A colonial-style glamping retreat in Ubud
Minimalism might be in, but superstar interior designer Bill Bensley has no qualms about turning up the décor to maximum at Capella Ubud, Bali. Sloped on a jungle ravine in Bali’s cultural and creative heart, the luxury tented lodge is a wacky window into a bygone era. Bensley is the mastermind behind this contemporary early settlers’ camp, which features 23 Dutch-colonial-inspired tents decorated to a theme. Discover traditional Balinese baking utensils adorning the Baker’s Tent and film paraphernalia in the Photographer’s lodgings.
There’s a real sense of playfulness about this property, from the 30-meter-long above-ground rainforest pool to the branded sidecar at the entrance. But it also feels exceptionally private. Each tent has a large terrace with daybed, private saltwater plunge pool and indoor and outdoor showers for nature bathing. And with a rotation of jungle-inspired guided group yoga and fitness classes on offer, there’s plenty to do outside of your tent as well.