When it comes to making an entrance, the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan nails it.
Guests stroll across this magnificent teak bridge, eyes popping at the tangle of jungle green cascading down the gorge to the gurgling Ayung River.
Step down into the resort, perched above the sacred Ayung valley, and descend to the 60 suites and villas with views over the rice terraces and gardens. Enrich your body, mind and soul with local experiences around Ubud and its villages, or stay put in your slice of jungle heaven, enjoying the two-tiered swimming pool and some of the many treatments, spiritual practices and rituals at the Sacred River Spa.
Guests can revitalise body and soul with Chakra ceremonies, river stone massages, yoga and meditation at the stunning lotus petal Dharma Bale and river-edge platform; choose Laughing Yoga, Anti-Gravity Yoga and Full Moon Yoga just to name a few. The Spa also has resident Wellness Mentors and healing arts practitioners, including a former Buddhist nun who gives life talks on finding happiness, peace and the capacity to forgive.
Enjoy the many delights of Ubud with treks to local villages where you might see farmers tending their rice paddies, tours to the many natural and man-made attractions and of course there is always the shopping, with fabrics, antiques, jewellery and furniture sure to catch the eye
The dining experiences are equally as impressive at Four Seasons Resort Sayan, from a romantic dinner at the rooftop lotus pool to the lavish themed dinners in the Ayung Terrace.