Bali is home to numerous ancient palaces and water temples that create an atmosphere of elegant majesty. Their designs are rooted in Balinese Hinduism, a spiritual philosophy that emphasizes balance between the human and the natural–even the supernatural. It is this balance that defines the wondrous delights of HOSHINOYA Bali –a resort village nestled in a Balinese jungle that flourishes atop a hill, which drops off to a sacred river flowing below.
Ubud has long been an artistic center, where traditional art forms have evolved with the influence of visiting foreign artists. Villas in HOSHINOYA Bali feature walls decorated with wood-engraved pictures, each one telling a different story related to Ubud’s birds, flowers, and trees. The stone walls of the poolside living areas also feature complex engravings with plant and animal motifs, creating an aesthetic connection between the villa interior and the majestic jungles that extend beyond the villa. Guests hear a gentle breeze passing through the villa; it is this seamless link to the outdoors that defines true Balinese relaxation.
BULAN (GARDEN POOL VILLA)
Peace and quiet pervade this villa’s second-floor bedroom, which opens to a colourful garden terrace. The first-floor poolside living area, meanwhile, encourages a livelier sense of fun. Here, time will fly by as guests make the most of their waterside location–whether by enjoying the southern breeze, sunbathing, or occasionally dipping their feet into the cooling waters.
SOKA (GARDEN POOL VILLA, MAISONETTE)
Breath-taking views can be enjoyed from the combined bedroom and study located on the second floor of these maisonettes. The first floor living room includes a section that juts out over the pool. It is a relaxing space that offers direct access to the water and is surrounded by a lovingly crafted garden. At night, the flicker of soft lights placed inside woodcarvings creates a soothing ambience. These villas are best suited to long stays and groups of four.
JALAK (GARDEN POOL VILLA WITH TERRACE)
The single-floor villas overlook the jungle that carpets the Pakerisan River Valley. Each villa sports a wide, winding balcony, where guests can enjoy expansive views throughout the day, as well as the babbling river and chirping birds that grace a typical Ubud morning. Ubud culture can also be found inside the villas, in the form of woodcarvings and other Balinese art. These villas are located nearest to the restaurant, spa, and other public areas, making them best suited for families with young children.