Opened on July 18, Capella Ubud, Bali, the tented camp set in the heart of a verdant rainforest, brings the rich heritage of Bali to life in a remarkable natural setting.
Inspired by the first Europeans to settle in Bali in the 1800s, architect and designer Bill Bensley has created this rainforest retreat as a tribute to their spirit of adventure, while preserving the local flora and fauna at the same time. With the conscious idea of “minimal intervention”, care was taken in all the design areas to leave all trees and local plants untouched and protected.
Set on four hectares 20 minutes north of Ubud, in the village of Keliki, the camp is positioned where sloping rice terraces meet the rainforest of the sacred Wos River. This hidden sanctuary offers an authentic insight into the way of life in Bali, combined with today’s modern conveniences and technology. Each of the 22 one-bedroom tented retreats, as well as the two-bedroom lodge, features a theme based on campsite life back in the days of the early settlers.
Nature, wellness and adventure are at the core of the camp’s 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. Cultural highlights include sacred temple rituals at the Wos River with villagers, while wellness experiences include medicinal culinary healing, spiritual and sound healing. For the more adventurous, jungle boot camps, mountain bike ridge tours and high and low impact workouts in the rice paddies are on offer.