Taman Bebek Bali Resort and Spa in Bali, Indonesia

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Taman Bebek Bali Resort & Spa

​Ubud is a town nestled among terraced rice paddies and lush tropical jungle 25 miles from Denpasar Airport in Bali, Indonesia. This destination has grown significantly in popularity in the last several years, attracting those who love yoga, meditation, tranquility, and experiencing a new way of life. The popular Hollywood film “Eat, Pray, Love” starring Julia Roberts was filmed throughout the Ubud village, making it a popular stopping point for people on all sorts of personal improvement quests.

Staying At The Taman Bebek Bali Resort

Ubud is ideal for those seeking a relaxing getaway. Its sweeping emerald vistas, aromas of incense, and constant calm make this Balinese region an ideal place to take a break, and maybe even find some enlightenment. Just a few miles from central Ubud is Sayan village, a highly sought-after and picturesque area on the ridge of the Ayung River.​

lounge chairs overlooking a pool with mountains and a jungle in the background.

An inviting place to relax at Taman Bebek in Ubud

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Taman Bebek Bali Resort & Spa, in Sayan village, is a perfect place to soak up the beautiful Balinese countryside and culture. This resort, with its villas, gardens, and pool, is located in convenient proximity to the cultural hub of central Ubud, but far enough away to hear only sounds of nature as you gaze out your window at the vast countryside.

Taman Bebek Bali Resort & Spa was originally the home of American musicologist Colin McPhee. Landscape artist and writer Made Wijaya acquired the land in 1983 and rebuilt the cottages. This is when villas, swimming pools, and a lobby/library were added.

All villas have lush gardens with hanging heliconia and other gorgeous tropical flora, and most have views that overlook the river valley over the Sayan ridge. Some areas in these gardens are now more than seventy years old, dating back to McPhee's time.

The spacious Bali-Modern and Colonial-Classic cottages and villas are ideal for those who appreciate nature and crave peace of mind. Accommodations include views of a tropical garden or a spectacular river valley and rice field. Taman Bebek is also conveniently located nearby central Ubud, where the tranquility meets a lively cultural, culinary, and arts scene.

Ubud is known for arts like traditional dance and crafts. There are many museums in Ubud close to Taman Bebek, including the Museum Puri Lukisan, Museum Neka, and the Agung Rai Museum of Art. There is even the famous Monkey Forest Sanctuary, one of Bali’s top attractions, where Balinese long-tailed macaques live among ancient temple ruins.

Staying at the Taman Bebek Resort & Spa allows you access to facilities that include a swimming pool, lounge, wifi, and more. While the Taman Bebek cottages and villas have large windows and a lovely breeze, they also feature air conditioning. There is also complimentary parking available, and a fresh Balinese breakfast is included in most room rates.

Different Accommodation Options At Taman Bebek

The interior view from Made Villa at Taman Bebek

Made Villa

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Bali Aga Villa

These are spacious suites located near the new lap pool and outdoor of Bali Aga Museum of Architecture. Bali Aga Villa suites are the newest and most luxurious of Taman Bebek’s accommodations.

Valley View West Villa

These two villas are a mix between the Queenslander and the Malay house styles, with broad wrap-around verandahs and a spacious garden.

Malay Villa

Malay Villa Wijaya is an authority on regional architecture and wanted this villa to showcase the elegant bungalow style of Trengganu in Malaysia, which was the home of some of Malaysia's most handsome traditional buildings.

Croissant Villa

In 1980 French heiress and Balinese dance aficionado Agnes Yeti commissioned Wijaya to design a cottage in the former garden of musicologist Colin.

Made Villa

Villa Made was designed by Wijaya in the mountain style he calls Bali-Baronial. The thatched, spacious split-level villa has a full bathroom on each floor and a small kitchenette.

Valley View East Villa

These two villas are a mix between the Queenslander and the Malay house styles, with broad wrap-around verandahs, spacious garden bathrooms, and colonial-Dutch interiors.

Royal Villa

This villa was built on the site of musicologist Colin McPhee's original 1950s Bali home, as featured in his book "A House in Bali".

Presidential Suite

In 1995, Made Wijaya wanted a new house to showcase the view of the neighboring site and was keen to flex some architectural muscle. Presidential Villa was conceived in a style that could be called “power dressing,” with help from his partners Gusti Sarjana and Nyoman Miyoga.

When renting this villa, you can get your fitness on track with professional trainer Ketut Ari, who can help you work out and stretch by the pool, or in your room. Various spa treatments from trained therapists are also available.

Enjoy Your Peaceful Stay In Sayan Village, Ubud

Taman Bebek is a truly unique boutique hotel in the heart of Sayan village. It offers amazing amenities at a great value. It is situated in one of the best locations in the Ubud area. It is hidden cozily amongst five-star international brands on the prestigious Ayung River gorge but offers the personalized intimate touch many seek when visiting Ubud.

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