"Relaxing royal villas in the heart of Ubud"

Need to know

    • 10 private villas (18 rooms)
    • Right outside Ubud Village in Bali, Indonesia
    • Exotic and natural escape into Balinese life. Perfect to relax and discover the rich culture of Ubud.

We love

  • The peaceful tranquility of the main pool with an open view on a tropical rice fields
  • Enjoy a weekly Balinese dance show while having dinner in the royal compound
  • Complimentary Balinese cellphone and bikes offered on demand for every guest

Top Secret

The royal compound looks like a private part of the property but it’s not. Two stunning villas are in this part of the property as well as a spectacular Balinese temple. This is a one of a kind place to enjoy a romantic afternoon tea.

Origins

Opened by the end of 2015, Dwaraka The Royal Villas is owned by a member of the Balinese royal family. The name 'Dwaraka' is inspired by the ancient Lord Khrisna Kingdom in India. Villas and facilities have names taken from Lord Khrisna's life journey such as Gokul Villas (name of the city where the Lord used to live) or the Radha Spa (name of Lord Krishna's wife).

The Review

Just a few steps away from the hustle and bustle of Ubud village and its uninterrupted traffic stand these quiet and peaceful villas built on authentic Balinese architecture design. On arrival the welcoming staff greet you with a perfumed flower necklace made of white Frangifany flowers. They show you straight away the essence of Balinese hospitality. Most of the villas have their own private infinity pool facing east to let you admire the sunrise while enjoying breakfast.

Following the stairs down from the main entrance will lead you to the main pool and spa. Relax and chill on the pool deck while enjoying the stunning open view on green rice fields below. The spa area is small but treatments are high quality, with excellent of the rice field view just in case you’d forgotten you were in Ubud. 

If you feel like getting your hands dirty then grab a few fresh bits and pieces from Ubud’s loal market and bring it back to the royal kitchen to learn the traditional way of cooking Balinese food during a personalized cooking lesson. There’s a stash of bikes provided for free to allow you to reach Ubud village in 5 minutes or cycle around the untouched natural environment of the region. The must-do attraction of Ubud is the well-known 'Monkey Forest', which could also go by the name monkey heaven, as that’s just what it is. Thousands and thousands of long-tailed macaque live in perfect harmony with the tourist flow that they attract. They live in gigantic trees surrounding Hindu temples and love to play with tourists. A quick tip if you do make it down there: don’t think of bringing any kind of food to the forest or you’ll lose it before you can say King Louie!

Location

Dwaraka The Royal Villas

  • Address: Sriwedari St. No 11B, Ubud – Bali, Indonesia 80571
  • Travel info: 1h from Denpesar airport. Airport transfer provided for $50

Key Features

  • Spa

  • Restaurant

  • Pool