Kayumanis Ubud – a Luxury Villa in Bali

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, and 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.


Private pool

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.


Entry/exit of the villa

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.


Outdoor living area


Private outdoor kitchen


A surprise birthday cake for me <3

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.


Beautiful king size bed


Outdoor bathroom


Rose bath


Outdoor shower


Sitting area in the bathroom

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.


Walking through the Kayumanis Ubud property


Strolling through the property


The walk back from the pool


Loungers and cabanas at the public pool


Public pool

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.


Beautiful doors

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.


Sunset silhouette from my pool

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.


Dining Corner Restaurant

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.


special dining for two in the restaurant

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.


Breakfast of granola and Kayumanis bread – but there are several other options


High tea in my villa


Tom Yum Goong


Pad Thai


This dessert was amazing! It had pumpkin and bananas and it was warm and in coconut

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.


Spa waiting area

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.
Additional Information: 

  • 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. 



  1. December 12, 2016 / 12:47 pm

    This is exactly the type of place I’d like to stay in! Was it low season? Where are the people? Lol I hope you had a nice relaxing time! 🙂

    • December 12, 2016 / 1:26 pm

      They are private villas and I am a solo traveler .. I thought it would be rude to photograph the staff.

  2. December 12, 2016 / 10:40 pm

    This looks totally gorgeous! My husband and I will be in Bali over Christmas next year and this might have to be where we stay! Amazing!

    • December 13, 2016 / 12:06 am

      It is definitely a beautiful hotel that you would love. I highly recommend it. Do you know what areas of Bali you will be in?

      • December 13, 2016 / 12:08 am

        We’re going to stay in Ubud mostly. It’s my favorite area. And we might go to the gili islands because I missed it last time.

        • December 13, 2016 / 1:08 am

          Ubud was great! You will love it. I didn’t have time to go to Gili on this trip. Let me know how it is if you go ❤️

          • December 13, 2016 / 2:20 am

            I definitely will. Ubud is just pure magic. It’s one of my favorites!

  3. Karen
    December 13, 2016 / 5:24 am

    Sounds like a wonderful trip. Thanks for sharing it. Beautiful pictures.

  4. December 13, 2016 / 6:00 am

    Looks amazing, what a place to stay. We really must get to Bali on day soon living so close in Australia. We are a bit pit off by all the Australians that visit though. Mind you with accommodation like this we may never have to see any of our countrymen.

  5. December 13, 2016 / 10:28 am

    Well i did not spend my of my time in Ubud when we were in Bali and this place looks really awesome. I should try to book a villa next time and enjoy something like this.

  6. December 13, 2016 / 1:16 pm

    I spent an year in Indonesia and I agree an experience in Ubud’s private villas is def a “must-try”. I love your rose petal bath – it looks so relaxing and the villa is simply spectacular. I will be sure to check out Kayumanis if I revisit 🙂

  7. December 13, 2016 / 8:50 pm

    Ahh I loooved my time in Ubud 🙂 I can’t decide what I love most about this villa — but it’s probably the rose bath and the outdoor bathroom area. It looks like you had a lovely stay.

  8. January 3, 2017 / 10:32 am

    What a lovely place. brings back beautiful memories of our honeymoon in Bali.

  9. seaandstyleblog
    January 13, 2017 / 1:04 am

    This is just so beautiful !! Dying to go to bali- the rose bath btw is my dream 🙂

  10. January 21, 2017 / 7:37 pm

    I’ve never been to Bali but I’d love to stay here when I visit. It looks like a beautiful place! Also, really lovely photos in there 🙂

  11. January 22, 2017 / 6:44 am

    Looked like you had the entire resort to yourself! Great write-up of this place! The birthday cake and a 30min welcome massage are really nice gestures of Kayumanis 😉

  12. January 23, 2017 / 2:29 am

    This looks wonderful! I absolutely love the look of how the tropical vegetation envelops your space to make it totally tranquil and secluded. The facilities look beautiful and I bet you feel pampered. Heading to Bali in a couple of weeks and the temptation is strong to head here now! Thanks for sharing!

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