Bali’s premier Health and Wellbeing Spa Retreat, Bagus Jati, is set in 5 hectares of hillside gardens amongst lush tropical forests in the mountains of Ubud. The earth here blossoms with indigenous fruits, organic vegetables, flowers and herbs, many of which are also used in the spa treatments for medicinal healing, offering guests the true spirit and grace of Asian inspired traditional healing.
Situated in one of the largest resort hotels in the West of Ubud. You can overlook the energetic waters of Petanu and the lush rive fields from the treatment rooms here. Spa at Maya also offers Pevonia Tropical Rejuvenation products for skin facial repairs, using rich micro-emulsified gel and age defying collagen booster treatments.
The Spa is located in the rich green Ayung River Valley in Ubud. Produced by the famous L’OCCITANE, every gesture, every ingredient, and every ritual is drawn from a page of the L’OCCITANE grand herbarium, a resource of hundreds of essential oils and natural ingredients. Offering you a majestic view and matching soundscape of birds, flowing water and soft rustling leaves all around.
A new museum officially opened in 9 June 1996 by the owner and arts collector Agung Rai. The collection varies from Balinese classics to modern art. Not only a museum, the facility offers special temporary exhibitions, theatre performances, dance, music, and painting classes, bookshop, library and reading room, cultural workshops, seminars and training programs in its 7hectar property. A place you will not regret to visit.
The oldest and biggest museum in Ubud, opened in 1982 and is named after a Balinese teacher Suteja Neka who collected paintings as a means of artistic documentation. There are 7 exhibition rooms, with various collections of classic, modern and works from overseas tidily displayed. You can see works of artist such as Walter Spies (German), Rudolf Bonnet (Dutch), Arie Smit (Dutch), who’s works gave big influence to Balinese art.
The history of art in Bali does not go as far as the 1930’s. This is the first of the many museums in Bali opened in 1956, the exhibition starts from the oldest works drawn before WW2 until now so you will find how the history of Balinese art evolved. It is located in the center of Ubud, within 5 mins walk from the Ubud palace.
A park specialized for rescued Sumatran Elephants, you can interact with them as though they are in the wild. Trekking around the park on top of the giant will be an experience you will never forget. The park accommodates 3o elephants including 3 babies naturally bred as part of the breeding program aimed to preserve the endangered species. One more is due to arrive early 2013. You are able to feed, touch, take pictures with them and also watch them play in the lake with 4 Elephant shows daily. An exclusive Elephant experience you will not find anywhere else in the world.
Literally a forest with monkeys, there are around 200 monkeys living here. There are 3 groups of monkeys each with a boss, occupying different territories in the park. Peanuts and bananas are available at the entrance but one must be careful with their belongings such as glasses and wallets. You will occasionally hear cries from the victims of the cheeky monkeys.
Smaller scale compared to Jatiluih, but it is said to be the most beautiful rice terrace view in Bali. You will experience a magnificent view spreading from the side of the road. Planting, cultivating, harvesting is done all year round and you will get a relatively good view whenever you visit. It is understandable that these paddies are conserved by federal funding from the Bali state.
Goa Gajah means “Elephant Cave”, it is an ancient remain said to have been built in the 11th century. The cave mouth is designed as an imaginarily demon called Karla opening its mouth. Inside you can see Ganesha and Ringa statues. There is a men’s and female’s holy bathing area in the middle of the cave courtyard which was uncovered in 1954.