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Uma Kalai

Uma Kalai

Ubud, Indonesia

Situated on the periphery of Ubud, in the village of Sayan, Uma Kalai offers guests intimate hospitality in undisputedly picturesque surroundings. With only six rooms and villas, the property has service at its heart with each staff member unwavering in their attention to detail.

The central public area houses a unique lounge and the hotel's only restaurant, Amma — here guests can relax and enjoy the endless views of the surrounding countryside and volcanic backdrop on a clear day. At Amma, you can expect a fusion of local and Italian cuisine served alongside a selection of locally sourced vegetables and fresh juices. The restaurant is also home to a small bar serving an array of cocktails, local beer, and barista style coffee.

Guests can also utilise the spectacular infinity pool, small gym or indulge with a Santi spa treatment. Shuttles into nearby Ubud are available for a small fee.


A unique and intimate accommodation option with striking views over the surrounding countryside.

OUR RATING: First Class

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The six rooms and villas at the estate offer large and airy bedrooms, dressing rooms and indoor/outdoor bathroom facilities. Some rooms come with a large terrace or their own plunge pool, ideal for hiding away and switching off in tranquil surroundings.


Located in Sayan on the outskirts of Ubud, Uma Kalai is tucked away down an unassuming side street, but benefits from outstanding panoramic views and is only a short shuttle transfer away from the centre of town.

Food and drink

Amma Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. A selection of local and regional favourites are available and are prepared using the freshest ingredients. Guests can choose to dine in the privacy of their villa, on the terrace, or in the restaurant itself. Ubud, also has a comprehensive choice of dining options available and is just a short drive away.

Tour ideas in Ubud

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Uma Kalai as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can't be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area's inhabitants.

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      Cycling the paddy fields around Jatiluwih, Indonesia

      Cycling at Jatiluwih rice terraces

      Cycling at Jatiluwih rice terraces

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