Your first experience at Mandala Desa will be a warm welcome from our gracious staff. They will immediately make you feel at home and our intimate size of just five accommodations ensures personalized care.We at Mandala Desa are delighted to share our love of Bali. If you wish to experience the gentle pace of village life and vibrant cultural traditions, you have come to the right place. Would you like to see a temple ceremony, take a walk in our medicinal herb garden, learn to cook a Balinese feast, bird watch or get great prices on silver?
We are located in the center of the arts villages on the way to Ubud and our scenic Village Walk takes you through the countryside and into the home workshops of master artisans. A short drive or walk takes you to the various villages, each specializing in a particular craft: silver and gold smithing in Celuk, mask carving and shadow puppets in Puaya, stone carving in Batubulan, dance and gamelan in Batuan and so on.
A unique offering at Mandala Desa is a private performance of the famed Kecak and Fire dance exclusively for our guests. Our little village happens to be the home of a famous kecak troupe that performs all over the island at major hotels and venues. We host a fabulous command performance of this dance accompanied by an extravagant feast of Balinese specialties. This can also be arranged for group bookings.
Gardeners and gourmets alike enjoy our tropical garden with exotic heliconias, palms and frangipani trees. Our organic kitchen garden provides vegetables and an array of fruit: mango, papaya, pineapple, guava and star fruit. A unique feature is the living apothecary of medicinal plants traditionally used in Balinese healing. Let us know if we can arrange an Herb Walk or Balinese cooking lesson during your stay.
Dining at Mandala Desa takes full advantage of our organic homegrown produce and market spices. We offer a full menu of Balinese and western dishes that may be served in your villa or in one of the dining pavilions or bales located poolside and in the garden.
Lastly, we cater to those who would like to unplug, unwind and recharge. One of our guests referred to her stay as The Art of Relaxation. Lounge by the pool, sample the spas in Ubud, take a yoga class and bask in the serene surroundings.