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… where life is a private celebration!
Lush, tropical greenery, luxurious pool villas, loving people and plenty of romance – Kayumanis Ubud is the perfect place to relax, enjoy and celebrate special romantic events.
We started our tour of Bali at the Kayumanis Sanur and spent the last days of our trip at the Kayumanis Ubud – another beautiful boutique hotel that is part of the local Kayumanis Group.
The area in and around Ubud, the mystical center of Bali, is magnificently green. You are surrounded by beautiful Frangipani and Cinnamon trees, colorful flowers and many other tropical plants. It is precisely the same scene that greets you at the green Kayumanis oasis. Kayumanis Ubud has 23 pool villas catering for couples and honeymooners especially (only children over the age of 12 are allowed).
Kayumanis Ubud is located in the Sayan Village on the outer edge of enchanting Ubud, in the heart of a tropical forest and overlooking the Ayung River.
The design of this boutique hotel is based on that of a typical Balinese village. It is very spacious, has typical Balinese doors, (volcanic) rocks, tropical plants and many romantic lanterns. The hotel has a unique and romantic atmosphere.
Deluxe Villa “Meranti”
Upon entering the villa, it is customary to wash each other’s hands three times with the blossom water from the trough, in order to immediately leave any negative energy outside.
We stayed in the beautiful Villa Meranti. It is 350 square meters in size and the design is dedicated to the culture of the neighboring island of Java.
We were overwhelmed by our villa! We had a whole house with garden and pool all to ourselves – pure luxury!
The large pool sheltered by a roof of leaves, beautiful flowers, the spacious and tasteful outdoor living area with outdoor kitchen, romantic bedroom and chic open bathroom with an outdoor shower – simply beautiful!
In this villa you feel as if you are in a great tropical garden – it invites you to enjoy nature and relax!
Great inclusive services at the Kayumanis Ubud:
- Begrüßungsgetränk und kühles Handtuch bei der Ankunft
- Great inclusive services at the Kayumanis Ubud:
- Welcome drink and cool towel on arrival
- 30-minute back and shoulder massage
- Daily breakfast in the Dining Corner Restaurant or in the seclusion of your villa
- Minibar replenished daily with soft drinks, beer, mineral water and homemade cookies
- Daily complimentary high tea from 2.30 pm – 5.30 pm either in your villa or in the restaurant
- Fresh fruit basket daily
- Free Wi-Fi
- Shuttle service within Ubud
- Free transfer to and from the airport
- 24-hour Butler service
The large pool has been designed beautifully and is surrounded by lush vegetation. It is a green haven.
Of course, there are also walls for privacy, but even these are overgrown with greenery and blend into the surroundings perfectly.
The modern, yet traditional Balinese style with cozy furniture, warm, natural colors and great batik patterns are comfortable and very tasteful.
Delicious afternoon tea is served, either in your own villa or at the restaurant daily from 14:30 to 17:30. Different treats are offered every day, from sweet to savory. It’s definitely not to be missed.
The bedroom is styled in warm shades of brown and has a romantic four poster bed and a writing desk in front the window. It has a feel-good atmosphere.
We love open bathrooms! And this bathroom with its rustic outdoor shower, freestanding bath and great skin care products is pretty amazing!
The villa is particularly romantic in the evening. Thanks to the tropical climate, it is still wonderfully warm at night, so you can really enjoy the outdoor living area and the pool.
Breakfast at the Villa
What a special luxurious indulgence it is to have breakfast in your own villa – whenever you feel like it!
The huge infinity pool is reached after crossing a long bridge and walking along a picturesque path through the forest, past the charming spa.
It lies idyllically in the heart of the forest, overlooking the Ayung river and is surrounded by large Palm and Cinnamon trees.
The treatments and rituals in the Kayumanis Spa seek to align body, mind and soul.
The beautiful Spa is located isolated on a hill and has five open double treatment pavilions on stilts.
The individual pavilions lie nestled in the beautiful, natural tropical scenery. The atmosphere itself is impressive and balm for the eyes and soul! And as soon as they start with the great massages, the body is also spoiled. Pure relaxation!
This signature treatment is exclusive to Kayumanis and involves a unique combination of Balinese massage, lomi lomi and therapeutic massage. It concentrates on the back of the body working from the toes up to the shoulders to improve flexibility, release soft tissue toxins and energy blockages and induce deep relaxation.
The signature treatment begins with a soothing aroma footbath and continues with a relaxing head and body massage that combines shiatsu and acupressure techniques.
The massage was awesome and incredibly relaxing!
The therapists were so sweet and very professional! I had an injured foot and they lovingly took care of it. While I had my massage, they even made a cooling poultice and put it on my foot.
With freshly brewed Ginger tea and homemade biscuits, we found perfect relaxation!
Dining Corner Restaurant
The all-day dining restaurant has a private pool and impressive views of the forest and the river valley. Classic Thai and Modern Western Cuisine made with fresh ingredients are served.
Whether breakfast, lunch or dinner – the food was delicious!
In the evening floating candles and lanterns magically creates a very romantic atmosphere. Perfect for special occasions and romantic evenings in nature!
It is also very nice to dine in your villa, but with such great ambiance and the loving service, one should actually go to the restaurant!
Honeymoon & Wedding
It is quite simply the perfect place for your honeymoon! Whether a delicious honeymoon cake, a relaxing bath with rose petals, small gifts or the many different possibilities for a romantic dinner – it does not get more romantic than this!
And if you would like to get married here, there are many possibilities: On the river in the Kayumanis Ubud, on the beach in Kayumanis Nusa Dua or surrounded by palm trees in the Kayumanis Jimbaran – just magical!
You can get more info on weddings and wedding décor here: Weddings at Kayumanis
Ubud is the cultural and the mystical center of Bali. It is strongly rooted in traditional Hindu customs.
A good starting point for a shopping tour is the Art Market, opposite the Ubud Palace. From here you can explore Main Road. We were there for hours and discovered only a small part of what can be seen. Our tip: A tour into Hanuman Street is definitely also worthwhile. Do give the small roadside spa’s a try. We treated ourselves to a (French) Pedicure for only 5 EUR. It was perfectly done for this unbelievable price!
There are many amazing boutiques which showcase incredible craftsmanship in Ubud. We were particularly intrigued by the FITA Art Shop with its handmade bags and jewelry.
Ubud has become more touristy in recent years, but it still has loads of charm! The hotels provide wonderful employment opportunities to the locals. People who previously just had to live from rice cultivation or traditional painting can now work in the hotels. The boutiques, local drivers and many of the restaurants obviously also benefit from tourism. The traffic in the narrow streets is indeed at times congested, so make sure to take this into consideration.
Bangkiang Sidem Trek
If you would like to see more of the area surrounding of Ubud, you can go hiking on the Bangkiang Sidem Trek. A driver from Kayumanis took us to the starting point and fetched us again at the endpoint, near the Main Road in Ubud, an hour later.
During the hike, we went past a typical Balinese home and were even allowed a look inside.
The houses are really big and very impressively built. Each house has its own temple, they cook on an open fire and several generations usually live together. At a wedding, it is nothing special to celebrate with 1000 guests.
The loving employees are the heart of Kayumanis. They make your holiday here a once in a lifetime experience. It was really amazing how they took care of us! They won our hearts completely and made our stay unforgettable!
Not only the staff, but the entire atmosphere, the great tropical pool villas, the yummy food, the award-winning spa and the tropical ambiance, left us raving about Bali! The Kayumanis Group did not only create something great for guests here, but also for the employees. They are encouraged and supported and for many, it is an amazing opportunity to further themselves. The warm smiles and hospitality are already in their blood. The Balinese really is great and kindhearted people! We miss our Kayumanis family!
Rooms: 23 Villas each with one to three bedrooms
Transfer: About an hour to an hour and a half from Denpasar airport, depending on traffic
Air Temperature: 21.5 – 32.5 degrees Celsius
Best Travel time: Dry season: May to October; High season: June to September; Rainy season: November to April – mostly short rain showers, but it is also cheaper then.
Flight duration: For example: With Emirates from Germany to Denpasar with a stopover in Dubai, the flight time is about 15 and a half hours.
Time difference: GMT +8 hours
Price: From 780 EUR / night including breakfast, massage, afternoon tea and a minibar
Activities: Full Moon Blessing Dinner, Market Tour & Cooking Class, Night Market, Trekking, Cycling, Rice Field Walks, Shopping, Yoga
Special features: Beautiful pool villas with stunning outdoor living areas, warm-hearted butler service, idyllic location in the forest on the Ayung River
Perfect for: Couples, nature lovers, romantics, honeymooners, weddings
World Luxury Hotel Awards – 2016, 2014
World Boutique Hotel Awards – 2016
TripAdvisor Traveller Choice Awards – 2016, 2015
World Luxury Spa Awards – 2016
Condé Nast Johansens Spa Awards for Excellence – Best for Service – 2016
Indonesian Tatler Best Restaurants – 2016
Indonesia Travel and Tourism Awards – 2014, 2015, 2016
World Luxury Spa Awards – Nominee 2015
TripAdvisor Traveller Choice Awards – No. 1 Villas 2015
Condé Nast Johansens Spa Awards for Excellence – 2014
Crystal Awards Asia Pacific – Best Boutique Hotel Spa – 2009
Do you want to stay at the beach? Then visit Kayumanis Sanur Private Villa & Spa, Bali – Outdoor-Living, Luxury & Wellness
Kayumanis Ubud and Nusa Dua are perfect for couples and honeymooners (only children over the age of 12 allowed). Kayumanis Sanur and Kayumanis Jimbaran are perfect for couples and families with small children.
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Please note: Our stay was sponsored by Kayumanis. Thank you very much! Nevertheless, the opinions expressed in this article is as always, 100% our own!