Officially opened last July 18th, 2019, Capella Ubud Bali tented camp is set in the heart of the verdant rainforest, bringing the rich heritage of Bali to life in a truly remarkable natural setting. Inspired by the first Europeans to settle in Bali in the 1800s, celebrated architect and designer Bill Bensley has created this stunning rainforest camp 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,” thoughtful care was taken in all the design areas and all trees and local plants were left untouched and protected.
Set on four hectares — 20 minutes north of Ubud, in the village of Keliki, the camp is perfectly positioned where the sloping rice terraces meet the dense untouched rainforest of the sacred Wos River. This one-of-a-kind 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 tents, as well as the two-bedroom lodge, feature a theme based on campsite life back in the days of the early settlers—offering guests an under-canvas experience full of unexpected, memorable discoveries.
Nature, wellness and adventure are at the core of the camp’s many signature experiences which include curated 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 W os 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 will be offered.
The following is just a snapshot of a dynamic array of multisensory experiences that await guests at Capella Ubud, Bali, with many more options available:
Auriga Wellness – Named after a constellation in the northern hemisphere, Auriga Wellness bases its distinctive approach on the different lunar cycles in line with the local Balinese and Hindu traditions. A diverse choice of pampering, medicinal healing journeys, and adventure wellness are on offer complemented by the services of highly specialized local wellness healers. Auriga Wellness uses a 100% organic and natural range of locally crafted products that are exclusively blended for the property
The Armory – The camp’s jungle-based tented gymnasium features a state of the art line-up of workout equipment, free weights, TRX strength stations, and barre-based classes. The Cistern, the 30-meter long outdoor saltwater rainforest pool, located at camp central, lends itself perfectly for laps or an early morning aqua yoga session, whilst Camp Rangers offer a series of low and high impact guided adventure wellness activities
Mads Lange – The Camp’s split-level tented dining room is named after the famous Danish spice trader, entrepreneur, and peacemaker of Bali, knight of the Order of the Netherlands and recipient of the Danish Gold medal of achievement – Mads Johansen Lange, nicknamed “The White King of Bali”. In this serene environment, savor European homemade and home-grown epicurean dining experiences driven by seasonality and sustainably farmed produce.
Api Jiwa – Inspired by the Sanskrit word for soul of fire, this highly interactive and intimate Asian barbecue will serve-up authentic and new age bites in a theatrical enrichening neck to tail, farm to table culinary fashion. The culinary team will customize a delectable sensory journey, tailor-made to your palate
The Mortar and Pestle Bar – The bar adjacent to The Cistern offers light poolside snacks and health-conscious options inclusive of a wide range of cocktails and potions. All beverages are locally inspired and handcrafted using traditional methods inclusive of a mortar and pestle and manual ice crusher in order not to interrupt mother nature’s beautiful rainforest sounds and delights
The Officers Tent – The Officers Tent, exclusively reserved for residents, is the camp’s living room and library where morning coffee, afternoon tea, the daily evening cocktail, and canapé ritual and after-dinner drinks are served
Rates start from USD $838 per room, per night plus service charge and taxes. For more information and reservations visit www.capellaubud.com