It’s only at the end of a long, windy road (think a short version of the one to Hana) does one arrive at the ultra secluded paradise of the Four Seasons Ubud in Bali.
Good things are worth the wait.
One enters at the highest point (featured in the last picture) and makes their way down to the hotels many levels, each one with a more spectacular view than the last. The multi layering of the hotel gives it a very secluded feeling, despite it being a legitimate oasis.
At the hotel’s restaurant the food was excellent and choices were plenty. The most memorable feast was on Valentine’s Day, where their preset menu was impeccalbe and the atmosphere was lined with other honeymooners and couples. We opted for the Ayung Terrance, because of the sheik ambiance and stunning views, but one could also for their epic private dinners. My only regret was that we didn’t try it. (If you’re fortunate enough to, please leave me a comment and let me know how it was!)
The soothing nature can literally be felt everywhere in the resort, led by the most peaceful music of all, the water. The hotel is on a river and if you’re fortunate to grab a room with a view, you can relax in your little plunge pool while hearing the melodious sound of the flowing tide.
Perhaps nowhere is this more welcomed than the spa, where an indoor/outdoor infinity pool looks out on the endless trees and horizon. The villas are equally stunning, with modern clean finishes and a private pool. All the rooms are enormous suites with the smallest being a one bedroom with 1,834 sq. feet (170 m2).
My favorite part about this hotel in particular is how it does such a good job of providing sheer luxury while staying true to the Balinese style. The habitual use of wooden fixtures and finishes, breathtaking views of the lush nature and brown colors are an unforgettable reminder that you’re in Bali, yet it’s still laden with all the pampering that even the most lavish traveler could wish for.
While the hotel is exceptional, it’s seclusion gives it the feel of a tucked away spot for honeymooners and romantic couples. It’s a authentic getaway for those looking to unplug in pristine luxury.