Mandapa, A Ritz Carlton Reserve still stands strongly as one of my absolute favourite resorts. Located in artistic and bohemian Ubud, Mandapa brings luxury while keeping a traditional and natural charm. From the moment you gaze down at the expanse of land from their lobby perched at the top, the excitement will start to bubble. 60 exclusive Villas are immersed with lush greenery and boast calming views of the River Ayung. The design holds decadence and quality while mindfully keeping the surrounding nature and culture untouched. Bali's beauty is on show at this five star resort, and placed alongside quality and discreet yet impeccable service. Enjoy a champagne infused, mouthwatering afternoon tea poolside, or a romantic and dreamy picnic by the river. Swim in your private pool, indulge in massages, or take a walk through the alluring grounds. There's plenty for kids to do including an interactive kids club where they can view live farm animals and engage in planned activities. Make sure to dine at the delicious restaurants all featuring the best produce and unique design. Your butler is at your service 24 hours a day and I was throughly impressed with how quickly they come to anticipate your needs. Although you feel secluded, calm, and a million miles away during your stay, the heart of Ubud is actually only a few minutes drive from the resort. This sanctuary is the perfect jumping off point for exploring local markets and sights, if you can manage to pull yourself away. A truly dreamy destination for a romantic retreat or memorable family trip. Somewhere we will always want to return.