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Ultimate Romantic Getaway in Ubud – Viceroy Bali Resort

Ultimate Romantic Getaway in Ubud – Viceroy Bali Resort

If you want to experience the best of Bali’s hospitality and luxury, a stay at the five-star Viceroy Bali is a must. This resort is family owned and operated which is quite rate for resorts in Bali. Thanks to their immaculate villas offering absolute privacy, this is the place to stay for honeymooners or any couples looking for a romantic destination.

The Viceroy Bali overlooks Bali’s famous Petanu Valley, also known as the Valley of the Kings. This lush jungle formerly housed Balinese aristocracy. Now you can enjoy a royal experience with their eye-catching infinity pool, helipad, two stylish restaurants, and a posh spa. Warning: you will never want to leave!

Entrance to Viceroy Bali Ubud
Entrance to Viceroy Bali Ubud

Checking into the Viceroy Bali

Upon arrival, we were presented with that famous Balinese hospitality: an abundance of smiles, flower garlands, and delicious welcome drinks. This is the perfect way to kickstart a relaxing vacation vibe.

Welcoming reception at the Viceroy Bali Ubud
Welcoming reception at the Viceroy Bali Ubud
Pool view from reception area at Viceroy Bali Ubud
Pool view from reception area at Viceroy Bali Ubud
Our flower garlands we got upon checking into the Viceroy Bali
Our flower garlands we got upon checking into the Viceroy Bali

We learned that the resort is situated on the sunrise side of a lush hillside that’s only three miles from sights such as the sacred Ubud Monkey Forest and Royal Palace. Cultural sights like these can be easily reached with a free shuttle service for Viceroy Bali guests. It is another twenty-tour miles to the famous rice fields and quaint villages, along with the Ngurah Rai International Airport.

Accommodations

The first two nights, out of our three-night stay, were spent in a beautiful Pool Suite. The entire property offers 25 luxury villas, nestled in the Balinese jungle. No matter what room you stay in, you’ll enjoy incredible inclusions like your own private pool, daily breakfast, 24 hour room service, an evening turn down service and so much more.

Pool Suite - Viceroy Bali Ubud
Pool Suite – Viceroy Bali Ubud

Our Pool Suite came with a heated plunge pool which we absolutely loved using. These suites are elegant yet discreet, with a modern, open floor plan space that is ideal for couples wanting a romantic haven. Both the bedroom and lounge were very spacious and included luxurious amenities such as high speed internet, Bower & Wilkins speaker, espresso coffee machines with pods, and a 49” flat screen television with Satellite channels.

A unique aspect was the semi-outdoor marble bathroom which allowed us to effortlessly step into the heated plunge pool. I also loved the daybed and covered deck which was the perfect space to take in the spectacular jungle views, while also being protected from the elements.

Pool Suite Viceroy Bali Ubud - Outdoor Bathroom and Pool Area
Pool Suite Viceroy Bali Ubud – Outdoor Bathroom and Pool Area

For our last 24 hours at the Viceroy Bali, we were upgraded to a fabulous Deluxe Terrace Villa which we enjoyed every minute in. Waking up to stunning greenery and expansive valley views was certainly memorable.

Deluxe Suite - Viceroy Bali Ubud
Deluxe Suite – Viceroy Bali Ubud

Similar to our pool suite, the bedroom is integrated with a generous living space and large marble bathroom with luxury amenities. I particularly loved the powerful rain shower and twin vanities.

Deluxe Suite Bathroom - Viceroy Ubud
Deluxe Suite Bathroom – Viceroy Ubud

My absolute favorite part of our villa was the impressive heated infinity edge pool. We felt transported to another culture and time with the alang alang grass thatched ceiling and Balinese artifacts throughout the villa. The entire outdoor space is incredible, with a traditional balé bungalow that rests over the pool and looks out to the jungle vista. I enjoyed eating breakfast here and curling up with a good book.

Deluxe Suite Pool Area - Viceroy Bali Ubud
Deluxe Suite Pool Area – Viceroy Bali Ubud

Dining Options at the Viceroy

CasCades Restaurant is the beating heart of Viceroy Bali, and is recognized as one for he top Bali restaurants. The idyllic setting offers guests all-day dining options, featuring both Indonesian and European cuisine from a talented Belgian chef. À la carte breakfast choices, which are included with your room, consist of seasonal tropical fruit salads, Belgian waffles, salmon scrambled eggs and Mediterranean ratatouille.

CasCades Restaurant - Viceroy Bali
CasCades Restaurant – Viceroy Bali

The breakfast was delicious, and they provide you with fresh fruit and smoothies each day which were my go-to. Quality is their highest priority and they source most of their product from their own greenhouse and local organic farmers. For dinner, there are selections such as foie gras, gado gado (Balinese vegetable salad) with quail eggs and bebek betutu (Balinese spiced confit duck leg).

Breakfast Selections at CasCades Restaurant - Viceroy Bali
Breakfast Selections at CasCades Restaurant – Viceroy Bali
Enjoying Breakfast at CasCades Restaurant Viceroy Bali
Enjoying Breakfast at CasCades Restaurant Viceroy Bali

CasCades’ circular bar appears to float over the valley, so pre-dinner drinks before sunset are a must. It feels as if you’re sitting on the edge of the world. In the evenings, this space transforms into an elegant atmosphere with individual romantic table settings, and a piano bar underneath the stunning grass and bamboo thatched roof.

Enjoying a cocktail at CasCades' Circular Bar
Enjoying a cocktail at CasCades’ Circular Bar
Overlooking CasCades Circular Bar and Pool Area at Viceroy Bali
Overlooking CasCades Circular Bar and Pool Area at Viceroy Bali

Once a week, CasCades offers a 1-hour traditional Balinese dance performance in the evenings while you’re enjoying dinner and drinks! We were lucky to be able to watch one of these performances, and absolutely loved it.

Cascades Balinese Dance Performance - Viceroy Bali
Cascades Balinese Dance Performance – Viceroy Bali

Their second restaurant, Apéritif, offers a unique fine-dining experience which focuses on contemporary global cuisine and Indonesian specialties. We enjoyed a memorable 8-course dégustation menu amongst a beautiful, colonial 1920s interior design setting. Without a doubt, this was the most incredible meal I enjoyed while exploring Bali.

Apéritif Restaurant Ubud
Apéritif Restaurant Ubud

Our evening began with a complimentary pre-dinner apéritif and canapés at the Bar, a fun spot that evokes a buzzing Roaring Twenties atmosphere. All of their high-grade produce is sourced globally, locally, and from the Apéritif greenhouse. We were off to a great start and immediately knew we were in for a real treat.

Pre-dinner drinks and appetizers at Apéritif Restaurant Bar
Pre-dinner drinks and appetizers at Apéritif Restaurant Bar

I loved every aspect of this meal, from the personal inspirations of Executive Chef Nic Vanderbeeken, to the beautiful crockery, cutlery and glamorous old world décor. I was really impressed at how well the sommelier and chef collaborated together on some tricky dishes, working with matching aspects of the dish to make it a perfect experience.

Meal creations by Executive Chef Nic Vanderbeeken and Pastry chef Alexander McKinstry at Apéritif Restaurant Ubud
Meal creations by Executive Chef Nic Vanderbeeken and Pastry chef Alexander McKinstry at Apéritif Restaurant Ubud
Loved the decor and our meal at Apéritif Restaurant Ubud
Loved the decor and our meal at Apéritif Restaurant Ubud

With over 180 different labels of wine in the cellar, there is no shortage of brilliant wine pairings for a delicious degustation. We enjoyed edible art that evening, each dish bursting with flavor, and I would return in a heartbeat!

Activities and Adventures

It is very easy to achieve total relaxation and wellbeing during your vacation at the Viceroy Bali. The Lembah Bali Spa is perfectly perched atop Bali’s Valley of the King’s. This tranquil setting is the perfect place to enjoy holistic health and well-being. Their treatments combine Western knowledge and traditional Balinese wellness techniques. This two-story spa includes a steam room, hot tub, lounge area, valley views, and a fantastic spa menu.

The Lembah Bali Spa at the Viceroy Bali
The Lembah Bali Spa at the Viceroy Bali
Treatment Rooms at The Lembah Bali Spa Viceroy Bali
Treatment Rooms at The Lembah Bali Spa Viceroy Bali

As far as other activities on-site, yoga is offered in any of the garden locations or inside your own villa. They have a yoga master on standby for private sessions. For foodies, you can enjoy a cooking class with a professional teacher who will introduce you to Indonesia’s unique food culture. You’ll start your class off with a visit to a local market, and then you will create seven traditional dishes using those ingredients.

For those that want to step outside of the resort, the concierge can help you organize an incredible variety of excursions: cycling tours, village tours, helicopter tours, and visits to the Royal Palace, local parks, markets, museums, a coffee plantation, or even monkey forest!

Monkey Forest Ubud
Monkey Forest Ubud

The Viceroy Bali Resort is absolute paradise for any traveler, but especially for couples who are looking for privacy, relaxation, and the best luxury that Bali has to offer.

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Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Our travels allows her the opportunity to pursuit her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.

29 Comments

  1. seems like you had a great time at Viceroy Bali resort! How lovely you were able to see the local traditional dance.
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    • Carmen Edelson

      We were very lucky that we were there on the day they had the show, and were able to see it. The performance was spectacular.

    • Carmen Edelson

      I loved the dancing!

  2. I love your coverage. You do such a good job transporting me into the space at the Viceroy Bali. Your suit was amazing. I absolutely love the outdoor space that they created.
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    • Carmen Edelson

      I couldn’t believe how beautiful our suite was!

  3. I always say, I think I’m the only Australian that hasn’t been to Bali! Its not that I don’t want to, I do its just we never seem to commit to it. Kuta is definitely not on my list but when we do visit Bali, Ubud will definitely be at the top of the list. In fact I think Ubud will be perfect for me as I do love a little bit of lux!

    • Carmen Edelson

      You must go, what are you waiting for?! 🙂

  4. Each element of the resort looks fabulous. I especially love the look of the Apertif restaurant beyond the tall green grass. The rainforest shower is such a luxurious add-on. And the food…wow.

    • Carmen Edelson

      That restaurant was one of the best I’ve ever been to – post coming soon!

  5. The Viceroy Bali resort indeed looks like a perfect romantic getaway. Nice to know it’s a family owned resort which gives it a personal touch. The pool suite is really spacious and loved the bathroom and deluxe pool area. The dining options look good too. Thanks for sharing.

    • Carmen Edelson

      It’s ideal for romance!

  6. I was sold with the private pool. This place exudes luxury and relaxation. I would definitely take advantage of the on-site yoga and would explore the surrounding areas as well. But I would find it so hard to leave as the villa itself looks like a place I would never want to leave!

    • Carmen Edelson

      Yes, that private pool is just unbeatable!

  7. What an incredibly beautiful place to stay in Ubud, this was our favourite area of Bali for sure and this just makes us want to go back!! I love how they have combined elements of Balinese culture with nature and luxury here, it really looks like the perfect place to stay.
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    • Carmen Edelson

      It was certainly the perfect place to stay for us!

  8. The Viceroy Bali Resort looks absolutely stunning. This is my favourite area in Bali and it makes me want to go back! What luxury amid the jungle! I would love to do the yoga there!

    • Carmen Edelson

      A beautiful place to do yoga for sure!

  9. This must’ve been a very relaxing weekend for you two! I love how comfy the bed looks (my fiance would find it too big, though). I also like the infinity pool outside and that bathroom. I’d love to soak in the bathtub for a couple of hours (with him or a good book 🙂 )

    • Carmen Edelson

      So many opportunities to relax here!

  10. Places like Viceroy Bali make the vacation worthwhile. The resort looks so luxurious and comfortable with every possible attention to detail. I have been planning a Bali trip, and will definitely keep this in mind.

    • Carmen Edelson

      Glad to hear that you’ll keep it in mind!

  11. Viceroy Bali Ubud is one of the best properties in whole of Bali. It always pops up on the top of TripAdvisor ranked hotels too. I had always been curious about how its rooms and services would be. You have given detailed information about all of it. I also liked the Aperitif restaurant, especially its decor.

    • Carmen Edelson

      I have a post coming out soon all about the Aperitif hotel – simply amazing!

  12. Your trip looked fabulous! My favorite part is definitely the heated infinity pool, definitely the cherry on top of a gorgeous hotel!

    • Carmen Edelson

      That was the cherry on top for me too!

  13. I always find Balinese resorts exotic. Food is amazing
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    • Carmen Edelson

      You’re right, the food is incredible!

  14. This resort looks very lavish. WOW, indoor swimming pool

    • Carmen Edelson

      I know, so impressive!

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