The Payogan

A beautiful private villa that makes you feel at home.

I came to Ubud looking for a comfortable and peaceful place to stay. When I arrived at The Payogan Villa Resort & Spa, it surpassed all my expectations. It was raining when I arrived at The Payogan, and the resort was fresh and green. Expect a welcome at The Payogan that is full of warm smiles, along with a cool welcome drink. After a quick check-in, a buggy drove me through the rain to my villa, so I arrived nice and dry.

I was in a one-bedroom villa with pool view. The villa was spacious and featured classic Balinese design, with wood furniture and a luxurious four-poster bed. One of the highlights of the villa was the view and the best spot to enjoy it was from the spacious outdoor pavilion. It’s the perfect place if you are looking for some inspiration.

The first thing I was inspired to do was jump into my private swimming pool and drink in the views of the rice terraces and jungle. The staff advised me to wake up at 6am to catch the sunrise from the comfort of my bed.

I set the alarm for 5.30am, because I didn’t want to miss the sunrise. I woke up full of energy and excitement. I went down and sat near the pool and played with the water while waiting for the sun to rise. Around 6 am the first golden rays of the day began to appear on the horizon, bringing with them the warmth of another perfect Bali day. I wish I could begin every day like this.

The Payogan buggy picked me up and delivered me to Sawah Restaurant for breakfast. I sat in a hut, surrounded by paddy fields. After a leisurely and utterly delectable breakfast, I headed to the reception desk and asked about spa treatments.

They told me I could have a treatment in the comfort and privacy of my villa. I chose the two-hour Javanese Mandi Lulur, a pampering treatment from the traditions of the royal Javanese courts, followed by a refreshing yogurt moisturizer to restore the skin’s natural pH balance and ending with an aromatic floral bath and a warm cinnamon, ginger and hibiscus tea. It was heaven.

The Payogan promises a friendly and luxurious stay. This is a true Balinese experience, with personal service, indulgent pampering and tropical comfort. The Payogan is the destination of choice for anyone looking for a calm oasis in the midst of the cultural and artistic splendour of Ubud.

Text by Clarisa Mutriafica | Photos courtesy of The Payogan

The Payogan Villa Resort & Spa
Jl. Cocoa 2, No. 77
Banjar Bunutan, Ubud
Bali – Indonesia
Phone. +61 361 978839
www.balipayoganresort.com

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