The Hanging Gardens Ubudis one of the most breathtakingly designed villa resorts to grace the northern part of the Ayung River Valley in Payangan. The mountain resort is set on 3.2 hectares on the western hillside of the forested valley.Built following the valley’s natural contours at a 45-degree angle, guests are transported from one level of the resort to another via a specially designed funicular. The slightly remote location, 16 kilometres north of the Ubud main hub, makes it one of the most secluded highland retreats to enjoy in Bali.
An amazing double-tiered infinity pool serves as the resort’s centrepiece, overlooking the lush nature surroundings.On the other side of the valley is an exotic temple that adds to the magical landscape and views. The resort features 36 private pool villas that come in suite, panoramic, riverside, and family options, and feature inspired Balinese villa architecture with a fine combination of organic elements such as granite and bamboo. Here are 10 reasons to stay at this true green oasis up in Ubud.
A jungle escape in 'real Bali'
The Hanging Gardens will greatly appeal to honeymooners and nature lovers with its verdant location and nature views. It is situated in a remote village in one of the island’s quietest upland areas, where you can discover village scenes and authentic Balinese life.
Your own valley-view plunge pool
Villas feature private infinity plunge pools that allow for skinny dipping with verdant valley views. This is true for the luxurious riverside villas, which are built on pillars and are situated closest to the forest and the cascading waterfalls below. Decks also feature a poolside gazebo where you can truly relax before or after swims with natural sounds.
Spa goers are treated to world class body massage therapies and beauty treatments with nature sounds and surrounds. Well-trained therapists are joined by a team of holistic professionals, from international yoga instructors to beauticians. The spa menu offers something for all, even for younger guests.
Closer to nature and culture
When it comes to experiences beyond your villa, leave it to the Hanging Gardens team who can arrangecooking classes, organic chocolate making, and other insightful cultural excursions. Go on a trip to the rural areas of Ubud nearbyor go on a spiritual journey with a temple blessing at the DalemSegara Temple across the valley.
Magical and romantic dinners
Special tailored dinners come in limitless options. Be it a remarkable dinner under the stars at the hillside overlooking the Ayung river valley, a Bali style picnic down at the riverside, or simply enjoy the privacy and serenity of your villa plunge pool with a floating miniature Balinese boatfilled with delights.
Amazing split-level pool
Winning frequent mention as one of the most beautiful hotel pools on the island, and even travel publications worldwide, Hanging Garden’s highlighted two-tiered pool is not to be missed. The pool’s impressive split-level design offers convincing ‘infinity’ views and simply affirms the ‘hanging gardens’ appeal of the resort.
Easy hillside transport
The resort features a funicular system that serves as the main transport for guests getting from one level of the resort to another. Going up or down is a pleasant mini trip, which offers guests dramatic views over the valley afar as well as the resort’s landscaped flower gardens.
Exquisite spots to exchange vows
As one of the most romantic resorts in Bali’s central highlands, Hanging Gardens Ubudarranges the most special setups for weddings, as well as anniversaries and honeymoons. Choices range from rainforest settings overlooking the green forest, or a magical ‘floating’ ceremony at the tiered pool with the exotic temple in the far background.
Cocktails with a difference
The resort's semi-alfresco bar and lounge overlooks the pool and the valley, offering an eclectic mix of innovative and classic cocktails, as well as an extensive choice of wines.Here you can enjoy sunset with a glass in hand, soothed by melodic piano tunes, or even head to the edge and take in the memorable views.
World-class cuisine; Local ingredients
Open for all-day dining, The Restaurant located above the bar presents a menu of international cuisine using Balinese ingredients. For a truly memorable dinner, opt for a traditional rijstaffel prepared by the resort’s Balinese chef, which will take you on a journey of great local dishes,and presented to your table in the most elaborate way.