Ubud Hanging Gardens

High above the banks of the Ayung River in the heart of Bali, the Orient-Express Group has taken luxury to new heights with their most recent resort, Ubud Hanging Gardens. Thirty-eight villas are perched along a dramatically steep gorge, each seeming to float in a sea of jungle with spectacular views that are uninterrupted save for the stunning presence on the opposite slope of the Pura Penataran Dalem Segara Temple. The villas teak-floored interiors open onto cushioned filled bal├ęs perfect for lazing about after a cooling dip in the private infinity-edge pool. Not to worry for those that give in to the hedonistic atmosphere: a funicular transports guests up and down the slopes of this intriguing haven of peace.