alila ubud – bali

the entire hotel sits overlooking the ayung river valley, a lush tropical forest filled with birds and monkeys. the dining room and infiniti pool overlook the jungle and an ancient temple across the valley; and the monkey’s come right on over to hang out.

we pretty much stayed in a tree house. literally. our villa sat nestled in the trees at the edge of the valley, with a wrap around porch, indoor-outdoor bathroom, and canopy bed in the center of the room overlooking the jungle and volcanoes. and of course the room is equipped with your own pair of binoculars and a bali bird book!

the food is local with lots made in-house and the cocktails are fresh. start your day with a massive breakfast selection. snack on some spicy roasted cashews while you enjoy a complimentary house ice tea by the pool. grab lunch in the shady poolside dining lounge. book a private dinner for two overlooking the rice paddies.

spoil yourself with a spa treatment.  borrow hotel bikes and take a leisurely tour through the rice paddies and local villages. or book a hotel car to take you into ubud to eat, shop and admire all the local art; that is if you can tear yourself away from how incredible this place is and actually leave. i could have stayed here for a very very long time, and the gf was practically in tears when we had to check out.

alila ubud
Desa Melinggih Kelod
Payangan, Ubud, Bali


damai – lovina, bali

incredible hotel. small. very personal experience. great staff. poolside sunset bonfire. outdoor shower. four poster bed. the mountains. rice paddies. private yoga classes. welcome massage.

amazing restaurant. produce grown on site around the hotel. tasting menus. private dinner in the bale bengong (gazebo.) best tune sandwich i’ve ever had. incredible breakfast spreads. delicious cocktails.

i can’t say enough good things about this place and hope to go back one day sooner than later! everyone needs to go there!

jalan damai, kayuputihlovina
lovina, bali