Mandapa Reserve, Bali
Boasting one of the most breathtakingly beautiful settings in the outskirts of Ubud, Mandapa Reserve is situated on the edge of the Ayung Valley. A sense of place is immediate as you drive through the rice fields to the arrival pavilion. Perched at the very top of the resort the views across to the jungle on the opposite side of the valley are simply magnificent. The resort hugs the hillside, leading to the open space at the bottom of the valley, where the villas and pools are surrounded by jungle and framed by the Ayung River. Inspired by an indigenous Balinese village, Mandapa incorporates a rice terrace at its centre allowing guests to have an immersive local experience of the planting and harvesting of the rice.
World class design has cleverly combined modern contemporary style with authentic Balinese interiors using various local artists, custom made paintings and fabrics. Accommodation is split between 35 luxurious Suites, some of which interconnect. All are located within the main buildings and offer views of the valley. Private pool villas are located at ground level, many with a tranquil riverside setting. Spacious Reserve Suites have an open living space and outside balcony, whilst larger Mandapa Suites have a separate living area. One Bedroom Pool Villas have private outdoor spaces including a pool and garden. Two and three bedroom villas are also available onsite.
One of our favourite spaces within the resort is Kubu Restaurant (Kubu meaning hut or shelter). This unique bamboo structure offers the ultimate of intimate dining spaces with nine private cocoons overlooking the Ayung River and features Mediterranean-European cuisine. Sawah Terace, serving up the best of Balinese and Asian cuisine, overlooks the jungle and valley. The Pool Bar is the perfect spot for a light lunch whilst relaxing by the main pool. Beyond the resort restaurants, the Mandapa team can create tailor-made menus in romantic spots, such as the riverside, in the rice terrace, a picnic to go or simply a private in-villa barbeque.
Embracing Ubud’s crown as a centre for spiritual and holistic experiences, the Mandapa Spa utilizes a range of ESPA and local products for Balinese massages and skin care treatments. They also offer a comprehensive wellness and lifestyle programme based on spa, detox, nutrition and healing, should you want it. If you can tear yourselves away from this gorgeous setting, Mandapa have created a range of tailored programmes to discover the gems of Ubud and its surrounds. Cycle through the verdant countryside, raft down the Ayung River, hike up Mount Batur, visit temples, UNESCO Jatiluwih Rive Teraces – you could spend weeks here and still not be bored.
Mini explorers can enjoy the Mandapa Camp, featuring a kids’ hut and an educational farm where little ones can take care of the resort’s cows, chickens, ducks, rabbits and more.
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