Cultural Paradise in the Heart of Bali

Throughout my travels in Bali, there’s one place which truly captured my heart from the moment I set eyes on it. Desa Visesa Ubud – uniting the magic of traditional Balinese culture with the comforts of a wonderful residence.


Whisked away to another world

From the moment you set foot on the grounds, you’re taking part in an authentic cultural experience. It’s so peaceful and calm, making it an ideal location for practising yoga and meditation.

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Our greeting to the hotel was undoubtedly a unique one. We participated in a ritual that involved sitting in a special chair, as we were gifted a bracelet, rice was put on our forehead and a flower in our hair. It was unlike anything I’d done before! 


We stayed in a one bedroom villa that exuded both comfort and beauty, making us feel right at home.


With a king sized bed, and a spacious bathroom, everything in the villa was perfectly designed and very stylish. Even the entrance to the villa was special, featuring a pond with active little fish!


Savoring the spa

I could spend forever raving about Visesa Spa, which we had the privilege of enjoying during our stay.


The day began with meeting a Balinese healer for a consultation, and he spoke about my chakras (luckily he said I’m healthy and well-balanced!).


We then continued to a 1.5hr massage at Bamboo Pavilions, which are charming huts with serene views across the rice fields. It seriously melted away all my stress and concerns, and I came away feeling rejuvenated and re-energized.

Enticing eating experiences 

Lumbung restaurant gave us a fantastic dining experience I just have to share with you!


They offered an impressive range of traditional home cooking style meals, and apparently, they even use indigenous Indonesian cooking techniques and ingredients as well!


As we had dinner, we looked out upon a waterfall… it was like a dream. It definitely inspired me to try new things and become more adventurous with my palate.


If you’re looking for a fantastically unique experience in Bali, and want to immerse yourself amongst authentic culture and customs, look no further than the wonderful Desa Visesa Ubud. I’m sure I’ll be back soon enough!


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