When I decided to visit Bali, I knew I had to experience a private villa with a pool. As a luxury traveler, I try and search out the best luxury in the world. Kayumanis sets a gold standard when it comes to providing luxury villas. From 24 hour butler service, private pools, high tea, gourmet food, to the level of service they provide – it is all 100% luxury.
One of the best things about booking a private villa is that it is just that, private. It is not the same as booking a hotel room – it has a door and you walk in and there are two buildings and a pool. It is like having a house, but at a resort.
In one building you have this amazing outdoor style living and dining area with a kitchen. You have a TV and a couch, a dining room table and then a kitchen area where you could cook if you want. It was my birthday during my visit and the staff surprised me with an amazing birthday cake. It was the nicest gesture and the most delicious cake.
In the other building you have a bedroom with a king size bed, a daybed, TV, work area, and then the best part: an outdoor bathroom. That's right, you bathe outdoors either by bath or by shower. This is going to be a unique experience if you have never had an outdoor bathroom – which I had not. There is something special about relaxing in a bath full of roses outside where no one can see you – and just being one with nature.
What I love about Kayumanis Ubud is the complete privacy. If you don’t want to leave your villa while you are a guest, you never have to. You can stay in and relax and swim all day in your own pool.
Exploring the grounds was an adventure. Ubud is very hilly so there was a substantial amount of stairs to get from my villa to the public pool. It is in sections though as you explore the grounds. You go down a few times, then cross a beautiful bridge, then it feels like you are among the most beautiful nature as you can hear the water flowing in the stream below. The grounds are so lush with greenery. The public pool for the hotel is an above ground, infinity edge pool that overlooks the forest and stream below it.
Some of the details throughout the resort are spectacular. The colors of the doors are stunning and you will find moss and ivy overgrowing on the walls.
One night I was sitting with my feet in my pool and I looked up and saw the sun was setting out in the distance. Before I knew it the sky lit up these beautiful colors and it was like magic.
Kayumanis Ubud does offer one restaurant, Dining Corner. You can choose to dine in, and it is outdoors or you can get room service at any time you like delivered to your villa. The restaurant used to be a villa and was converted into a dining room – so it has a pool on the lower level and tables are on the deck around it.
On the upper level of the restaurant, there are a few tables and one special table that is on its own balcony and has seating for two overlooking the lush vegetation of Ubud.
Dining Corner focuses on Thai food and some western dishes. Whether you are in the mood to branch out and try something new or stick to what you know, you are going to be happy with the selections.
Kayumanis Ubud offers a spa with a wide selection of services. Something I really enjoyed was the included 30 minute welcome massage. I had the option to go to the spa or have it done at my room. I opted for my room and did it poolside.
Overall I enjoyed my time here at Kayumanis Ubud. I was treated like royalty by the staff, the customer service is top notch and they anticipated my needs before I had even thought of them. This is 5 star luxury.
- Included with your booking
- Welcome drink and chilled towel upon arrival
- 30 minute welcome massage
- Daily (unlimited time) breakfast
- Daily fruit basket
- Complimentary high tea each day
- Daily re-stocked complimentary mini bar and cinnamon cookies
- 24 hour butler service
- Car service within Ubud area
- Located about 20-30 minutes from the Ubud city center
- About 1.5 hours fromNgurah Rai International Airport- Denpasar
- WiFi is available throughout the property complimentary
- Ground is not flat – it is made of stairs and stones
- There are more than enough plugs to charge things throughout the villa
- You can arrange an airport pick-up and/or drop off for a fee
- Book in advance as the hotel only has 23 villas
- No children under the age of 16 allowed
Disclaimer: I was hosted by Kayumanis, but as always, opinions are entirely my own.