The Ayung Resort Ubud was voted “One of the Top 25 hotels in Indonesia” and thoroughly deserves the title says NOW! Bali’s Alistair Speirs, who has spent many memorable holidays there, always returning to experience the natural beauty and serenity of this luxury resort, set in a lush tropical rainforest on the banks of the sacred Ayung River.
From the moment you arrive at the dramatic arched palm tree-lined resort entrance, you’ll sense that The Ayung Resort, Villas and Hotel in Ubud is a very unique destination.
Set in the heart of a stunning eight-hectare natural tropical rainforest, it’s easy to relax and absorb the spirituality and marvel at the sheer splendour and beauty of this very different resort.
This unique property is the result of one man’s lifetime appreciating East and West philosophies, coupled with his insatiable desire to bring together some of the most important and impressive spiritual, philosophical and material elements and objets d’art that he collected during his lifetime.
The result is an unforgettable cornucopia of culture, history, art and luxurious style. The art museum at the front of the main lobby will give you an idea of what eclectic wonders to expect.
However, for many guests, their overriding memory of The Ayung Resort is the incredibly powerful feeling of peace and inner harmony that many guests are touched by, especially if you are lucky enough to stay in one of the ten antique Javanese Rumah Kudus hand carved wooden villas, which are elegantly placed around the huge riverbank area. These are extraordinary residences made entirely of carved wood from Java, but still with luxury and privacy as their complete dedication to guests’ comfort… and of course each has a private pool. This is an experience not to forget.
Surrounding your accommodation, the resort’s tropical rainforest setting provides a truly amazing experience. 250 local artisans and highly talented village stone masons spent five years lovingly applying their skills to create dramatic carved walkways through the grounds of the resort in honour of one of Indonesia’s most important Buddhist monuments and a World Heritage site, The Borobudur Temple in Yogyakarta, Central Java.
Every step you take around the resort brings you face-to-face with remarkable statues, exotic paintings, giant marble and wood carvings and other truly fascinating artefacts and objets d’art.