The Chedi Club at Tanah Gajah, Ubud
Ubud , Bali
Tel: 62 361 975 685
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:Not only does the Chedi Club deliver stunning views of Ubud's lush green rice fields, but it comes steeped in Indonesian history. Once the private estate of Hendra Hadiprana, one of the country's most celebrated architects, it comprises 19 stand-alone villas scattered over 12 acres that combine exotic-wood furniture with flat-screen TVs, DVD players, and outdoor showers. The Chedi boasts a glamorous pool scene and a partially open-air spaboth rendered superfluous by select villas, which sport private pools and special spa rooms. Descendants of Hadiprana's collection of rare and exotic birds still paddle the central lotus pond and call out from a variety of perches.2005 Hot List
When to go: The sunny high season (JuneSept.).
Which room to book: Pool Villa 6 has the best views
Amenities: Bar/lounge, Gym, Pool, Spa, 24-hour Room Service