Relaxing by the pool

Location


Villa Melati is situated on the Sayan Ridge on the outskirts of Ubud, one hour’s drive from Denpasar's  'Ngurah Rai' international airport, 40 minutes from the coast, and convenient for tours all over the island. The setting, 300 metres above sea level in the foothills of the central mountain range, presents a fresher, more pleasant climate than the southern coastal regions. The Sayan Ridge is also the dramatic location of some of the Island’s most luxurious boutique hotels, including Four Seasons and Amandari.

The remarkable town of Ubud is Bali’s centre for fine arts and cultural performances, and the surrounding villages are home to many highly-accomplished Balinese painters, dancers, musicians and carvers. Ubud was originally an important source of medicinal herbs and plants. In fact, the name is derived from the Balinese word for medicine. Ever since the German artist, Walter Spies, settled here in the 1930s, the town has been a magnet for writers, art collectors, connoisseurs, mystics, and people actively involved in art, anthropology, music, dance, architecture, environmentalism and alternative healing. The area is encompassed by most of the features that draw people to this unique and beautiful island – gorgeous scenery dotted with ancient temples and palaces. Ubud’s visitors are those in search of culture, nature and inspiration.

Activities


Ubud boasts plenty of restaurants, in addition to some sumptuous spas. It is also a great place for shopping. The shops and the market stalls sell handicrafts, gold, silver, jewellery, woodcarvings, fabrics, clothing, pottery, batik, paintings, metalwork, and antiques. There are many, well-presented, cultural performances staged in the town, in particular the Hindu epic, the Ramayana; also the Kecak dance, the fire dance, the monkey dance and the Legong dance. An abundance of museums and art galleries around the town feature traditional and modern work including paintings, ceramics, carvings, sculpture, batik, weaving and photography.

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The market is open everyday selling handicrafts, garments, spices and foods.

The blissful serenity of Villa Melati makes it the perfect retreat for an artist or writer who is looking for peace and inspiration, or quite simply a tranquil haven for those who wish to chill out. The location is ideal for total relaxation or activities such as meditation, yoga, jungle trekking, mountain cycling and white water rafting. Guests will appreciate the cool air, and in the mornings they will awake to the sound of the dawn chorus. The area is a birdwatchers paradise and as the jungle comes to life the iridescent blue Java Kingfisher with its distinctive red beak is not an uncommon sight.

Numerous trails offer memorable walks, and visitors will be presented with a privileged insight into the traditions of rural Bali, as they witness time-honoured methods of agriculture and taste the produce of the land. Villa Melati’s caring staff, with their profound knowledge of the locale, will fulfil their duties with enthusiasm and smiles.

From our Guestbook


“I find it hard to believe that anything could be better than this place. Full of beauty, serenity, and comfort.”