Celebrated as one of the world’s premier tourist destinations, the incomparable tropic island paradise of Bali sits like an emerald jewel in the string of Indonesian archipelago. To the Balinese – this is the Island of the Gods.
Known for centuries as a bountiful rice producer, along with other forms of agriculture, Bali is also renowned for its artistic works in painting, woodcarving and stone masonry. Ubud has long been lauded as the cultural heart of Bali, where fine arts, dance dramas and music flourish. It is of little wonder that inspiration runs riot when considering the beautiful natural surroundings. Many art galleries and museums of Ubud present impressive collections in both traditional and contemporary styles by local artists and international masters.
Green Globe Member Maya Ubud Resort & Spa sits in splendid seclusion, bordered by the dramatic Petanu River Valley to the east, and the vibrant rice fields of Peliatan to the west. Since its opening in 2001 this luxury resort has demonstrated outstanding commitment to Green Policies and has implemented an impressive amount of proactive measures, protecting and sustaining the environment for generations to come. For a start, 20% of the resort’s 10 hectares of land area were built on for accommodation and other resort facilities. The remainder of the land is either landscaped with tropical flowers and indigenous trees or left in its natural beauty. A guest tree planting program was introduced in 2007, allowing guests to contribute to the beauty of the environment. Within a period of three years, over three hectares land in the river valley was planted with an additional 140 Bali originated trees and shrubs, each with a small plaque commemorating the visiting guest. For a small fee of $20 is charged for purchasing the tree or shrub of choice, with the balance being donated to Friends of National Park Foundation (FNPF).
There is also a lesser-known side to Ubud – which originates from the word “Ubad”, meaning “medicine” in the ancient Sanskrit language. Until the present day, many visitors to Ubud seek the benefit of traditional herbs and plants, plus the practitioners – Balians – with knowledge of their curative properties.
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About Maya Ubud Resort & Spa
Bali’s award winning Maya Ubud Resort & Spa is a masterpiece of contemporary wonder and ethnic chic. Natural colors and local materials have been blended to harmonize with the environment; three exceptional restaurants offer specialties from around the world, combined with organic cuisine, and the delightful accommodations include individual Balinese-style villas, many of which boast private plunge pools. The ten hectare tract of land is a tranquil haven of tropical gardens and 108 architect-designed luxury guest rooms and villas. Shaded by verdant jungle foliage, the enchanting Spa at Maya offers exotic and invigorating treatments in calm seclusion in its thatched pavilions overhanging the swirling waters of the Petanu River as it carves its way through the valley below. Favored by honeymooners and holiday makers alike, Maya Ubud is an ideal choice for those looking for luxurious facilities in a special piece of untouched Bali; a wedding destination or a romantic hideaway, where guests can experience peace and tranquility in beautiful surroundings with personalized service and excellent food.
Angga Respathy Hsu
E-Commerce & Socia Media Manager
Maya Ubud Resort & Spa
jl.Gunung Sari Peliatan
Ubud, Bali 80571
Phone +62 361 977888
Fax +62 361 977555
About Green Globe Certification
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