Your Tent In the Balinese Rainforest Comes with A/C

Along With Pools, an Asian BBQ Spot and Helicopter Rides To the Beach

By Eric Twardzik ·

Welcome to the Jungle.

We mean that less in the Axl Rose sense, and more in the "air-conditioned tent with a saltwater pool and personal assistants" sense.

That's the basic lay of the land over at Capella Ubud, a new collection of 22 tents and exactly one cabin in the middle of a Balinese rainforest, with precisely all the amenities and extras you never really thought could be procurable when deep in such an environment.

We refuse, under any circumstances, to use the word "glamping." But when your accommodations consist of a temperature-controlled tent complete with its own pool, outdoor deck and Victorian-looking furniture (up to and including the steamer trunks and four-poster beds you see in this slideshow), it's hard not to. Let's just say "extremely fancy camping" and leave it at that.

Other notables in that vein: you're getting access to an on-site spa and wellness center, a 30-meter outdoor rainforest pool and an "officer's tent" for morning coffee and evening tipples. 

When you want to go big, there's Mads Lange, the upscale, on-site restaurant inside of—what else—a tent. And if that's too feeling too refined, you'll join the 10-seat Asian barbecue joint dubbed Api Jawa.

As much as you love tents, there may come a day when you want to venture outside the camp. And when that time comes, allow your personal assistant to arrange a visit to a sacred local temple or night market. Or perhaps a private beach reached only  by helicopter. 

Which is how you know it's private.

Eric Twardzik

Eric Twardzik is often misidentified as a Dane. Embroidered pants and green Chartreuse are the two things that get him out of bed every morning.

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