Sankara Suites & Villas 

Holistic hideaway

Green-and-blue views and a treetop infinity pool. Sankara Suites and Villas is ravishingly rural yet only 10 minutes from artsy Ubud.

This countryside retreat is hugged by paddy fields and clad in teak wood and stone. It’s the fresh mountain air that hits you first, then that glide through an infinity pool hovering above the valley. Expect downward dogs in the pavilion and luxury milk baths in the spa. Four-poster cabanas and in-pool sun loungers feel a world away from real life, yet a quick shuttle ride puts you in the thick of Ubud’s fashionable matcha cafés and frangipani perfumed air.

Why we love Sankara Suites & Villas

  • This is a great value hotel, so we recommend upgrading to a Suite Pool Villa with a private plunge pool.

  • Ambience and amenities are top-notch, with extras including Balinese dance lessons and cooking classes.

  • Candlelit private dinners in the flower-strewn bamboo pavilion sparkle with romance.

  • Do away with the traditional table and enjoy a fancy floating breakfast in your private pool instead.

4 stars
Apr - Sep
Bali
16¼ hours (not including stopover time)
Surrounded by paddy fields to the north of the artsy town of Ubud
Approx. 1 hour's transfer from Bali airport
Exclusive

Rooms

Facilities

  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Activities
  • Good to Know

At Laddu Restaurant, which is named after a traditional Indian sweet, you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in an informal setting and with views of the surrounding countryside. The food here is inspired by your setting; you can sit down to a range of dishes that make up a Balinese Rijsttafel, a meal that people enjoy together is a family, or try some Asian seafood stew created using the freshest catch-of-the-day produce. Up at the Sunset Pool Bar you can order a selection of tapas style dishes and flavoursome cocktails or take part in the weekly barbecue dinner which takes place every Sunday.

Laddu Restaurant
Laddu is the main restaurant with a range of international and local dishes. On selected evenings there are themed dinners from all-you-can-eat buffets, barbecue steak nights and cultural dinners with a Balinese dance performance.

Sunset Pool Bar
Offering a selection of tapas and cocktails at the poolside bar.

For guests in a Pool Suite, opt for a floating breakfast where a tray of goodies can be enjoyed as you immerse in your plunge pool.

What's included

Breakfast at Laddu Restaurant.

Upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Laddu Restaurant
Full Board •Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Laddu Restaurant.

Radha Spa offers tailored treatments to leave you rejuvenated. Unwind amongst the petals of a flower bath or soothe your skin with a citrus and milk bath. Choose from Balinese, aromatherapy or deep tissue massages or take an Ayurvedic journey with a 30-minute oil pouring session.

There is a yoga instructor offering classes to improve your posture and breathing.

Take a class learning about Balinese cuisine or enjoy a dance lesson, make a canang offering and have a go at painting in the Balinese style. Further afield you can picnic amongst the rice terraces or go mountain biking through them.

Minimum stay: 2 nights 20 Dec-07 Jan.

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