Imagine opening your bedroom doors, stepping out onto a wooden-deck balcony and getting greeted by a gentle morning breeze, a whiff of ripe bananas from the tree to your right, and the warming rays of the Bali sun. There’s no need to dream wistfully for an experience like this as long as you’re at Warwick Ibah Luxury Villas & Spa.
Tucked in a verdant corner of the ever-charming Ubud, Bali, Warwick Ibah Luxury Villas & Spa marries classic Balinese beauty with modern facilities, with 17 spacious suites and villa spread out across a sprawling property. With rustling foliage and trickling water providing the perfect backdrop of natural serenity, you’ll be saying “om” in no time.
Ranging from treetop suites to pool-side villas, the accommodation at Warwick Ibah are all done up in luxurious traditional Balinese-style, complete with hand-carved furniture, canopy four-poster beds, Javanese glass paintings and plush furnishings.
Restore your mind, body and soul by checking yourself into the on-site Warwick Ibah Spa and let the trained spa therapists soothe you with a near-endless array of pleasures. Take your pick from relaxing hair and facial treatments, as well as rejuvenating body massages, or give into indulgence and go for the full works.
Looking to treat yourself further? A decadent meal awaits at the hotel’s The Garden Restaurant. As Warwick Ibah is owned by the Ubud Royal Family, diners are given the opportunity to feast like a King. Tuck into a Royal Balinese Banquet and sample sumptuous dishes jukut gedang mekuah (clear young papaya soup), bebek betutu (banana leaf-wrapped duck slow roasted with rice husk ash for 12 hours), and kolek pisang (sweet banana stewed in palm sugar, pandan leaf and coconut milk).
There’s even the opportunity to try your hand at making some of these delicious Balinese dishes. The resort holds cooking classes where guests can learn about native ingredients and how to use them. Hankering for a taste of Bali? Have a go at making your very own kolek pisang with the help of the video recipe below. Or best yet, hop on a plane and head to the charming island itself.
Jalan Raya Campuhan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia. Tel: +62 361 974466