On the 7th of April 2016, Mel & I checked into the Maya Resorts in Ubud, Bali. As soon as we drove through the gates we were breath taken… Everything was such a lush green. Perfectly manicured surrounds, it looked like something out of a movie.
We were greeted by the very friendly and courteous staff who helped us with our bags before heading to reception where we received a mango & soursop juice (which was incredible!) On the journey to our room we were just gob smacked at the beauty of Maya and felt like it was too good to be true. Stepping out onto our personal balcony we were surprised and pleased to find out that there was a rainforest right to the left of us which we were able to go for a trail walk through if we desired.
Our room was the superior suite with a kingsize bed. Tea, coffee, bottled water & wifi were complimentary with our stay.
The rooms were serviced daily and they give you the option to re-use your towels to be more environmentally conscious about using water wisely which I thought was a nice touch. A pillow menu is also available for you to choose which type of pillow you’d prefer to make sure your stay and sleep is as comfortable as possible.
Maya Resort is quite large and they offer a lot of activities, some which are included with your booking. They offer yoga classes, access to the gym, the walking trail and a daily activity which changes every day which are all free to be involved in. They also have a tennis court where if you wish to request a partner to play with, you can hire one. They also have a few restaurants, a bar which has “happy hour” and a spa where you can treat yourself.
We went to the yoga class one morning and it was a great start to our day. Beginning at 7am, we began our yoga class which was focused on meditation, with a small group of others before heading off to breakfast. The yoga instructor was very helpful & Mel and I both learnt more about yoga and enjoyed ourselves.
There are also two swimming pools on site, both offering stunning views.
Breakfast was included in our booking which means we had full access to their large buffet breakfast. We helped ourselves to the refreshing tropical fruits they had available as well as some bread & fruit jam. This is where I got to try my first rambutan!
We visited one of the restaurants one evening as they had some vegan not-so-indulgent desserts available, which we were quite excited about! Mel ordered the vegan chocolate mousse that was made with avocado and I ordered the vegan apple & guava crumble with a healthy oat & quinoa crumble topping.
A shuttle bus is also available to take you too the main street of Ubud as that is about a 5 – 10 minute drive.
The resort was nice and quiet in regards to other holiday go-ers which was nice and added to the relaxing and fresh atmosphere. Breakfast was usually when it was a bit more busy, but still not overly populated.
The staff were extremely welcoming and kind, always greeting us with smiles and offering to help where they can. It was definitely appreciated and taken note of.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Maya and really didn’t want to leave. I would never get sick of those beautiful views and I’m certainly going to miss them. I think it’s a perfect location for a honey moon or romantic getaway or even for older couples where you have the option and ability to roam around the resort as there are many things to do and options for places to dine out as well as drink.