Hidden way in the Ubud region of Bali’s culture-rich highlands, this most private of resorts sits among thriving rice fields as far as the eye can see. Just outside the artists’ village of Ubud, the former estate of Hendra Hadiprana, one of Indonesia’s most respected art collectors has been transformed into an intimate retreat with 20 individual villas, each one uniquely featuring original Balinese artworks from his collection.
The rustic chic five-hectare property offers an authentic backdrop to one of Bali’s most dramatic performances, the Kecak dance – performed at the resort’s very own amphitheater. Those seeking serenity and rejuvenation will find both in abundance at The Spa, nestled at one edge of the seemingly endless paddy fields.
With only 20 villas on a five-hectare property, each with a personal butler, it was one of the best photographic assignments I’ve ever had!