Villa Permata Ayung 6

A sprawling property nestled in the lush hills of Ubud, Villa Permata Ayung is unlike anything you may have ever seen.

Translating as the ‘jewel of the Ayung River,’ this private luxury escape sleeps 12 in air-conditioned comfort. Besides gazing at the endless paddy views all around, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to entertainment options. Work out in the gym while enjoying green views outside, get a blissful Balinese massage in the stunning riverside Bamboo Spa, take a dip in the gorgeous 20-meter private pool within the tropical gardens, or watch a late-night movie in the plush home cinema.

Each bedroom is a work of art with high ceilings, day beds, terraces, and lavish bathrooms with stone bathtubs. Perfect for weddings and large events, the estate boasts a romantic bridal suite, making it an inspired venue of choice. The location is also perfect for wellness holidays and yoga retreats, with birdsong and the gentle sound of the river flowing as your only distraction.

Take in the tropical vibes while indulging in organic juices, signature cocktails, and enticing gourmet cuisine prepared by your private chef. When it comes to quiet time, a collection of antique wood houses from Java create large, luxurious air-conditioned ensuite bedrooms with private balconies and terraces overlooking the verdant valley.

While the architecture channels aristocratic Java, the setting is pure exotic Bali, a lush wonderland of coconut groves and frangipani trees, with soothing views of glimmering rice terraces tumbling to the river. The spirit of Bali is strong here too. Feel it in the roar of the mighty Ayung River, the ornate Hindu shrines, the stone statues peeking out from leafy foliage, and the smiles of the attentive staff, most of whom come from the village nearby and will welcome you like family.

Chances are you won’t want to leave this heavenly sanctuary, but if you do, Ubud with its ornate palaces, atmospheric temples, and treasure-filled museums is just eight kilometers away.


  • 6 en-suite bedrooms
  • Accommodates 12 adults
  • Living & dining pavilion
  • Atmospheric air-conditioned bar
  • Plush home theatre
  • Bamboo spa
  • Air-conditioned gym with green views
  • Private pool and sun deck
  • Fully staffed (private chef, butlers, housekeeping, gardener, security)
  • Satellite TVs & DVD players
  • Safety boxes


Tucked into a picturesque valley, with five hectares of tropical gardens and an enchanting riverside setting to lose yourself in, Villa Permata Ayung is a deliciously exclusive hideaway that you probably won’t want to leave. But if you are curious to explore, start by crossing the river via the swinging bridge and hiking the terraced rice fields to discover a very traditional side of Bali. Or take a walk in the village of Bongkasa, right outside the gates, home to many of the staff members. Bali Swing is just four kilometers from the villa and makes for a memorable experience and sensational IG posts. Meanwhile Ubud, with its temples, museums, and palaces, as well as boutiques and restaurants is only eight kilometers away, easily reached with the villa’s car and driver (extra charge).