March 12, 2022

Luxury Jungle Residences in Ubud

Ubud is a great place for a getaway especially with its luxury residences. It’s lush, green and pristine, with calming views of tropical jungles and picturesque rice fields.

It’s also Bali’s cultural heart, the hub of traditional arts and crafts like wood and stone carvings. Home to generations of silversmiths and goldsmiths, painters, dancers, musicians, healers and more.

The name “Ubud” was derived from the Balinese word “ubad” which means healing or medicine – many people have agreed that they have felt its restorative and rejuvenating vibrations, which makes it ideal for meditation, yoga retreats and healing journeys.

The best way to experience Ubud is by slowly taking your time to immerse in its unique ambience. Breathe in the refreshing air, explore local farms and villages, walk with the ducks in the rice fields, watch the sunrise or sunset from above the treetops, and gaze at the clear night sky filled with twinkling stars.

Watch the village children practise their dances and gamelan at night, meet with the locals and explore the traditional markets, treat yourself to ancient healing spa treatments, and make your own Balinese meal from the freshest local ingredients.

Afterwards, return to your island abode where you can rest in luxury and comfort. Here at Discover Luxury Indonesia, we’ll create bespoke experiences for you in Ubud with its luxury residences.  From the most elegant villas to gourmet meals, one-of-a-kind immersive itineraries and more, with everything taken care of, from beginning to end.

To give you a glimpse of the magic that awaits, here are three of our most beloved villas to springboard your journey into the exploration of Ubud.

Umah Hati

Umah Hati

Umah Hati translates to “heart house” and the architects behind this sprawling, lavish country villa describe it as “understated and humble” – however, this luxury residence gleams from the use of luxury materials and sophisticated design that creates a feeling of opulence and tranquillity from within.

Located in verdant Sayan on the outskirts of Ubud, Umah Hati features a unique hybrid design that bridges the West and the East. It seamlessly blends with the environment, giving it the feeling of a large cabin - but far more precious.

The use of local quality materials - such as Bankirai wood, rattan from Sulawesi, soft volcanic stones from a river in Ubud and reclaimed Indonesian ironwood - is prevalent throughout the structure.  Japanese joining techniques bind the main roof ridge.

The L-shaped, single-floor villa has a built surface of 400 m2 on a 4000 m2 property. There are three bedrooms with ensuite baths, living room, dining area, kitchen, powder room, pantry, laundry, and staff quarters.

The bathroom uses exotic Italian and Asian marbles, as well as lovely flooring in the living room, kitchen, and master bath. Richly hued Indonesian teak is used for wall cladding, bedroom floors, windows, and doors.

A century-old teak log has been repurposed as a spectacular vanity in the master bath, complete with an inlaid marble sink. Outside, garden walls are crafted of rough lava stone.

In traditional Balinese style, many parts of the house are open to nature. Outside, a shimmering lap pool points toward lush jungle and the Ayung River gorge.

Rumah Fajar balcony on the top floor

Rumah Fajar

Brought to you by the same world-renowned architects who designed Umah Hati, Rumah Fajar translates to “house of dawn” in English. This is one of the other spectacular, luxury residences that brings nature right to its door.

Built from the finest local materials, Rumah Fajar is all about laid-back luxury with fantastic views of Mount Agung. Nestled seamlessly into a lush hillside and facing the rising sun, the well-appointed 4-bedroom villa is a modern architectural interpretation of a traditional Balinese longhouse Bale Agung.

The house blends into its wild natural setting with the use of Bata Tulikup, a Balinese terracotta brick from Tulikup village, and charred ironwood, following Japanese techniques of Shou-Sugi-Ban.

Developed on two floors, Rumah Fajar occupies over 400 square metres, with spacious interiors that flow seamlessly into one another, as well as with the outdoors. All bedrooms come with ensuites and invoke a sense of peace with the use of calming natural palettes throughout.

To enter the villa, guests have to cross a bridge that hovers over a koi pond and walk on a meandering pathway that takes them through a blooming orchard.

Rumah Purnama

Yet another beautiful project by Studio Jenquel, Rumah Purnama or “Full Moon House” is a two-storey heritage Balinese Wantilan home that was recently fully restored and renovated by Studio Jencquel.

The home now encompasses the luxuries of modernity while retaining the charm of the old Bali from a bygone era.

Nestled under a grove of coconut trees and under a thatched roof, this charming 3-bedroom home boasts spectacular jungle and moonrise views across the sacred Campuhan Ridge - spiritually significant to the Balinese Hindus as an energy centre.  This area has long been a source of inspiration for artists.

Rumah Purnama sits on land that has long been occupied. According to the architects, the restoration process revealed a series of regenerations of homes on the site, with elements in the foundation possibly going back over 100 years.

Renovations lasted for 12 months, until early August 2019.

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle, Rumah Purnama faces east with Gunung Agung in the northeast.

Guests enter through a simple Balinese wooden door, past a beautiful garden path winding through a park-like setting towards a bamboo-lined staircase, through a Zen stone pebble garden and towards the front door.

Ready to book your Ubud luxury residences? Contact Discover Luxury Indonesia today and we’ll be more than happy to answer all your questions and curate a special bespoke luxury itinerary just for you!

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