Viceroy Bali resort and spa consists of 25-villas is situated on a secluded ridge of the Petanu River gorge along Bali’s “Valley of the Kings,” an appellation given by locals for the generations of Balinese royalty who have resided in nearby villages. The resort is also well known by sophisticated international travelers as one of the world’s secret tropical hideaways and respected by its many repeat guests as a destination that places emphasis on the best of privacy and comfort.
In addition, the Viceroy Bali Resort and Spa offers its guests a complete and modern gymnasium, valley-top infinity pool and library with a yoga pavilion and tennis centre scheduled for completion by late 2011. The Viceroy Bali is located within minutes from Ubud, one of S.E Asia’s most charming villages, with its leisurely pace and eccentric air, bric-a-brac shops, curious galleries and quaint restaurants. Ensuring the guest experience goes without fault, the resort is meticulously presided over by an Australian family who understand the many needs of its international guests.
Viceroy Bali Resort and Spa are generously appointed with the latest electronic amenities, espresso machines, king size beds, as well as private pools and relaxing outdoor spaces each with stunning valley views. Guests also appreciate the impeccable service and standards and peerless public facilities including the feted restaurant and bar, Cascades, and opulent spa and beauty centre, Lembah, both with breathtaking vistas.
Each of the garden villas is 150 square meters (1615 ft2) comprised of an amply spaced bedroom and sitting room with combined indoor and outdoor living space; a spacious open plan bathroom integrating the private indoor swimming pool; and a garden and daybed (called a balé) where hours are easily spent relaxing with scenic vistas of the valley and beyond.
One of the highlights of the Terrace Villas is the balé, a small Balinese pavilion, graciously and conveniently perched over the private outdoor swimming pool. Guests relish sitting in the balé looking over the spectacular Petanu River gorge whilst having an afternoon drink, reading, or just enjoying a light meal and refreshment from room service.
Deluxe Terrace Villas
One of the design virtues of the Deluxe Terrace Villas is the balé, a small Balinese pavilion, perched over the private outdoor swimming pool. Guests appreciate the languid nature that comes with lying back in a balé looking over the spectacular Petanu River gorge whilst having an afternoon drink, reading, or just enjoying a light meal and refreshment, and certainly forgetting about the world they came from.
Vice Regal Villas
This exceptionally large 240 square meter (2583 ft2) villa offers an expansive yet intimate bedroom with a large open bathroom, an outdoor living area, a private outdoor swimming pool with outdoor shower, and a garden overlooking the Petanu River valley. The Vice Regal Villa 1 is ideally an elegant retreat for couples who appreciate open spaces and stylish surroundings.
The Viceroy Villa is often referred to by guests as the resort’s Presidential Villa. This elegant accommodation has two very spacious bedrooms, each with high-thatched roofs and commodious luxury bathrooms.
The Viceroy Bar features the finest collection of cognacs, scotches, Japanese whiskies, spirits and cigars. The bar is often considered a scenic lounge and numerously lauded as one of the finest stocked cocktail venues in Bali. In addition to hotel guests, walk-in guests find the exceptional view over the Petanu River gorge a convivial place to sit and relax. The hotel management is justifiably proud of its wine cellar featuring a full range of quality and rare wines from all over the world, and for its creative bar staff adept in the art of serving fine drinks.
CasCades Restaurant at Viceroy Bali is acclaimed as one of the island’s top dining venues. Some say this award-winning fine dining restaurant has even earned a deserved place as one of the finest restaurants in South East Asia, serving a contemporary French menu influenced by exotic Asian flavours. Add the exceptional backdrop of the Petanu River gorge, an extensive wine selection and snappy service and the accolades speak for themselves,
Lembah Spa offers stunning and sublime views of the Petanu River valley, which radiates a calm that complements the therapeutic body treatments offered at this fastidiously managed day spa. All body treatments were developed by a certified Swiss therapist with the idea of combining Western knowledge with natural and traditional Balinese wellness techniques. The Lembah Spa places emphasis on health and meditation alongside relaxation and beauty.
Viceroy Bali gym features a full set of free weights and the latest equipment for both cardio and resistance training. Guests can exercise in air-conditioned comfort and stay updated with the latest world developments via a flat screen television with satellite channels. Complimentary chilled energy drinks and towels provide added refreshment. The gymnasium is available exclusively to house guests. Private yoga classes can be booked.
The Viceroy Boutique offers guests the opportunity to buy quality casual resort wear, jewellery, artefacts and hotel memorabilia. Although the boutique opens from 9am to 5pm daily, guests can request for the receptionist to open the boutique, if closed, at any time.
Viceroy Bali is the only hotel in the Ubud district with a helicopter pad situated a mere stroll from the reception pavilion. Hotel guests wanting to avoid the 45-minute drive from Bali’s Ngurah Raiinternational airport to Ubud can opt for a direct helicopter transfer to the hotel. Guests can also tour Bali and the neighbouring islands by helicopter arranged through the Viceroy Bali concierge.
The air-conditioned conference room can seat up to 25 persons for a theater-style conference, or can be prepared as a formal board room for meetings of up to 14 persons. The facility is fully equipped with state-of-the art audio & visual aids including video projection, connected to a fully wired computer system, wireless & cable Internet access, and a speaker conferencing telephone. Office supplies and basic refreshments are included with bookings for its use. The conference room can also be converted into a mini theatre with projector screening for videos or movies. The facility also has a library where guests can borrow books and DVDs.
Common Area Facilities
Viceroy Bali is equipped with a large infinity edge pool with a fountain feature and a swim up bar overlooking the spectacular Petanu Valley. At the poolside is a traditional Balinese balé (gazebo) with romantic soft white cushions and curtains providing guests that perfect place to feel at ease whilst sipping on a cocktail and enjoying the gardens and views surrounding them.
The two-tier lobby at Viceroy Bali has exquisite features for guests to admire. The soaring alang – alang (thatched) roof structure and hand carved three-meter wide dance scene provide a dramatic and welcoming image.
All major credit cards accepted: American Express, Diners Club, Visa, Master Card and JCB.
Check-in time: 14:00 hours. Early arrival is subject to the availability and readiness of their villa. The Original Service Voucher containing reservation number for all pertaining services and billing instructions is required upon guest check-in.
Check-out time: 12:00 hours. Late checkout is subject to a half-day rate but only with prior arrangement and villa availability. A shuttle service in a hotel limousine is provided free of charge to Central Ubud.
Collection before 10:00 hours will ensure delivery before 18:00 hours. Pressing and dry cleaning service is also available but with a next day return before 18.00.
The library is situated in the Conference Room and offers a wide selection of books, as well as DVDs for guests to borrow during their stay.
Viceroy Bali is affiliated with a nearby clinic that offers 24-hour on call doctor assistance. Note: in the event of a serious medical emergency helicopter evacuations are available.
Activities that can be arranged by Viceroy Bali Resort and Spa
Puri Saren Agung, the Royal Palace
Currently home to descendants of Ubud’s last king, Puri Saren Agung was the seat for the village’s ruler from the late 1800s to the mid-1940s. Parts of the grounds are open to visitors for a glimpse of what the royal abode holds: well-preserved pavilions with intricate carvings furnished with colonial-era European pieces, and hand-carved stone reliefs dotting the premises. A traditional Balinese dance is held in the evenings – good weather permitting – at the courtyard, which forms a dramatic backdrop for these entertaining performances.
Pasar Seni, the Art Market
The Pasar Seni is a treasure trove of local handicrafts, home wares and quaint souvenirs for anyone looking to bring home a made-in-Bali product, spread over two floors. Fresh produce such as fruit, vegetables, poultry and local snacks can be purchased from the wet market located at the basement of the building. To snag the best bargains, arrive early in the morning and do not be afraid to haggle with the shop owners – it is a way of life here, and they enjoy the exchange.
Pura Saraswati, Water Palace
This temple and water garden was built at the end of the 19th century, by commission of the royal family, and named after the Hindu goddess of art and learning. The “padmasana” or, main shrine, features fine carvings. Traditional Balinese dances are performed to a gamelan orchestra at the outer courtyard, next to the lotus pond twice a week.
Museum Puri Lukisan
Follow the evolution of art in Bali through the collection of paintings and sculptures at the Museum Puri Lukisan, which was founded in 1956 by a prince of Ubud and a Dutch artist. The museum was recently renovated and its gate is a fine example of traditional Balinese architecture. There is also a space committed to a revolving showcase of up-and-coming local artists.
Padangtegal Monkey Forest
Commonly known as Ubud Monkey Forest, the Wenara Wana is home to Padangtegal’s Pura Dalem or temple of the dead. It is also home to a group of mischievous long-tailed macaque who will entertain you with their antics. Do keep shiny objects out of their sight, as they have been known to kidnap such items for ransom of a sweet or treat.
Rice Paddy Trek
With an English speaking guide, this trek will take you to the rural wood carving village, Nagi, where you will catch a glimpse of everyday Balinese life. On your way down to the beautiful Petanu River, your guide will wind you through picturesque rice fields and coconut plantations so you may truly capture the essence of Bali’s magical countryside. Please arrange the day before at our hotel reception.
Petulu Village Tour
An English speaking guide will accompany you to visit Petulu village as thousands of white Heron birds return to their nests lined along the village road. The visit can be by car, bicycle, or trekking and begins at 5.00pm.
Bali Bird Park
Elephant Safari Park
Lauded as the “World’s Best Elephant Park,” facilities include a full reception and Information centre, a comprehensive museum with a large collection of elephant memorabilia and the only mammoth skeleton in South East Asia. Get up close with these incredible animals in a beautiful tropical park setting.
Price depends on packages; call our receptionist for more information
The coffee plantation and tour combines a Kintamani and Mount Batur volcano tour. Arabica coffee and robusta coffee are mostly found in the central highlands of Bali. Balinese families who live in the countryside typically grow coffee in small plantations or merely in their backyards and process beans traditionally with a unique powder the result of their labor.
Bali Marine and Safari Park
Bali Safari and Marine Park, built on 40 hectares of land, presents an authentic experience in a natural habitat.
Price depends on the packages; call our receptionist for more information.
White Water Rafting
Diving Bali’s numerous reefs and atolls is an adventure that will capture your imagination. The coastal fringe and islands around Bali are replete of fish and colour too numerous to mention. For beginner snorkelers or advanced divers, the experience will amaze you. Discover great dive locations led by excellent operators and some of the last watery frontiers on earth to explore.
Price depends on the packages; call our receptionist for more information.
Enjoy horseback adventures along a beach before passing through bamboo and alang-alang plantations where wild banana and pineapple grow in abundance. Heaps of wild scenery at every glance along with special temples dedicated to the annual rice harvest. Head back onto the beach and ride amongst resplendent traditional fishing boats called ‘jukung’. (No experience necessary!)
Batur Mountain Cycling
Sun Rise Trekking
Hike Batur volcano at sunrise, the only private trekking tour that combines eco-tourism and culture. This once in a lifetime experience is ideal for those who don’t mind early rises and the payoff is witnessing Mount Batur and Mount Agung, the latter being Bali’s most revered and its highest, at sunrise.
Harley Davidson Tours or rental
With a reputation for providing only the best quality American motorcycles, our affiliated tour operator, Dewata Harley-Davidson, offers guided motorcycle tours by professionals who know their bikes and who know the island and its most memorable ribbons of asphalt.
Price depends on bike type; call our receptionist for more information.
Golfers refer to the lush heartland course of Bali as “Absolutely Green.” At an altitude of 1.142 meters surrounded by rolling mountains, crater lakes and ancient forest, the course is designed to blend fairways and nature creating dramatic backdrops for tea shots and approaches.
Please call our receptionist for more information about golf packages.
Balinese ‘Offering’ Lesson
The Balinese hand-make the daily offerings to the deities of the island, and you can learn how to create the various traditional designs using white coconut leaves. Our Balinese staff will guide you and share tips on the significance of different items used in the offerings. After which, you can don a sarong and offer your creations to the Gods at the hotel’s family temple.
Balinese Dance Lesson
US$25 per person.
Imagine yourself dressed in traditional Balinese costume, dancing to gamelan music playing in the background. Make your dreams come true by learning basic Balinese dance moves from one of our Balinese staff, and then performing for your loved ones! Lessons have to be booked through reception one day before. Balinese costume, props and music supplied.
Traditional Kite Making Lessons
This panoramic flight of the west and south coasts of Bali begins with the beaches of Kuta and Legian, followed by the mysterious Tanah Lot temple – situated in the ocean and accessible via land only during low tide – and remarkable rice terraces. Then proceed towards the southern Bukit peninsula, past Jimbaran Bay and Dreamland surf beach before flying onwards to the ancient Uluwatu temple, where the coastline of limestone cliffs, remote beaches and seaweed farms are truly spectacular. This trip is sensational at sunset.
From the airport, fly to the breathtaking volcanic crater of Mount Batur, which is the remains of a huge volcano that exploded thousands of years ago. Lake Batur, Bali’s largest lake, is situated within this crater and is next to a younger active volcano, which constantly recreates itself with periodic eruptions of ash and rock. We circle this young volcano’s crater, which occasionally smokes, before making a quick turn over Lake Batur then head south over river gorges and beautiful rice fields.
The Best of Bali
This condensed tour provides the opportunity of viewing all of Bali’s major sites in one tour: from along Kuta beach to Tanah Lot temple, Bedugul highlands, Mount Batur volcano and lake, the majestic Mount Agung, the holy Besakih Temple, enchanting Candi Dasa, the eastern coastline, famous Sanur beaches, Benoa Harbour, Nusa Dua and Uluwatu Temple. The traditional splendour of Bali is truly magnificent from the air.
Viceroy Bali Resort and Spa
Jln. Lanyahan, Br. Nagi , Ubud 80571, Indonesia