In true Aman form, this luxurious hideaway displays an unwavering commitment to seclusion and romance from its perch high above the Ayung River gorge on the outskirts of Ubud. The resort is a re-imagined Balinese village, where pebbled walkways meander along 30 freestanding suites. The interiors are all coconut wood and teak, topped by thatched roofs lined with strands of alang-alang, lending a rustic perfume to the rooms. Whether you're indulging in a massage overlooking a lily pond; hiking along steep, rice terraces in nearby Ceking; or being serenaded by the nightly, poolside gamelan performers, it's clear this Indonesian retreat is rich in both natural and cultural treasures.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.