Pros

  • Luxury resort on a seven-acre property with gorgeous Ayung River views
  • Lovely villas have flat-screen TVs and furnished patios or balconies; some have pools
  • Indonesian, Japanese, and Southeast Asian/French dining on-site
  • Relaxing main pool, infinity pool, and a pool bar on the property
  • Gym includes a few cardio machines and weights
  • Small spa has treatment rooms, plus a sauna and steam room
  • Romantic dinners can be arrange on the bird's nest terrace or a floating deck
  • Guided tours and yoga, dance, and cooking classes available
  • Free golf cart transportation is available on the property
  • Airport transfers available (for a fee)
  • Freebies include breakfast, Wi-Fi, parking, bike rentals, and Ubud shuttle
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Cons

  • Can be difficult to get around this large property with steep slopes
  • Rooms under the pool can be noisy
  • Some buildings and facilities show some wear and tear
  • Wi-Fi is spotty
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Bottom Line

The 38-room Kupu Kupu Barong Villas & Tree Spa is an upscale romantic jungle retreat on a property with rice paddies and gorgeous Ayung River views. The peaceful property has two outdoor pools, a pool bar, and two restaurants along with butler service and a 24-hour front desk. Guided tours are also available and there's an on-site boutique. Balinese-style villas are luxurious with flat-screen TVs, minibars, and furnished balconies with striking river views; some have private pools. The expansive size of the property, though, makes it a trek to reach some of the facilities. The Bidadari Private Villas and Retreat - Ubud offers an intimate six-villa property as an alternative. Wi-Fi is free throughout at Kupu Kupu. 

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Pool
  • Spa

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Kupu Kupu Barong Villas and Tree Spa

Scene

Romantic luxury resort with two pools, candlelit dinners, and a spa

Named after the butterflies that once filled the surrounding forests, the Kupu Kupu Barong Villas & Tree Spa was the first luxury resort in Ubud when it opened in the 1980s. The seven-acre property overlooks rice terraces and the Ayung River, the longest river in Bali. The serene setting and luxury services draw mostly couples (many honeymooners), but also families. The open-air lobby makes a luxurious first impression, with its thatched roof, wooden flooring, and Balinese traditional furniture and decor. Free tea and Balinese cakes are served in the afternoon. Candlelit dinners can be arranged on the Bird’s Nest terrace that seemingly hangs above the jungle. There’s also a floating deck on an infinity pond that can be used for romantic dinners or wedding ceremonies.

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Location

Above the Ayung River in Ubud

This secluded location in Kedewatan village offers a peaceful retreat. The property is large and offers a golf cart transfers for getting around. Tours are available (that leave from on-site) to explore the surrounding village, temples, and rice fields. A few restaurants and shops are on the main road outside the resort. The Ubud Adventure Centre is within walking distance. It’s a 15-minute drive, via the resort’s free shuttle, to the city center, where there are tons of shops, restaurants, and also the Ubud Palace, Ubud Market, and Museum Puri Lukisan. The Campuhan Ridge Walk takes 11 minutes to reach by car. Driving to the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary takes 20 minutes. The Ngurah Rai International Airport is an hour and 20 minutes away by car.

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Rooms

Charming villas with Balinese designs, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and balconies with lovely views

Villas are charming and romantic thanks to luxurious Balinese designs including lovely canopy beds, pitched wooden ceilings, and bamboo ceiling accents. Rooms also have thatched rooftops, red-tone wooden floors, rice hat lampshades, wooden carved furniture, and Indonesian textiles. Most villas have flat-screen TVs, DVD/CD players, pool towels, air-conditioning, umbrellas, coffeemakers, minibars, iPod docks, and kimonos. Fresh fruit is a nice perk in rooms. Bathrooms offer toilet hoses, hairdryers, and showers and soaking tubs, and/or large shower/tub combos. 

Balconies or patios have gorgeous views overlooking the river and forest. Family, Duplex Pool, Ayung River Pool, and Ayung River Club Villas have private pools. Ayung River Club Villas are the most luxurious accommodations with espresso machines, free laundry service, turndown service, sofa beds, welcome gifts, floral arrangements, and restaurant/bar vouchers. Duplex Villas have stairs. Family Villas offer one or two bedrooms. Honeymoon packages offer romantic extras. Wi-Fi is free throughout. 

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Features

Two outdoor pools, three rooftop restaurants, a boutique, a gym, and guided activities 

The Kupu Kupu Barong Villas & Tree Spa has a main pool that features lush tropical greenery and a thatched-roof bar with rattan seating. The infinity pool is surrounded by a wooden planked deck, with black rattan lounge chairs. A green bamboo entrance leads to the Mango Tree Spa By L’Occitane, which has a sauna/steam room and bamboo treatment rooms that overlook Ayung River. 

The resort’s isolated location doesn’t offer many off-site dining options nearby. There are three restaurants on the property. La View serves Southeast Asian and French fusion cuisine in a stylish split-level space that overlooks the rice paddies. The Tamiang Restaurant is also on the rooftop and cooks Indonesian fare. The third rooftop restaurant, Oishi Tei, offers Japanese food. A large boutique sells jewelry, clothing, and accessories. The open-air gym is large, but sparsely furnished with outdated cardio machines, free weights, a flat-screen TV, fans, and towels. Balinese cooking classes, guided tours, free bicycle rentals, free yoga classes, and dance lessons are also offered. Wi-Fi is free throughout. 

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Things You Should Know About Kupu Kupu Barong Villas and Tree Spa

Also Known As

  • Kupu Kupu Barong Villas & Tree Spa
  • Jungle Retreat by Kupu Kupu Barong

Address

Jl. Raya Kedewatan, Kedewatan 80571, Indonesia

Phone

62 361 975478

Website

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Kupu Kupu Barong Villas and Tree Spa

Scene

Romantic luxury resort with two pools, candlelit dinners, and a spa

Named after the butterflies that once filled the surrounding forests, the Kupu Kupu Barong Villas & Tree Spa was the first luxury resort in Ubud when it opened in the 1980s. The seven-acre property overlooks rice terraces and the Ayung River, the longest river in Bali. The serene setting and luxury services draw mostly couples (many honeymooners), but also families. The open-air lobby makes a luxurious first impression, with its thatched roof, wooden flooring, and Balinese traditional furniture and decor. Free tea and Balinese cakes are served in the afternoon. Candlelit dinners can be arranged on the Bird’s Nest terrace that seemingly hangs above the jungle. There’s also a floating deck on an infinity pond that can be used for romantic dinners or wedding ceremonies.

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Location

Above the Ayung River in Ubud

This secluded location in Kedewatan village offers a peaceful retreat. The property is large and offers a golf cart transfers for getting around. Tours are available (that leave from on-site) to explore the surrounding village, temples, and rice fields. A few restaurants and shops are on the main road outside the resort. The Ubud Adventure Centre is within walking distance. It’s a 15-minute drive, via the resort’s free shuttle, to the city center, where there are tons of shops, restaurants, and also the Ubud Palace, Ubud Market, and Museum Puri Lukisan. The Campuhan Ridge Walk takes 11 minutes to reach by car. Driving to the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary takes 20 minutes. The Ngurah Rai International Airport is an hour and 20 minutes away by car.

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Rooms

Charming villas with Balinese designs, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and balconies with lovely views

Villas are charming and romantic thanks to luxurious Balinese designs including lovely canopy beds, pitched wooden ceilings, and bamboo ceiling accents. Rooms also have thatched rooftops, red-tone wooden floors, rice hat lampshades, wooden carved furniture, and Indonesian textiles. Most villas have flat-screen TVs, DVD/CD players, pool towels, air-conditioning, umbrellas, coffeemakers, minibars, iPod docks, and kimonos. Fresh fruit is a nice perk in rooms. Bathrooms offer toilet hoses, hairdryers, and showers and soaking tubs, and/or large shower/tub combos. 

Balconies or patios have gorgeous views overlooking the river and forest. Family, Duplex Pool, Ayung River Pool, and Ayung River Club Villas have private pools. Ayung River Club Villas are the most luxurious accommodations with espresso machines, free laundry service, turndown service, sofa beds, welcome gifts, floral arrangements, and restaurant/bar vouchers. Duplex Villas have stairs. Family Villas offer one or two bedrooms. Honeymoon packages offer romantic extras. Wi-Fi is free throughout. 

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Features

Two outdoor pools, three rooftop restaurants, a boutique, a gym, and guided activities 

The Kupu Kupu Barong Villas & Tree Spa has a main pool that features lush tropical greenery and a thatched-roof bar with rattan seating. The infinity pool is surrounded by a wooden planked deck, with black rattan lounge chairs. A green bamboo entrance leads to the Mango Tree Spa By L’Occitane, which has a sauna/steam room and bamboo treatment rooms that overlook Ayung River. 

The resort’s isolated location doesn’t offer many off-site dining options nearby. There are three restaurants on the property. La View serves Southeast Asian and French fusion cuisine in a stylish split-level space that overlooks the rice paddies. The Tamiang Restaurant is also on the rooftop and cooks Indonesian fare. The third rooftop restaurant, Oishi Tei, offers Japanese food. A large boutique sells jewelry, clothing, and accessories. The open-air gym is large, but sparsely furnished with outdated cardio machines, free weights, a flat-screen TV, fans, and towels. Balinese cooking classes, guided tours, free bicycle rentals, free yoga classes, and dance lessons are also offered. Wi-Fi is free throughout. 

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Babysitting Services

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Basic Television

  • Beauty / Hair Salon

  • Business Center

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Fitness Center

  • Free Breakfast

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Spa

  • Swim-Up Bar

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