Stand alone villas are nice and all, but sometimes I crave being part of a resort. A resort that has a a big breakfast buffet, an expansive spa, a full fitness center, and a riveting pool. I found it all at Maya Resort and Spa in Ubud. There was nothing I didn’t like about this true Bali getaway. The room was spacious, the food was delicious, the spa was spectacular, and my dip in the pool was nothing short of spectacular. Paradise? Found.
My day started with a full buffet-style breakfast ranging from Asian to Western fare. After breakfast I stopped at the gym and then made my way to the spa which was undoubtedly one of my favorite parts to the stay. The spa rooms feature an absolutely amazing bath hovering over the river. I highly recommend the rose petal bath. After the spa you can have a customized wellness lunch from the newly launched wellness program by their chef followed by a dip in the pool. By the time you know it’ll be dinner time and you can indulge your senses at their restaurant while watching the famous Balinese dancers perform. And this is all without even leaving the resort.
The vast amounts of greenery will automatically relax you. I was feeling quite stressed and overwhelmed before staying here and by the time I left I was like a new person. I’m serious, this is paradise found. And trust me about the rose petal flower bath.
Photos by Ade Angga Bhargawa