We all have seen those pictures of infinity pools in Ubud, overlooking rice fields, beach, or river valleys. There are many of them, and we believe the most amazing jungle pools are to be found in the artsy place of Ubud!
After a busy morning sightseeing in Ubud, visiting the temples and markets, walking in the heat… Jump in one of these stunning pools to treat yourself with a real gift. Connect with nature and don’t miss out on Bali’s beauty – check these out on your next trip
1 – Royal Pita Maha – Majestic views & artistic must
This is one of Ubud’s most epic “drop” views. Perched amongst an infinite landscape of tropical greenery the 3 pools at the Royal Pita Maha offers an outstanding setting to spend an artful day at the pool. You’re in for a magical itinerary: start by a swim in the big infinity pool on level 1; grab the tower elevator to the cool “temple pool” and dip in the sacred waterfall waters. Walk down to the banks of the Ayung river to swim in flow with nature. Order a juice at the Organic restaurant, breathe and look up: you are at the heart of Bali, surrounded by the tallest jungle walls ever!
- Entrance fee: +/- 25 USD at the lobby for Day Access.
- Artistic villas available
- Jl Kedewatan – a 10 min ride from Ubud centre
Royal Pita Maha Swimming Pool, Ubud
2 – Hanging Gardens –Ultimate luxury in the rainforest
Renowned as one of “The World’s Best Swimming Pool”, Hanging Gardens’ majestic cascading pools are suspended over the dense rainforest. Dive in the treetops and enjoy magical dining experiences: choose the Romantic Picnic in the jungles of Bali if you are looking for the perfect romantic day by the river: private setting in the lush jungles, gourmet picnic lunch & champagne (optional) tucked in cushions with your lover. In the evening, share a special dinner and spiritual Experience in the hidden temple: first, receive water blessings from an original Balinese Mangku and discover the purification powers of this Hindu ritual; then, enjoy an unforgettable dinner served in the enchanting sacred atmosphere of the temple. If you are in Bali for the romance, you might as well go for the very best, life is too short to miss out on magic.
Swimming Pool at Hanging Gardens Ubud
3 – The Mansion – Peaceful and colorful family pool
Tucked away in Penestanan, The Mansion is an unusual yet interesting place housing the best dental clinic on the island, an art/junk shop with randomly beautiful pieces and quiet pools shaded by colorful sun umbrellas. This pool is a favorite amongst local expat and a great spot to take a break. Pools are of various sizes and depths – kids can run free while you lounge sipping on a huge & cool coconut with fancy colored paper umbrella (like in your perfect holiday dream…). To have a cozy bite after this sun filled day, walk down the road to café Vespa (everyone knows where it is).
- The Mansion – Penestanan (10 min from Ubud centre).
- Day pass: 50 000 IDR per person (at the gate)
The Mansion Hotel & Pool, Ubud
4 – Alila – Designer infinity pool
High above the Ayung river, this is a designer’s gem: the Alila resort and its infinite pool overlooking the valley. Laid out as a traditional Balinese hillside village, the resort is a perfect blend of traditional and modern architecture. Get inspired by a Bird’s-eye View over this special place and plan a stay during your holiday!
5 – Jungle Fish – Mediterranean flavors by the pool
Escape from town and plan breakfast or lunch under the tropical sky at Jungle fish restaurant. Relax in the arms of another wonderful valley, share a coffee, a Mezze platter or a cocktail… this is a place to let go, lose track of time and set camp for the day. Bring friends and family, the entrance fee is 100 000 IDR per adult and only 50 000 IDR for children above 6 years old (babies can join for free). To book a table make a reservation (at least 1 day before): firstname.lastname@example.org
Junglefish swimming pool – Photo Credit to Dianmegantara
There are of course many more mind-blowing swimming pools in Ubud, amongst them Four seasons, Komaneka, or Viceroy, the list is long as Ubud is a unique place to experience this luxurious and serene activity.
Do feel free to comment & tell us, what is your favourite swimming pool in Ubud?
The eOasia Team