A truly timeless resort set in the majestic forest of Ubud on the slopes of the sacred Mount Agung and placed above the serene flow of the Ayung River is Kupu Kupu Barong Villas and Tree Spa by L’Occitane. One of the most charismatic hotels in Bali, Kupu Kupu Barong which means “Giant Butterfly”, is the very first luxury resort opened in Ubud and is defined by its charming traditional Balinese design. Instilled with full of history, the very first six bungalows were built back in 1987 and has grown to a total of 39 private and luxurious pool villas to date.
Located in the heart of Bali just 20 minutes away from Ubud Centre, Kupu Kupu Barong Villas and Tree Spa is enclosed by three hectares of beautiful lush tropical gardens overlooking the spectacular Ayung River valley and rice paddies, a view that is simply unrivalled. Having established a partnership with renown beauty brand, L’Occitane since 2004, the Mango Tree Spa offers guests the perfect blend of French savoir faire and Balinese soul, along with the finest essential oils and infusions of L’Occitane of Provence, truly elevating the overall experience of each guest during their stay.
Guests can also get a feel of the exquisite winged creatures of the Ayung Valley by taking the Butterfly Concierge tour. A local guide will take guests through the jungles, paddies and villages of the neighbouring countryside on a quest to spot the many hundreds of Bali’s native butterfly species. Get to also witness an in-depth look of the rites and rituals through a Balinese compound, visit the Desa and Puseh temples in the village of Kedewatan and delve deep into the Gangsar Cave, made famous in a scene from Eat, Pray, Love starring Julia Roberts. Finally ending off standing at the edge of the Ayung River surrounded by vast padi fields, an unbelievably picturesque moment.
Experience the true legend in itself and be served by friendly private butlers tending to your every need while staying in rooms that epitomizes the beauty and elegance of Balinese architecture. A genuinely exotic property that allows guest to get in touch with nature, culture and art while pampering themselves in pure tranquility.
With one and two bedroom options located within the premise, guests will be spoilt for choice, from the River Front Pool Villa to two-bedroom Family Pool Villa, each room offers spacious and elegant living while providing guests with scintillating views of the Bali landscape.
The River Front Pool Villa is simply divine, surrounded by full length windows, guests can experience panoramic views of the breathtaking scenery, a definite sight to behold. The spaciously appointed red wood villa comes complete with an en-suite bathroom featuring a lavish mosaic-tiled sunken tub, comfortable king sized bed and modern conveniences such as a flat screen television, speakers and personal espresso machine. A unique element that Kupu Kupu Barong has included in-room is the complimentary whisky, gin and vodka placed in delicately crafted glass bottles for guests. With such attention to detail coupled with amazing amenities, service and view, it certainly has the making of a truly unforgettable stay.
A signature of Kupu Kupu Barong and a truly unique romantic spot is the Private Infinity Pool Dining where guests can enjoy a lovely evening on a floating dining setting overlooking the natural backdrop of timeless woodland greenery and the enchanting Ayung River Valley. Perfect for special occasions, the private niche is enveloped by flickering candles and perfumed flower blossoms while guests are served a delectable five-course gourmet meal prepared by the in-house chef.
For other dining options, there are three restaurants located within the property. La View, which serves a combination of French and Asian flavours, Indonesia restaurant Tamlang and Oishi Tei whipping up delicious Japanese cuisine in an authentic Japanese restaurant setting.
A globally recognized brand that ensures quality and service excellence, The Mango Tree Spa by L’Occitane offers six exclusive treatment rooms spread across the property surrounded by scenic lush greenery.
For a wonderfully unique experience, treatment at the Tree Spa room is a must, perched atop a cliff overlooking the stunning views of the valley and Ayung River, the tranquil setting of the flowing river and matching soundscape of birds will take you back to nature and set you in the mood for relaxation. Guests are greeted with a welcome foot bath using L’Occitane’s very own Aromachologie Effervescent Sugar Cubes. The friendly and skilled therapist ensure that guests are pampered with a blissful and sensual massage utilizing an amazing range of L’Occitane products, from the soothing aromas to the oils used on the skin, there is a clear dedication to skincare and wellbeing of each guest. With the combination of Balinese hospitality, the spirituality of Ubud and French flair, it makes for an extraordinary experience like no other.