The Hotel: Bebek Tepi Sawah Villas
Set in a secluded location amidst tropical gardens, but only 2km from the centre of Ubud, Bebek Tepi Sawah Villas offers an ideal getaway for holidaymakers looking for a bit of peace and tranquillity but wanting to benefit from the close proximity of numerous restaurants, bars and shops located in the town centre.
Groupies are invites to spacious Balinese-style Taman Rooms with garden views, decorated with paintings and artefacts by famous local artists. Each room has its own gate, is 49m2 in size, and features a private veranda or a balcony, and a bathroom with a bath tub and shower.
When not exploring the local area, guests can head to the on-site spa for their complimentary one-hour Balinese massage, relax in on by the two swimming pools boasting beautiful surroundings, try local specialities and Western fare at the two on-site restaurants, and enjoy a romantic dinner for two and afternoon tea with cake served by the pool, both included in price.
- Bed size/type: One king-size bed
- Standard occupancy: Two people
The Area: Ubud, Bali
Ubud is located on the central foothills in the heart of Bali, away from the party beach crowds and closer to nature and the cultural heartland of the island. Much of the countryside is still preserved; visitors can see terraced paddy fields, art centres where the pulse of tradition still beats strong, and villagers going about their daily activities. The Agung Rai Museum of Art is one such place where you can immerse yourself in Bali’s rich culture amidst traditional architecture, stone carvings, and dance performances while experiencing a dash of modern art. Observe the fluid movements of traditional Balinese dancers as the distinct sound of the gamelan rings through the royal courtyard of the Puri Saren Palace, an architectural monument that preserves the glory of the Ubud Empire.
Mingle with the locals and learn about their worship rituals at Saraswati Temple, and wander among the lotus ponds and admire the intricate stone architecture of the religious site that honours the Hindu Goddess of learning, literature, and art, Saraswati. The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary is an ecological reserve and home to over 115 species of trees, long-tailed macaques, and Pura Dalem Agung Padangtega, a temple dedicated to the Hindu Goddess of Death. Continue along Jl Monkey Forest to where it connects to Jl Raya Ubud and you will find the Ubud Art Market, a bazaar that sells handicrafts like wood carvings, stone sculptures, and batik fabric on one end, and local produce, food, and drinks on the other.