Discover the Hidden Beauty of Ubud, Bali

Experiences

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Visitors are drawn to Bali for different reasons. Some seek a retreat, while others desire to connect with a culture whose traditions live on. Woven through each experience is the ability to let go of what is known and surrender to whatever may be, whether happening at an Ubud temple, catching the sunrise from atop Mount Batur or enjoying a dance lesson in Bali. This hotel near Ayung River offers an array of activities and can arrange for visits to nearby attractions and points of interest.

On-Site Outlets
Mandapa Spa - Couple Room

Mandapa Spa

The spa at Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Ubud, Bali offers holistic treatments, a meditation temple, yoga studio and vitality pool. Unwind during your stay at our Ubud spa resort.

Everyday:
9:00 AM-10:00 PM
Appointment required
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Fitness Center

The 24-hour fitness center offers an extensive range of equipment.

Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
Complimentary
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Swimming

Swimming Pool

Mon-Sun : 8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Whirlpool

Experience This Ubud, Bali Spa

Mandapa Spa

A destination for wellness and spirituality, Bali carries a long tradition of healing and inner reflection. The resort’s Mandapa Spa draws on these practices to offer a modern, luxury retreat amid the lush rainforest of Ubud. Balinese-inspired treatments feature Subtle Energies and locally sourced products, and unique opportunities include a session with a local Balinese healer. The riverfront spa is a complete wellness destination; in addition to its five treatment rooms, it features a yoga pavilion, meditation temple, vitality pool, 24-hour fitness center, saunas and relaxation areas.

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Itineraries

Planning Your Trip

The Indonesian island of Bali conjures images of meditation, rice paddies and sacred temples. Ubud, up in the mountains, is its cultural heart, with its unique art markets, museums and historical sites. Here’s how to pack for what’s sure to be an enriching experience.

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Local Area Attractions

These are the places, we highly recommend while visiting Ubud. As some of these activities are offered by independent tour companies, price may vary depending on number of people, itinerary selected and equipment needed. For further information, please seek Patih, your personal butler.

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Recommended Activites in Ubud

Visit the palace, Ubud’s many art galleries or shop at traditional market.

Conquer Ayung River on rafts and riverside picnic Explorer’s style.

Yoga in the outdoor or relax with a Balinese spa treatment.

Hike the majestic Mount Batur at sunrise.

Private session with one of Ubud’s Traditional Healers.

Evening Kecak Fire & Trance Dance at Agung Rai Art Museum.                                                               

Cycling through the village’s rice terrace.

Bali Elephant Camp and Night Safari – be a Mahout for the day and experience nature in the evening.

Water blessing at Tirtha Empul Temple Holy Spring.

Dining Beyond

Discover the tastes of Bali beyond traditional restaurant settings at Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. Explore private corners within The Reserve or even offsite dining options, and design your own culinary adventure, whether it is a romantic candlelight dinner with a loved one, a luxury picnic experience or a family barbecue by the rice field.

Featured Activities

Fun & Educative

An array of fun yet educational activities is prepared to show the different sides of Bali. Learn more about the authentic Bali way of living with beautiful sceneries of Ubud conducted by our insightful and knowledgeable guide.

Guided Walks & Tours
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Capil Making - Balinese Farmer’s Hat 1 hour

Learn how to make a traditional Balinese farmer’s hat using coconut leaves called “Janur”, in an exclusive setting at Mandapa Lumbung overlooking the rice field.

Rice Paddies

Ubud History Tjampuhan Walk 2 hours

Campuhan walk is a free and easy nature trek, popular among visitors to the central highland town of Ubud. While the hike lets you enjoy cool fresh air and probably the most gorgeous hillside vista in the region, it also allows you to shed off some calories with its ten-kilometer hill track.

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Desa Bali Walk 1 hour

A cultural experience that will take you to Kedewatan Village to explore the “desa” by walking and experiencing the fascinating local daily routines. Through this activity your guide will explain about the philosophy and its application on Balinese way of life.

Kecak Fire Trance Dance

Learn Bali’s nocturnal and the endangeredThis theatrical Balinese dance and drama, developed in the 1930s, brings together at least 100 men who tell stories through their movements, chants and voices.

Man in a white body suit and ram-like mask dances with fire in front of a nighttime crowd
Man in a traditional Asian hat bends over a terraced field of rice crops
UNESCO Sites

ThJatiluwih Rice Terraces located in the Tabanan region and are among the most striking examples of terraced agriculture in the world. Arguably Bali’s oldest and most complex example of the Subak rice terrace system of agriculture. Taman Ayun Temple is a Royal Temple of Mengwi Empire located in Mengwi Village and functions as a temple to pray to the god in manifestation (Wisnu) at the top of Mangu mount.

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Ubud Village

For thousands of years, Ubud has been the spiritual and cultural hub of Hindu Bali. Witness these, as you walk around visiting Ubud Palace, Saraswati Temple’s Lotus Pond, selfie time at Pura Gunung Lebah at Ubud’s famous Dutch bridge, Ubud Market and local Art Galleries. Your Patih can also arrange private appointment with Ubud many artists.Ubud Monkey Forest is a nature reserve and Hindu temple complex.

Water flows out of a row of ancient stone spouts topped with colorful botanical decorations
Tirta Empul Temple

Experience Tirta Empul Temple Holy Spring. Built in 926 AD, this iconic temple is famous for its purifying holy water, which attracts devotees, particularly during full and new moons, who come for blessings. Appointments for this once-in-a-lifetime experience can be arranged through your personal butler.

Children wearing white gowns with golden sashes and decorative headdresses walk in line
Children wearing white gowns with golden sashes and decorative headdresses walk in line
A Learning Adventure
Mandapa Camp

Nestled in the heart of mesmerizing Ubud, where ancient stone carvings, scenic plantations, and rich cultural traditions await exploration, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve invites mini explorers to go on a learning adventure at Mandapa Camp. Tailored for children or the entire family to enjoy, activities at Mandapa Camp offers a chance to learn new skills, make new friends, and take part in a wide range of creative activities that encourage them to learn Balinese culture through arts, music and games. 

8 Hours

A Day of Eco-Discovery & Culture

A learning adventure inspired by nature, this full day program allows children or the whole family to dive into discovery, sustainability learning, and culture captivation. Inspiring meaningful journeys for the young experience collector, these Balinese-inspired daily life and nature-based activities capture the charm and cultural effervescence of Ubud, providing an immersive introduction into the destination.

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Mandapa Camp
A Taste of Healing Traditions- 4 Hours

Guests will start the morning off in a healthy way with morning yoga followed by discovering native Balinese plants and end with a Jamu Workshop where they will create their very own Balinese herbal drink. Originally made from Java, the drink contains ingredients such as ginger, turmeric, and lemon grass – all beneficial to maintain children’s energy levels and their immune system.

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Art Camp - 2 Hours

Start the day off right with an active Jungle Gym hike where you will discover unique cultural elements at our ‘Village’, to learning how to make beautiful Balinese offering called ‘canang sari’. Dive deep into an entirely new cultural tradition through Balinese traditional games, this is the perfect way for the whole family or just the children to have a fun and enriching experience.

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A Taste of Nighttime Tradition - 6 Hours

Inspired by Balinese families, share the evening together. Learn how to make traditional Balinese arts and crafts and tour around our organic garden to discover the world of nocturnal floras and faunas. Experience a taste of eco-exploration and Bali’s vibrant local culture at Mandapa. To end the night, gather around a bonfire where you will be roasting marshmallows with your family.

Mini Explorers Packages

Be “Mini Explorers” once more with our half day and full day program. Adults are encouraged to join in any program with their children, as an introductory experience to Mini Explorers. Children ages 5 and up may also join on their own.

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