Not far from the famous Monkey Forest, Alaya Ubud is in the heart of the bustling Balinese arts and cultural city of Ubud. Alaya Ubud features gorgeous rooms, delightful Indonesian and international cuisine, a beautiful pool, and the award-winning DeLa Spa.
The local Balinese culture is reflected in the overall beautiful design of the resort. Rooms are thoughtfully decorated with bamboo accents. The spacious “Alaya Room” I stayed in featured a gorgeous bathtub in a unique setting. Excellent natural lighting, a lovely balcony, and comfortable bed made for a wonderful stay. Freshly picked flowers on the bed and a jackfruit snack were notable small touches. I loved the unique in-room kimonos, in lieu of the typical hotel bathrobes.
The on-site DeLa Spa was voted as the “Best Luxury Spa Group” in Indonesia by the World Luxury Spa Awards. Enjoy relaxing massages and a number of spa treatments at DeLa Spa. Lounging poolside at the Alaya Ubud was lovely with its comfortable sun loungers and helpful staff. It’s the prefect place to cool off and relax for the afternoon.
The Petani Restaurant, which features the finest Indonesian and international cuisine has wonderful dining options throughout the day. I enjoyed fresh breakfast choices and a gorgeous lunch, and I was happily surprised when the staff went above and beyond to cater to my plant-based vegan diet.
Always looking to improve the guest experience, the resort is currently undergoing an exciting property expansion. The project brings new accommodation features such as a second swimming pool, gym, kids’ club, wedding pavilion, and a new restaurant set within an exquisite antique Javanese joglo set in the picturesque rice fields. The exciting improvements should be finished by July 2017.