The Luxe List 2009, Indonesia: Komaneka at Bisma, Bali

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 owners’ private collection—everything from antique Balinese doors to wire installations and oversize tables carved from dungu tree roots recovered from Kalimantan. When you’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;; doubles from US$350).

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