1. Nature-inspired, eco-conscious design
Each of the resort’s 35 luxurious suites and 25 private pool villas has been meticulously designed to embrace and magnify the surrounding tropical landscape. The traditional-meets-contemporary Balinese interiors by Jeffrey Wilkes of renowned Asia-based interior design firm DESIGNWILKES invite discerning travellers with elements that are sustainably sourced, and which blend effortlessly into the surroundings.
2. An alluring tropical landscape
Mandapa is set along the majestic Ayung River within the lush jungles of Ubud, the cultural and spiritual heart of Bali. All guests are encouraged to enjoy this close connection to nature by exploring the resort’s rice paddy fields, adventuring on a private raft, cycling through Bali or joining one of the resort’s hiking experiences.
3. A world of extraordinary tastes
Mandapa is home to four restaurants and a lounge offering an array of authentic Indonesian cuisine, Mediterranean dining and health-conscious menus for wellness and detox programmes.
Savour a six-to-eight-course degustation menu at Kubu, where the Ayung River flows alongside private dining cocoons, or pick your poison at The Pool Bar for Balinese-inspired drinks such as Passion Caipiroska, a mixture of Seagram’s vodka and passionfruit, as well as the Jamu Pedas Slush concocted using Campari liqueur and chilli. Guests can also book Dining Beyond, an exclusive, tailored culinary experience which allows them to dine in special locations, such as The Cliff at Sawah, which sits right above the Ayung River.
4. A focus on wellness
With programmes based on six pillars of holistic wellness – Balinese Spa, Detox, Nutrition, Alternative Therapy, Body Therapy and Healing – Mandapa Spa & Wellness offers a modern luxury retreat amid the lush rainforest. Facilities at the spa allow for total wellness in mind and body, and include a fitness centre, sauna, riverfront yoga studio, vitality pool and relaxation areas.
5. Something for the little ones
Tucked away from the rest of the resort is Green Camp at Mandapa, a place for curious young minds to take part in nature-based educational activities. The Mini Explorers programme is a great way to introduce children to both the natural wonders of the region, as well as the rich cultural traditions of Bali. The programme includes activities such as day excursions into the jungle and an art camp where they are taught to make Balinese ceremonial canang (daily offering).