Things To Do
Spiritual Romantic Dining: Dine at an ancient holy Dalem Segara Temple: one of the most spiritual in Indonesia, where your own personal chef will serve an exclusive and private gourmet dinner. You will be led down a candlelit path through the jungle, over the beautiful Monet-influenced bridge and the Ayung River. On arrival, you will be given a traditional Balinese welcome by the holy Mangku (the Balinese religious priest) who will impart a blessing and a Hindu purification ritual to symbolically cleanse your soul.
Dinner at the Iconic Swimming Pool: An evening under the night skies of Bali is the perfect way to relax and to fall in love again. The experience takes place on a private water Bale, floating on top of the pool, decorated with beautifully colored drapes, the scene is set for a mesmerizing and delicious evening under the stars. You are surrounded by frangipani candles with inspiring views of the local ancient holy temple, whilst listening to the smooth, rhythmic jungle sounds. Bespoke and magical moments!
Spa Overlooking the River: Exceptional Spa and Wellness experience in the heart of Ubud’s jungle preserve on the holy river of Ayung. Hanging Gardens Of Bali invites you to enjoy one of the unique and luxurious spa treatments by The Spa Collection. Enjoy the traditional Balinese treatments overlooking the fast flowing rapids of the Ayung river and with a lush jungle backdrop.
Gourmet Picnic by The River: Enjoy a delicious gourmet picnic lunch served on the riverside Bale, at a stunning spot where the Balinese jungle meets the rushing waters of the Ayung River. Relax and sink into plush cushions as your private waiter serves a menu to delight your palette, whilst the stunning views and the rhythmic sounds of the jungle and river stimulate the senses.
Romantic In-Room Dining: Cherish an intimate dinner for two in the comfort of your own villa, with the beautiful setting of the tropical jungle, magical stars and surprises. Bring back those first-date butterflies of excitement to celebrate a special occasion or simply to enjoy some quality time while indulging culinary surprises by our chefs.
Balinese Blessing: Embark on a spiritual journey beginning at the top of a nearby valley with a blessing from the Gods at neighboring Ubud’s Padmasana Temple. The local village Mangku will symbolically clean your soul and purify your body in the ancient Melukat ceremony. Return to the River Café and make your own nourishing Jamu, a traditional drink, which will energize and refresh. The blessing that brings deep internal peace and allows negative energy to ebb away, with a flow of calmness and enlightenment. This deep immersion into the local culture of spirituality is the perfect way to start your stay with us.
Balinese Cooking Lesson: Image a visit to a local food market with a Balinese chef who then guides you through a step-by-step process of preparing a delicious traditional Balinese meal, in an interactive, hour-long class. This is a hands-on affair: you will work, be entertained and learn to cook alongside our Balinese Chef in a traditional open-air kitchen. Finally, you can sample your freshly prepared work in a traditional Bale in the superb setting of a scenic and tranquil garden.
Yoga in the Jungle: Practice the ancient art of classical Yoga and learn techniques that will enable you to still your mind, strengthen your body and expand your consciousness, through posture, breathing, meditation and relaxation.
Morning Walk: Take an enlightening journey through the local villages, led by an experienced Resort Guide, you begin your morning with a leisurely walk through rice fields and river valleys, discovering Balinese medicinal plant life along the way.