Mandala’s villas are enveloped by rainforest with views out toward the Ayung river. The gentle gurgle of running water moving over the rocks in this shallow part of the river transcends over the whole resort.
The villas are designed in traditional Balinese style and furnishings. Bright colours and soft satin fabrics, dark wooden walls adorned with Balinese fold art. One of the most striking design features are the picture like windows that frame the greenery outside and incorporate it into the colours and textures of the room.
Like its Sanskrit namesake, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve offers hotel guests a “temple” of their own, a sanctuary for inner exploration and tranquillity. Set along the Ayung River in Bali’s cultural heart of Ubud, the hotel offers luxury, butler-attended villas and suites; vintage VW convertible tours of villages, rice fields and temples; and dining including the signature Kubu, featuring Mediterranean-European cuisine and private cocoons.
What makes this Kobu?