Perched high on a hill in the lush forest of Sayan, near Ubud in Bali, an exclusive sanctuary that was initially built as a private estate for the former Yahoo CEO has opened its doors. While the architecture and fittings faithfully use time-honoured materials and follow the principles of Balinese craftsmanship, the beautifully appointed range of six suites and villas boasts high-end amenities, comfortable beds, and glorious modern bathrooms. Some have their own private plunge pools and are tucked away to ensure the most private of stays, while others take in fantastic views across the uniquely vivid green forests and rice fields. One thing is for sure, every detail has been meticulously executed to create a lavish mansion amid lush, verdant gardens and grounds.
When guests can tear themselves away from those views, they find an abundance of sculpture and art, an amazing infinity pool, a world-class spa and gym, and indulgent breakfasts and dining brought to the room. Natural preservation and coexistence with the community are not just a mantra, but the living ethos of Uma Kalai. Within easy reach, there’s a dizzying choice of dining venues serving everything from local classics and long, cold beers to Peruvian specialties and sourdough pizza.
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