Best Resort in Ubud, if Not in All of Bali
We are fortunate in that our home is only a short walk from the Royal Pita Maha Resort. We know this resort very well, and we have booked this extraordinary resort for many guests coming to visit us in Ubud. One such friend, a prominent attorney in California came last February for one week and is coming again the end of this month for another week. In addition, many of the staff of the Royal Pita Maha live in our village, and we know them well.
All the facilities, the dining, the rooms, the grounds are impeccable and most guests agree that they feel like the whole place is totally their own. The Royal Pita Maha has my personal highest recommendation.
Unique Quality: This resort embodies all that is Bali. It is indescribably beautiful and its grounds are lavish and exotic. It is a sprawling resort built upon land that is held as very spiritual and powerful by the local villagers, right along the sacred Ayung River. The grounds along the Ayung River are particularly breathtaking and there are two fresh mineral water pools in which one can bathe, although the Balinese regard this water as holy water.
The rooms, in particular the three room pool suites, are totally private, very inviting, quiet and peaceful with the only sounds being the birds and the roaring flow of the sacred Ayung. This resort defines the words romantic, tranquil, exotic and lavish. For the price, this fine resort and its sister spa, the Kirana Spa, are top in Bali in my opinion.
Tip: If you don't mind a bit of an uphill hike to the main lobby area, take a suite on the Ayung River level. Bring some good books, but be warned...your family may never see you again, as that is one very hard place to leave!