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Chapung Se Bali: A Luxurious Getaway in Ubud

Bali has been constantly on my mind ever since I visited last year. There’s just something so magical about the island that completely draws me in. There was no reason for me not to come back, which is why I returned for the second time to celebrate my 30th birthday a couple of months ago. One of the main reasons why I came back is to see more of its cultural hub, Ubud. Ubud has no shortage of incredible places to stay. It is home to some of the best hotels and resorts in the world. And it just so happens, I had the privilege of staying in one of them. Tucked away amongst the lush wilderness and rice fields lies this luxurious getaway. Let me introduce you guys to Ubud’s hidden gem, Chapung Se Bali.

Arrival

My husband, my best friend and I left early in the morning from Seminyak to explore some parts of Ubud before checking-in. After getting most of our sightseeing done, we arrived three hours before sunset. The lobby, adorned with Balinese decor, was spacious and inviting. From here, we saw a glimpse of the resort including a breathtaking view of their very own rice fields. I don’t know about you guys but I thought that was pretty impressive. Checking-in was swift and easy. It’s always a plus when they try to get you to your room as soon as possible. They gave us cool towels to freshen up before we descended down the lobby stairs to our one bedroom pool villa.

Chapung Se Bali: A Luxurious Getaway in Ubud

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One-Bedroom Pool Villa

Behind the wooden double doors was an exquisite one-bedroom pool villa. I was taken aback by how enormous the villa was. The outdoor living area complete with a bar, large couch and dining table opens up to a verdant garden and a lap pool. Having spent the whole morning hiking and exploring Ubud, I was eager to jump right into the pool but decided to save it for later as we needed to check out the rest of the villa. I love that they kept the decor cohesive throughout the resort by maintaining the same simplistic look, highlighting the earthy tones and Balinese design, just like they did at the lobby.

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Right next to the outdoor living area was the bedroom, huge enough for 3 people. The room was beautifully decorated with midcentury modern furniture and floor to ceiling windows, which kept the space bright and airy. We continued towards the bathroom where a large bathtub sat nicely beside a sliding door that opened up directly to the pool outside. In addition to these amazing features, it also came with a huge sink, vanity area, separate rain shower and toilet and a huge walk-in closet designed with built in shoe shelves. Talk about dream closet!

Shortly after our villa tour, they delivered our luggages plus some welcome drinks that were quite refreshing. And since the pool was calling for us, we decided to take a dip before heading out to dinner. We played some music using their bluetooth speaker and had the most amazing time chatting and hanging out by the pool.

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Chapung Se Bali: A Luxurious Getaway in Ubud

Chapung Se Bali: A Luxurious Getaway in Ubud

Chapung Se Bali: A Luxurious Getaway in Ubud

Dining

Di Abing is their in house restaurant located above the pool deck and river. This is where we had dinner throughout our whole stay at the resort. The servers were very knowledgeable about the menu and explained in great detail what we ordered. Their menu consists of unique fusion of Mediterranean and Asian cuisines inspired by local ingredients harvested straight from Chapung Se Bali’s gardens.

What we ordered:

  • Appetizers: tempe bacem, crab and smoked duck with quinoa salad.
  • Entrees: crispy pork belly, grilled seafood curry, charsio chicken steak, rib eye steak, prawn wonton rice noodle and grilled citrus tuna steak.
  • Desserts: valrhona chocolate fondant, coffee choux and meli melo sorbet.

Opening hours:

  • Everyday from 6 pm to 10 pm.

Chapung Se Bali: A Luxurious Getaway in Ubud

Chapung Se Bali: A Luxurious Getaway in Ubud

Chapung Se Bali: A Luxurious Getaway in Ubud

After dinner, we headed towards The Blind Pig, a hip speakeasy bar located right smack in the middle of the resort. Surrounded by organic gardens and rice paddies, the bar is devoted to free flowing, handcrafted cocktails and delectable tapas-style bites. I loved the decor and overall vibe of The Blind Pig. It reminds me of some of the bars in New York. James and I competitively played a game or two while Alex enjoyed her mojito, watching us from one of the colorful velvet couches strategically placed around the focal point of the bar, the pool table. It was such a nice spot to hang out for a few hours before we finally decided to call it a night.

Opening hours:

  • Everyday from 6 pm to 10 pm.

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Jungle Fish Pool Bar

The next day we checked out the famous Jungle Fish Pool Bar for breakfast. Instead of having room service, we opted to dine here since we’ll be spending the whole morning and afternoon lounging poolside before moving to our next suite. I honestly couldn’t believe how stunning this place was. The pictures seriously don’t do it justice! I mean look at it. Isn’t it just the perfect spot to relax and unwind? Not every hotel has a 35 meter infinity pool facing a rainforest/jungle.

Things to know:

  • Day passes are available for purchase. The entrance fee gives access to the pool facilities + towels.
  • 150,000 IDR/$10+ per adult, 75,000 IDR/$5 per child

Opening hours:

  • Everyday from 7:30 am to 10:30 pm.

Chapung Se Bali: A Luxurious Getaway in Ubud

Chapung Se Bali: A Luxurious Getaway in Ubud

Their breakfast menu consist of Asian and American style dishes. They also have a breakfast buffet although it’s only limited to pastries, juices and cereals. It’s kind of mediocre but their lunch menu on the other hand was pretty good! Their spicy lime seafood penne is honest to God one of the best pastas I’ve tasted! And their smoothies were so delicious too. We ordered 3 smoothies: strawberry cookies, chocolate choco chips and mango.

Chapung Se Bali: A Luxurious Getaway in Ubud

Chapung Se Bali: A Luxurious Getaway in Ubud

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Deluxe Pool Suite

As much as I loved Jungle Fish, I was really excited to check out our new home for the night. I’ve seen pictures of the Deluxe Pool Suite but nothing could’ve prepared me for what I was about to see. As I walked inside, I caught a glimpse of our view and was immediately floored by the breathtaking sight of the Balinese jungle right in front of our room. We hastily dropped our luggage and went straight to the pool outside. The pool is visibly smaller than the one in the villa but the grand view sure made up for it. I seriously couldn’t get enough of it! I wish I could bottle it up and take it with me back home.

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After blatantly ignoring the room, I finally came to my senses and was able to take a closer look. Keeping up with the theme of the resort, the earthy colors and textures as well as the midcentury modern furniture (which I’ve become accustomed to) were once again prominent in the deluxe pool suite. Glass windows stretched out from floor to ceiling, allowing the light to enter generously. Another favorite of mine is the bathroom, all decked out in black marble and stone walls.  It has a soaker tub, mosaic glass mirror and separate toilet and rain shower with the best feature – direct access to the plunge pool outside.

Chapung Se Bali: A Luxurious Getaway in Ubud

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Chapung Spa

After that grueling hike to Nungnung waterfalls, we were in dire need of some pampering. We originally wanted to do the spa on our first day but it was fully booked. Thank goodness we were able to score 3 spots on our last night at the resort. Each of us booked a 90 minute Swedish massage plus a 1 hour Skin focus facial. We arrived 10 minutes before our appointment and was given some tea and cool towels while we filled out a form. Shortly after that, we were escorted down to the massage rooms where we had to change into robes and disposable underwear.

The entire experience was so relaxing. My massage therapist was so nice and often asked if the pressure was okay. I’ve had massages in Asia before but this one was definitely one of the best. The setting really made the experience unforgettable. All I could hear were the sound of the river below and birds chirping from a distance. The wind eventually joined in, which ultimately lulled me to sleep. If you guys ever find yourself in Ubud, I highly suggest a visit to Chapung Spa.

90 minute Swedish Massage: 600,000 IDR/$43+

1 hour Facial: 400,000 IDR/$28+

Chapung Se Bali: A Luxurious Getaway in Ubud

Chapung Se Bali: A Luxurious Getaway in UbudChapung Se Bali: A Luxurious Getaway in Ubud

Final thoughts

Our experience with Chapung Se Bali was nothing short of amazing. From the impressive rooms with breathtaking views of the jungle to the kind and helpful staff who made sure we had everything we need, the resort is truly one of the best places I’ve stayed in Asia. Thank you Chapung Se Bali for making my birthday trip memorable.

Chapung Se Bali: A Luxurious Getaway in Ubud

Chapung Se Bali: A Luxurious Getaway in UbudChapung Se Bali: A Luxurious Getaway in UbudChapung Se Bali: A Luxurious Getaway in UbudChapung Se Bali: A Luxurious Getaway in Ubud

 

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post and was written in collaboration with Chapung Se Bali Resort and Spa in Bali. As always, all opinions are my own and unbiased. 

Chapung Se Bali

Address: Jl. Raya Sebali – 80561 Keliki, Ubud, Bali

Telephone: +62 361 8989 102

Reservations: Click this link ->  Chapung Se Bali

 

What do you guys think of Chapung Se Bali? What’s your favorite part of the resort?

Let me know in the comment section below.


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38 Comments

  1. Amelie

    May 19, 2018 at 1:03 am

    Absolutely incredible photos! This place looks amazing and you’ve illustrated it so so well. I’m literally drooling looking at all those photos. Gahd! Also, Ubud was one of my favorite places, so clearly now I need to go back!!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      July 2, 2018 at 1:55 am

      thank you thank you thank you Amelie! I appreciate you liking the photos!

  2. steph and zach dorworth

    May 19, 2018 at 9:31 am

    Wow. You’re so lucky you got to go there twice. Never been but wanting to go. That resort looks stunning. The wooden doors and all the wooden furniture are incredible. Sounds like you really enjoyed the entire place including the smoothies (chocolate chip yum!) and the spa time. Incredible photography as well!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      July 2, 2018 at 1:55 am

      I hope you guys get to experience Bali too! Its definitely one of my favorite places to visit in Asia. And if you do go, make sure you check out this resort. It photographs well because its really picturesque in real life!

  3. noel

    May 19, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Wow, I really love all the design aesthetics and details to places like this. Everything things is so well placed with organic and hand made materials, I could definitely stay there for more than a weekend.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      July 2, 2018 at 1:54 am

      I wish I could stay for more than 2 nights! I loved every minute of our stay there!

  4. Marcus and Mel

    May 19, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Looks a great resort, the deluxe pool suite is stunning and the views from the pool are amazing. The Blind Pig speakeasy sounds a good way to spend the evening and having just returned from New York, it does sound like one of those cosy little cocktail bars.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      July 2, 2018 at 1:53 am

      It was a nice spot to spend evenings. We played pool and enjoyed our cocktails there after dinner. Overall, I really recommend this resort!

  5. Jenn and Ed Coleman

    May 19, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    Happy 30 🙂 The Chapung Se Bali Resort and Spa looks absolutely luxurious. I love the infinity pool by the jungle and those spa rooms looks amazing for $43. Usually, I find massages in Asia are either very local or very western (complete with the price point). That looks like a beautiful facility at a great price.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      July 2, 2018 at 1:52 am

      Ahhh I could go on and on about their spa! Its so affordable and the massages were so nice! Great price indeed!

  6. Rhonda Albom

    May 20, 2018 at 4:38 am

    I have only recently been to Bali and really enjoyed Ubud. I love that your resort has its own rice field. The spa looks like someplace I could spend some serious time at.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      July 2, 2018 at 1:50 am

      Ubud is my absolute favorite! I loved staying there. And I think its pretty cool too that Chapung Se Bali has its own rice fields. Perfect for photo ops! 🙂

  7. amit

    May 20, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    Oh, you’ve just made me miss Bali with this post, I spent 9 months out there, I actually lived in Seminyak, and just from that picture of what lays behind the old door reminded me of my villa, from what it looked like on the outside a whole new world lay behind the doors. This resort though looks incredible, I didn’t get to go here but I would have loved to have breakfast at the Jungle Fish Pool Bar, I can just imagine myself sitting out there with a nasi-gorang haha

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      July 2, 2018 at 1:49 am

      Oh wow! So jealous you got to live in Bali! I want to stay there even just for a month. What did you do for a living when you lived in Bali?
      haha that nasi gorang so famous!

  8. Lois Alter Mark

    May 20, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    I’ve always wanted to visit Bali and every time I see photos like this, it just gets higher on my list. The scenery looks beautiful, the hotel looks beautiful, the food looks beautiful! What a stunning place to get some relaxing time.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      July 2, 2018 at 1:47 am

      I have a soft spot for Bali and definitely recommend it to anyone who’s looking for beautiful scenery, good food and cheap villas!

  9. Efthimis Kragaris

    May 21, 2018 at 4:38 am

    Omg Jungle Fish was my favorite spot in Bali! I have also created a post for this resort! The food was amazing and so cheap. The one-bedroom pool villa in Chapung Se looks amazing as well. I can’t wait to go back to Ubud and stay in Chapung Se during my vacations!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      July 2, 2018 at 1:46 am

      It’s such a nice spot no? Glad you got to experience Jungle Fish. I love their food there! And you’re right its definitely amazing and surprisingly cheap! Hope you get to stay at one of their pool suites/villas when you go back!

  10. Milijana

    May 21, 2018 at 5:40 am

    Wonderful photos! And I would say, it looks like even more wonderful birthday you had in Bali.
    Congrats to Chapung Se Bali for gorgeous interior. I wish I had known for the villa while I was in Bali!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      July 2, 2018 at 1:45 am

      Thanks so much for liking my photos! I had fun taking photos in the property. It was so beautiful out there.

  11. Shruti Prabhu

    May 21, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Ubud is one of my absolute favourites. This getaway is making me so nostalgic. Love the pool. And the price tag is really surprising for what they are offering. What a lovely way of celebrating your birthday. I will keep this resort in mind for the next time I visit.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      July 2, 2018 at 1:44 am

      I agree! The price tag for their rooms are not bad at all compared to some of the hotels here in Las Vegas. For what they offer, I think it’s definitely worth it! You should def check them out when you visit Bali.

  12. Danila Caputo

    May 21, 2018 at 8:02 am

    Your villa there looks amazing! It really does look huge and you’re right, the cohesive decor makes it even more classy and relaxing. It’s a nice mix of traditional and modern, with the bluetooth and huge tv screen!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      July 2, 2018 at 1:43 am

      I’m glad you like the decor too! I love that they kept the decor cohesive throughout the property. Very smart!

  13. sherianne

    May 21, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    This resort is gorgeous! Love the décor of the lobby and the villa with the pool is amazing. Also loving the speakeasy in the middle of rice paddies and those smoothies look like a dessert. Such a great way to spend your 30th!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      July 2, 2018 at 1:42 am

      Me too! I love how they decorated the lobby. And yes, the rice paddies and their pool villa were so nice! I really had a great time in Chapung Se Bali.

  14. Indrani

    May 22, 2018 at 12:12 am

    So refreshing, so relaxing! Gorgeous pics of the property. All places worth doing photo shoots.
    Nothing like getting a pool all to yourself.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      July 2, 2018 at 1:41 am

      Thanks for liking the photos! The property was so picturesque that I didn’t have a hard time looking for photo spots.

  15. Claire

    May 22, 2018 at 2:03 am

    OMG this place looks amazing!! The swimming pool, and private pools would be where I’d spend most of my time, although the decor in the rooms is stunning as well! I think I might just have to try all of those smoothies too, yum!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      July 2, 2018 at 1:10 am

      The pools were absolutely perfect! I loved the pool in the villa, the suite and especially Jungle Fish.

  16. Rosemary

    May 22, 2018 at 8:19 am

    Absolutely gorgeous. Wow, what an amazing and luxurious stay. The rooms, the private rooms, the food…where do I begin..:) Have not made it to Ubud yet and plan to at the end of the year. I will definitively check out this amazing Chapung Se Bali Villa!!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      July 2, 2018 at 1:09 am

      I hope you get to check out Chapung Se Bali when you visit Ubud this year. I’m quite confident that you will love it as much as I did! 🙂

  17. Mansoureh

    May 22, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    Incredible photos! Belated happy birthday! I keep reading about Bali and watching vlogs about it, but I still haven’t had a chance to explore it. It so cheap you just paid 10 dollars for the entrance?! That is so good

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      July 2, 2018 at 1:01 am

      Thanks so much!! You definitely have to check out Bali. It’s one of my favorite places to visit in Asia. We actually stayed in the resort so we didnt need to pay the entrance fee. But yes, it is only $10 for the daypass.

  18. Cat

    May 22, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    What a gorgeous setting! I love the wooden design of the hotel. Your villa looks so spacious! I would not want to leave!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      July 2, 2018 at 12:59 am

      I seriously daydream about that place up to now. The private villa is so spacious and perfect for honeymooners or couples!

  19. Veronika Tomanova

    May 22, 2018 at 11:24 pm

    Ohhh I am falling in love with this place. Is this paradise? The pool at Chapung seems so amazing! I will make sure to book the same place on my next trip.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      July 2, 2018 at 12:58 am

      Amazing pool right? Loved our time in Chapung!

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