Situated along the Ayung River and amidst the gentle hills of Ubud, the spiritual centre of Bali, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is a secluded paradise and a sanctuary to relax one’s mind, body, and soul. Designed and constructed by the world-class architect Miles Humphreys, enhanced with the traditional yet contemporary Balinese interiors by Jeffrey A. Wilkes from the renowned Asia-based interior design firm, DESIGNWILKES, Mandapa is designed to embrace the surrounding tropical landscape, featuring 35 luxurious and spacious suites, 25 private pool villas, including a three-bedroom pool villa—one of the largest villas in the area.
Villas at Mandapa combine private outdoor spaces, including a pool and garden, with welcoming Balinese-style interiors to offer unparalleled luxury. Tropical garden with seating areas, a separate living room with glass walls which can be opened or closed, a 30 sq. meter outdoor swimming pool, and views of the rain forest, rain forest toward rice paddies, or rain forest toward Ayung River.
The verdant rice paddies surrounding Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve are more than simply beautiful scenery—they serve as the foundation for nearly every meal, accompanied by fragrant spices, colourful vegetables, tender meats and local fish. Visitors can experience Indonesian cuisine, alongside international dishes, at four distinct dining venues, where every meal is an elegantly orchestrated experience.
Meaning “hut” or “shelter” in Bahasa Indonesia, Kubu is the signature restaurant at Mandapa and is surrounded by a tropical breeze and the soothing sound of water with unique bamboo construction. Kubu also offers intimate dining spaces with nine private cocoons overlooking the Ayung River for guests to enjoy fine Mediterranean-European cuisine and the option to enjoy either sophisticated a-la-carte options or specially tailored degustation menus. An extensive list of European wines is also available.
Located at the edge of the Reserve valley, Sawah Terrace is another gem which offers panoramic views of the majestic Ayung River along with a “dine with nature” experience. Sawah Terrace offers the best Balinese and Asian flavours with signature dishes like ‘Sawah’ Rujak Udang, grilled tiger prawns, Balinese spiced suckling pig, slow-cooked baby pig, cassava, and red rice.
Tucked away amidst the verdant rice paddies, the expansive Mandapa Camp facility includes an organic garden, an enlightening Kid’s Hut, and an educational farm where young explorers can take care of the resort’s cow, chickens, ducks, rabbits, and more. Inspired by Balinese huts that nestle in Ubud’s lush jungles, Mandapa Camp was designed as a wantilan, or meeting pavilion, where activity of adherents take place and the location for supporting facilities of a temple. Debuting two curated journeys—one full day and one-half day—children are encouraged to embrace their innate curiosity for the world around them.
Renowned as a centre for spiritual and physical healing, Ubud offers a unique setting where visitors can escape the stresses of the everyday world and find peace within. The Ayung River offers a point of meditation, where the sound of flowing water lulls guests into a state of relaxation.
Based on the practice of treating the body to harmonize the soul, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve offers eight spa treatment rooms (three specifically designed for couples including the suite). The truly holistic experience at Mandapa Spa utilizes a range of ESPA and local products for sophisticated Balinese massages and skincare treatments. Mandapa Spa also features a state-of-the-art fitness centre, yoga studio, vitality pool, saunas, and relaxation areas.
Thoughtfully designed by the world-class architect Miles Humphreys as well as Jeffrey A. Wilkes from the renowned Asia-based interior design firm, DESIGNWILKES, the Mandapa was inspired by “mandapas,” Sanskrit for temples, of Ubud, creating a sacred space for devotees to rest their mind, body, and soul. Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is a mindful journey to the extraordinary—a full emersion inside the native Ubud Culture, recreating the Balinese way of living.
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