Winner of the Travelers’ Choice Awards by TripAdvisor for the year 2013, The Royal Pita Maha is a luxury resort nestled in the heart of rural Ubud in Bali.
Easily one of the most popular resorts in all of Bali, it has been built with great sensitivity toward the surrounding flora, fauna and landscape. The resort not only celebrate the arts and culture but also the heritage of in a grand way. Stretches across 12 acres of lush vegetation, rolling landscape and breathtaking views before ending at the Ajung River, The Royal Pita Maha makes for a great stay for all guests.
Lodging arrangements at The Royal Pita Maha comprise of 62 artistic and luxurious villas overlooking the scenic beauty of rural Ubud. The villas are divided into five broad categories – Pool Villas, Royal Pool Villas, Royal Spa Villas, Deluxe Pool Villa and Healing Villa. Each of these categories sport their own distinct architecture, artistry, style and ambiance.
A common characteristic shared by all rooms in villas throughout the hotel is their spaciousness. Even the regular Pool Villas are wonderfully airy, bright and spacious – something you can expect from the finest 5-star resorts in the world. Another common characteristic is the presence of modern, fully-equipped bathrooms. Finished in top-quality ceramics, and furnished with bathtubs and other world-class fittings, the plumbing is designed to impress.
Each individual villa offers king and queen sized beds, free room service, free WiFi, great views of the scenic surroundings and world-class furniture as well as amenities. Extra beddings can be arranged.
The hotel spoils you for choice when it comes to treating your taste buds to sumptuous food. The resort has four restaurants – each specializing either in the traditional menu of the island or in specialties from around the globe, or even both. There are two high-quality, fully-stocked bars at the resort as well.
Specialising in the best of Bali, the Dewata Lounge overlooks the Ayung River and the tropical greenery surrounding it, from an elevated platform. It offers snacks, light bites and refreshing beverages for you to enjoy while soaking in the charm of Ubud.
Another Balinese specialty restaurant at The Royal Pita Maha is the Terrace Bali Restaurant. The restaurant excels in unleashing exotic flavors of Bali through its colorful food. The dishes are prepared using local ingredients, herbs, spices and techniques and pack in the rich culinary heritage of Bali. You can even learn to cook traditional Balinese food at the interactive cooking classes provided by the restaurant.
The Ayung Valley Restaurant overlooks the river valley and has been designed to match the contours of the surrounding landscape as well. It is your “go-to” restaurant for popular international cuisine, innovative food adventures and overall, a memorable fine dining experience.
The Ayung Organic Restaurant is a located by the Ayung river and provides food for the body, mind and soul. It specializes in health-conscious cuisine and healthy, refreshing beverages. The river and surrounding greenery provide a cool, breezy atmosphere that is perfect for unwinding and relaxing over great food.
Not just in food, the hotel spoils you for choice when it comes to activities as well. It offers a host of pleasurable activities for you to truly enjoy your stay at the world-renowned resort.
There are three swimming pools reserved for the resort’s guests – an Infinity Pool, which is the main swimming pool at the resort, a Lagoon Pool, which recreates the charming and laid back ambiance of a lazy, still river perfectly, and a Holy Spring Water Pool, which gets water from a sacred spring that is known to purify the body, mind and soul.
The hotel also has a spa and wellness center where you can practice Yoga, get a healing massage, indulge yourself in other beauty and body rituals, partake in healthy living and more. The center, called Royal Kirana Spa & Wellness has private treatment rooms for guests, two swimming pools, several saunas, gardens, a Jacuzzi bath, changing rooms and other facilities one can find at best-in-class centers.
The hotel also offers activities such as painting classes, soft stone and wood carving classes, cooking classes (specialising in traditional Balinese cuisine), trekking, cycling, and tours to the Ubud traditional market, the Ubud Palace and the Monkey Forest.
The Royal Pita Maha is located some 40 km from the airport and within 2 km from the City Center. When traveling back from Bali, you can reach the airport in about 75 minutes. The hotel provides its own airport transfer.
The top-rated attractions in the vicinity of the hotel include Bali Adventure Rafting, Neka Art Museum, Lobong Culinary Experience, Gunung Sari Dance, Campuhan Ridge Walk and Ubud Driver Private Tour. And when you’re around, be sure to check out the following restaurants as well – Nasi Ayam Ibu Mangku and Nasi Ayam Kedewatan, The Elephant Restaurant and Bar, Warung Kayana, Room 4 Dessert and Restaurant Uma Cucina.
For a taste of the electric Balinese nightlife, head to Swept Away at The Samaya, Rock Bar at Ayana Resort and Spa, Kecak Fire and Trance Dance, Paddy’s, Winehouse and Mozaic, all of which are popular nightlife destinations within close reach from the hotel.