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New Luxury River Resort To Open In Bali’s Ubud In 2025

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Ubud is best known for its verdant tropical jungles and vast expanses of rice terraces.

While hotels located in the heart of Ubud are surrounded by oasis gardens, resorts located just outside the arts and cultural capital often offer riverside views and total seclusion from the world. 

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In 2025, Ubud is set to welcome a new river resort to the family. The highly regarded Sudamala Hotel Group has laid the first stone for their first property in the Bali heartlands.

The group already have stunning resorts in Sanur, and the Amed Lodge too. The company has established luxury retreat in Senggigi, Komodo and Seraya too.

Introducing a resort in Ubud is a smart and natural next step for Sudamala.

With the three properties in Bali and three properties scattered around the Indonesian archipelago, guests can book with one hotel family and be looked after seamlessly from start to finish, no matter where their adventures take them.

Speaking at the laying of the first stone ceremony, the CEO of Sudamala Resorts, Ben Subrata, explained “We are targeting completion in 2025.”

Subarta revealed, “Ubud plays a critical role in the tourism industry. Resorts are an indispensable element of travel needs. Ubud is rich in traditions, culture, and natural beauty, which attract both local and international tourists.”

He added, “The infrastructure development and economic growth carried out by the Gianyar Regency government have encouraged us at Sudamala Resorts Group, which has been successful in Sanur, Amed, Senggigi – Lombok, Labuan Bajo & Seraya – Flores, to contribute to the progress of tourism in Ubud.”

“The preservation of nature and scenic beauty are our reasons for expanding our business, particularly in the hospitality and tourism industry in Ubud.”

The COO of the Sudamala Resorts Group, Ricky Putra, and that the Sudamala Ubud will be a small, luxury, boutique hotel, noting “The thing that is sustainable and the strongest is promoting local experience. Tourists now don’t want to stay in one place, they tend to wander around.”

“Moving to islands or destinations. We will collaborate on package concepts. So it’s like one-stop shopping. We will offer it.”

Putra went on to explain, “We have echoed the local strategy of sustainable culture and wellness. And we have implemented it, such as in the room there is no plastic, including all wooden toothbrushes.”

“This is a contribution from small steps and provides sustainability in the future. Sorting waste and so on.”


The Commercial Director of Sudamala Resorts, Tjokorda Bagus Ariwiryawan, was also in attendance. He shared, “I am confident and believe that the presence of Sudamala Resort in Ubud will have a positive impact on the local community by providing much-needed job opportunities for the local sons and daughters,”

The Sudamala Ubud will feature 46 rooms, a luxury spa, a swimming pool, and an in-house restaurant. The resort will cover 5,074 square meters.

The resort will be located just off Jalan Suweta, just meters from the Puri Lagon Ubud and the Kajeng Rice Terraces.

While offering river views, peace and quiet, the Sudamala Ubud Resort is just a 5-minute drive from Ubud Palace in the heart of the resort town. 


Sudamala’s Amed Lodge offers a range of ocean-view cottages on the eastern edge of the island. Featuring classic Balinese and Indonesian wooden architecture and the utmost attention to detail, the Amed Lodge is a dreamy coastal retreat. 


For a coastal getaway a little closer to Bali’s leading attractions, Bali lovers would be wise to explore the Sudamala Resort, Sanur.

With the charm of a Balinese village and the design, inspiration sought from around the archipelago, the Sudamala Resort Sanur offers rooms with both garden vistas and ocean panoramas.

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