Located in the heart of Bali is Ubud, a spiritual town known for over a century as the hub of fine arts, culture, dance and music. What makes the Hanging Gardens so unique is their approach to sanctuary and serenity amongst some of the most beautiful landscape in Bali.
Nestled amongst hills, rice fields, temples, small villages, palaces and a Holy river is the Hanging Gardens resort. Here we list the five reasons why you must check out this outstanding place of magic and healing.
Visit the Ubud Hanging Gardens in Bali: The location
The resort is located quite literally amongst some of the most luscious parts of Bali and that’s what makes it so special. Most of the resort is hidden, away from the hustle and bustle normally affiliated with the Indonesian island.
It is said that Ubud is the place to which people travel in seek of healing due to the surrounding environment and the plants that grow in the area. It is also great for those who are in need of clarity, inspiration and peace. The hotel has 38 private suites and individual villas with thatched roofs. Guests are in close proximity to some of the most wonderful temples and palaces in Bali.
The pool is like an oasis in the jungle
The stunning split infinity pool located within the resort is easily one of the highlights and it is said to be one of the most photographed pools in the world. The pool is lined with Batu Chandi stone and has a geometric wall lined with volcanic ash.
Because of the split design and layout of the pool, it often gives the impression to guests that they are swimming above the treetops of the thick surrounding jungle. And just when you think it couldn’t get any better – there are both food and drink served poolside so guests are truly spoilt on their stay.
The villas are so comfortable you won’t want to leave
There are a few different options when it comes to choosing a villa at the Hanging Gardens. What makes each unique is the style; modern Balinese style. The villas are scattered around the grounds of the resort and offer spectacular views of the ancient forests and hanging gardens.
Suite villas offer king size bedrooms, with separate lounging rooms and views of both the infinity pool and surrounding jungle. The Panoramic rooms have their own private terraces with infinity pools and outdoor dining pavilions with panoramic views of the jungle valley. The Riverside villas are authentic Balinese with expansive decks and private pools, as well as views of the river and the Family villas are the largest, with two levels and two bedrooms each with additional bathrooms and decks and views of the valley.
The Spa will leave you feeling relaxed and revitalised
The onsite spa at the Hanging Gardens is of world class standard, offering healing and revival body therapy, massages and beauty regimes – and all for really great prices. All of the spa staff are trained therapists and professionals who work at helping you achieve peace of mind and serenity.
The spa offers full body treatment, chi rejuvenation, massages, pedicures and foot therapy, skin cleansing, body wraps and baths, facials, hand rejuvenation, scalp and hair care and hair washing and styling. The menu even caters to the younger market with mini-options available for guests aged 6 to 13.
Why not go all out and get a spa package that lasts up to four hours? It includes a bit of everything on the menu, and only costs $US300.
The activities are plentiful and exciting
Because of the location of the resort, there are actually so many activities offered to guests that involve a great amount of culture and fine arts. You can travel into the local village of Ubud and go on a cultural treasure hunt; or learn to paint traditional Balinese style paintings. Perhaps you prefer to do Yoga or some meditation?
You can join a trained professional for both yoga and meditation in the tranquil jungle grounds – or maybe visit a local temple and go on a spiritual journey through the valley, passing by the Holy River. No matter what you prefer, you won’t be short of options.