Earlier this year, the 42 villas perched beside the sacred Ayung River underwent a major renovation.
Designed by Yasuhiro Koichi, the resort still has a Balinese style, with large open spaces and a private pool overlooking the Ayung River.
The entrance to the villa is unique. A simple lily pond and a shaded meditation room greet you when you arrive. To the villa, you have to go up the stairs and there, your private tropical home to find amid the trees and foliage of the river valley.
What we love: The intricate Balinese details in the interior design, using shells and coconut mosaics, traditional ikat fabric and a carved wooden screen behind the bed.