We were deilghted to catch up with Deasy Swandarini, General Manager of Kamandalu Ubud at ITB
Richard with Deasy from the Kamandalu
In June 2014 Kamandalu Ubud unveiled its updated and enhanced facilities, planned to continue to position the resort as a preferred choice for vistors wanting an authentic Balinese experience. Kamandalu Ubud is a beautiful and romantic resort within a classic and enchanting Balinese village setting, built on ridges above the Petanu River. The resort is a 10 minute drive from the centre of Ubud and an hour’s drive from Ngurah Rai international airport. A pioneer of Balinese 5 star luxury the recent work has preserved the timeless serenity and heritage inspired by Panglipuran village, one of Bali’s oldest and most traditional settlements.
Beyond the welcoming new lobby overlooking the lush rice fields lies a cozy club lounge providing personalised check-in/check-out services, complimentary cocktails, afternoon tea and internet access exclusive for Pool Villa guests.
The property comprises, Presidential Villas overlooking private pools surrounded by tranquil terraced rice paddies with a personalised butler service. Kamandalu also offers one, two or three bedroom villas with views of either terraced rice paddies or plunging valley views. Each individually designed villa sits within its own gated walls and features natural stone finish and alang-alang (grass) roofing, a spacious bedroom with modern amenities, an outdoor shower and access to multiple pools, swim up bar, the infinity pool and antique wooden deck. Villas start with King size (or twin) bed, indoor sunken bath, Balinese shower to shaded Bale Bengong (outdoor day bed), King size four poster bed, private free form pool, through to three bedroom with outdoor jacuzzi with 180 degree views on the second floor.
Guests can enjoy the natural skincare products, pure essential oils and locally sourced fruits for refreshing treatments at Chaya Spa. Chaya supports ancient Indonesian healing arts creating time-tested rituals and remedies. Guests can begin their day at Rumah Yoga house to find their bliss at leisure in peaceful surroundings. Local Yoga teachers from Ubud come to resort daily to run complimentary classes for all skill levels and private classes. The new intimate and elegant Alun-Alun is the perfect venue to celebrate a wedding for a lifetime of memories.
Kamandalu has earned its reputation for intimate surroundings and warm hospitality surrounded by tranquil terraced rice paddy fields overlooking a tropical valley in the hills of Ubud. Explore the cultural and natural sights of Ubud beyond this serene compound in an area famed for its traditional arts and Balinese palaces.
There are a variety of activities organised to participate in, cycling, a guided tour to discover the natural beauty of Ubud, bird watching, seeing flocks of Great White Heron birds of Petulu flying back to their nest along the Bunut Tree as well as the opportunity to experience the Balinese way of life as the sun rises over Bali enjoying a morning stroll through Tampak Siring village to see the Gunung Kawi Temple with stunning scenery. Enjoy a picnic with the view of terraced rice paddies or a village trekking adventure visiting Balinese houses and local temples. Enjoy a rice paddy walk exploring the surrounding nature, visit nearby rice terraces and observe rice cultivation. To complete the authentic experience a visit to the traditional Ubud market in the early morning with the Chef and source fresh herbs and spices. Discover the secrets of Balinese food and explore cooking techniques to complete a culinary journey.
Bali is a paradise island and for those who want to experience relaxation on a grand scale.