Situated where temples stand majestic against a backdrop of rice terraces, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve officially debuted in Ubud, Bali on September 5, 2015, as the third bespoke resort in the Ritz-Carlton Reserve portfolio.
Named after the entrance to a traditional Hindu temple, Mandapa is set along the Ayung River as it meets the jungle in Ubud, the cultural and spiritual heart of Bali. Offering individually tailored spiritual, wellness, health and detox programs, complemented by the fulltime personalized attention of a Patih or butler, the intimate retreat is designed to be a sanctuary in which relaxing one’s mind, body, and soul comes naturally.
With only 35 luxurious and spacious suites, and 25 private pool villas, guests can select from a collection of accommodations that have been meticulously designed to magnify and embrace the surrounding tropical landscape. The traditional yet contemporary Balinese interiors by Jeffrey Wilkes of renowned Asia-based DESIGNWILKES have created a luxury experience designed to allure the world’s most discerning travelers. Every element of design at a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is naturally inspired and sustainably sourced. In Mandapa, local providers have infused the retreat with natural materials that blend effortlessly into the natural surroundings.
The Reserve is an exclusive journey inside an indigenous Balinese village, providing a sensory path to wellness and nature. Unobstructed access to nature is an essential component of the experience in Ubud where the power of the great outdoors weaves its magic on interior comfort and is always instantly accessible; even views of working rice paddies are immediate from private terraces. As an ideal destination for collectors of extraordinary moments, the center of Mandapa will feature a traditional rice field, allowing guests to experience the time-honored methods of planting, harvesting and tending this local culinary staple.
Mandapa village will also be home to four restaurants and lounges offering an array of authentic Indonesian cuisine, Mediterranean dining, and tailored health-conscious menus for wellness and detox programs incorporating the freshest local ingredients. Dining Beyond, an exclusive culinary journey, will allow guests the chance to dine in special and exclusive locations within the Reserve and feature a tailor-made menu for each guest experience.
The Spa at Mandapa will allow guests to continue to discover peace of mind and body through holistic, comprehensive wellness and lifestyle programs based on five pillars – Balinese Spa, Detox & Nutrition, Alternative Therapy, Body Therapy, and Healing. Featuring eight treatment rooms and utilizing both ESPA and local products, the spa complex will also feature a state-of-the-art fitness center, sauna, river-front yoga studio, vitality-pool, and relaxation areas.
An organic garden, farm, and educational Kid’s Hut are tucked away from the rest of the resort, to enable the smallest visitors to take an exclusive journey. The curious minds of young guests will be enriched with exciting, nature-based educational activities designed for mini explorers. In partnership with The Green School in Bali, the educational experiences of Green Camp at Mandapa introduce both the natural wonders and the rich cultural traditions of the destination. The program aims to provide a natural, holistic, student-centered learning environment that empowers and inspires the young guests to be creative and innovative green leaders.