After a long few weeks travelling Thailand and Cambodia, I have finally arrived in one of the places that have been on my bucket list for the past 5 years. UBUD. I’ve heard so much about its positive vibe and serenity that I couldn’t wait to find out for myself. I had to pinch myself as soon as I arrived at the Kayumanis, a place where we based ourselves for the next few days.
I thought I experienced privacy at the Templation in Siem Reap, but Kayumanis Ubud was another level of serenity and exclusivity. Nestled on a bank of an Ayung River, Kayumanis and it’s a 23 villa was a perfect place to rest and recharge your batteries. Cinnamon trees and tropical forest surrounded our villa that featured outdoor lounge and bathroom providing a perfect private oasis for me to switch off and appreciate the most intimate hideaway that I’ve ever experienced.
I really needed to be in a serene location to rebalance myself as the previous few weeks were quite hectic, having taken at least 7 flights and travelled to 5 different places. Ubud was the time for me to take it all in, rebalance myself and appreciate being in exclusive serenity and comfort of my own private Kayumanis Villa. Our villa was a great mixture of modern and rustic and a perfect place to experience a Balinese culture.
Needless to say that I have fully satisfied my need for outdoor showers as this one was truly the best outdoor shower I have ever had. I had to do it three times on some days as I feared it may be a while until my next opportunity. But who doesn’t love a good outdoor shower! Right?
As it was a rainy few days, I really enjoyed sitting on a sofa in Kaymanis outdoor lounge, watching TV and listening to the rain. It truly was a mesmerizing experience and I wished I was in a couple as this would be a perfect romantic getaway. Children below 12 are not permitted here and even at full occupancy, you are not able to hear anyone, just the bird chipper and raindrops. I couldn’t find a better place to relax and recharge my batteries and find a new gratitude and clarity for myself.
On the days when I need to see people, I walked around Kaymanis grounds, a green maze that allows you to wander off and get lost in your own thoughts. If you are experiencing the tension of any sort, I can recommend an hour massage at the Kayumanis spa enough. The spa is located right next to the river so that the water compliments the tropical vibe even better. The treatment was extremely relaxing and I never felt better.
I felt little peckish after it and An afternoon tea at the main restaurant seemed like the best option and it didn’t disappoint. The afternoon tea offered a mixture of western and Indonesian delicacies and its updated on daily basis. I had an entire pot of Bali coffee with it to help wake me up from the state of my mind that I entered during my massage.
The food was another thing that made me love Kayumansi even more, in particular, their breakfast which is served the entire day. This is the first and only resort I stayed at that served breakfast the entire day should you fancy to sleep in and eat eggs at your leisure. I had mostly Indonesian and Continental breakfast and I was impressed with the generosity of their portions. The breakfast was served at the privacy of our own villa as we preferred it that way and consisted of two main dishes, fruit, tea, coffee and basked of bread.
The service was so attentive and personalized, as soon as we arrived, the hotel manager sat down with us to discuss our needs during our stay, recommending activities and making sure we have all we need. I, of course, had to take tons of photos to bring the atmosphere to you as much as possible.
If you are looking for a honeymoon, a place to rekindle an old flame or just simply a place where you can meditate and find your balance, I cannot recommend Kaymanis enough. It’s a perfectly private and exclusive oasis that will make you feel you wish you lived there.
I’m really excited to experience more of Kayumanis resort, as each and every one is different. I’m particularly excited about the Nusa Dua location and I’m counting my days till my next visit to Bali.
Have you ever stayed anywhere similar and do you like exclusive and private resorts?