Surrounded and immersed in Ubud’s lush jungle is the luxury escape that is The Udaya Resorts & Spa. Ubud is a more spiritual part of the island with temples and culture found everywhere in the area. The Udaya integrates these traditions in its design and offerings. The resort has preserved and integrated the natural landscapes into the designs of the 5-star resort.
Many couples choose to go to The Udaya Resorts & Spa for their honeymoon as their Kaveri Spa creates romantic experiences and memories to share. The Udaya Resort’s spa sessions are centred around Ubud’s Balinese traditional therapies. The resort offers guests the chance to have one of the best and most beautiful flower baths in Bali.
Known as the Flower Ceremony, you can scroll through a book beforehand and select the flower design that you want for your very own flower bath. And they are even more beautiful in person than they look in the pictures that you see all over Instagram. The Udaya Resort’s jacuzzi and spa rooms are open aired and look out upon the natural Balinese jungle. The natural sounds of the environment help you to slip into complete relaxation.
Everyone loves to dip into a pool when on holiday and this luxury resort in Ubud has a beautiful public pool. However, if you’ve ever wanted to stay in a villa with your own pool, The Udaya have some of the best private pool villas in Bali.
The resort has different pool villa categories that guests can book. There’s the white and teak designed Duplex Pool Villa, which is two stories large. The villa is equipped with a small kitchen and the private balcony pool and terrace overlook the valley and face the sunrise.
We’ve also stayed in the Pool Villa, which is a single intimate room and has its own private pool. We feel this is better suited for honeymooners. There’s a large bathtub for two to soak in, and a pool framed by lush ferns along with two loungers to relax on. The Duplex Pool Villa is probably more private but it doesn’t feel like it in comparison to the single room pool villa.
In either of the pool villas that you decide to stay in, you can enjoy one of the ‘must-do -experiences-in-Bali’ and have a floating breakfast. This costs 250k to do and is a much more fun way to have breakfast at The Udaya. The Banana Pancakes, Crepes and Smoothie Bowl create a very photogenic floating breakfast.
Guests staying at one of The Udaya’s Pool Villas can also bring the Flower Ceremony to their own villa. The resort will create a stunning pattern created with flower petals across your very own pool if requested. This special Balinese artistry service takes a group of staff members about two hours to create, which is visually fascinating to watch.
The luxury resort offers a complimentary Balinese high tea in the afternoon with Balinese coffee or tea with snacks. Truth be told, we weren’t a big fan of the high tea. The portions were too small and there wasn’t a lot of variety – it’s not what we think of when we think of high tea. However, it is complimentary and is Balinese themed rather than traditional. We accept that it may be our own expectations that should be tapered.
The Udaya is only a five-minute scooter drive from Ubud central and is close proximity to Tegalalang Rice Terraces and Campuhan Ridge Walk. If you don’t want to drive a scooter, you can hire a bike and cycle around the area. There’s a complimentary hourly shuttle, which takes you in to Ubud to where all of the main restaurants and cafes are.
Its location means that we’re always busy doing things around Ubud and when we’re at the resort, we’re always so relaxed. We’ve stayed at The Udaya & Resorts in Ubud twice now and it is one of our favourite resorts in Ubud.