Surrounded by the green foliage in the heart of the Ubud jungle, getting to Hanging Gardens Of Bali consists of winding up the steep hill, with occasional glimpses of the forest off the cliff edge.
The entire property is situated on the highlands of Ubud, away from any other properties, making the views from anywhere on the property drop-dead (literally) gorgeous.
Stepping into the luxurious destination of Ubud reminded me of visiting the resorts in the Maldives, except nothing can beat the luxuriousness of being on an isolated island in the Maldives of course. The reception at Hanging Gardens Of Bali is made up of an enlarged, open-air hut, decked in traditional Balinese decor – that means plenty of wood element.
Hanging Gardens Of Bali, as you can infer from the name itself, is a living tropical paradise, with flora and fauna to accompany every step around the property. Completed in 2015, a special feature of Hanging Gardens of Bali is the way guests are transported between different levels – with funiculars! We were kindly guided by their staffs from the reception to the restaurant for our tea.
Hanging Gardens Of Bali’s Afternoon Tea
We were extremely fortunate to be hosted for their afternoon tea, at The Garden Bar by the pool and get the chance to check out the famous infinity pool with our eyes. At the semi-alfresco terrace, I was served tea in the most classic china ware teapot set ever.
Then came our pastry set, served on a 3-tiered serving tray, in an equally gorgeous and matching set. There were 3 types of sandwiches served, including smoked salmon and steak. The steak sandwich was my personal favourite. As we proceeded up the tier, the sweetness also became more intense, to items such as chocolate eclairs, brownies, tiramisu, fruit tarts and English scones. By the second tier, I had way too much sugar in my system to finish my entire portion.
Hanging Gardens Of Bali’s Infinity Pool
Once we were done with our meal, we were dying to get a dip in their renowned infinity swimming pools. Anybody who pays a visit here will not be foreign to their famous two-tiered cascading infinity pools. Even Condé Nast Traveller calls it the “World’s Best Swimming Pool”.
The weather was bordering between sunny and cloudy, with intermittent clouds looming ahead. The weather didn’t dampen our excitement to get in the picturesque pool and the panoramic views of Ubud that it offers.
Prices per night start from SGD1007.
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Having won multiple prestigious awards such as World Luxury Hotels Awards and been awarded The World’s First Seven Stars Boutique Hotel, having the opportunity to visit Hanging Gardens is a huge deal to us. While we didn’t have the privilege of staying here at Hanging Gardens Of Bali, we had a glimpse of how guests are treated here – definitely a place for guests to get pampered in! We only wished we had more time to roam around the huge premises.
Hanging Gardens Of Bali, Ubud, Bali Desa Buahan, Payangan, Bali 80571, Indonesia [email protected]
Special thanks to Hanging Gardens Of Bali, Ubud, Bali for making this visit possible and extending their hospitality to us! All opinions remain my own.
13 April 2017, Thursday