Indonesia

Care for orphaned babies

luxury family trip philanthropic volunteering

A dedicated local Doctor, together with a few supporters, run a Foundation for HIV/AIDS babies. Born to HIV/AIDS parents who have passed away these little souls are cared for in a local orphanage, one of the few prepared to take HIV/AIDS babies into care, for fear of transmission.

    Mostly born to mothers who were unaware of the disease until the fathers died of it, after fraternizing with sex workers, the babies and children are put onto a strict medical regime which must be kept up without missing a single dose or even being a little later than the scheduled time for medication.
    You can help care for these precious babies: feeding them, interacting with them, dressing them, and otherwise assisting the regular caregivers.

Accommodation in Ubud

meaningful luxury travel Ubud Indonesia

Showing off the best of Ubud, this villa resort is ‘nature inspired’, designed to show off the sunrises, rice fields and panorama of the locality. The villas are wooden with grass roofing, so feel suitably organic, though modern amenities are of course prevalent. The spa offers Balinese massage and there’s a yoga class to help […]

meaningful luxury travel Ubud Indonesia

Expert guides are on hand to take you out to discover the culture that surrounds this Ubud resort. It’s good to come back to this contemporary Asian collection of 29 rooms and suites, though, especially if there’s still time in the day for a dip in the infinity-edged pools. Farm-fresh vegetables and local produce make […]

eco-luxury travel Maya Ubud

This resort almost defines tropical charm, surrounded by the Petanu River and the green shoots of the Peliatan rice fields. 108 thatched roofs poke out between the exotic foliage, the complex architecture a tribute to modern Balinese aesthetics. There are sophisticated local and international dining options and even an outdoor theatre space for some light […]

eco-luxury travel Glamping Sandat

The Sandat offers a combination of traditional Balinese villas and luxurious tents, filled with Italian designer touches. There are five luxury tents and three villas that each accommodate up to 2 adults and + 2 children. With private pools, delicious food and proximity to the cultural center of Ubud, this is an amazing destination to […]

meaningful luxury travel Ubud Indonesia

Entry to Sayan is healing in itself. Walk over the wooden bridge suspended high among coconut groves and banyan trees and you’ve crossed to another reality. Gardens, including rice paddies, in this luxe village are perfectly manicured. In 2013 there was a makeover of its 18 suites and 42 villas, some on the edge of […]

philanthropic travel Five Elements

Five Elements is a healing center in Ubud founded upon Balinese traditions. Situated on the Ayung River, Five Elements offers Balinese Therapies and is an ideal place to relax and rejuvenate. Each suite features an open veranda exposed to the river, and a private bamboo enclosure housing a large open-air bathtub hewn from a stone […]

responsible luxury travel The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah

The former retreat of noted art collector Hendra Hadiprana has been developed into 20 high class villas, set amid the quiet highlands just outside Ubud. The panorama of rice fields is only broken by the beauty of Mount Agung, and the five hectare property has everything including its own amphitheatre. Authentic Balinese cuisine can be […]

responsible luxury travel Bambu Indah

Bambu Indah is a radically distinctive boutique hotel in Ubud, carefully curated by designers and long term residents of Bali, John and Cynthia Hardy. In 2005, eleven antique Javanese bridal homes were brought to Bali, restored, and decorated with the finest details. Now, Bambu Indah is available to you and is great if you are […]

responsible luxury travel Amandari

Perched on an escarpment high above the winding Ayung River gorge with views of rice paddies, this resort follows the design of a traditional Balinese village. Pebbled walkways link the freestanding thatched-roof suites, each of which has its own walled garden with outdoor tubs, and the interiors are furnished in teak and marble. Amandari provides […]

responsible luxury travel Alila Ubud

Enjoy a birds-eye view of the beautiful Ayung River valley, high in the splendid foothills neighboring a traditional hill village. There are gardens and courtyards to meander through, and 56 two-storey rooms and villas to relax in. The Terrace Tree Villas are superb, with incredible views down the valley. You can borrow bicycles to tour […]

Ubud

The cultural center of Bali, and home to most of the country’s museums and galleries. The Balinese royal family have their home in this very traditional-looking town in the cool foothills of central Bali. The surrounding paddies inspire an artistic crowd, and you can see arts and crafts everywhere. As well as markets and traditional dance displays, you can head out to Ubud Monkey Forest and meet the mischievous neighbors.