Maya Ubud Resort & Spa
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... well as the usual coffee and tea, then proceed to taste a veritable palette of teas and coffees – some of which are really good, others less so. It’s a fair selection though, unfortunately over-sweetened for the most part for our taste buds. We do pay a little more to try a cup of the cat-poo-chino and it’s really good, strong, bitter coffee – though we decline buying some of the beans after seeing the price tag (good but not that good!) ...
... vanilla, citronella, ginger, rosella, ginseng, aloe vera and lots more. You were then brought by the guide into to a clearings here the civets were. I wasn't hugely thrilled at the conditions they were kept in - all appeared to be healthy but the cages looked too small for them. It is fascinating seeing the creatures at work as they select the best beans and only eat them. The visit is finished by a free coffee and tea tasting. There's ...
... heading up the mountain, the four of us and our awesome guide, and the rain started letting up!
The hike started quite easy but got quite steep and rocky, especially tough considering we were hiking in the dark with only flashlights and headlamps.
The rain was actually nice and kept us cool- Bali is CRAZY hot, nearly unbearable, so it was nice to be a little chilled.
Abdee had never ever hiked anything before, and found it really challenging.
We ended ...
... and two desserts for around US $40. Insane!
After dinner we decided to have some spa services. We each had a pedicure, hair creambath, Balinese massage and facial- all of this was around US $25, it costs more in the US for just one of these services! Crazy!
After we were all relaxed Wayan picked us up and back to the villa we went for sleep.
Day 5 should be great! ...
... things in Indonesia no-one polices it. It was amazing watching the men match up which cocks would fight against each other, getting the cocks fired up. And it helps if the cock is a handsome colourful fella to add to the glory of this gambling tradition. This has been done for hundreds years too. The end result is not pleasant, a cock ends up dead, thankfully that part of it we pretty much ...
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Fantastic resort, although not for families
My husband and I along with our 12 year old son stayed at the Maya. It was really a wonderful resort, and the staff was extremely attentive and helpful. My son loved it there as well, but there weren't any other children around, and I believe that children aren't encouraged, as peace and serenity are the theme to the hotel. We had the main pool to ourselves for nearly 5 days, and the tennis court as well. The food at the hotel was exceptionally healthy and fresh, compared to what you may find in town. The town of Ubud is a short cab ride away, or a nice walk. I'd highly recommend the Maya if you have <2 children, or children that don't mind being very quiet. We used the Adventure package offered by Maya, which we really enjoyed.
Fantastic time at the Maya
We had four wonderful nights at the Maya in June 06. The resort was only running at about 50% occupancy so we were upgraded to a deluxe pool villa which was great. Quite a good breakfast menu with many japanese items (we loved the miso soup!). Complimentary afternoon tea served daily was an added bonus. Free internet access. There are many daily activities from yoga, pilates, cycling, nature walks etc, although we just relaxed most of the time. The pools are great though not very warm. Spa treatments were fantastic in a lovely open setting. The resort is set on 10 hectares and privacy is good as it is about 10 minutes out of Ubud centre. Highly recommend this resort if you want to relax and indulge, and if you are a foodie, you must go to Mosaic!
I would give the Maya a 9.5 out of a 10... and though I hate to do this- I have to keep a clear head and remember that although this place COMPLETELY swept me off my feet, there were a couple things that did make me sad. But before I go there... let me tell you WHY the Maya swept me off my feet:
We stayed here a couple of times in the last two years: October 2004 and July 2005. The first time, we went with our son who was ten months old. The service was the most courteous and professional of all the hotels we stayed in Bali, and the female host of the restaurant went out of her way to help us locate specific types of Indonesian food, including buying it from the supermarket and bringing it to us.
We recently spent three incredible days and nights at the Maya Ubud and it was a wonderful experience! The property itself is a collection of thatched-roofed buildings set in a jungle-like landscape of palm trees, banana trees and rice terraces. It is enough to take your breath away just to walk around the grounds here!
We went there for our honeymoon in Aug 05. This hotel is just great and looked much nicer and more beautiful than the picture on the website. The first two days we stayed in a superior room. It turned out to be a very very nice room. It is clean, and beautiful. The bathroom is also nice. The last 3 days, we moved to a deluxe pool villa. This one is even MORE beautiful. The furniture, and the design interior were amazing. We had a great view of ricefields. The bathroom is spacious and very nice designed.
The staff was very friendly and the location around this hotel was very
If you are looking for a relaxing, quite and nice location, Ubud is the right place and this hotel would be absolutely perfect to complete your need.
We stayed at Maya Ubud for 4 nights as part of a trip to Singapore for my son's wedding. The trip from Singapore is only a 2 hour flight to Denpasar where the driver from Maya Ubud met us at the airport for the 55 minute drive to the resort. We booked the Romantic Interlude package with plunge pool for three nights and then elected to stay a 4th night. The package included airport transfers, buffet breakfast, one romantic dinner, one lunch, half day tour and 2 hour spa treatment for my wife and myself. The resort has absolutely beautiful grounds which include two pools, 2 hole pitch and putt golf, one tennis court, nature path along the river gorge and lots of beautiful surroundings. A couple of things I noticed that stand out - very friendly and helpful staff - the Balinese are really nice people; the resort is very clean and well maintained by a large staff - if a leave falls there is someone there to sweep it up; the food is very good and not very expensive for the quality of the resort - we especially liked the River Cafe which is down by the spa and quite a walk. I played tennis one day with one of the Balinese staff, and my wife and I did the pitch and putt - both were a lot of fun. We went into Ubud twice - Ubud is an amazing place with numerous galleries which specialize in either painting, wood carving or jewelry - the driver seemed to know the best places. We brought back several paintings, a batik and a couple of small carvings - the talent and quality is of the highest level. Note that prices are negotiable. The only thing that I would change is that I would not pay extra for the plunge pool - since the water was cold we really did not use it. Overall, Maya Ubud ranks among the best places we have stayed - certainly an A. Email if you have questions.
How can one describe paradise? For me and my girlfriend this was paradise for the 2 nights we stayed.
In the end of the day, the only defect I can point out to this hotel is I could only find 1 plug in the suite so as I wanted to charge both my cell phone and the batteries of my camera, I had to use the plug installed in the bathroom.
From the champagne at breakfast, the flowers in the tub when we arrived, the cake with congratulations (they thought we were honeymooners) in the first night... everything was perfect.
I would certainly go back to this hotel!
Did not live up to expectations
The prices in Bali are very inexpensive, so for $285 per night I expected 5-star accomodations and treatment. Both fell short of my expectations.
The room (cabin) was nicely appointed, but a number of little things were not quite right (broken handle, missing towel). On checkin, they did not have the type of room we had reserved and we got the hard-sell to upgrade the room. This was not a pleasant experience.
Breakfast buffet was fine, but also fell just short of the 5-star expectation.
Had a couple of days here as part of a tour of Bali - wonderful hotel, very relaxing, superb food, excellent service, great location - very relaxing.
We only had a "basic" room, but it was very large, clean & cool - overall, a real treat, & 100% endorsed.