luxe - Chedi Club, Tanah Gajah, Bali
Written by Oryx
Discerning travellers seeking a more authentic Bali and quintessential rural scenes without foregoing luxury or good taste should retreat to Ubud's magnificent Chedi Club.
This secluded, five-hectare estate truly wows with some of Bali's most exquisite grounds, landscaped with hand-carved stone statues (Ganesha sculptures are a recurring theme), ornamental ponds inhabited by monochrome swans, a 25-m lap pool evocative of Balinese water palaces, and manicured lawns fringed by hibiscus bushes. It's the estate's omnipresent working rice fields, however, that provide the most mesmerising views. Just 20 accommodation options include Suites framing lotus and lily ponds where kingfishers swoop, walled Pool Villas (reserve those opening out onto rice paddies), and the palatial, two-bedroom Hadiprana Villa, originally the family's master accommodation, complete with ample pool. These all positively drip with the owner's private collection of fine antiquities, paintings, and sculptures, balanced by high-tech comforts and sensuous open-air bathrooms.
Distance: 6,930 km
Flight Time: 12 hours , 10 minutes
Frequency: Daily via Singapore
Box Camera Bag
Using a single piece of a leather and wool-felt combo, Hardgrafts Box Camera Bag is lightweight while sporting some extra stylistic punch – as its design is inspired by old-fashioned leather boxing gloves, evident in the classic grey pull cords by which to tighten the bag.
Bark Furniture's two-seater Kustom Sofa is traditionally upholstered with distinctive scallop-shaped solid black walnut arms, and comes in two-tone upholstery with more than 25 distinctive choices. Special sizes are available upon request.