The Ritz-Carlton reserve is a portfolio of rare places tucked away in different corners of the world for those seeking an exotic sanctuary to which to escape.

Mandapa is the latest addition to this stellar lineup of resorts. Located in Ubud, the spiritual and cultural heart of Bali, Mandapa promises to provide an extraordinary escape that will soothe the heart, body and mind.

Perched on a cliff 100m above the junction where the Ayung River meets the lush jungles of Ubud, Mandapa offers breathtaking views as you go about individually tailored programmes. There are spiritual, wellness, health, and detox programmes to indulge in. Each one is complemented by the personalised, full-time attention of a butler—Patih, in the local tongue.

 

 

 

 

The Mandapa Spa & Wellness package will allow guests to discover peace of mind and body through a variety of holistic wellness treatments. The treatments are based on six pillars: Balinese spa, detox and nutrition, alternative therapy, body therapy and healing.

An open-air vitality pool—with air and water jets—overlooking the Ayung River is sure to wash away all your worries. Relax in the sauna or steam room before heading to the ice fountain for a rejuvenating experience.

A state-of-the-art gymnasium, as well as a yoga studio and relaxation areas, complement the range of wellness facilities provided. The team at Mandapa will help you find the best personalised combination to get the most relaxing treatments possible.

While the facilities are available for male and female guests separately, couples get to enjoy their spa treatment together in the couple’s treatment room.

Being surrounded by Bali’s rich cultures and traditions, it seems only natural to indulge in a little local healing. Mandapa has selected a group of the region’s most remarkable healers to take guests on a trip to the mystical side of Bali.

Each healer is equipped with a unique healing method with roots in ancient cultural practices. They are lovingly applied through the inner focus of each healer, drawing upon innate positive abilities to align the forces of nature for self-healing.

Mandapa is named after the ornate structure that leads into a traditional Hindu temple. Every design element at a Ritz-Carlton Reserve resort is inspired by nature and collected from sustainable sources. Local providers infuse the resort with elements that blend effortlessly into the natural surroundings.

Get closer to nature with Mandapa’s variety of outdoor adventures. Take in the culture and traditions of Ubud while challenging your own limits with these activities.

Start the day with a view of the sunrise from a special vantage point: Mount Batur, one of Bali’s sacred volcanoes. Take in the stunning view from a height of 1,717m above sea level.

Unwind as the vibrations of the sacred earth sooth your mind and soul over the morning sun. Complete the experience with breakfast cooked over the steam of the active volcano.

Meanwhile, Nungnung Waterfall is one of Bali’s tallest waterfalls, with an altitude of  900m above sea level. This journey begins with a trek down the river valley, tracing hilly rice fields, and ending at a spot close to the waterfall.

There are also two trekking options: Kintamani and Trunyan Village.

The Kintamani trek passes through the lush greeneries of Batur with a picturesque view of the lake and vegetable farm where guests can learn about traditional farming systems as well as the history of Hindu temples. The trek concludes at a hot spring, perfect for refreshing both body and mind.

Trunyan Village is a sacred region in the north of Bali. On this trek, guests will learn about the rituals and traditions of the locals and get to enjoy a signature Mandapa picnic during the trek. Each meal at
Mandapa is an elegantly orchestrated affair.

The rice paddies surrounding the property are more than just beautiful scenery. The rice harvested here appears in almost every meal in Bali. It is the glue that binds together the rest of the local ingredients: fragrant spices, colourful vegetables, tender meats and the freshest of fish.

The resort’s restaurant, Kubu, offers an intimate space with nine private cocoons overlooking the Ayung River. A tropical breeze and the soothing sound of water set the mood at this restaurant built from bamboo. Diners get to enjoy Mediterranean-European fare à la carte, or through degustation menus.

Meanwhile, Sawah Terrace overlooks the lush rice paddies and tropical jungles. Balinese and Asian cuisine are served at this restaurant, with a focus on healthy delicacies and freshness of ingredients straight from the chef ’s organic garden.

For a more intimate experience, have your meal on a private table by the rice field. The magnificent rice terraces make for an unforgettable setting that reflects the unique indigenous culture of Bali and Ubud.

An in-villa meal can also be arranged with Mandapa’s signature local and fresh ingredients tailor-made to your preference. A picnic-to-go with local ingredients from the market and organic farm is also available for brunch, lunch and afternoon snacks.

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