Uma Ubud, Ubud, Bali $$$$
Concierge.com's insider take:
Hotelier Christina Ong proves that less is more with this 29-room hotel a five-minute drive from Ubud. Overlooking the Tjampuhan Valley, the oasis is set on a hillside and backed by coconut palms and banyan trees. Blending in with the surroundings (the buildings are made from local wood, with alang-alang thatched roofs), the understated design features sleek, uncluttered lines and cream-and-white furnishings. The soothing Shambhala spa offers treatments based on Asian traditions. Try the Javanese Lulur Royal Bath (incorporating massage, a bath, and a skin-softening treatment), a ritual still practiced in Bali prior to wedding ceremonies. With complimentary daily yoga classes and the hotel's healthful Bali-influenced menu, you'll return home feeling svelte and serene.