Inspired by the early European settlers from the 1800s, celebrated architect Bill Bensley conceptualized this refined tented camp as a tribute to their spirit of adventure amidst untouched nature. Nestled between Ubud’s rainforest, rice paddy fields and the sacred Wos River, in an authentic Balinese artist village called Keliki, Capella Ubud Bali offers 22 extravagant, individually styled one-bedroom tents and one tented two-bedroom lodge. The resort captures the imagination of those who aspire a truly unique experience that allows them to enjoy the essence of Ubud’s untouched natural surroundings in personalised and stylish comfort.
Capella Ubud Bali – The Rooms & Interiors
Capella Ubud Bali offers twenty-two tastefully appointed and individually styled one-bedroom tents as well as one two-bedroom tented lodge, all featuring private saltwater pools. Timeless charm, with a wink back to the early 1800s, is balanced by modern conveniences such as air-conditioning, high-speed Wi-Fi, a complimentary smartphone inclusive of data, a refreshment trunk and an Illy espresso machine as well as a tea station.
The one-bedroom tents, measured at 173 sqm (1,862 ft.) and the two-bedroom tented lodge, measured at 217 sqm (2,337 ft.) are adorned by large outdoor decks and indoor and outdoor bathrooms, featuring a hammered copper stand-alone bath, double washbasins and an indoor and outdoor shower.
An exclusive line of 100% natural bathroom amenities paired with a soap menu featuring a diverse choice of handmade organic soaps that are influenced by the indigenous flora and fauna of the campsite complete your personal grooming rituals. Handpicked antique furniture and artifacts, wooden carved doors, Balinese Poleng and ikat linen showcase a perfect blend of classic European style and Balinese and Indonesian partisanship.
Five different tent categories offer distinctively enriching and unique experiences:
Five Terrace Tents located near camp central with an outlook to the rice terraces and the rainforest.
Four Rainforest Tents offering a rainforest setting and view.
Eight River Tents offering a tranquil Wos river experience and view. Secluded on a gradient in close proximity to the Wos river, this tent is best suited to the curious and able traveller.
Five Keliki Valley Tents offering the most dramatic, unobstructed and elevated Keliki valley view and the largest pools.
One two-bedroom tented Lodge. Blended into the terraced landscape, conveniently located in close proximity to The Cistern, The Lodge is best suited for a small family or a group of friends travelling together.
Beautifully built with great respect for the sloping terrain and the densely forested terrain, most of the tents feature a suspension bridge that leads to oversized outdoor decks and finally to your private tented sanctuary.
Capella Ubud Bali – Dining Choices
Multisensory culinary journeys await with a choice of Mads Lange, Api Jiwa and the Camp Fire as well as a large range of bespoke private dining and in- retreat dining options. Leading the brigade is award-winning Gault & Millau’s Three Hats Culinary Director, Matthew McCool who offers 12 years of International exposure.
The Camp’s split-level tented dining room is named in honour of the famous Danish spice trader, entrepreneur and peacemaker of Bali, knight of the Order of the Netherlands and recipient of the Danish Gold medal of achievement – Mads Johansen Lange, nicknamed “The White King of Bali”. Offering a contemporary European homemade and home-grown epicurean dining experience driven by seasonality and sustainably farmed produce and Asian dishes that are inspired by the spice trail.
Inspired by the Sanskrit word for soul of fire, this is a highly interactive and intimate Asian barbecue that serves authentic and new age bites in a theatrical enrichening neck to tail, farm to table culinary fashion. Expect no elaborate menu as the Chef will tailor a delectable sensory journey according to your desires, Omakase style.
The Mortar and Pestle Bar
The bar adjacent to The Cistern offers light poolside snacks and health-conscious options inclusive of a wide range of cocktails and potions. All beverages are locally inspired and handcrafted using traditional methods inclusive of a mortar and pestle and manual ice crusher in order not to interrupt mother nature’s beautiful rainforest sounds and delights.
The Camp Fire
Meet a local storyteller or historian over pulled hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows under the stars, enjoy a silent black and white movie showcasing life in Bali back in ancient times or take part in a casual campfire supper.
The Officers Tent
The Officers Tent, exclusively reserved for camp residents, is the camp’s living room and library where morning coffee, afternoon tea, the daily evening cocktail and canapé ritual and after-dinner drinks are served. A wide range of books, international magazines, a billiard table and board games are available for your entertainment.
In retreat dining takes on an entirely different role at Capella Ubud Bali where an assortment of stacked tiffin boxes forms the basis of your private in-retreat dining buffet dinner set up, that is prepared entirely to your liking.
Bespoke private jungle or rice paddy dining can be arranged on request, ranging from candlelit dinners to private picnics at superb locations and entertaining boutique groups.
Capella Ubud Bali – Spa & Wellness
A diverse choice of pampering, healing journeys and adventure wellness are on offer. Capella Ubud Bali’s Auriga Wellness boosts three wellness tents as well as in-retreat nomadic therapies and treatments. The services of boutique, highly specialized local wellness healers that further complement the on-site expertise and modalities inclusive of sound healing, Pilates (reformers) and the Gyrotonic method are also available. Auriga Wellness uses a 100% organic and natural range of locally crafted products that are exclusively blended for Capella Ubud Bali.
For fitness enthusiasts, the tented gymnasium –The Armory allows you to work out in style. There is also an invigorating weekly schedule, with a diverse range of low and high impact camp activities to further complement your exercise regime.
Capella Ubud Bali – Local Experiences
Bali is the home of the Subak Irrigation System, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is steeped with history dating back from the Dutch colonization. It has a rich and interesting cultural heritage, is renowned for its art and offers great biodiversity. Captivating temples, rituals and ceremonies, exhilarating waterfalls, rice terraces and walking trails, bespoke boutiques and handicraft stores, artist homes and niche farmer’s markets and plantations are waiting to be discovered. Allow our Capella Personal Assistants to design a bespoke itinerary for you in line with you and your parties’ desired pace and interests and fitness levels.
Some of the experiences on offer are as per the below:
Gather around The Camp Fire for our bedtime ritual of pulled hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows and listen to fascinating tales of a local storyteller, weather permitting and according to the camp’s schedule.
Balinese or Asian cooking class – Join the chef to the local market and gather the ingredients to cook up a storm amidst our lush rainforest setting at Api Jiwa later, using traditional Balinese cooking methods.
Movie night at The Camp – Sit back in the comfy cushions around The Camp Fire and watch a silent black and white movie depicting what life was like in Bali back in the 1800s whilst the jungle orchestra serenades you.
The Perfect Cup – Awake the inner barista in you with this private course where you will learn how to create the perfect cup at a nearby coffee-making studio, followed by lunch.
For the Love of Chocolate – Unlock the secret of chocolate making from bean to bar, taste cocoa beans in their purest, newly-harvested form, all while learning about the planting and harvesting process and create your very own chocolate bar, followed by lunch.
Participate in water blessings, cleansing rituals and special offerings at The Wos River Temple that was carefully restored together with the locals of Keliki Village.
Capella Ubud Bali – Getting There
Capella is located in a dense forest on sloping terrain leading to the sacred Wos River in Keliki Village. Whilst accommodation on flat terrain is available, some of the tents are perched up high and are located on steep terrain. Your safety and security remain their top priority, as such, we politely advise that the camp would not be best suited for families with children below six years old and guests with mobility challenges due to the nature of the camp site’s terrain.
Capella Ubud Bali – Book Your Stay
Capella Ubud Bali has just launched their ‘Dream Now, Travel Later’ package which allows you to pre-pay for a stay at very attractive rates and they won’t have to choose a date to stay until later. Those getting cabin fever will still enjoy the anticipation of that upcoming trip, without the stress of having to postpone or cancel a trip with no set dates.
You will be able to book up to 14 nights at the intimate jungle resort, which will be inclusive of breakfast. Those who stay with Capella Ubud Bali for 2 nights will receive complimentary round-trip airport transfers and those who stay for 3 nights and longer will enjoy an exclusive in-tent private dinner.