Where to stay
Jln. Lanyahan, Br. Nagi, Petulu, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Delve deep into Ubud’s Valley of the Kings to find Viceroy Bali – an independent luxury resort that’s fit for royalty.
This boutique resort, known as one of the world’s best secret tropical getaways, is owned and operated by Margaret and Otto Syrowatka, an Australian couple who moved over from Sydney. In 2002, on their first trip to Bali, the pair fell in love with the Balinese people, Ubud and specifically, the Valley of the Kings. Over the next four years, they worked with local villagers and architects to design the grand space, ensuring it integrated well into the luscious surroundings, whilst retaining the elegant feel they aspired to achieve.
The result is a stunning sanctuary that consists of 25 luxuriously appointed private pool villas, a fantastic fine dining restaurant, a beautiful bar, a sumptuous spa, a helicopter pad and an additional infinity pool – the ideal place to spend lazy afternoons. All of this features a jungle-valley backdrop, creating a haven where international travellers can enjoy incredible levels of privacy and comfort.
There are five types of villas to choose from, but each option boasts valley views, private pools, large entertaining areas and marble bathrooms, making for one extravagant escape. The Garden Villas are perfect for greenery groupies, set within a tropical garden setting and boasting an indoor, heated pool as well as a daybed, perfect for whiling away the hours.
Water babies will love the Terrace Villas, which come complete with a bale – a small Balinese pavilion perched by the private, outdoor, heated pool. These romantic spaces are perfectly placed to admire the sunrise each morning, providing unparalleled views across the Petanu River gorge. If that’s just not enough, upgrade to the Deluxe Terrace Villas, which boast generous living spaces; private, outdoor, heated pools; and lavish balés.
The Vice Regal Villas are ideal for newlyweds. They seamlessly integrate traditional Balinese architecture with contemporary design, featuring a large, open bathroom, indoor and outdoor living areas, a private pool and dramatic views of the surrounding countryside. Most importantly, they are designed to be totally luxurious and private, ensuring you can celebrate in style.
Venture out of the villas to find out what else Viceroy has to offer. The awardwinning restaurant and bar, CasCades, looks after all your dining needs, offering carefully crafted fare with European and Asian influences.
The Lembah Spa is equally as indulgent, occupying prime position atop a gorgeous valley. Treatments combine Western knowledge with traditional, time-honoured Balinese wellness techniques and are conducted by local practitioners who have been professionally trained by Swiss therapists. Book in for a traditional Balinese massage, or double the relaxation with the Four Hands Harmony, given by two therapists at the same time. For the ultimate in luxury, experience one of the spa packages. Both the Feminine and Masculine options include a refreshment on arrival, a body scrub, a Balinese massage, an all-body moisturiser, a bath and an Intraceuticals facial.
With such extravagant facilities and a jaw-dropping location, Viceroy Bali is the perfect place to relax, rejuvenate and float away into a new level of luxury.