This was our first trip to Bali and we wanted to do and see as much as possible during these couple of days. Therefore we decided to split our vacation and spent our time in two different hotels/resorts. On the one hand we wanted to spend some time in the Balinese jungle in Ubud and on the other hand enjoy some time at the beach in Tanjung Benoa. Our first choice for our stay in Ubud was the Payogan Villa Resort & Spa. About a one hour drive from the airport you will find this special place in the nature, where you can listen to tropical sounds, relax and let the spirits flow.


On arrival the staff greeted us with such kindness, warmth and vitality, which left a lasting impression from the first moments. After checking in we were taken to our villa with a golf cart. As the prices were quite reasonable (we paid approximately 180,-€ per person for three nights) we decided to book the pool villa. During check-in we got a free upgrade to a pool villa with 2 bedrooms… do Flo and I really look like we want to spend our nights in separate bedrooms? *little joke* we just leave this uncommented… We were very happy to have a 300 sqm villa for ourselves.


As Ubud is quite a busy town the location of the hotel can make a difference. From the Payogan Villa Resort & Spa it‘s just 7 km to the popular Monkey Forest, 11 km to the famous rice terraces of Tegalalang and 14 km to the Bali swing.


The resort does not only offer the private pools but also a huge public pool that is accessible for everyone. This pool has an embedded pool bar and a children’s area which is a lot of fun for the young and the “old”. The cherry on top are the canopy-beds at the pool that help to relax and unwind. The last but not least highlight we’d like to mention is the resort’s beautiful spa area that offers all kind of treatments and an amazing view overlooking the jungle.


We had a very pleasant stay at the resort; especially the huge stone formations and the vivid green surroundings left the best impressions. We’d like to recommend this resort to couples, friends, families and also honeymooners will definitely find all they looking for. Signatur_Hafenkids

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