Dive into a new adventure in the new best hotel in the world, Capella Ubud. The place offers a different kind of adventure with its luxury tented camp, situated in the middle of a jungle in Bali. If you want to try an out of the ordinary escapade, then this place is for you.
Awarded as the best new hotel in the world by the Ultra Travel Awards in Dubai in 2018, Capella Ubud is a 90-minute to two-hour drive from the airport, depending on Bali's traffic. It is also only a 25-minute drive to the north of Ubud, a place known among tourists and yogis and the Indonesian island's arts and crafts center.
Capella Ubud has 22 tents that have different designs according to its theme. For instance, the South China Morning Post noted it has the Photographer's decorated with vintage cameras and the island's black-and-white photos.
Bill Bensley designed Capella Ubud based on the first European settlers that arrived in Bali in the 1800s. Its design shows a combination of a mountain chalet, hunting lodge, and the traditional Balinese home. Everything is Instagrammable.
If you want to enjoy the scenery, Capella Ubud provides shuttles to Ubud. You can't deny that the place has a lot of tourists and hippies, but it is worth the visit. You can spend your time picking great pieces from the souvenir shops, sipping coffee at one of its best cafes, or taking pictures at the Monkey Forest. Telegraph Travel added visitors could also enjoy peaceful walks around Capella Ubud or even stop by at the near Kiliki Village that houses miniature paintings.
In terms of services and facilities, Capella Ubud has "charming, accommodating, and confident staff. Sixty percent of its people are from the local area. They will give you huge smiles as they serve you with aperitifs or drinks.
Capella Ubud also boasts "solid steel and a black-and-white striped swimming pool," indoor and outdoor gyms, and a tented spa. It also has on-site activities like complimentary yoga, nature walks, and cycling.
You can also experience island adventures such as sunrise volcano climbs, visits to ancient temples, and helicopter trips to Nusa Pedina in Capella Ubud. The place also has a bar, fitness center, laundry, restaurant, room service, and Wi-Fi that you will surely enjoy.
With all these offerings, staying Capella Ubud doesn't come cheap. Each tent costs US$838 plus 21 percent tax and service charge per night during the low-peak season. If you want a more spacious room to stay in, the two-bedroom lodge will cost you US$3,000 plus the extra charges per night.