Global hotel spotlight: Hanging Gardens of Bali

Living and dining in the clouds at this magical jungle escape…

Jan 25, 2023 | By

Bali is known as the ‘Island of the Gods’ and it’s not difficult to see why. With stunning beaches washing into aquamarine seas, terraced rice paddies and temples that lie across the feet of smouldering volcanoes, and a rich and diverse culture – Bali has it all. No wonder the millions of tourists who visit every year consider it paradise. But where to rest your head in paradise? Head for the jungle, says…

IN A NUTSHELL: There’s much to love about the Hanging Gardens of Bali, but you only need to mention the swimming pool to see why it’s one of the most breathtaking places to stay in Bali. A split-level infinity pool jutting out into the lush green landscape cascading below, it’s one of the most photographed in the world, making you feel as if you’re floating above the treetops.

LOCATION: Situated just north of Ubud near Payangan, and set within a verdant tropical rainforest, this 44-villa property is the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway.


THE BEST ROOMS: From the four thatched roof villa types available, The Hanging Gardens Villa offers the most breathtaking views over the rainforest. Designed in contemporary Balinese style, each unit has an ample sundeck adjacent to a stunning private infinity pool. The king-sized bedrooms are decorated with locally-spun silks and natural cottons, which perfectly blend style and comfort.


DINING: Guests may enjoy a decadent dinner at Three Elements by the surreally beautiful pool or – for more privacy – on a Balinese floating boat in your villa’s own infinity pool.


NOT TO BE MISSED: The hotel’s award-winning spa offers an extensive menu of therapeutic treatments, each carefully designed to refresh and rejuvenate. Other soulful experiences worth trying include yoga classes and visits to the neighbouring Dalem Segara Temple.

GREAT FOR: Couples on a romantic getaway. However, children are welcome.

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