Monday, August 4, 2008

enchanting ubud - amandari

Ubud for me is like Siem Reap – fast forward 20 years! With its amazing landscape of rice paddies, river gorges, misty mountains and a very dynamic town centre overflowing with Hindu temples, art galleries, designer shops, boutique hotels and restaurants, this place is a revelation – no wonder thousands of expats have fallen madly in love with this place!

We had a chance to stay at Amandari and was utterly enchanted by the resort...

Planned as a traditional highland village, the rooms are actually walled warungs or thatched houses perched on a gorgeous river gorge

Nature has full control over the resort as moss creeps into the stones

This two bedroom villa is the ultimate in luxury

The reception desk at night with thatched alang alang roof sheltering the evening rain

This is the villa where we stayed that had a pool on it but we didn't bother swimming at all because the water was freezing!

Our amenities on handmade ceramic vessels

Our own private lounge inside where we enjoy puffing our kreteks

Our messed-up bed (we plunged into it before even thinking of taking a photo first!)

Me and my wife (with her treasured Rafe Totengco bag) on the reception saying goodbye to our Amandari family.

Liv, the general manager and everyone there were so gracious and amazing... thank you!!!


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Rafe New York said...

I can't see the bag! :-( but that hotel is magical indeed!