A tranquil haven surrounded by rural landscapes that’s just 10 minutes from the lively town of Ubud.
Small but perfectly formed, this rural retreat gives you a real sense of place thanks to the distinctly Balinese architecture and the paddy fields that enfold it. From the moment you arrive, you’ll feel the warm reception from the genuinely welcoming and attentive staff and a sense of calm wash over you; although you’re just a ten-minute shuttle ride away from the buzzing heart of Ubud, the hotel’s serene vibe makes it seem as if it’s a world away.
Days can begin with a session in the Yoga Pavilion as the refreshing morning breeze washes over the paddy fields, or with a hearty breakfast at Sankara’s light, airy and open Laddu Restaurant. Then your day is free to head out into artsy Ubud or its surroundings – the hotel can arrange a selection excursions with packed itineraries – you can swim in waterfalls, visit royal temples, explore bat-filled caves, see active volcanoes or browse local crafts in nearby villages. On your return to the hotel, spend a bit of time lounging by the stunning infinity pool which feels as if it is floating above the gently sloping valley below. Shrouded by lush foliage, the Sankara’s Radha Spa is a heavenly spot where you can unwind with a Balinese massage, a regally-inspired Javanesse body scrub or a two-hour Ayurveda journey.
The suites and villa interiors at Sankara are inspired by earthy tones – think woven elements and hand-carved accents – and typical wooden furnishings. We particularly love the deep soaking tubs in the en suite bathrooms (you can treat yourself to an exotic flower bath if the mood takes you) and the spacious covered terraces that overlook the surrounding landscapes. This is a great value hotel so we highly recommend elevating your holiday experience by upgrading to a Suite Pool Villa or River Pool Villa which both feature an infinity plunge pool on the terrace or a Royal Suite with a Jacuzzi.
Surrounded by paddy fields to the north of the artsy town of Ubud
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† Kuoni is proud to be the only UK tour operator to offer Sankara Suites & Villas.
Good to know
Minimum stay: 2 nights 20 Dec-07 Jan.
29 suites and villas
• Set off on an adventure and explore the local area on the Ubud private guided tour or head further afield* • Treat your loved one to a floating breakfast in your private pool (available for Suite Pool Villa and River Pool Villa guests)* • Enjoy a night of romance with a candlelit dinner on the Ladhu jetty or overlooking the river*.
Breakfast at Laddu Restaurant.
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Laddu Restaurant
Full Board •Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Laddu Restaurant.
*Denotes local charge