Set in the middle of a lush tropical rainforest, The Hanging Gardens of Bali is everything you’d imagine a luxury resort in the middle of the jungle should be.
The stunning 5-star hotel is a dream, with only 44 private villas, three gourmet restaurants, unbelievable spa treatments, and a two-tiered cascading pool that mimics the rice terraces nearby, making it the most romantic spot in the whole of Bali.
The Hanging Gardens of Bali is located in a village called Payangan. And although it’s right in the middle of nowhere, specifically on the edge of a stunning valley, it is only a 30-minute drive from the cultural center of the island, Ubud.
The resort was conceptualized in 2013 and completed in 2015, with the main goal of creating authentic experiences smack in the heart of the Balinese jungle.
With extraordinary views everywhere you look, such as the Ayung River and the ancient Dalem Segara temple sitting right below, it’s the perfect experience to enjoy nature while also being pampered with absolute attention to detail and 5-star services. The famous Bali rice terraces are also found a stone’s throw away.
Indeed, while there are a total of 44 villas, the lush tropical fruit-bearing trees and landscaped gardens cover and hide most of the structures of the resort, making it seem like you’re the only guests, creating absolute privacy and solitude.
There are five types of villas to choose from: the Villa Suite, the Riverside Villa, the Family Villa, the Panoramic Villa, and the Hidden Palace. Each villa features its own infinity plunge pool, spacious accommodation to lounge around, and floor to ceiling windows for breathtaking views of the rainforest, the river, and the star attraction: the pool.
For a large group, the Hidden Palace is your best option with its 5 bedrooms and an accommodation capacity of 10 guests, making it a luxury private villa for an entire family or group.
For a romantic honeymoon, the Panoramic or the Riverside Villas are quintessential for their incredible views and large terraces – perfect for afternoon spa treatments and tea along with the lush surroundings. Outdoor showers and baths with floor to ceiling glass walls face trees and shrubbery, creating a stunning rainforest backdrop.
For culinary delights, the resort offers Mediterranean and Southeast Asian cuisine, as well as Japanese and Balinese gourmet delights. For a good book, the resort also features a library, with a great collection of literary and poetry books, and it’s complete with a small cafe serving gourmet coffee and pastries.
For cocktails with friends or loved ones, a cocktail bar with a comprehensive and eclectic collection of spirits and premium table wines offer beautiful views of the award-winning pool and the jungle.
Experiences at The Hanging Gardens include spa treatments by the river or in your own villa, romantic dinners and picnics, cooking classes, and simply lounging about in the pool, in the restaurants, the bar, and cafe.
For those looking to have some adventures outside the resort, a complimentary shuttle bus takes guests to and from Ubud throughout the day.
The most ideal place to bond with nature, to indulge in luxury, and to spend time by yourself or with loved ones in a quiet, tranquil, and exotic getaway, The Hanging Gardens of Bali gives you everything you desire and plenty more.
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