Nandini Bali Jungle Resort & Spa
Nandini Bali Jungle Resort & Spa Ubub is a dreamy destination located on the slopes of the Ayung River Valley in Indonesia’s most famously tranquil region. Bali, the setting for much of Eat, Pray, Love, is undoubtedly one of Southeast Asia’s prime islands for unbridled relaxation and romance, and there’s no better place to base yourself here than in a blissfully luxe villa. This opulent resort simply presents Balinese village which is constructed with finest materials on raw nature of forest where descending forested river gorge beneath. Concealing an oasis of luxury and serenity, these five star villas are nestled in natural terraced landscaped connected with winding paths and exclusive monorail.
Located amid the raw nature of forest, rice terraces and banana clusters, perched in the hillside of Ubud above of the river flowing serenely, you can enjoy this paradise however you want to. Relax with a book amid palm trees and frangipanis, do some laps in the hillside swimming pool or soothe yourself in an outdoor Jacuzzi. You can also take full advantage of the resort’s restaurant and Spa with tempting massage pavilions.
Amidst in the valley, 18 traditionally built alang-alang roofed villas are melted on a slope, allowing each stay in an experience of luxury, exclusivity and sophistication. All rooms are designed with the traditional Balinese influence, with thatched-roof buildings using local materials and build by local architects. Walls are built of local Bamboo and wood. Fully consideration to each detail was taken to highlight the creativity and quality of craftsmanship that reflects the natural design. The bathrooms have the amazing views of the jungle. Designer toiletries are provided, along with bathrobes and slippers, to surely make any Bali vacation will be an unforgettable experience. Whether you are resting in your bed, sitting on your balcony, relaxing in the bath or enjoying the shower, you will enjoy the unspoiled views. Individually air-conditioned for your comfort, these villas also have a flat-screen TV and DVD player to provide entertainment.
Enjoy the culinary experiences created by combining the finest local produce with the skills and expertise of their chefs to provide and tempt you with the aromas, tastes and sensations of fine dining at its very best and a private cocktail party with friends or a romantic dinner for two on the deck of the exclusive outdoor Jacuzzi is can be arranged easily. The chefs use fresh local organic produce in their recipes, much of which is grown and harvested from the resort’s own gardens. A menu offering choices to all palettes, including an abundant choice of freshly squeezed juices that will energize your day. Imagine fine dining overlooking the valley from the privacy of your balcony with butler service or a picnic while you relax in the Bali hidden by the Ayung River, offering the serene sounds and view of waterfalls, an ultimate dining experience at Nandini Bali Jungle Resort & Spa.
There’s an infinity swimming pool excavated from the hillside and elevated 15 meters above the descending forested river beneath. It is an heaven where to relax after a day in excursion or just to take your time during your relaxing stay. At Sungai Spa is available a selection of healing and soothing treatments, massages and Spa treatments to enhance your well-being and bring refreshment into your body and mind. Have the luxuriate in nature and pamper yourself to refresh the body and soul from the daily routines. An early morning massage in Sungai Spa, not only relaxing you with the exotic Balinese techniques but soothing with the natural breeze of the surrounding rain forest and enjoy the sound of running water the cascades below. Indulge in nature, while you pamper yourself and remove the stress of everyday life.
Nandini meeting room is most unique meeting facility in Bali and forms an integral part of hotel and resort. Nandini meeting room is like entering a gallery. The architecture and artistic decor of the building reflect the rich cultural heritage of Indonesia and feature an impressive art and antique collection. For shopping the Kaniar Boutique which is located next to the lounge, offers variety and choice of trendy swim wear, unique handcrafts, souvenirs, postcards, which ensure the Guests will have what they need for their holiday.
Nandini Bali Jungle Resort & Spa is set deep within a beautiful jungle, with stunning views across the valley and offers a truly luxurious experience in a pure and natural environment. It is near to Ubud, famously known as Bali’s ultimate cultural hub, Ubud is an amazing mesh of old and new with something to offer to everyone. Visiting alone or with family, Ubud is a one-stop tourist attraction that promises a wide range of activities for everyone within a small distance. From temple-hopping to yoga retreats, and even learning a new art, get ready to be spoiled for choices in this magnificent town that never fails to entertain. In addition to the breathtaking beaches and glorious sunsets, there are always hidden gems, tucked away in surprising places reserved for those of us looking for an off-beat experience.
Ubud is almost in the middle of the island of Bali. Situated closer to the mountains than the coast, you’ll experience breathtaking rice-paddy scenery and slightly less humidity than elsewhere on the island. Ubud is somewhat of a spiritual center, so you’ll be among a wealth of holistic wellness options. You’ll also be centrally located for day trips around the island. Watch a traditional Kecak dance in the Pura Temple, practice yoga at the famous Yoga Barn or try a multitude of local dishes as well as organic delights in international restaurants. Head to the Ubud Monkey Forest with some bananas, and wait for hilarity to ensue. Don’t miss a day trip to Kuta, Uluwatu or Seminyak’s beaches.
Ubud Essential Tour
Get off the beaten track with this exciting tour. You’ll start with an inflatable tube ride down a six kilometre canyon on the Siap Stream. This crystal clear ‘lazy river’ gives access to Bali’s unspoilt landscape, as well as views of diverse flora and fauna. There are occasional rapids and a stop for an exciting zipline ride.
Duration: Two to three hours
Inclusions: Estate guide, transport breakfast and coffee
What to wear/bring: Light clothing
Rice Field Walk
This easy walk takes you through the village. Enjoy lush rice fields and learn about temples and housing compounds. See the locals at work in the fields, cultivating the rice and tending to their flocks of ducks. Your guide is an expert in everything local and will be thrilled to share with you information of interest.
Duration: Two hours
Time: Please refer to the activities schedule for group timings. For private walks, speak to your Personal Assistant or the Guest Services team.
Inclusions: Estate guide and water
Level of difficulty: Easy
What to wear/bring: Running or walking shoes and light clothing
Cooking classes at Nandini Jungle Resort & Spa
Cooking will be fun when you do it with the help of an expert. Depends on the request whether you want to learn to cook within the luscious green scenery garden while enjoying that gentle breeze on your face or inside the villa, it is all up to you. The Chef use fresh local organic produce in their recipes, much of which is grown and harvested from the resort’s own gardens. Alternatively, It will become more excited when you can buy all the ingredients by yourself, accompanied by the experts of course.
Try your hand at cooking a three-course meal at Nandini Jungle Resort & Spa, with instruction from the talented chefs in The Station’s kitchen. You can choose the menu you want to prepare, whether it’s an authentic Indonesian dish like those they serve at Wild Ginger Restaurant, or the healthful and energizing Nandini Cuisine served at The Station. You’ll be taught everything from preparing the raw ingredients to presenting the food in Nandini’s elegant style. Then after you’ve finished cooking, you can sit down and dine on your creations in The Station Colonial Style,their contemporary, open-sided restaurant behind the lobby of the resort.
Duration: One and a half-hours
Maximum participation: Four people – no minimum number
Time: Everyday, from 10.30am to 12.00pm or 2.30pm to 4.00pm
Inclusions: Practical demonstration, apron, lunch.
SpaOn The River by Sungai Spa
Spa On The River by Nandini Bali. Immerse Yourself in Ultimate Luxury at the Sungai Spa. The Sungai Spa welcomes you to step into a world of complete comfort, relaxation and rejuvenation. Our skilled practitioners have been trained to the highest of international standards, and they are ready to treat you to a decadent experience you will never forget.
Value for Money
Double rooms at Jungle View from US$350++ (Euro 297,00) in low season; and from US$415++ (Euro 352,00) in high season.
– FREE Welcome Massage 15 Minutes at Sungai Spa for two persons
– FREE Upgrade to Sunrise View Villa subject to availability
– Daily Village Tours start from 07 – 08 Am
– Daily Meditation course start from 07 – 08 Am
– Free cycling around the village
– Honeymoon romantic set up – Honeymooner
– Honeymoon cake – Honeymooner
– Daily complementary shuttle to Ubud based on Resort schedule
– Daily American breakfast for two
– Healthy welcome drink & chilled towel upon arrival
– Fresh fruit basket in resorts upon arrival
– In room tea & coffee making facilities
– Daily replenished mineral water
– Daily Balinese afternoon tea from 4 – 5 PM at The Station
– FREE Wi-Fi throughout the resort and in the villa
Access for guests with disabilities?
Kids can get access to Kids Club at a sister resort nearby. But the resort is generally recommended for couples, honeymooners and group of friends.
Our Special Readings
Gorgeous experiences for a gorgeous Bali
With its mystical volcanoes and wild jungles, postcard-perfect rice paddies, and spectacular coral reefs, Bali is sure to get under your skin and haunt you long after you’ve left. Although famed for its world-class surfing and diving, the island’s real charm lies far beyond its sun-kissed beaches, in the unique and gorgeous spiritual culture and the people who define it. From diving with Manta Rays to exploring the island’s most awe-inspiring rice terraces, these are the experiences that will transform your Bali escape into the trip of a lifetime.
Soak Up the Art in Ubud
Teeming with artists’ workshops and galleries, beautiful temples, historical sites, and traditional dancing shows, Ubud is the cultural heart of Bali. The town, situated in the center of the island, is surrounded by a number of wonderful artisan villages, each with its own specialty craft. Start your art discovery with a visit to the Ubud Palace (Puri Saren Agung) in the middle of town. This wonderful historical building complex serves as the official residence of the royal family, but it’s also a great place to admire Balinese architecture and watch a traditional Barong dance performance. To learn about the development of painting in Bali, head to Neka Art Museum, one of the island’s most remarkable galleries. On display are more than 400 works of art, ranging from ancient wayang paintings and historic black-and-white photographs of Bali to contemporary Indonesian art.
Explore the Stunning Jatiluwih Rice Terraces
When in Bali, you will find no better place to escape the crowds and noise of everyday life and reconnect with nature than the marvelous Jatiluwih rice terraces. Located in central Bali, 7000 meters above sea level, these UNESCO-protected fields in the shadow of Mount Batukaru make up one of the island’s most stunning landscapes. Moreover, a day trip here will give you a true taste of rural Bali and a unique insight into the island’s agricultural life. There are lots of authentic little villages to explore in the area, as well as great restaurants serving genuine local food along with peaceful views of the emerald green paddies. To visit the Jatiluwih rice terraces, you can either hire a driver or opt for a full-day excursion organized by one of the local tour operators.
Choosing Bali for its culture
When I heard Bali for the first time I thought of sandy beaches, surfers and palm trees. Like many I believe. Then I arrived, I saw the surfers, the palms and the beautiful sea but they exist in many places and I tried something else. Based in Ubud, I tried to take the road less traveled, to discover something more deep of this beautiful island, made not only of the things above but also of terraced rice fields and huge and colorful flowers, a different Bali that has open in front of my eyes and in this moment I have realized that the real reason why people should come to Bali, should be for its exceptional culture.
Bali is known to be frivolous and spiritual, known to be economical and expensive, known to be intimate and noisy. It can be everything and the opposite of everything, depending on what you are looking for. What I can assure you is a constant that has characterized the entire trip on this beautiful island: the sweetness of the Balinese population. The Balinese are among the most hospitable people I have ever met on my travels. They welcome you with a smile, they are patient, they make you feel at home.
Balinese history is very old, deeply different from that of the rest of Indonesia as there are different people. The culture of the island is based on symbiosis with nature, people live in respect of their surroundings and even religion, Balinese Hinduism, a form of Hinduism modified by geography and time, is much more linked to spirituality than almost all the great religions are.
Special City Guide: Bali
The combination of the warmth of the people, the beauty of the land, a rich culture and spectacular beaches, with the possibility of surfing and diving, contribute significantly to this record. Bali’s reputation as Indonesia’s most popular destination is well deserved. Surrounded by the Sea of Bali and the Indian Ocean, the island attracts people from all over the world in search of peaceful holidaymaking, exciting nightlife, and more. Nowhere else in South East Asia can match with its combination of history and culture, beautiful beaches, lush tropical scenery, people, chic and traditional hotels, private villas, spas, stylish bars and restaurants.
Kuta, Legian and Seminyak are dynamic and busy day and night, with a high concentration of shops, cafés, restaurants, and bars. Kuta is perhaps best known for its surfing, sunsets, and nightlife. While nearby Legian is a hotspot for hip hotels and gourmet dining. For the hippest visitors and locals, Kerobokan is the place to see and be seen. Seminyak is one of the trendiest spots on the island, with a gamut of specialized boutiques, interior décor stores, and upscale bars and restaurants. Some of the best international cuisine can be sampled here alongside a youthful fashionable set than makes this a vibrant and exciting area, recently a lot of chic restaurants opened, making the island an important center for the traditional local cuisine. Architecturally you can enjoy the interesting temples Muslims and go into yourself in a countless festivals to increase a full calendar of events.