The Capella Ubud
Capella Ubud promises to bring guests close to nature while ensuring the luxury for which the hotel group has made its name. Not a single tree was cut in constructing the resorts 22 unique one-bedroom tents and two-bedroom lodges allowing for an immersive experience of the Ubud rainforest. Inspired by European settlers of the 1800s, the resort is designed by renowned architect Bill Bensley. Merging the spirit of adventure with modern comforts, all retreats feature a private salt water Jacuzzi pool, lavish indoor and outdoor bathrooms, spacious lounge area, luxurious and comfortable bedrooms, and two outdoor decks befitting intimate candlelit dinners. Additionally, all rooms enjoy modern conveniences such as air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, an Illy espresso machine, and a complimentary smart phone with ample data. There are various dining options offered from western flavors to gourmet Asian barbeque, as well as a state-of-the-art gymnasium, exclusive spa, and local storyteller for guests to enjoy. Various day trips can be arranged to experience nearby Hindu temples, the Puri Lukisan art museum, the sacred Wos River, rice paddy fields, and other natural splendors all readily accessible by foot or hotel transport.
Why We Love This Hotel
Access to Experience: The island of Bali abounds in history, both in terms of the Dutch colonial past and the more traditional, native culture. Awe-inspiring temples, rituals and ceremonies, exhilarating waterfalls, rice terraces and lush walking trails are among just a few attractions guests may experience and explore.
Weekly Activity Schedule: The selection of classes and activities available at the Capella Ubud, Bali, is second-to-none. On a single given day, for example, guests might find themselves with a tough decision between Aqua Pilates, Meditation and Purification, and a Farming Class. Other, more immersive, options range from a 24-hour tented wellness retreat to a “tropical island castaway” experience in which guests are heli-dropped on an exclusive private beach for a lazy day complete with a picnic lunch and wine.
A Unique Approach to Lodging: Most of the tented retreats are perched on the valley slopes and accessible via a suspension bridge constructed with painstaking care for the surrounding forested environment. Large outdoor decks further add to the one-of-a-kind ambience and provide the perfect setting for a candlelit dinner or al-fresco breakfast.
- Ubud, Bali
- 24hr Room Service
- Fitness Center
- Fitness Classes
- Multilingual Staff
- Safety Deposit Boxes
- Wi-Fi In Public Areas
- Yoga Classes/instruction On Site
The Capella Ubud, Bali, has 22 one-bedroom tented retreats and one opulent two-bedroom lodge available, all of which are styled individually with themes inspired by the professions that colonial camp residents would have been working in the 1800s. Among the varied one-bedroom retreat styles are the Terrace Retreat, Rainforest Retreat, River Retreat, and the Keliki Valley Retreat. A few of the amenities shared between all lodging types are a complimentary smart phone, Illy espresso machine, 24-hour service from a Capella Personal Assistant, daily laundry service, high-speed WiFi access. Guests are also provided with a complimentary duffel bag upon arrival, which contains such island essentials as sunscreen, organic face mist, insect repellant, and a rain poncho. Luxury retreats are 1,862 square feet, and the two-bedroom lodge measures in at 2,336 square feet. Accommodations on flat terrain are available by request.
These rooms feature spacious, artful interiors with a peaceful outlook upon either the rice terraces or the rainforest. Think timeless charm, with a wink back toward the early 1800s and classic Colonial styling.
The ten River Retreats look out upon the sacred Wos River, the lifeblood and central artery of the Island of the Gods.
The four spacious Rainforest Retreats offer a chance to relax in a setting beautifully designed in keeping with elements of the forest, utilizing numerous natural materials and tones.
Keliki Valley Retreat
With luxurious detailing and unobstructed, vast vistas of the enchanting Keliki Valley, these three spacious rooms will elevate a stay at the Capella Ubud, Bali, to new heights.
The lodge’s two separate bedrooms include one with a king-size bed and one with twin beds; additionally, ensuite bathrooms and a communal living area makes The Lodge ideal for a getaway with family and friends.
Facilities at the Capella Ubud, Bali, go above and beyond the standard spa and gym combo that one expects from a luxury hotel. Nestled within the lush rainforest, the hotel’s Auriga Wellness and Armory facilities are the ideal springboard for hotel guests to immerse themselves in activities and new experiences, often in the form of daily weekly schedule classes and activities hosted at these various locations. Both strive to promote active and spiritual wellness by stimulating the mind and body of guests.
More than just run-of-the-mill spa therapy, treatments at Auriga Wellness have been crafted and designed to harness the various energies of the lunar cycle — this entails the New Moon for renewal and introspection, the Waxing Moon to refocus, the Full Moon to fulfill one’s potential, and the Waning Moon to detoxify and cleanse. Specific techniques, products, and scents combine to foster an alignment with these energies and engender a refreshing experience.
The Officer's Tent is a shared living room area available to guests. Here, coffee is served in the morning, afternoon tea later in the day, as well as evening sundowners. There are also books, magazines and board games.
The Cistern is Capella Ubud's outdoor swimming pool, stretching for 30 meters and filled with salt water.
A 24-hour tented fitness center and gymnasium offering personal training, Barre-based classes, TRX, Pilates, and yoga, the Armory is a dynamic hub of activity at the Capella Ubud, Bali. Adventure Wellness programming at The Armory embraces the camp’s natural surroundings in guided group activities such as aerial yoga, jungle boot camps, cross-country mountain bike trails, and exhilarating forest walks.
Culinary options — from inspired seasonal menus to Asian barbecue and a camp fire supper — abound at the Capella Ubud, Bali. Two full-service restaurants are complemented by the aforementioned camp fire dining experience and a poolside bar, the “Mortar and Pestle.” Made-to-order private dining and in-retreat options can also be arranged on request to honor a special event or cater to the specific needs of guests. In keeping with the consistent theme of maintaining harmony with the surrounding forest and landscape of Bali, all dining options at the Capella Ubud, Bali have an eye toward an engrossing, captivating experience of interconnectivity with the natural world.
Inspired by the Sanskrit word meaning “soul of fire,” Api Jiwa is an Asian barbecue-focused eatery with a farm-to-table philosophy. Guests should come expecting an intimate evening of culinary theater, as the Chef will tailor a sensory journey for patrons before the traditional Robatayaki Grill, which can seat only 10 at a time. There are also a few other spaces at the six seat private dining table.
The camp’s split-level, tented dining room is inspired by the famous Danish spice trader, entrepreneur, and visionary Mads Johansen Lange, known as “The White King of Bali.” Seasonal, sustainably sourced produce dominates the Mads Lange menu.
Mortar and Pestle Bar
Light poolside snacks and health-oriented beverages coexist alongside a wide range of cocktails at the Mortar and Pestle. All beverages are locally inspired and handcrafted using traditional methods in quiet harmony with the placid rainforest sounds of Mother Nature.
The Camp Fire
Enjoy an evening relaxing under a starry sky while roasting marshmallows, drinking hot chocolate, and munching camp fare over fascinating yarns shared by a local storyteller.
With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
An Asia-focused magazine brought to you by Remote Lands - a platform for adventure, luxury, and authenticity from experts and explorers around the continent.
- Catherine Heald
Bali has over 3,000 hotels scattered all over the compact but diverse island of over 6 million people. There are many different regions of Bali, and figuring out which areas and hotels to choose is confusing at best. Here’s our guide.
What Others Say
Here is a small selection of the kind words our clients have said about us recently.