Situated where temples stand majestic against a backdrop of rice terraces, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is officially debuted in Ubud, Bali on 28th August 2015, as the third bespoke resort in the prestigious Ritz-Carlton Reserve portfolio.
Ritz-Carlton Reserve is naturally inspired and sustainably sourced. A Reserve classification becomes a mundane reality with full meaning as enchant guests daily with moments that take their breath away, build trust trough heartfelt gestures to make lasting connections, highlight local culture trough storytelling that shares insider knowledge, provide instant, seamless service that feels magical and find a way to make wishes come true. In Mandapa, local providers have infused the retreat with natural materials that blend effortlessly into the natural surroundings.
Adopting from the Sanskrit word means a “temple”, Mandapa provides a real treat of memory from nature that is given to the mind, body and soul. Named after the entrance to a traditional Hindu temple, Mandapa is situated along the majestic Ayung River as it meets the dense forest of Ubud, the cultural and spiritual heart of Bali. Offering individually tailored spiritual, wellness, health, and detox programs, complemented by the full-time personalized attention of a dedicated Patih (King’s assistant) or butler, the intimate retreat is designed to be a sanctuary in which relaxing one's mind, body, and soul come naturally.
Mandapa is an exclusive journey inside an indigenous Balinese village, providing a sensory path to wellness and nature. Unobstructed access to nature is an essential component of the experience in Ubud where the power of the great outdoors weaves its magic on interior comfort and is always instantly accessible; even views of working rice paddies are immediate from private terraces. As an ideal destination for collectors of extraordinary moments, the center of Mandapa will feature a traditional rice field, allowing guests to experience the time-honored methods of planting, harvesting and tending this local culinary staple.
With only 35 luxurious and spacious suites and 25 private pool villas, guests can select from an exquisite collection of accommodations that have been meticulously designed to magnify and embrace the surrounding tropical landscape. The traditional yet contemporary Balinese interiors by Jeffrey Wilkes of renowned Asia-based DESIGNWILKES have created a true luxury experience designed to allure the world’s most discerning travelers.
Mandapa is home to five restaurants and bar offering an array of authentic Indonesian and Balinese cuisine, European-Mediterranean dining, Bar, Japanese dining, live jazz and tailored health-conscious menus for wellness and detox programs incorporating the freshest local ingredients. Dining Beyond, an exclusive culinary journey will allow guests the chance to dine in special and exclusive locations within the Reserve and feature a tailor-made menu for each guest experience.
Focusing on Balinese Healing Tradition and treatments based on aromatherapy founded in Vedic/Ancient Science Philosophies with holistic modern techniques. The Spa at Mandapa allows guests to continue to discover peace of mind and body through holistic, comprehensive wellness and lifestyle programs based on five pillars – Balinese Spa, Detox & Nutrition, Alternative Therapy, Body Therapy, and Healing. Using a deep understanding of the human energy system which we can bring balance through releasing, reconnecting and restoring and incorporated with selected remarkable local healer to share their gift and talent. Featuring seven treatment rooms and utilizing both Subtle Energies and local products, the spa complex will also feature a state-of-the-art fitness center, sauna, river-front yoga studio, vitality-pool, and relaxation areas.
Mandapa allows the littlest of visitors to go on an exclusive journey. Located in the heart of enchanting Ubud, where ancient rock carvings, beautiful plantations and rich cultural traditions await to be explored. Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve invites back young experience collectors to go on learning adventures at Mandapa Camp, its new children's facility. The newly relocated Mandapa Camp is the latest facility upgrade at this luxury Ubud retreat, which officially opened on 19 April 2019. This stunning whale-shaped bamboo structure was built by IBUKU, a pioneering architecture and building design firm with bamboo in Bali, led by Elora Hardy, who also designed the famous Green School in Ubud. This camp is committed to educating sustainability in the natural environment. The curious minds of young guests will be enriched by engaging nature-based educational activities designed for mini explorers. The program aims to provide a natural, holistic, student-centred learning environment that empowers and inspires young guests to be creative and innovative.
Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve focuses on the Balinese concept of activity where all the heavenly serenity in the sights, sounds, architecture and art of this magical island is within reach of guests for an extraordinary and unforgettable experience. An authentic Balinese cultural experience can be found in activities through the Royal Spice Ceremony, Canang making, Kwangen, Balinese Weaving and Jamu Making as well as other experiences to get to know the beauty of Bali's natural paradise in the Royal Picnic and Sunrise activities on Mount Batur.
For more information on Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve and reservations inquiries, please visit mandapareserve.com.