To truly experience the magic, this is a great place to begin. Verdant rice paddies, meandering pathways, gently rolling hills and the soothing Ayung River set a glorious backdrop for Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. In the spiritual and cultural heart of Bali, visitors are transported to a place where joy is found in luxuries as simple as time and nature, and a quiet moment of reflection will resonate for years to come. Secluded from the distractions of daily life, resort guests will discover the peace of mind and body that has drawn devotees to area mandapas, or temples, for thousands of years. An intimate hotel of only 60 villas and suites, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, features two swimming pools, a luxury spa and active excursions to awaken the spirit. Ubud is the perfect place to both escape and discover.