So today is an exciting day. Review 1 of my Bali trip is online! Since I have lived in Bali before I know all the hotspots and best cities to visit. I will dedicate another post to that so I can share all my insider tips with you guys!
Today I will take you to the lovely city of Ubud. Ubud is a beautiful city in Bali that is known for the beautiful green nature and rice paddy’s. It also has the most beautiful villa’s and resorts to relax after a day well spend discovering the beauty of Ubud.
I was invited to stay for 2 nights in the beautiful Kamandalu Resort and looking back, I am very happy I took this assignment.
The Kamandalu Resort is probably one of Ubud’s best resorts!
The Kamandalu Resort is like ‚Little Ubud within Ubud itself’- The resort almost feels like a little village with a bunch of villa’s surrounded by the beauty of the Nature. The Kamandalu Ubud is a 5 star boutique resort that will make you feel like you are in Bali due to the traditional Balinese style villa’s but with all the luxuries that you could possibly think of and this all while being surrounded by rice paddies and tropical green forests.
The Kamandalu has 6 villa types as you can see in the picture down below.
I had the pleasure to stay in the Pool Villa.
But let’s start at the beginning. When I arrived I was escorted to the front desk. I thought that this was the place where I would check in. The first thing I noticed was the openness of the lobby.It is very big and spacious and you immediately get a luxury vibe. I handed the lovely lady at the frontdesk my passport and when she looked up my reservation she saw that I was staying at one of the „Pool Villa’s”.
She told me that due to my accommodation type, the check in would be at the private lounge and she escorted us downstairs to the V.I.P lounge called the “Village Club’. Here we were greeted by our butler. He offered us our welcome drink and gave us all the information that we would need during our trip. He explained that this private V.I.P lounge was for all the guests that were staying in the villa’s You could come here and enjoy complimentary thee, coffee and fruits during the entire day and you were entitled of one complimentary drink such as a delicious cocktail during the day.
After receiving all the information we were guided to our villa. I noticed how big this complex actually is and that there are a lot of villa’s at the resort. It really felt like walking in a village, passing all the doors of the gardens where the villa’s were located. We passed the main pool that was open for all guests and also the infinity pool. After a 5 minute walk we got to our Villa.
THE BEDROOM:The butler opened the door to our little complex where our villa was located and walked towards the door of our villa. When he opened the door and I walked in I was amazed. It looked so beautiful! When you walk in, directly at your right side you have the closed with a safe and the minibar. The butler explained that all the items that were currently in the minibar would be complimentary but all the refills would be chargeable. There were 10 drinks in total that were complimentary.
4 waters, 2 coke’s, 1 diet coke, one tonic and 2 bintang beers. There were also some complimentary snacks such as honey roasted peanuts and kit kat chocolate bars!
Directly in front of the front door and left of the minibar there is a table with a big mirror where you could fix your hair and make up before leaving the villa.
On the left side of the very spacious room was the beautiful bed located. What I loved about this room is that they kept the traditional Bali vibe alive while still creating a luxury vibe.
The bathroom was gorgeous. I loved the big bathtub in the midst of the bathroom, one where you could take a bath and also be able to watch outside and enjoy your lovely private pool. There was a double sink, kind of like a ‚his and hers’ one and the bathroom was very spacious. The toilet is also located in the bathroom and is separated by a small wall from the sink area. What I also loved is that they had an outside rain shower. Taking a shower outside, in the middle of the night amongst the stars is definitely something you should try at least ones.
The garden was fantastic. We had our own private pool and also a bengong ( A traditional outdoor day bed). Chilling and relaxing in your bengong while overlooking the tropical forrest felt like a dream come true. The walk through the water to the bengong was amazing. I thought that this was a very clever way of creating a tropical environment.
Beside having your own private pool (That all the villa’s have besides the Garden Villa), the resort also has 2 pools that are available for all the guests. The main pool with a cool bar in the pool, yes you have read that right and also a gorgeous infinity pool overlooking the nature!
– Large free-form swimming pool
– Kid’s swimming pool
– Swim-up bar
– Infinity Pool
– Infinity Deck
– Rumah Yoga
– Alun Alun
– Tour desk with private car transfer and personal guide services
– Andalu Shop for Balinese arts, crafts and sundries
– Postal and foreign currencies exchange services
– Baby cots and babysitting services upon request.
– Complimentary wi-fi internet connection at our villa and public areas
– Complimentary scheduled shuttle service to Ubud center starting from 10 am until 9 pm
Breakfast is served in the restaurant of the resort in the mainbuilding. You can chose to have your breakfast inside or on the terrace where you will enjoy your croissant while enjoying the million dollar view of the rice paddies and tropical forrest.
There is an eggstation and waffle station which is pretty cool because you can get your omelette or waffle that the staff will make especially for you!
There is also a possibility to juice your own fresh juice or let one of the staff members do this for you- JUMMY!
The breakfast is also a mix of Asian and Western cuisine. They offer traditional Indonesian food that can vary from day to day but also western pastries, saussages and bacon and there is even a ‘create your own salad’ bar!
There are many healthy choices and and a lot to chose from. The Breakfast at the Kamandalu definitely gets an A+!
The Kamandalu Resort is located in Ubud, down below you can find the address:
Jalan Raya Andong
Banjar Nagi, Ubud
Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesië
The resort is only a 10 minute drive away from the city centre of Bali. The Resort offers free shuttle bus service to and from the city center that go multiple times a day.
The Kamandalu Resort is a beautiful luxury resort that will meet all your expectations. It is a perfect resort to kick back and relax after spending a day in the vibrant and dynamic Ubud, strolling down the traditional Ubud markets. You will be able to relax and feel like a million bucks in this beautiful resort with friendly staff to cater to all your wishes. You can stay in the privacy of your own villa all go to one of the 2 pools that is available for everyone staying in the resort. If you want to take a yoga class in the mornings, this is possible! They also organise aqua robic classes so you do not have to worry about getting out of shape during your stay in the resort!
I would recommend this resort for couples as it is the perfect romantic getaway but it is also perfect for a friends vacay. There are villa’s with several bedrooms which make it perfect for a holiday vacay too. Basically, this lovely resort is for all the luxury lovers who appreciate luxury but also like to have the traditional ‘Bali Vibe’ arround them!
SOME BEAUTIFUL VISUALS:
For more information about this lovely luxury resort and to check out their current prices and special offers, visit their website: www.kamandaluresort.com