Whilst the temperatures have been scorching across the country, I can’t help but feel like my Instagram feed has been teasing me with amazing, pool side photos. I thought it was time to let my wanderlust take over and dive into the photo!
Located to the North of Ubud, in the midst of the jungle, you’ll find the award-winning Hanging Gardens of Bali. After being titled as having the world’s best swimming pool, I can’t imagine a more serene place to cool off and you can see why.
About that Photo
Whilst you’ve probably seen similar photos on your feed of travellers floating in the turquoise pools without a worry on their mind, its hard to believe that a resort could be so immersed into its natural tropical environment without looking like an eyesore. Completed in 2005 the brief was to create something authentic and magical in the heart of the jungle. It took 700 local craftsmen, but together they created what truly is the perfect escape for a honeymoon.
About the Accommodation
There are 44 villas to select from, each featuring hand-crafted furniture, a private infinity pool and boasting absolute luxury.
If you can manage to drag yourself out of the beautiful villas, the resort also offers several experiences including a spa treatment by the Ayung river. Or, perhaps a romantic picnic by the river might be more to your taste. You can even tempt yourself with a Balinese cooking lesson and lunch, there are reflexology areas and a spa menu that dreams are made of!
We might have already mentioned it but, that pool! How incredible is it!? The two-tiered cascading design came first out of 40 of the most unique swimming pools around the world by Architecture and Design and has also been recognised by TripAdvisor and Condé Nast Traveller as the worlds best!
As if you needed any more convincing to get on a plane and head on over, the resort will take you on a culinary journey of its own with the in-house restaurant, Three Elements.
All image via Hanging Gardens of Bali