel for intimate ceremonies.  

Situated close to natural wonders like the Tegalalang Rice Terraces and the Mt Batur volcano, the Kayon Resort provides easy access to nearby destinations, making it the perfect place to base yourself as you explore Ubud. The Kayon isn't just a hotel, it's a wellness centre where you get to kick back, relax, and let yourself be spoiled rotten. The indoor and outdoor pools, hot tub, sauna, and spa make you feel pampered and taken care of, especially after a long day exploring Ubud. With prices starting at around IDR 2,500,000 ( ~250 AUD) per night for two guests, Kayon Resort is a reasonably priced option for those seeking quality accommodations. 

Besides the adults-only concept, another factor that sets the Kayon Resort apart from other resorts is its incredibly romantic setting. Every room features a balcony or terrace, and the private pools are perfect for intimate moments. Special efforts by the staff, such as decorating your room, highlight why the Kayon is considered one of the ​best couples resorts in Bali. The restaurant, with its jungle and waterfall views, is ideal for an unforgettable date night with your partner.  

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Location: Banjar Kepitu, Kenderan, Kec. Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia 

The Kayon Resort

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3. Desa Visesa Ubud - Most Authentic Vibe 

Desa Visesa Ubud is a 5-star village-like resort located in the tranquil rice fields of Ubud, a town commonly referred to as the cultural heart of Bali. Desa Visesa is more traditional than other hotels in Ubud, which is ideal for travellers wanting to connect directly to the natural and cultural aspects of Bali. Desa Visesa has been thoughtfully designed to reflect the Balinese Hindu principle of Tri Hita Karana, a cornerstone of ​​Balinese culture that emphasises harmony between humanity and the natural world. The elegant Balinese architecture, warm and friendly service, subtle indigenous touches and serene surroundings combine to create one of the best authentic accommodation experiences in Ubud. 

This amazing resort offers a range of accommodations, including villas and suites, most of which come with private pools and are surrounded by jungle-like gardens. Located in the central part of Ubud, Desa Visesa is a short drive away from some of the top attractions in the area, including Ubud Royal Palace and Ubud Market. For those who don’t have a car, the Kayon offers a free shuttle service to and from Ubud’s main street. A short three-minute walk from the resort will take you to Lumbung Restaurant, a local fine-dining restaurant that doesn’t disappoint with its elevated Indonesian flavours.  

One of the things that set Desa Visesa apart from other Ubud resorts is how they go out of their way to offer authentic cultural activities and experiences for guests to participate in. These culturally immersive experiences include Balinese dance performances, yoga lessons, farming experiences, and guided village tours. Additionally, the resort has a spa that is rooted in Bali Usada principles, an ancient approach to healing that uses Ayurvedic medicinal plants, herbs, and spices. Considering everything Visesa Ubud has to offer, the average price for a suite bedroom of IDR 2,000,000 (~$200 AUD) is not expensive at all. 

Desa Visesa Ubud is one of the best luxury spots in Bali. It's not just the cultural experiences that stand out, but the tastefully decorated rooms, which balance authentic touches with luxury amenities like an open-air shower and inviting standalone bathtub. The on-site restaurant deserves a mention for its superb à la carte options at fair prices, not to mention the exceptional breakfast buffet. Keep in mind that the resort is located within beautiful rice fields, so it’s not the place to come if you don’t enjoy rural settings.  

Location: Desa Visesa, Jl. Suweta, Bentuyung Sakti, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia 

Desa Visesa Ubud

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4. Four Seasons Resort Bali At Sayan - Best Hotel Service  

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan is an opulent retreat located along the Ayung River, in a village called Sayan, found 5km west of Ubud proper. Sometimes called simply “Four Seasons Sayan”, the property is particularly visually impressive, showcasing a majestic rice-bowl-shaped building in the middle of the jungle. The building appears to float amongst the treetops above the Ayung River, and it's an awe-inspiring experience to access it via the wooden suspension bridge. The crowning feature of the building is its rooftop pond, which allows the resort to blend seamlessly into the natural world itself.  

Once safely arrived, the first thing that guests tend to notice about the Four Seasons Bali at Sayan is the incredible service. The Four Seasons brand is renowned for its highest-quality staff that pay attention to the fine details, and their Ubud iteration is no exception. Check-in is handled smoothly and with class, including a chilled welcome drink. From there, the concierge handles every aspect of your stay from activity planning, to spa bookings to restaurant reservations. It’s one of the best hotels in Ubud for service generally.  

The room options at the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan truly exemplify the principle of understated luxury, with sixty carefully designed suites and villas that capture the natural and tranquil beauty of the island. Set amongst gardens, jungles, and lotus ponds, the generously sized suites are tastefully decorated and conveniently located near the resort facilities. The stand-alone villas offer a more secluded setting amid the gardens or along the riverbank and feature private plunge pools. Riverside Villa masterfully blends outdoor vibes with roomy insides, featuring sheer white canopy beds, wood-panelled walk-in closets, and sophisticated marble bathrooms complete with freestanding tubs. 

The on-site restaurants at the Four Seasons Sayan do not disappoint. Guests have a daily choice of eateries, including the Indonesian-focused Ayung Terrace, the poolside Riverside eatery offering European-influenced dining, and the Chef’s Table at Sokasi. The highlight for us, the Chef’s Table is an intimate seven-course tasting menu that features elevated versions of Indonesian classics like Babi Guling (suckling pig) and Bebek Betutu (roasted duck). On tranquil Ubud nights when you feel like ordering in, or bright mornings when you’d rather keep the curtains drawn, the in-villa dining menu is available 24/7 as well.  

Four Seasons Resort Bali is an excellent spot for travellers who want to make the most of their stay in Ubud with fun and experiences. Located in the jungle along the Ayung River, the hotel is close to many Ubud landmarks such as the Blanco Renaissance Museum, the Goa Gajah caves and many of ​​Bali’s best waterfalls. Kanto Lampo, Tibumana and Suwat waterfalls are all located within close proximity to the resort property. Four Seasons has a carefully curated program of additional experiences that aim to elevate your holiday to the next level. The “Day in the Life of a Balinese Farmer” experience is one of the best on offer, available as a half or full-day excursion that invites guests to personally take part in the process of planting rice, considered sacred by the local Balinese. Fortunately, the excursion doesn’t consist of too much hard labour and is bookended by a lavish picnic breakfast and a traditional bathing ritual at the Four Seasons Spa. Other incredible experiences include a nighttime spa ritual under the stars, a biking tour through the fields of Bongkasa Village and a five-hour cooking class producing authentic Balinese dishes.  

Bearing in mind everything Four Seasons Bali has to offer, it’s no surprise the average price for a bedroom is a considerable IDR 20,000,000 per night (~$2000 AUD). However, this price is reflected in the level of value provided. The only downside is that this destination is unfortunately not the best for travellers with mobility challenges or wheelchair users, as accessibility to the different areas is not as straightforward as in other Ubud resorts. 

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Location: Jl. Raya Sayan, Sayan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia 

Four Seasons Resort Bali At Sayan

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5. Kaamala Resort Ubud by iNi Vie Hospitality - Best for a Getaway 

Kaamala Resort Ubud by iNi Vie Hospitality is a peaceful, 5-star resort located amongst rice fields in central Ubud, Bali near the Sacred Monkey Forest area.  Touted as a “Luxury Experience to Remember”, the Kaamala Resort prides itself on providing memorable getaways tailored particularly to couples and families. Kaamala’s considered approach to hospitality is evident in the hotel’s thoughtful amenities and activities tailored to guests of all ages, including special family and couples-oriented packages. They offer a number of “add-on” touches like candlelight dinners, floating candles and balloons that are great for marking special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries while in Ubud.  

Kaamala’s amenities aren’t to be considered standalone features, instead existing in the context of Ubud’s natural landscape. The infinity pool overlooks the river, the yoga studio is built into the rice field surrounds and the exclusive Svaha Spa Bisma is set high up on the cliff amongst the jungle. The spa, built on a spectacular cliff overlooking the forest and river, is a sanctuary-like spot where professional masseurs spoil you with traditional massage oils and the best natural lotions on the island. Plus, there's a special package for the whole family to enjoy, ensuring everyone in the family leaves feeling refreshed and bonded! 

The room selection is versatile with a range of suites, one bedroom villas with a pool, ideal for couples, as well as two-bedroom villas with up to four beds. The standout feature is the outside areas, which are equipped with loungers, a hammock, umbrellas, an eating area and a large pool, making you feel you have the Kaamala to yourself! As for room prices, they range from IDR 1,800,000 (~$180) to 2,700,000 (~$270 AUD) for two people, varying based on room type and season. In our opinion, this is a very reasonable price for a luxury getaway that promises an unforgettable blend of comfort, nature, and cultural immersion. Kaamala is located in a lush, jungle setting so you’ll want to keep your door closed to keep any critters out.  

Conveniently situated in the most touristy area of Ubud, Kaamala Resort is near key attractions like the Ubud Palace, the Ubud Art Marker, and Ubud Palace. The resort’s location allows guests to explore the vibrant local scene easily. We recommend a little excursion to the Campuhan Ridge Walk which starts just 2 km away, as one of the most tranquil but delightful ​​things to do in Bali. The walk is very lowkey compared to other experiences in Ubud, but that’s part of the charm of it.  

After a morning spent out doing activities, it is great to come back to the “high tea” offered at 3:30pm, every afternoon. The ‘high tea’ is a simple affair, including tea, coffee and biscuits, and provides a wonderful opportunity to socialise with other travellers and the staff in a relaxed setting. 

Kaamala is the type of resort that leaves its guests satisfied on every level. Not only does the resort tick all the boxes, it’s the type of place that makes you feel you have found a new home - in incredible Ubud, no less! 

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Location: No.888 x, Jl. Bisma No.888x, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia 

Kaamala Resort Ubud by iNi Vie Hospitality

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6. The Udaya Resort - Best Wellness Resort in Ubud 

The Udaya Resort is a distinguished 4-star hotel located just beyond the centre of Ubud, Bali. Positioned 3 km away from the historical Puri Saren Agung. The resort is heavily set within its natural surroundings, featuring two-storey villas akin to magical treehouses. The Udaya has an ethereal quality, combining indoor/outdoor architecture, ornate bamboo design and elaborate water features to make guests feel in another world.  

Where Udaya truly excels is in its retreat-style wellness offering, approaching an actual sanctuary retreat. The onsite Kavari Spa is a highly-rated spa that has won numerous World Luxury Spa Awards, providing a next-level rejuvenation experience without even needing to leave the resort. The highlight of the spa is the flower bath, a now ubiquitous treatment in Bali that originated at this very resort. The Celebration of Flowers is particularly indulgent, featuring colourful strewn petals that are available as part of a couples package as well, preceded by a firm but deeply relaxing Balinese massage. There is a a wide selection of scrubs, which are made in refreshing scents like mango, aloe vera and strawberry. By request, it's even possible to get a citrus or flower bath drawn in your own hotel room!  

The Udaya Resort skillfully combines excellent onsite service with off-site adventures, making guests feel just as excited to return at the end of the day as they are leaving in the morning for a day of activities. The service is satisfying, with a dedication to hospitality that shows through in all members of the friendly staff. When it comes time to venture out, there is a free shuttle service to and from town, and the Udaya is happy to organise curated tours through their own private drivers. Hotspots worth visiting nearby include temples like Puri Langon Ubud and Pura Dalem Tegallantang, the Campuhan Ridge Walk and Kajen Rice Fields. On your way back home, we recommend stopping in at Bella Pizza located just 10 minutes from the resort., which serves some of the best-woodfired pizzas on the island.  

Some resorts offer amazing facilities but are lacking when it comes to room quality, but happily, that’s not all the case at Udaya. In fact, the rooms are spacious and clean, with comfy beds, lovely aspects and powerful A/C. For an added treat, take one of the rooms with a private pool. While the costs vary based on the chosen room type, prices typically start at approximately IDR 2,500,000 per night (~$250 AUD), which is quite standard for a distinguished resort in Ubud. 

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Location: Jl. Sri Wedari No.48B, Tegallantang, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia 

The Udaya Resort

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7. Kuwarasan A Pramana Experience - Best Resort for Couples in Ubud 

Kuwarasan A Pramana Experience is an exquisite boutique hotel tucked away in the Tegallalang Village, just south of Ubud’s famous Ceking (Tegallalang) Rice Terraces. The resort is home to nearly 30 incredible villas that are beautifully designed and showcase a view of the jungle all around. Each villa is decorated with local influences that create a warm atmosphere, making it an idyllic spot for a romantic escape. 

Kuwarasan elevates the concept of a couple's retreat to new heights, making it a favourite hotel among honeymooners. Beyond the beautiful and tranquil atmosphere, there are so many great activities for two such as free yoga, Balinese cooking classes, and guided walks through the rice paddies of Ubud. Who knows, couples in love might be tempted by the Sky Wedding Chapel, a bamboo pavilion surrounded by coconut trees that seems like something out of a fairy tale. For those not quite ready to say “I do” just yet, the Romantic Candlelight Dinners put on by the Kuwarasan are a chance to enjoy gourmet food under a canopy of stars. Just make sure to book at least a day in advance.  

Highlights of the Kuwarasan include two high-end restaurants (including a Japanese option), a stylish woodsy bar, and unlike most hotels in Bali, even has its own wine cellar. The amenities are excellent as well, including a spa and an outdoor infinity pool with a swim-up bar. Additionally, the resort’s location makes it easy for couples to venture into some of the most beautiful parts of Ubud, as it is just about 3 km away from Botanic Garden Ubud, Alila Ubud Art Gallery, and Tegallalang Rice Terrace. 

Considering everything Kuwarasan has to offer in terms of amenities and nearby attractions, the prices are relatively inexpensive with nightly rates for two people ranging from IDR 2,500,000 (~$250) to 3,300,000 (~$330 AUD).  

A beloved feature of the Kuwarasan A Pramana in Ubud is how it makes guests feel when they return back to the resort after a long day of adventuring in Bali. The sense of relaxation, cleanliness, and comfort is unparalleled, and above all guests feel at home here. The intimate size of the hotel means every guest is treated like family, with personalised and close attention that makes you feel like you're the only one there.

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Kuwarasan A Pramana Experience

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8. Ulun Ubud Resort - Most Tranquil

Ulun Ubud Resort & Spa is a 4-star hotel located on a hillside in the Sanggingan village, just 10 minutes north of Ubud centre. Overlooking the Campuhan River, the Ulun Ubud is a picturesque gem that invites guests to fully unwind. There is a true sense of peace here, with terraced rice fields, Mt Agung in the background and the spectacle of mist descending upon the valley at dawn. The atmosphere here is so peaceful and calming, with a lack of outside noise except the lovely sounds of nature. Ulun Ubud is definitely the place to come for the most tranquil resort experience in Ubud. 

Beyond the spectacular surroundings, Ulun Ubud Resort has lovely, spacious rooms that combine traditional features with high-quality furnishings. The rooms are simple but very comfortable. The Private Pool Suite, a guest favourite at Ulun Ubud, is a hideaway with a personal swimming pool and en-suite rain shower that makes you feel immersed in the natural beauty of Ubud. It’s particularly special to enjoy a shower in the suite’s bathroom when it's raining, making you feel as if standing directly under the Bali sky. 

Ulun Ubud isn’t just a place to stay, but rather a holistic space where guests can engage in yoga, partake in meditation sessions, and take leisurely dips in the pool. Being a bit further out of town, there is a sense of being in your own oasis that promotes self-care and restoration. When it does come time to venture out, Ulun makes an ideal base for exploring nearby attractions like Kuluk Gallery, Bali Botanica Day Spa, and Neka Art Museum. With room prices set between IDR 2,000,000 (~$200 AUD) to 3,000,000 (~$300 AUD) for two people, Ulun Ubud is a prime but affordable luxury retreat.

All in all, there’s so much to love about Ulun Ubud. Above all, the unspoiled natural landscape visible from every room provides for an excellent holiday atmosphere. The only drawback here is the number of stairs to climb to travel between the different parts of the resort, which poses an issue for older guests and guests with limited mobility. 

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Location: G773+4QQ, Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Kedewatan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Ulun Ubud Resort

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9. Kastara Resort and Spa - Most Romantic Atmosphere 

Kastara Resort and Spa is a 4-star hotel only a convenient 10-minute drive from Ubud Centre. Constructed in 2020, it is an elaborately designed resort with a romantic and magical atmosphere that captures the imagination of its guests. The property is built into a mountainside, with multiple levels that overlook an infinity pool attached to a boat-shaped platform that resembles a traditional Japanese ship. This unique layout gives the resort character and a charming look that invites you inside.  

The Kastara resort boasts 40 rooms, divided into two types: the Deluxe Suite and the Royal Suite. Both offer a private balcony, breathtaking jungle view, and sunrise panorama. The Deluxe Room and the Royal Suite cater to honeymooners and guests celebrating anniversaries with private pools, romantic flower baths, and love-themed bed decorations. Beyond the couple-oriented amenities, Kastara offers the Bahtera Wedding package, an excellent option for couples looking to celebrate their union in Ubud. 

Kastara Resort’s facilities include the Belantara Restaurant, offering diverse Indonesian and Nusantara fusion cuisine, the Sunkissed Pool Bar for semi-outdoor dining, the Kastara Spa, and a Yoga Studio. Additionally, for guests who want to explore the cultural attractions in Ubud, there is a free village tour every Monday at 7:30am which provides guests with a glimpse into traditional Balinese traditions by bringing them to a temple ceremony.  

Kastara Resort is strategically situated along the Bukit Campuhan Ridge Walk in Ubud, Bali, to make it as easy as possible for guests to venture beyond the resort and explore the local area. For those interested in art, it is conveniently near the Neka Art Museum and Blanco Museum. The cost of a stay at Kastara varies from IDR 1,700,000 (~$170 AUD) to 3,000,000 (~$300 AUD) per night, an attractive price point considering the quality and range of amenities provided. 

The romantic jungle setting of the Kastara Resort and Spa sets it apart from other properties. The hotel is perched on the side of a verdant valley, meaning guests look out of their window directly onto the luscious rainforest. Kastara is a new construction, unlike many resorts in Bali which have been standing for multiple decades, and it’s evident they didn't skimp on the build. Every detail, from the solid wood finishes in the bedrooms to the stonework in the bathrooms, is top-notch and shows the amount of effort that was poured into making the Kastara the premium location it is today. One small drawback is that the use of ride-sharing apps is limited at the resort. But this is unlikely to affect your stay too much, as there are many other ways of ​​getting around Bali such as taxis and the hotel shuttle. 

Location: Jl. Bangkiang Sidem, Keliki, Kec. Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia 

Kastara Resort and Spa

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10. Adiwana Bisma - Best All-Round Experience 

Adiwana Bisma Ubud is a stylish boutique hotel located just 10 minutes from the centre of Ubud. Offering a peaceful escape where the Balinese jungle is front and centre, Adiwana Bisma’s centrepiece is the rooftop deck and infinity pool, which provides an otherworldly experience of refreshing relaxation and deep immersion in the Ubud jungle. Adiwana Bisma is CHSE (Cleanliness, Health, Safety & Environment Sustainability) Certified, meaning it adheres to strict health and safety protocols set by the Indonesian government. Adiwana Bisma is one of those hidden gem Ubud hotels that manages to tick all the boxes.  

Rather than excel in one area to the exclusion of others, Adiwana Bisma stands out as a resort that excels across the board. For starters, the property itself and the facilities are exceptional. Constructed from concrete, marble and stone, the building complex is anything but cold and austere. With quaint lattice wooden balconies, stylish bamboo furnishings, warm lighting and soft bedding, Adiwana Bisma exudes pure comfort. Fitted out with TVs, air-conditioning, universal sockets, ample toiletries and bathroom robes, each room is designed to make guests feel fully able to relax. Little touches like fresh fruit bowls and bed decorations enhance the sense of comfort even further. The bathrooms are very tastefully done, with an amazing bathtub that the hotel will gladly decorate as a flower bath by request.  

Beyond the pool, other exceptional facilities include the Tejas Spa, the Yoga Studio and the onsite Pistachio Restaurant. Tejas Spa is prized for its anti-stress massage and foot rituals, whereas the Yoga Studio offers daily yoga classes with panoramic views. The Pistachio Restaurant serves a menu of seasonal dishes and fusion cuisine incorporating Balinese, Asian and Western flavours. One advantage of the Pistachio Restaurant at Adiwana Bisma is that vegans and gluten-free patrons are well catered for. The restaurant prides itself on its top-quality dishes like succulent Beef Rendang and crispy skinned Barramundi. With an authentic Balinese ambience surrounded by rice fields, diners can enjoy live entertainment provided by the resort while savouring mouthwatering desserts like baked cheesecake and Pistachio’s crumbled berry & cream tart. 

At Adiwana Bisma, each room type is tailored to showcase the beauty of Bali. The Bisma Room with Jungle View, for example, provides unimpeded vistas of Ubud's wild vegetation, while the Adiwana Room with Rice Fields View offers a front-row seat to the flourishing rice fields. The Jungle Room, with its expansive balcony, invites guests to wake up to the morning mist above the treetops and enjoy a chill moment in a deep bathtub.  Lastly, the Rice Fields View Room, designed with a natural woven headboard and a spacious private terrace, is surrounded by paddy fields. Depending on room type and availability, prices usually range from IDR 1,800,000 (~$180 AUD) to 3,300,000 (~$330 AUD) per night. 

One standout feature of Adiwana Bisma is its central location only a 10-minute stroll from downtown Ubud. The Adiwana Bisma gives guests the best of both worlds, easy access to the town centre and a peaceful retreat “away from it all”. The staff at the Adiwana Bisma are incredible, particularly the extra care they take to make couples visiting the resort feel pampered. Honeymooners and anniversary celebrants are in for a collection of lovely surprises orchestrated by the staff, including a Balinese couple's massage, breakfast served on a floating tray in the private loo pool, a special welcome cake, and beautifully arranged bed decor. Adiwana Bisma is a safe bet for accommodation in Ubud, but if we would have to note one drawback it would be the lack of on-site activities. But with everything that is available nearby in Ubud, that hardly matters.  

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Location: Jl. Bisma, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia 

Adiwana Bisma

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Which is the Best High-End Luxury Resort in Ubud? 

Four Seasons Bali at Sayan is one of the best high-end luxury resorts in Ubud. Its opulent accommodations, impeccable personalised service, and breathtaking surroundings set Four Seasons apart as one of the ​best luxury resorts in Bali. Unlike other luxury resorts like Padma Ubud, which are more affordable, Four Seasons Bali at Sayan truly does come at a premium cost. That being said, the value provided goes well and beyond your typical Ubud resort. Every aspect of your stay at the Four Seasons is curated, and it has some of the best service in Bali. Whether it’s breakfast delivered to your private pool, arranging bespoke tours, or providing immersive spa treatments at the Sacred River Spa, the service is nothing short of exceptional. The staff are always looking for ways to take your stay to the next level, and this is evident in the food, facilities and activities offered. Awe-inspiring views of the Ayung River, dense rice terraces, and jungle canopy from every room complement the luxurious retreat, making Four Seasons Bali at Sayan a standout choice for discerning travellers visiting Ubud. 

 

Which is the Best Family-Friendly Resort in Ubud? 

The best family-friendly resort in Ubud is Padma Resort Ubud. The main factors that make it an excellent choice for families include its extensive range of activities suitable for all ages, the availability of family-friendly amenities like multiple swimming pools and a petting zoo, and its proximity to local attractions. 

Padma Resort Ubud ensures that family members of all ages have an engaging and enjoyable experience. The resort offers complimentary bike tours, aerial yoga, and archery, which are great for active families. Additionally, the inclusion of a petting zoo provides a unique and interactive experience for children, making it a standout feature for family stays. These amenities are another big reason why Padma is one of the​ best family-friendly resorts in Bali. With multiple swimming pools, including a large heated infinity pool, families can relax or play together in a beautiful setting. Moreover, Padma Resort Ubud's location is particularly beneficial for families looking to explore Ubud's cultural and natural attractions. Close to the Tegallalang Rice Terrace, the Wanna Jungle Pool and Bar, and numerous adventure activities like ATV rides and whitewater rafting, the resort offers easy access to exciting day trips. 

 

Is Ubud a Good Place to Stay in Bali? 

Yes, Ubud is widely considered one of the best places to stay in Bali. Not only is it one of the most naturally beautiful areas on the island, with abundant rainforests, rice paddies and waterfalls, it is the most culturally rich town as well. Ubud is one of the best places in Bali to soak in Balinese history, traditions and arts, through visits to the ancient temples, bustling markets, cooking classes and live performances. It's home to stunning natural attractions like Mount Agung, Tegenungan Waterfall and Tegallang Rice Terraces that make ​Ubud a destination that people travel far and wide to experience firsthand. For cultural enthusiasts, places like The Ubud Palace are landmarks of the area’s royal heritage, offering insights into traditional Balinese architecture and serving as a venue for mesmerising Kecak dance performances. Nature lovers find Ubud equally amazing thanks to iconic landmarks like The Tegallalang Rice Terrace, with its green, stepped fields offering not just a visual feast but also a glimpse into the agricultural practices that have shaped the island for centuries.  

 

Which Resort in Ubud is Best for a Honeymoon? 

Kuwarasan A Pramana Experience is one of the best resorts for a honeymoon in Ubud. The resort offers 27 suites and villas that provide a perfect blend of luxury, privacy, and romance. Kuwarasan A Pramana features an elaborate bamboo wedding chapel and a Romantic Candlelight Dinner involving a private table set up on a secluded patio. Each suite and villa at Kuwaeasan A Pramana is tailored for couples, with stylish décor, whirlpool tubs, private pools, and stunning views of the surrounding nature. The Sky Wedding Chapel and bamboo pavilion offer an excellent setting for intimate ceremonies, while the Romantic Candlelight Dinner experience provides an unforgettable evening of private dining under the stars. Some of the other ​best honeymoon resorts in Bali that are located in Ubud include Four Seasons Sayan, Capella Ubud and the Kayon Resort Ubud. Each of these resorts provides a level of luxury, relaxation, fun and natural beauty that will create the trip of a lifetime for you and your newly betrothed.  

 

Does Ubud Have All Inclusive Resorts? 

Yes, there are several resorts in Ubud that offer all-inclusive packages. For instance, The Alila Ubud has an all-inclusive package covering daily, breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as two treatments at their in-house spa. However, it's important to note that all-inclusive resorts are the exception in Ubud. Inclusive resorts are a rarity in Ubud, given that the concept is not as popular with visitors whose priority is getting out of the hotel and exploring the island. Ubud resorts offer a wide range of services, but dining and other experiences such as spa treatments are usually extra. Resorts in Ubud encourage guests to leave the grounds and explore the richness of the local area, given that the dazzling Balinese temples, vibrant local markets and breathtaking rice paddies are at their doorstep when they stay in Ubud. Visitors looking for the ​​best all-inclusive resorts in Bali typically choose other destinations, such as Nusa Dua. Some of the best Nusa Dua all-inclusive accommodations include Samabe Bali Suites & Villas, Bali Tropic Resort & Spa, Melia and Grand Mirage Resort & Thalasso Bali.