Capella Ubud, Bali tented camp is bringing the rich heritage of Bali’s exotic past back to life. Inspired by the first Europeans to settle in Bali in the 1800s, celebrated architect and designer Bill Bensley has created this rainforest retreat as a tribute to their spirit of adventure.
Set on 4 hectares 20 minutes north of Ubud in the village of Keliki, the camp is positioned where the sloping rice terraces meet the untouched rainforest of the sacred Wos River. This hidden sanctuary offers an authentic insight into the way of life in the Bali of yesteryear, combined with today’s modern conveniences and technology. Each of the 22 one-bedroom tented retreats, as well as the two-bedroom lodge, feature a theme based on campsite life back in the days of the early settlers, offering guests a unique under-canvas experience and where they can re-live the nostalgia of a first-time experience.
Nature, wellness and adventure are at the core of the camp’s many signature experiences, which include culinary journeys through the working farms of Keliki Village as well as the resort’s own honey farms, coffee, tea and cocoa plantations. Sacred temple rituals at the Wos River with the Keliki villagers are some of the many cultural highlights, while wellness experiences feature medicinal culinary healing, spiritual and sound healing and, for the more adventurous, jungle boot camps, mountain bike ridge tours and high- and low-impact workouts in the rice paddies.
Camp features at Capella Ubud, Bali also include The Auriga Spa health and wellness retreat; The Cistern outdoor rainforest pool; The Armory tented gymnasium; The Camp Fire, Mads Lange dining room; Api Jiwa Asian street food barbecue; A Mortar and Pestle Pool Bar; The Officer’s Tent living room and the Wos River Deck.
The anticipated opening of Capella Ubud Bali is set for early 2018. Rates start from US$838 per room, per night plus service charge and taxes.