The Ayung Resort Ubud – Luxury Villa Bali
is a unique and luxurious blend of natural surroundings, an eclectic art collection and traditional Balinese hospitality excellence, Ubud is the spiritual and bohemian centre of Bali. The unforgettable setting of The Ayung Resort Ubud is only one aspect of this totally unique property. Our remarkable signature art collection, displayed throughout the resort, is the culmination of one man’s passion and lifetime achievement of collecting dramatic and rare artifacts from Asia and beyond.
- Guests can choose from a number of accommodation options
- Deluxe twin and double bedrooms
- Superior twin and double bedrooms
- Two luxury suites
- Eighteen antique Rumah Kudus hand carved wooden villas
Three private residences
The resort grounds provide a truly amazing experience for guests. Over a period of five years, local artisans and highly talented village stone masons have lovingly applied their skills to create carved walkways through the gardens in honour of one Indonesia’s most important Buddhist monuments – The Borobudur Temple in Yogyakarta, Central Java.
Every step you take throughout the resort brings you face to face with remarkable statues, paintings, carvings or artifacts And just when you were thinking that you’d seen everything The Ayung Resort Ubud has to offer, you can be sure that you’ll discover something new – it’s all part of the allure and magic of our resort.
Hear the silence – feel the peace
Take a leisurely walk around the grounds, listen to the deafening silence of the rain forest and absorb the spiritual peace that is ever present at The Ayung Resort.
Spend time exploring The Ayung Resort, and we’re sure you’ll agree that there really is no other place quite like it on earth.
You’ll soon become connected with the driving passions behind the design and development of this very special place.
This unique property represents a lifetime of appreciation of East and West philosophy, coupled with an insatiable desire to bring together the prime spiritual, philosophical and material elements that our founder encountered during his lifetime.
The result is an unforgettable cornucopia of culture, history, art and luxurious style.
However, the overriding memory that The Ayung Resort will leave you with, is probably the incredibly powerful feeling of peace and inner harmony that the resort imparts.
The warmest Balinese welcome awaits you – at The Ayung Resort Ubud.
Our Laksmana wing is named after the younger brother of Rama from the ancient Indonesian mythology “The Ramayana”
Each of the Laksmana bedrooms have large private balconies. Bedrooms are extremely well-appointed, with a plush King Koil™ king or twin size bed, luxurious fine linen, goose down pillows and feather down comforter.
All rooms have individually controlled air-conditioning, Direct Dial phone with voice mail and 32” LCD SMART Flat Screen Television with international satellite channels and free guest wi-fi internet access.
Our bathrooms are luxuriously finished in marble, and have vanity, toilet, bath and large shower
Fine furnishings and marble flooring complement the overall feel of luxury.
For your peace of mind, each of our rooms has a discreet, personal digital safe. Every room has a Mini Bar, Malongo Espresso Machine and Tea making facilities plus daily complimentary bottled water. Iron and Ironing Board are available on request. Please note that all our rooms are Non-Smoking.
Discreetly intertwined with the surrounding tropical rain forest, are eighteen, hand carved antique “Rumah Kudus”. We know of nowhere else in the world where you can see and stay in such a beautiful, private and luxurious collection of this traditional style of Javanese architecture.
The original architectural style of Rumah Kudus was the “Joglo” style, which was based on the semi-open house found in the Royal Palaces of Jogjakarta. The Joglo houses are usually made of “Jati” Wood (Teak Wood) and is very significant in their architectural and design details. The design of a Rumah Kudus is relatively simple because it is a symmetrical square area. The earliest examples of Rumah Kudus come from Central Java and date back to the 15th century and the beginning of the 16th century.
The dramatic and intricate carving of the Rumah Kudus at The Ayung Resort is mainly centralised in the Gedongan (main room), on the doors and the pillars. The main pillar is usually located at the Satru (welcoming area), symbolising the Arabic letter Alif (Alfa in Latin) which symbolizes God (Allah). In the main room (Gedongan) usually exist four pillars “Soko Guru“, which support the carved ceiling. These symbolize the four main sins: lust, anger, greed and ego. The richer the owner of the house, the heavier the carving on these four pillars.
The ceiling (Tumpang Sari) usually consists of layers of wood blocks. The number of the layers shows the hierarchical order of wisdom of the owner. Seven layers symbolise the seven skies (heavens) which have been visited by Mohammed the Prophet on his Isra Miraj trip. Nine layers symbolise the main name of God (Asmaul Husna) or it could also symbolise the number of the Nine Disciples (Wali Songo).
The walls or the separating panels of Rumah Kudus usually are carved into complicated and yet very sophisticated styles of carving.
These panels are called Gebyok. Those at the Rumah Kudus villas of The Ayung Resort are particularly decorative and fine examples.
The carving of a Rumah Kudus usually consists of three motifs: floral, fauna and geometrical motifs. An example of the floral motif is the banana leaf motif, the prime philosophy being that one can use the entire banana tree -such as the fruit to be eaten, the trunk as a décor in a Wayang puppet show, and the leaves for the wrapping of food )for example the Balinese speciality Pepes Ikan).
All of this symbolises the sacrifice of the plant for the use of mankind. Another favourite carving is the pineapple, which symbolises life. The logic is – if one would like to enjoy eating a pineapple, one has to peel the hard and spiky skin. This translates to “if you want to enjoy a happy life, be ready for hard work”. There is a hidden connotation that the rich sweetness of the pineapple also symbolises the respect that the owner is bestowing on his guests to the house.
The favourite floral motif is the Telasih flower. This flower is usually planted in the back garden and the local people throw the flowers over the burial place of family members who have passed away. As such, this flower became a symbol of love and the connection between the living and the dead.
Another favourite motif was a vase, which symbolises a place where flowers grow. This symbolises the origin of mankind (Adam and Eve). The branches, leaves and roots signify the spread of mankind, which all came from one origin (Adam and Eve).
The most favourite fauna symbol is the Dragon, a symbol of good luck and prosperity in life. During the spreading of Islam, many wealthy Chinese Moslems immigrated to Kudus, and as such were able to influence their cultural heritage within the carvings.
An example of the geometrical motif is the Triangle, which symbolises the faith between God and humanity in the Islamic world. Other examples are two Buddhist symbols, the Swastika (which in Bali actually represents peace) and the eternal knot representing love with no start or end.
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