Checking In: 5-Star Luxury at Maya Ubud, Bali

Jessica Peterson

Ubud Maya, Bali

Checking in to the luxurious Maya Ubud is a five-star experience. Bali is hot and you’ll be sweaty from a day zipping around in a taxi bound for temples, coffee plantations, rice fields, and beaches. At Maya Ubud, you’re greeted with a welcome drink and a cold towel. Cool off in the open-air lobby before you’re whisked away to a colorful, modern room overlooking a meandering river, a garden courtyard, or (you guessed it) rice fields.

The breakfast buffet is stocked with delicious fruit juice, pastries, and pretty much everything you’d want.

The resort caters to the western crowd but with typical Balinese hospitality. Ubud Maya is the top of the food chain as far as prices and honestly, Balinese villas are notoriously luxurious even at $45/night.

My favorite part of the resort is the grounds. Take a walk along the river to a trickling waterfall then cool off in the infinity pool. The light at sunrise is psychedelic.

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Jessica Peterson is a travel filmmaker, photographer, and journalist. She released her first documentary film about indigenous culture on Guam in 2016, after having lived nearly 7 years on the Pacific island. Jessica is currently on the Great American Roadtrip in her Airstream trailer.
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  • Lynne Sarao

    Oh my goodness, this place looks insanely beautiful. I want to jump in the pool, sleep in that bed, hike that little trail. I’m about to book my ticket now!

  • Mav

    Ah so nice! This is what we missed during our Bali trip. We decided to stay by the beach and skip the tours! Another reason to go back to Bali 🙂

  • Marissa Abao

    Everything looks so luxurious! I love the yellow wall. = ) I think you got a personalized service from the staff. You looked so pampered too. I love the surroundings. It will make the whole experience more enjoyable for the guests.

  • This is one of those hotels that I see in those “top 10 luxurious hotel” pins that make me desperate to be a millionaire! What an incredible experience! Would love to go to this hotel one day!

    • Hi Katie. Thanks for reading! I assure you I’m not a millionaire! After staying a week at a beautiful villa for $40/night, we decided to splurge for one nights at Maya Ubud. Upcoming post will be about how you don’t need to spend much money to have a great time in Bali!

  • Neha Verma

    The hotel is so gorgeous. I love that yellow bedroom so much. Looks so cozy..and there is so much greenery around.

  • That is one gorgeous property. It looks so huge! I think it’s a destination on its own.

  • Nadi

    Wow it sounds amaziiing! I live in Bali and I think I once will try to go there and treat myself. Thank you for sharing!

  • I love how much nature there is around. Would definitely check this place out, although its probably outside my budget hahaha.

  • Rashmi & Chalukya

    The resort looks perfect blend of nature and luxury. We would love to visit it someday