Ubud has some of the best scenery in the whole of Bali, and the prehistoric tropical rainforests and snaking rivers make it a sight to behold.
What would be the best way to enjoy the views of this magical oasis? How about from your very own luxury villa?
The 9 villas we’ve found are not only super lavish, both inside and out – they also include your personal private pool and gardens, and come along with the most spectacular views in all of Bali.
Keep reading and find your personal slice of heaven for that next trip down to Bali!
Editor’s Note: Don’t we all love to find peace and quiet in the paddy fields? Building too many luxury villas in the middle of the paddy fields may actually cause locals to have to give up their land and livelihood of rice production. Water is channelled to bathtubs instead of irrigation. Paddy fields might actually be increasingly replaced by luxury property. So as we set out to find a suitable accommodation for our holiday, let’s do our best to opt for local homestays and guesthouses as they usually have modest use of water and are built using sustainable materials. We are also giving back to the local community at the same time.
Note: The prices reflected below are the low season rates, and they exclude tax and service charges. Accommodation rates often change with room availability, and low or high seasons. We recommend double checking for the final prices before confirming your booking.
The small boutique resort of Black Penny Resort features 10 super chic and funky villas set amongst the natural paradise of the Agung Valley.
The scenery might look pre-historic but your private villa certainly isn’t! Black Penny Villas have all the modern appliances, from iPod docking to flat screen TV”s and everything else you could want.
Each villa is completely private with a freshwater plunge pool that is just perfect after a day of sunbathing.
Black Penny Villas place a real emphasis on the special touches; flower arrangements, fruit baskets and swan towels galore.
In keeping with Black Penny philosophy, the restaurant menu sports an incredible array of traditional dishes with a bright and refreshing modern twist.
The restaurant is on the clifftop, and the dense tangled rainforest and rice terrace unfold below you. Sample some exquisite dishes whilst watching the clouds roll below you – it’s an experience you definitely shouldn’t miss.
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Black Penny villas are perfect for that quiet, romantic trip. With that view and all those gadgets, you need never leave the villa!2. Taste true luxury amidst the jungle – Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan
Nestled in the picturesque Ayung valley is Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, where you’ll learn that life amongst the trees can be relaxing, fun, and tranquil all at the same time.
First, make your entrance into the resort through the jaw-dropping suspension bridge leading to the rooftop lobby pond and descend into the valley.
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Once here, you’ll find that the numerous activities available in the resort will make it hard for you to sit around – you won’t be able to resist relaxing in the resort’s two-level infinity pool. Perfect for lazing around all day to gorgeous river views.
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Better yet, if you’re after some true luxury, you should spend on your own luxurious villa with a private pool. Soak in your private plunge pool to enchanting forest views and simply take it all in. The fresh air, and the pure indulgence.
Your wallet might shed a few tears, but with a private pool, walk-in wardrobe, and your very own meditation area, along with everything else the resort has to offer – who’s to say it isn’t worth it?!
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You can also get that long-needed massage at the spa villa, which is surrounded by a scenic lotus pond.
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Head on some free (who doesn’t like free stuff?) adventures with their complimentary yoga classes, valley and village walks, Balinese dance classes and many more!
You can even step into the shoes of a Balinese rice farmer for a day, or go on the spiritual Tri Hita Karana spa experience that includes a meditation session, Balinese cooking class, and an incredibly comprehensive spa therapy.
You’ll never be able to run from the pretty at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan – for dinner, satiate your hunger right by the riverside, or towering high over the hills.
And at night, your tired bones will retire to exquisite suites and villas accentuated with Balinese-style wood carvings.
The magnificent Viceroy Bali is located just 1.7km from the center of Ubud, and makes the perfect place for a romantic escapade.
Overlooking the exotic jungle in the valley below are 25 lavishly appointed villas designed with luxury and comfort in mind.
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Instead of the usual private pool villa, how about a private infinity pool villa?
At the Deluxe Terrace Villa, you’ll find a modern, cosy yet spacious love nest, perfect for those who want to escape from the rest of the world. Our favourite thing about this villa? You may luxuriate in the private infinity pool (which boasts heated water), while gazing out across the exotic lushness of the Petanu river gorge.
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After your dip, you may proceed to the bale that’s located at the edge of your pool, seemingly hanging right over the valley, and giving you sweeping views from your villa. Just imagine the great time you’ll have with the one you love in your own little sanctuary!
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Outside the villa is a secluded, lush green manicured garden complete with a 15-meter swimming pool, and the most breathtaking views of the rainforest across the ravine.
The crowning glory of the Viceroy Bali is CasCades Restaurant where you can enjoy your complimentary breakfast each day as the sun rises across the valley. CasCades is widely considered as one of the best restaurants in Ubud, featuring outstanding European cuisine with an Asian fusion twist.
Featuring a striking open sided, traditional Indonesian pagoda dining area surrounded by a serene infinity pool. From your bird’s eye vantage point you will be treated to a perfect panoramic view of the valley. And as the sun sets, enjoy a signature cocktail at the funky Viceroy bar.
There is never a boring day at the Viceroy Bali, so if you choose to leave your love nest then there are hundreds of activities on offer – trekking, yoga and dance lessons to name a few.
Viceroy Bali is perfect for couples, and for those seeking that unforgettable honeymoon destination. You have the most dramatic natural views, the most luxurious villas, and highly personalised service so your needs are well met. Lastly, they have one of the best dining experiences too! Beautiful atmosphere, outstanding food, and culinary events where international chefs are invited – Viceroy Bali has to be the definition of paradise!
We’ve been hit by the private infinity pool bug here at TripCanvas, and Royal Pita Maha’s Royal Pool Villa offers exactly that – serving up an accommodation option that’s definitely fit for a King.
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Stepping into your villa will see you gazing at your vacation home away from home in complete awe. With a bed facing floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open up to the private infinity pool, and a great 180 degree view of the lush tropical valley below – you know that time spent in the villa will be time well spent.
For added romance, try the in-villa romantic dining where you’ll have a splendid time together dining right by your infinity pool.
Otherwise, simply head to one of the four restaurants available – Dewata Lounge, Ayung Valley Restaurant, Terrace Bali Restaurant, and best of all? Ayung Organic Restaurant with its lovely riverside location.
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If you’re looking for some fun things to do together, you’ll be happy to note that Royal Pita Maha offers painting, stone-carving, and woodcarving classes – something that’s not usually offered!
Sold on Royal Pita Maha yet? We sure are.
Perched up on the ridgeline of Osh River Valley is the sprawling Chapung Se Bali Resort.
The villas face out across the ravine and offer the perfect vantage point when you want the firey sunset across the tropical skyline.
Why would you ever want to go inside with views like this surrounding you? That’s exactly what the resort thinks, so you still see the views from the beautiful open-air living area and, wait for it, a completely open-air bathroom!
Bathe under the stars in your own private, but totally open-air stone bath surrounded by the soothing sounds of the jungle.
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The aptly named Jungle Fish Restaurant boasts an incredibly authentic Mediterranean restaurant.
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If it wasn’t for the mystical, prehistoric jungle surroundings, you might believe you were on a beach in the Mediterranean when you taste these dishes.
Nestled up on the tropical hillside in the valley of the beautiful Petanu River is the Kamandalu Resort ‘Village’. This is like no village you have ever seen before, as it consists of a variety of totally unique, private villas hidden amongst the sculpted gardens.
Simply by staying in a Kamandalu villa, you become part of the exclusive ‘village club’ and enjoy all the benefits that come with it; afternoon tea and cocktails, breakfast brought to your villa, and complimentary laundry service to name just a few highlights.
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Just 10-minutes from the center of Ubud, you can either take the daily shuttle bus or maybe you should treat yourself to the exclusive limousine airport shuttle. You might get used to the life of luxury!
Kamandalu Resort respects the diverse surroundings in which they are based and are committed to doing their bit to keep Bali green. Once you see the views, you will want to make sure they stay forever too.
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Gaze out from your private villa garden and absorb the sights and sounds of the natural rainforest. Or better yet, take the gorgeous views in while soaking in your private pool – or in the pool cabana too! The resort blends its natural vegetation with traditional stonework and water features – culminating in a truly inspired setting.
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Finally, the best way to experience the river below is with a boat picnic. Take the one you love for a leisurely bob along the river with a magnificent dining feast.
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The personal service that you receive at the resort is second to none, this is one village where you will be treated as the chief!
You would be forgiven for thinking that the Kayon Resort is a magnificent historical temple hidden away in the tropical jungle. You just need to look inside of the villas to realize that there is nothing ‘old’ about this place.
The private villas are a beautiful balance of polished wood and glass partitions, giving the feeling of space and harmony with nature. Enjoy a fragrant, flower petal bath and you will truly feel like a goddess.
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Step out onto the wooden terrace and immediately feel the warmth, humidity and excitement of the jungle around you. The views are topped off by the waterfall, which cascades down the side of the valley into the Petanu River below.
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The villas each have a private pool but the main pool is at the highest tier of the resort, and offers truly panoramic views across the top of the rainforest.
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The relaxed vibe of the natural surroundings is perfect for a romantic private dining experience on the floating pavilions. Sample dishes from the famous Kepitu restaurant as the sun sets and the jungle comes alive.
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If you want to get out and see the countryside, then do the cycling tour. Learn about the beautiful surroundings as you cycle through the local areas of Ubud with your guide.
The Kayon Resort might not be an actual temple but we certainly worship the entire concept – it’s spectacular.
This resort is all about the infinity pools, glass-like sheets of water that seem to stop mid-air, and offers the perfect vantage point to take in the valley below.
Gaze out across the paddy fields and magnificent forest, and to the mountain ranges stretching across the horizon. It will feel like you are on top of the world!
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Puri Wulandari has a more traditional and rustic feel whilst still maintaining sumptuous 5-star luxury – with authentic Balinese thatched pavilion roofs covering marble and mahogany-filled villas.
Dine in the giant open-air pagoda and feast on International cuisine from Janger Restaurant or get closer to nature with Legong Terrace Italian Restaurant.
And if you have a sweet tooth that just can’t be satisfied no matter how many treats you dig into, you might just find something really satisfactory here, with the interesting desserts served– like the Pandan Cream Caramel Salad.
Breakfast in your villa is the highlight of this resort. Freshly squeezed fruit juice and a cup of coffee are improved by the sound of birdsong.
Next, visit the on-site library and pick out a good book, then recline on your private daybed and bask in the warmth of the afternoon sun.
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If you need to cool down, then take a dip in that fabulous infinity pool or have cool shower in your amazing bathtub with a view.
The name almost says it all – Wulandari certainly is a wonderland!
The Uma villas are located in the center of Ubud, yet they feel like a million miles from the real world – surrounded by untamed natural beauty of coconut palms, and banyan trees in the Tjampuhan valley.
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The villas are tastefully decorated in a contemporary Asian style with cream marble interiors, plush furniture and a dreamy four-poster bed.
Open the terrace up, and you you can enjoy the views without even leaving your bed. Pure bliss!
Another great find offering villas with private infinity pools accompanied by gorgeous views, it’s one to consider for that great romantic escapade.
Just a 10-minute ride on the shuttle bus, and you’ll be whisked into the center of Ubud where the magical sights continue.
The Kemiri Restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, all served in the open sided pavilion and surrounded by a serene pond. As the evening draws in, it’s time to order a signature Bloody Mary and recline by the water’s edge.
You will receive the warmest hospitality from the Uma staff, and leave feeling like you have gained an entirely new family.
Once you see your villa, you might not want to leave, but if you do want to venture out, the resort offers a bespoke range of activities for couples, groups and families.