A unique experience

“After spending five days at boutique resorts around Ubud, we decided to “”rough it”” a bit at Sandat Glamping Tents. We are so glad we did! The entire experience was one of the most enjoyable and unique stays of our trip. We stayed in one of the tents, which was beautifully constructed in both concept and execution. The tents are solidly built, and a lot of thought clearly went into all of the furnishing and design touches. The private pool overlooking the jungle makes you feel like you’re swimming in the wilderness. The experience of spending the night separated from nature by only screens and canvas was a delightful change from staying in big hotels. But for those who prefer a bit more of a buffer from nature, they give you the option to seal off the screen sections at night, and even have air conditioning if it gets too hot.

All of the staff were professional and very responsive. The amenities were far more than we expected from a glamping experience, with room service available in our tents, massage services (my wife claims it was the best massage she has ever had), and a restaurant serving lunch, dinner and a buffet breakfast. We wish we had stayed for longer, and definitely will the next time we’re in Ubud.

The only drawback I would mention is the location, which is well off the beaten path. Though it is still close to Ubud center, the roads to get there are narrow (even by Bali standards) and in terrible condition, such that cars have to crawl for most of the last section and back up if they meet any oncoming traffic. They do offer a free on-demand shuttle service, which is good because our cab driver had some trouble finding the place. We were content to spend most of our time luxuriating in our tent and our private pool, but if you plan on going into town frequently the drive could become a hassle.”