Right beside the peaceful Ayung River, The Samaya Ubud is a secluded pulse-slowing retreat where you can truly embrace the Ubud lifestyle. A typical day consists of yoga at sunset, getting stuck into a Balinese cooking class, joining guides on hikes in the surrounding lush countryside and enjoying a leisurely pedal around Ubud’s prayer flag-strewn streets and the rolling rice fields. Each villa also comes with its own private pool for you to slip into for a literal soak in Ubud’s unique mysticism.
Hemmed in between the Bedugul mountains and the Bali Sea, The Lovina Bali is tucked away from the island’s main tourist track. You won’t see a more natural side to Bali than this, with a soot-black beach a dramatic reminder of the island’s volcanic origins. Lovina is charmingly low-key, so relax by one of the resort’s two pools (one looking towards the mountains, the other angled towards the Bali Sea) or hop on one of its complimentary bicycles for a pedal through its coastal villages.
Nestled within twenty four acres of palm-speckled exotic gardens on the sandy coast of Nusa Dua, Meliá Bali is an idyllic sanctuary that moves at its own languid pace. The classic mix of teakwood and Balinese design, coupled with the villas tucked in between clusters of palms, gives the air of a traditional Balinese village rather than a luxury resort. The palm-flanked pool is a tranquil place to cool off under the hot Balinese sun, while life here moves no quicker than the gentle sway of a palm frond.