Carved into a valley of palms and papaya on the outskirts of Ubud, the Komaneka comprises 34 spacious suites and 10 one-bedroom villas, each of the latter with a 12-meter-long infinity pool and a wooden sundeck overlooking the Campuhan River. Light-filled bedrooms come with niceties like Apple TVs, Wi-Fi, and jars of homemade cookies, while public spaces showcase an eclectic selection of artwork from the ownersâ€™ private collectionâ€”everything from antique Balinese doors to wire installations and oversize tables carved from dungu tree roots recovered from Kalimantan. When youâ€™re not lounging by the pool, which juts into the jungle like a shimmering green runway, make time for the spa, where Balinese therapies can be enjoyed in suites stilted just above the river (Jl. Bisma, Ubud; 62-361/971-933; komaneka.com; doubles from US$350).
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