A secluded haven for romantics, adventurers, and the mindful; an official CHSE verified hotel, Viceroy Bali luxury resort offers the ultimate private retreat. A place where time slows down, connecting you with vibrant mother nature and offering rejuvenation. The new, state-of-the-art wellness center Lembah Spa has an extensive menu of holistic treatments and fitness center with a squash court.
Viceroy Bali is family owned and operated, a rare affair for 5 star hotels in Bali. Situated only a 5 minute drive from the bustling Ubud shops, however your private, heated infinity villa pool overlooks a spectacular jungle ravine known as Valley of the Kings. Every detail of this tropical sanctuary has been meticulously designed to provide an extraordinary expression of Balinese authenticity whilst also being world-class. Viceroy is the only Bali luxury resort to have won the Condé Nast Traveller accolade of #1 Resort in the World (2018).
ACTIVITIES in UBUD, BALI, INDONESIA
Set up our complimentary spa treatments at hotel. You also have a spa credit – check with hotel. 1 x 1 hour Romantic Balinese massage for 2.
In the evening start a culinary journey with a sunset over Sayan Valley. Sip a cocktail and enjoy asian/latin fusion tapas while the cicadas are chirping in the background.
With the evening progressing, take a short ride to Ubud centre, stop at Saraswati Palace to watch a traditional dance at the beautiful candle-lit lotus pond.
Continue to the fine dining restaurant over the Campuhan river then choose from several main dishes Celebrate the end of this evening with a tasting session of sweet delicacies.
Choose to head back to the hotel or remain in the area of Ubud for additional drinks.
Depart from the coast for a full day exploration of Bali’s lakes and hills. First Stop at the Royal Temple of Mengwi which was built in 1634 to serve as the family temple of the Mengwi dynasty. Admire this stunning piece of historic architecture, surrounded by a moat with multi–roofed Meru shrines and intricately carved wooden gates.
Continue drive to the rice terraces of Jatiluwih that are recognized by the UNESCO as cultural heritage for their unique Subak irrigation system. Exploring the terraces on an e-bike allows you to maximize now only your comfort level but also to experience the best parts of the region. After a short safety briefing, set off for a 1 hour bicycle ride led by an experienced guide. Ride along farmers doing their daily routine and stop at Besi Kalung Temple located in the middle of the rice fields.
Lunch will be provided at local restaurant.
Carry on to Lake Bratan, one of Bedugul’s three natural lakes. Admire the views of the peaceful waters and snap photos of Ulun Danu, an iconic 17th-century temple located on the lake’s edge. Next up is a visit to the traditional market of Bedugul where a myriad of locally-grown fruits, vegetables and orchids are for sale. Browse the stalls alongside the locals and discover spices and herbs used in Balinese cooking.
Having explored the highlights of Balis highlands, return to your hotel.
Explore and discover the many charms of Ubud on foot. Start with a visit of Ubud’s Sacred Monkey Forest. This heavily forested park features three ancient Hindu temples, beautiful jungle-covered statues and, of course, several groups of indigenous macaques.
Continue along Hanoman Street to a local community space to learn how to make the unique Balinese offerings called Canang Sari, which are integral part of Balinese life and their gratitude to the Gods. Refresh with a chilled coconut before going on a stroll across Ubud’s bustling art market. Browse the colourful stalls filled with handicrafts and textiles, meet with friendly locals and bargain for unique souvenirs. Enter the somewhat inconspicuous gate to the house compound of well-known Ubud painter and architect I Gusti Nyoman Lempad. Along with other big names in Bali’s art scene, he formed the Pita Maha, a group of inspiring artists founded in 1936. He has built many of the palaces and temples in Ubud and it neighbouring villages. His grandson I Gusti Gede Udayana is often at the house and will be happy to share his grandfather’s stories.
Enjoy a typical Balinese dish at a local eatery. Be amazed by the delicate mix of spices and the unique marinade of Babi Guling, literally suckling pig.
Continue to Blanco Renaissance Museum, a quirky former private residence and studio of painter Antonio Blanco. Explore the collection of his works, which span from different periods of his illustrious career, and hear the tales of the flamboyant, creative Ubud expat.
Head to the bridge and hike up one of Ubud’s most scenic walking paths. Wander amid the verdant fields with panoramic views onto the surrounding lush valleys. At the end of the path a foot massage and a tranquil spa awaits.
Last destination is visit the Tirta Empul Temple at tampaksiring area. It’s a holy water temple which great for the purification and blessing.
Situated at the quieter end of an eight-kilometre beach that stretches north from Kuta and Legian, Seminyak has evolved into one of Bali’s hippest scenes. There are plenty of things to do in Bali Seminyak, for instance the sea here is great for surfing, the sunsets are legendary, the beaches are some of the best in all of Bali, and the streets pulse to the beat of fashionable shopping, a world-class dining scene and notable nightlife.
Seminyak is also a great base for exploring Bali’s hotspots, lush landscapes and cultural gems, from Uluwatu Temple in the south and Tanah Lot Temple to the north, to the beautiful rice terraces that stretch as far as the eye can see. Everything you could want in one perfect Balinese getaway.
ACTIVITIES in SEMINYAK:
Set off with a guide and driver for a full day excursion of fabulous beaches, impressive temples, cultural immersion and memorable dining.
Start with a drive to the Bukit Peninsula, home to some of the most idyllic Bali beaches. The dramatic cliffs and winding shoreline contain hidden coves that are great for both surfers and non-surfers alike.
Arrive at an exclusive resort, stopping to enjoy in the spectacular views from the cliff top overlooking the Indian Ocean. Then take an electric funicular down to the private Uluwatu Beach Club where the morning is free to relax on the golden sand and swim in the azure waters.
Around midday, lunch is served at the beach club. Enjoy a delicious feast of Balinese specialties, washing it down with a beer or cocktail.
After this morning in tropical paradise, transfer to Uluwatu Temple, one of Bali’s most impressive temples. Perched on the edge of a steep cliff, sacred Uluwatu is the perfect location for sunset viewing. As the sun casts its last rays across the ocean, a dramatic performance of Kecak dance begins at the temple. Be mesmerized as the locals dance and chant to the accompanying music, a spectacular sight to behold.
Cap off this memorable day out in Bali with a barbeque seafood dinner. Head to Jimbaran Beach to one of the island’s best local warung restaurants and enjoy a platter of freshly-caught seafood and side dishes while dining under the stars.
Having experienced the best of southern Bali, return to the hotel or head out to one of the area’s popular bars for a nightcap.