A Sophisticated Cultural Experience In Ubud

September 04, 2017

A Sophisticated Cultural Experience In Ubud

Bali’s cultural and artistic heartland, Ubud, may be just the thing you need for a refreshing escape to bliss. Here amidst stunning rice fields, dramatic rivers and plunging ravines, you’ll discover a unique opportunity to immerse in amazing art, historical relics, landmarks and cultural Balinese treasures.  

Ubud is best experienced gradually, over long days and leisurely walks into the sunset. Enhance your experience and book a stay at the award-winning Alaya Resort Ubud. Offering a stylish place to stay that reflects Ubud’s unique history and artistry, the resort was designed by Perth-based architect Grounds Kent and blends seamlessly into its verdant surroundings with the use of indigenous materials including bamboo. Its interior is a beautiful symphony of nature and clean, modern lines with 105 luxuriously appointed rooms that overlook verdant rice fields and a myriad of facilities for an elevated sense of living. There are two stunning swimming pools with the main pool designed as a statement piece dedicated to local craftsmanship while the second pool provides a refreshing dip facing the rice fields. When the heat is high, head to Bamboo Bar and quench your thirst with an energy boosting juice or a favourite cocktail, beer or spirit mix before dinner at Manisan Bali or Petani Restaurant. Housed within a beautiful reclaimed Joglo that’s been restored to its former glory, Manisan is nestled amidst the resort’s fragrant rice fields, giving you the perfect backdrop for a glorious meal. The menu at Manisan features time-honored recipes from across the Indonesian archipelago and offer what its owners refer to as “culinary theatre” in its traditional food preparation and impromptu cooking surprises. Expect an eclectic mix of mainstream food traditions from places such as Minangkabau and Bandung, as well as specialties native to cities like Pontianak and Ambon; you’ll see how Manisan’s menu embraces the food culture within the nation.  At Petani, you’ll find dishes inspired by the Palace of the Royal Family of Ubud including Nasi Raja, Crispy Duck, Mixed Grilled Balinese Satay and more. The diverse flavours of the Indonesian archipelago, island-fresh produce and seasonal specialties are also translated into an impressive array of shakes and smoothies, ice blended fruit nectar and spiced syrups, raw juice and other healthy blends. Weekly live entertainment is extremely popular and you’ll find the restaurant packed with music lovers on these particular days.

The resort’s wedding pavilion is a charming 350-year old Joglo that is accessible via a long walkaway and suspended over a productive rice field. This solid teak wood structure originated from Pati Regency in Central Java and is perfect for those seeking to say their “I Do’s” in an authentically Indonesian setting. Those seeking to combine business with pleasure can take advantage of the modern and well-equipped boardroom. The gym is available 24-hours if you need to blow off steam and a must-visit is the award-winning DaLa Spa with six customised treatment rooms in a serene garden against a flowing river backdrop.

 

Alaya Resort Ubud

Jl. Hanoman Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia

t. (+62 361) 972200/8468925 | f. (+62 361) 972210

www.alayahotels.com


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