The Purist Villas, Luxury Yoga Indulgence in Bali

Before this time in Bali I've stayed in many parts of the island of Gods and Goddess. Being an experienced traveller, surfer, yogi and ocean lover I used to have three big questions in my life. One, is there life on Mars? Two, is there life after death? And three, why do people love to stay in Ubud? On previous travels I've been there visiting temples and rice fields but never stayed. Well, this time I have the opportunity to find out the answer to my third question! 

As the Bali airport transfer brought me and my friend to our resort in Ubud we were immediately attracted to the cosy lobby with friendly Balinese staff. I know it's their job to smile but they really did make the welcome feel sincere and genuine. We checked in and the staff took us to our Jungle Suite.

The Purist Villas is a rather unusual resort. This eco friendly place offers modern comforts such as pool, spa, terrace for yoga, restaurant and much more, yet doesn't interfere with the spectacular Balinese culture and rustic charm. Their philosophy is pure and the visual delights that draw the mind to admire the art, canals, statues do nothing but wrap you up in the atmosphere like nothing else I've ever experienced.

Right under the lobby we saw a canal running through and have since discovered it's part of the Subak, the irrigation system that binds Balinese agrarian society together. 

When we walked into our large room the first thing that greets you is a large Batik picture, beautiful flowers and cool Balinese items all over, including amazing private pool! The integration of service and comfort made us feel like we'd come home; only we were surrounded by jungle. This was certainly not just another "hotel room". 

The hotel offers a special place on the second floor with a view over the pool to do yoga every morning; we took full advantage of this to feel a deeper connection with the atmosphere and experience. The pool looked so attractive we continued our acrobatics yoga there. 

We ate a healthy breakfast in the cafe which is located next to the second pool to refill after the mornings activity and prepare ourselves for the day of exploring our surroundings ahead.  

Ubud is a place where you become part of the Balinese ceremonies. It's perfect for Art lovers and it's also the heart of the island; from here you can easily reach most of the must-see attractions without spending exhausting hours on the road. After a day of exploring and activity it's a real treat for travellers to experience a Balinese massage right in the comfort of your own room! 

In conclusion I now understand why it is people stay in Ubud. What a truly amazing place. What's important is that you find a resort that compliments the authenticity and helps you feel the Balinese vibes and I can honestly say  The Purist Villas does just this.


Ubud is a town on the Indonesian island of Bali in Ubud District, located amongst rice paddies and steep ravines in the central foothills of the Gianyar regency. Promoted as an arts and culture centre, it has developed a large tourism industry and yoga practice.
Ubud has a population of about 30,000 people. It can be difficult for visitors to distinguish the town itself from the 13 villages that surround it.The area surrounding the town is made up of small farms, rice paddies, and dense forest.


The Yoga Barn

Opening Hours: 06:00 – 21:00 
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Tel: +62 (0)361 970 992

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Opening Hours: 07:00 – 20:00 
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Opening Hours: 12:00 – 18:00 
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The Purist Villas 
Jl. Tirta Tawar, Banjar Kutuh Kaja
80571 Ubud – Indonesia
Tel: +62 361 974454
Tel: +62 361 9000627
Tel: +62 812 3888201
Fax: +62 361 970949
The offer direct booking is the best deal value.
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