Wapa di Ume Resort & Spa, Bali

Jalan Suweta Banjar Bentuyung, Ubud,Bali, Indonesia

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Wapa di Ume Resort & Spa

Overview

Nestled on a gentle hillside besides the lazy Campuhan River, Wapa di Ume Resort & Spa is Ubud in a nutshell. Designed by local architect I Ketut Siandana based on traditional Balinese principals, the entire property is geared towards tropical tranquility, with 33 rooms and private villas (some with private pools), a restaurant, cafe, two swimming pools and a spa all tucked between rolling rice paddy fields and the jungle. The rooms are equally delightful, featuring handcarved furnishings, volcanic stone tiles and canopied beds with a hefty dose of Bohemian flair.

 

In keeping with its agricultural setting, Wapa di Ume Resort emphasizes rural charm rather than polished refinement, with the goal of putting guests back in touch with the simple life. Here, you can try your hand at cooking classes in the organic vegetable gardens, catch a traditional Balinese dance performance in the evenings, or simply relax and do nothing at all. There’s enough on site to keep you busy for a few days, but if you feel like venturing out, Ubud’s temples, markets and nature excursions are just down the road. Come back in time to watch the sun go down over the golden ricefields, followed by an authentic evening feast.

 

 

 

Facilities

  • Banquet facilities
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bicycle rental
  • Business centre
  • Children's pool
  • Cafe
  • Educational classes
  • Shuttle transport
  • Laundry & dry-cleaning
  • Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Safety deposit
  • Yoga
  • Airport transfers
  • Souvenir shop
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool
  • Tours
  • Weddings
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • Meeting rooms
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Garden
  • Cooking classes
  • Private dinner venue
  • Room service
  • Postal service
  • Gallery

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Category:
Resort
Setting:
Rice Terrace
No. of rooms:
33
Pets:
No
Children:
Yes
Swimming Pool:
Yes
Restaurant:
Yes
Disabled Access:
No
Recommended for:
Romance & Honeymoon
Culture Vultures
Group Getaways
Kids Collection
Back to Nature
Spa Time
Weddings & Events
Weekends from Singapore

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What to Know

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Beautiful setting overlooking the rice paddies and jungle river - this is the real Bali.
  • Rooms are simply yet tastefully decorated with romantic canopy beds, bamboo rugs and smart pin-stripe cushions.
  • Excellent location that’s just up the road from the Ubud town centre, but far away from all the madness.

KEEP IN MIND

  • The lobby entrance area and some of the older rooms in the front are in need of a facelift.
  • Bathrooms feel a bit drab and the sunken-floor bathtubs may not appeal to everyone.
  • The resort's layout feels a little haphazard, with some of the newer Lanai rooms reachable only by a long and dark flight of steps.
  • While delightful, the traditional floor-seating in the rooms may be difficult for older folks to manage.
Wapa di Ume Resort Terrace Villa with Pool

Rooms

IN YOUR ROOM

Each of Wapa di Ume Resort’s 33 rooms and private pool villas are outfitted in a bohemian, Balinese meets shabby-chic style. Inside you'll find romantic canopied beds, striped floor cushions and a bathroom with a traditional sunken stone bathtub. There's a wide variety of room types to suit all types of traveller, ranging from the standard Lanai Rooms to the spacious Pool Villas, Terrace Pool Villas and even the two-bedroom Family Pool Villas, each boasting a private swimming pool.

 

ROOM TIPS

For the ultimate group getaway, book the three-bedroom Wapa Villa with Pool -- a two-storey mansion with a dramatic infinity pool. Views will vary depending on your location: the rooms in the front overlook the gently-sloping rice fields, while those further back face a small jungle river. We prefer the newer rooms in the resort extension (facing the jungle) for their greater privacy.

Experience Bali’s rustic charms at this classic resort, complete with a spa, two swimming pools and front-row rice paddy views.

Wapa di Ume Ubud Restaurant

Food & Drink

RESTAURANT

Perched over the lobby, Wapa di Ume's in-house restaurant is spread over two levels and offers enchanting panoramic views across the rice paddy-fields. On the menu are classic Balinese-style dishes, including authentic homemade sambals, or spicy sauces made from ground spices, as well as lawar, or cooked vegetables tossed in rice. Don’t forget to sample their signature Bebek Goreng Di Ume, or crispy deep-fried duck served with a side of locally-grown vegetables. There’s also a Western menu with air-flown steak, pizzas, pasta and other classic dishes to suit all tastebuds.

 

BAR

Tucked in the back of the resort overlooking the jungle river, an open-air bar serves up pool drinks, cocktails and snacks that you can enjoy on the comfy lounge seating or from your spot besides the infinity pool. In the afternoons, come here to enjoy complimentary afternoon tea and sample a delicious assortment of homemade Balinese pastries and cakes.

 

ALSO

For a romantic evening or special occasion, opt for an intimate private dinner at the resort’s floating balé overlooking the rice paddies, complete with flower petals and candlelight. If you're lucky, you'll be accompanied by a traditional Balinese dance performance in the outdoor amphitheatre.

 

Wapa di Ume Resort Cooking and trekking

Activities

POOLSIDE

Take your pick from Wapa di Ume's two uniquely-designed swimming pools. Inspired by Bali's holy temple springs, the main pool is all volcanic stone and overflowing terraces. At the back of the resort, a second infinity pool offers prime views of the lush valley and flowing stream below. There's also a roomy Jacuzzi that's great for relaxing with a cocktail from the adjacent bar.

 

WELLNESS

On Wednesday and Sunday afternoons from 3-4pm, get in touch with your inner self with yoga classes in Wapa di Ume's indoor yoga studio, overlooking the lush greenery.

 

SPA

Pamper yourself with a traditional Balinese spa treatment at the Spa, boasting two massage rooms, a beauty centre and a whirlpool tub. Choose from a menu of heavenly traditional massages, body wraps, facials, baths and mani-pedis, using luxurious oils and all-natural Indonesian herbs and spices.

 

ACTIVITIES

Perched on the edge of the rice fields, Wapa di Ume’s organic vegetable and spice garden is the perfect place for a hands-on cooking class. An optional visit to the local market will introduce you to all manner of exotic local fruits, vegetables, and spices, which you’ll learn to transform a delicious three-course meal. Later during the day, learn to craft traditional Balinese offerings over afternoon tea sessions and feel the gods smile upon you in approval.

 

TOURS

Take a trek through the rice fields with Wapa di Ume’s guided morning walks through the rice paddies, and learn how this important crop is grown and harvested. Or rise at dawn for an early-morning stroll through nearby Tampak Siring Village and watch the sun rise over the breathtaking Gunung Kawi temple. Later on, explore the neighbourhood on a downhill bicycle tour, passing through beautiful rice paddy fields, peaceful jungles and quaint local villages. The staff can also arrange for tours to some of Bali’s most popular outdoor activities and attractions, including whitewater rafting and tubing, the Elephant Safari Park, Bali Safari and Marine Park, Bird Park and 4-wheel quad driving.

 

Your Booking Makes a Difference

For every booking that you make at Wapa di Ume Resort & Spa, we'll donate 1% of your total booking cost to the Friends of the National Parks Foundation to conserve tropical rainforests in Borneo.

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Getting There

BY AIR

Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) serves a wide variety of domestic and international flights from around the globe, including most of Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Despite the name, the airport is actually located in Tuban between Kuta and Jimbaran, and not Denpasar City itself.

FROM THE AIRPORT

The drive from the airport to Wapa di Ume takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. Airport transfers can be arranged by the resort, or alternatively taxis are available outside the duty-free shop at the airport for about US$60.

 

In The Area

LOCATION

Surrounded by lush rice paddy fields, Wapa di Ume Resort is located along a picturesque lane just 5 minutes' drive from the Ubud town centre, Balis's cultural heart. Enjoy the convenience of being minutes away from some of Ubud's finest attractions, shops and restaurants; returning home in the evenings to savour the peace in a classic Balinese countryside setting.

 

GETTING AROUND

The resort operates a free shuttle service to downtown Ubud every hour, starting from 10am until 9pm. Outside of this schedule or to other destinations, the front desk can arrange for pick-ups and drop-offs for an additional fee (rates start at IDR 50,000 and above), as well as car rentals with a driver for half or full-day excursions. Taxis are also available around the Ubud centre that can be hired for short trips or for a half or full-day, although prices will depend largely on your bargaining skills.

 

Distances

 

Airport: 1 hour 30 minutes

Ubud centre: 10 minutes

Kintamani: 50 minutes

Seminyak: 1 hour 30 minutes

Jimbaran: 1 hour 10 minutes