TUCKED AMID THE GREENERY of Bali’s central foothills, the Royal Kamuela Villas Monkey Forest, Ubud is an escapitst’s fantasy. The adult only boutique resort comprises just 12 villas, guaranteeing both intimacy and an incredible attention to detail, from the ministrations of private butlers to a design that fuses Balinese motifs with a sleek, contemporary aesthetic.
Accessed through private courtyard entrances, the villas offer the best of indoor and outdoor living. Exquisitely designed bedrooms and open-air living areas look out to an oversize swimming pool and sundeck, while a host of sophisticated amenities – including a wet bar, coffee maker, flat-screen television, and a king size therapeutic bed dressed in Egyptian linen – ensure the utmost in modern comfort.
Indulge in exquisite romance with the Royal kamuela’s Honeymoon package. Upon arrival, couples receive a delectable cake, a 15-minute foot massage, and a flower bath arrangement. A dedicated butler service is on call 24 hours a day to attend to every desire, including the creation of an in-villa dining experience. The candlelit gourmet feast unfolds on your terrace, as the gentle babbling of the creek that runs through the property fills the night air.
Though a small resort, the Royal Kamuela has more than its share top-notch facilities and an exceptional range of services, from the pampering aum spa to knowledgeable concierges who can point you toward the best that Bali has to offer. The Royal Kamuela is strategically located in the heart of Ubud, the cultural and arts center of Bali, and is minutes up the road to the Ubud Market and the Ubud Palace. Also near at hand are many of the town’s best art galleries, restaurants, and bars. Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia; 62-361/790-099; kamuelavillas.com