An architectural resemblance of a traditional Balinese village tucked away in the rainforest in the proximity of the Payangan village in Ubud, Bali. Just after you thought you had seen the most eye-watering hotels in Bali, Nandini Jungle Resort & Spa sets your expectations on a higher level. The sheer beauty of the pool rising above the dense jungle is persuasive enough for an instant book, but there is more than the looks.
The 34 rooms – 16 suites and 18 traditional villas blend seamlessly into the local environment, all built with local craftsmanship excellence. It's a successful synthesis of 5-star luxury and the surrounding wilderness. Open the hand-carved tinder door of your room to reveal the intimate interior that's open to the jungle via a balcony or a terrace. Some of the rooms include spectacular outdoor baths as well as rain showers.
They serve fresh food in the Wild Ginger Restaurant, where the ingredients come from the on-site organic garden. Try one of their freshly squeezed fruit juices to quench your thirst. Energizing Bali coffee and fancy cocktails are offered in the Pakis Bar. Masonry has Western and Indonesian dishes and unparalleled panoramic seating if sunset dining is what you are after.
Sungai Spa is set right above the turquoise river. Enjoy an authentic Balinese rejuvenating massage to the calming tone of the water gently shifting through the rocks.
Activities are plenty around here. A master yogi is offering private yoga classes in one of the shalas. Cooking classes can be arranged that guide you into the realms of Indonesian food with local herbs. A wooden funicular can transport you between the villas and the pool. The jungle pool is the highlight where you can soak up all the breathtaking panorama, as well as the tasty cocktails offered from the Jungle Pool Bar.