Samsara Ubud has come up with the perfect reason to get out of bed while on holiday, and it breaks all the rules. No more waiting 30 minutes before taking a dip in the pool. Enjoy a relaxing swim and a floating breakfast while overlooking the best view in Ubud. Just 20 minutes outside central Ubud, Samsara Ubud offers a unique escape from the hustle and bustle of Bali. Nestled in the lush rainforest of the Payangan district, Samsara Ubud is redefining luxury and forging a connection with nature, history and the inner self.

Seventeen stunning villas to choose from, each with a heated private infinity pool, outdoor area and uninhibited views of the surrounding rainforest could definitely refresh you. Designed by internationally acclaimed Balinese architect Popo Danes, the luxurious villas are inspired by the natural contours of the land and the ancient rice terraces of Bali.

The interiors incorporate organic materials once used to build temples and palaces, and have been finished with Makassar marble bathrooms and intricate Balinese fabrics and furnishings. From starting the day with a swim and floating breakfast to learning about traditional Balinese tea ceremonies, realigning oneself at the Chakra Spa or taking in a movie by moonlight, Samsara Ubud have designed a slice of heaven for travellers, romantics and nature lovers alike.

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