Where your senses and natures elements combine for your blissful Bali moments
Nestled in its own secluded valley beneath the village of Majangan, about 40 minutes from Ubud, Bali’s famous art and culture centre, Dara Ayu is a unique boutique resort where the senses and elements combine to create your perfect blissful Bali moments. Legend has it that Majangan is the spiritual home of a beautiful lady – the meaning of Dara Ayu.
With its spectacular views the property indeed resembles a beautiful lady and like a beautiful lady it only shows its full beauty when you explore its every mood– morning, noon and night. The setting lends itself to romance and is ideal for honeymooners and couples celebrating special occasions such as weddings and anniversaries or just each other.
From the moment you turn into Dara Ayu, you know you are into something exceptional. Nature’s elements of rock, fire, wood and water are artistically landscaped to blend in harmony with the surrounding natural beauty.
Our delightful staff know that you come to Dara Ayu to fully enjoy your holiday and so they will help you create the special moments that you will never forget and want to come back for more.
Dara Ayu pampers every sense in you
What you see:
The surrounding beautifully manicured rice paddies with the bush clad countryside enclose Dara Ayu in her own evergreen cloak. To the west the property is splashed with majestic views of Bali’s volcanoes and elsewhere with brilliant colour of orchids and the long white mists that settle on the valley.
What you hear:
Dara Ayu will awaken you with the early morning call of birdlife including the local rooster competition. The peaceful sound of water features, natural streams and subak, Bali’s renowned irrigation system as it meanders through the rice paddies. At night, the orchestra of insects will lull you to sleep.
What you feel:
The peace that exudes from Dara Ayu and the cool highland breezes bring out a spiritually uplifting sense. To enhance this inner feeling the gorgeous smile and skilful fingers of our Dewi Sri spa therapists will pamper and rejuvenate you with positive energy and our carefully prepared spa treatments.
What you smell:
Dara Ayu is full of sweet smelling flowers growing in many of the mature trees, bushes and flower beds. The soft and exotic aroma of burning incense and oils complements the floral array. Meal times or cooking classes are heralded by the wonderful aroma of herbs and spices used in all of our recipes.
What you taste:
Delicious fresh vegetables, herbs and spices are available from the local area. Complemented by other high quality ingredients and the skill of our local chef, our healthy yet scrumptious meals and drinks guarantee to tantalize even the fussiest taste bud.