For thousands of years, the mandapas (Sanskrit for temples) of Bali have offered a sacred space to rest mind, body and soul. Today, guests can experience the epitome of that enlightened connection at Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.
This secluded paradise is set in the lush, rolling hills next to the Ayung River, just outside Ubud, the spiritual and cultural heart of the island. Flowering frangipani and verdant rice paddies lead the way to a place where joy is found in every luxurious detail, from the calming outdoor swimming pools to the rejuvenating wellness centre.
Only 60 villas and suites sit on the intimate property, each showcasing the exquisite architecture and craftsmanship of the local area. All accommodations include spa-inspired ensuite bathrooms, private outdoor spaces with river, rice paddy, or rainforest views, and the service of a personal butler, ready to attend to your every need.
Away from daily distractions, guests will rediscover the joy of leisure time. Spend your days practicing yoga in the peaceful onsite pavilion, riding a bicycle through nearby villages, savouring a leisurely meal at the signature restaurant, or visiting some of the awe-inspiring temples that will awaken the spirit. Moments of quiet reflection will resonate for years to come.
Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Bali into a greater Indonesian holiday. Take a look at The Complete Balinese Experience as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.
Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve Information
- Location & Getting There:
Mandapa is located a 10-minute drive from downtown Ubud, an area renowned for its arts and crafts, intricately carved temples, and natural beauty. Bali Denpasar International Airport is a 1-hour drive.
Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve offers just 25 villas and 35 suites, all nestled in the verdant rice paddies and rolling hills of Ubud. Overlooking the river or the lush rice fields and rainforest, each luxury guest space personifies Balinese design. Outdoor and indoor spaces are blurred with open-air layouts, plant-filled windows, and colourful artwork on the panelled walls.
Every villa and suite on the property includes a private patih (butler), available 24-hours a day to attend to your every need. There are ample seating areas, plush sofas, spa-inspired ensuites, and outdoor spaces to enjoy the views. One, two, and three-bedroom villas, ranging from 430 to 2,000 square metres, come with private pools.
Whether you’re searching for a rich and vibrant cultural experience or an opportunity to relax and disconnect, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is the place for you. Begin with a total reset in a peaceful setting amid the rainforest, next to the calming river. Find joy in the simplest activities, from practicing yoga in the outdoor pavilion, to taking a dip in the heated pool, to surrendering to the expert touch of a soothing massage therapist at the spa.
Beyond the peaceful grounds, the cultural and spiritual centre of Ubud is yours to explore. Marvel at intricately carved wooden crafts. Wander through rice terraces and jungle walks. Bike through local villages. Awaken your spirit at one of the mandapas (temples) found at every turn. Surrender to the beauty of Bali and make memories that will touch your soul.
Children and families are welcome at Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. A Kid’s Hut provides a place to learn about the cultural traditions of Ubud and take part in nature-based educational activities.