Hotel review: Kayumanis Ubud Private Spa & Villas

Jody Phan

Ubud is synonymous with wellness and relaxation. Its lush jungles and vast rice paddies make the ideal setting for a getaway far from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

Overlooking the rainforest just 10 minutes from Ubud’s popular attractions is Kayumanis, a luxury destination for travellers looking to reconnect with nature in world-class accommodation. Named after the cinnamon trees it surrounds, the 23-room resort offers guests a choice of one and two-bedroom villas, as well as a three-bedroom Owner’s villa -- all tastefully styled according to different themes, including Balinese, Javanese, Oriental, Palembang, Primitive, Ethnic and Contemporary. While the bathrooms are semi-open and features a rainforest shower, privacy needn’t be a worry as every villa is surrounded by lush tropical gardens.

Outdoor bathroom? Yes please! Photo: Kayumanis. Photo: Jody Phan

Each villa has its own outdoor dining area as well as a private pool and sundeck, but if you’re looking to soak in the full beauty of the outdoors, head down to the main pool and unwind on one of the large daybeds.

Take a dip in your own private pool any time you please. Photo: Jody Phan

Romantic candle-lit dinners can be enjoyed within the privacy of your own villa or at the Dining Corner, overlooking the Ayung River. I’d highly recommend booking an early dinner here to enjoy the beautiful Ubud sunset.

Rejuvenate your body with a morning yoga class, or take a scenic bike ride around the local village while accompanied by one of the resort’s butlers. Other personal excursions can be arranged with the help of the friendly staff, or if you know your way around Ubud and already have your itinerary mapped out, the free shuttle service can help you get to where you need to go.

Book a romantic dinner at the Dining Corner in time to watch the sunset. Photo: Kayumanis

A relaxing holiday isn’t complete without a spa treatment, and the Kayumanis experience is one you won’t want to miss. The award-winning spa offers customised experiences to cater to your exact needs. Unwind and get lost in the soothing sounds of the forest surrounding the treatment huts, and let the experienced spa staff take care of the rest.

Welcome to your backyard! Photo: Jody Phan

The beautiful Kanyumanis staff are on hand at all times to ensure you get the most out of your holiday. Utilise the 24-hour butler service as your personal guide for the duration of your stay as they have worked at the resort for over a decade and know all the ins and outs of the town, hence they can offer great recommendations for activities.

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For more info as well as special deals on bookings, visit Kayumanis Ubud.