Four Seasons Sayan is just minutes from the centre of Ubud, the cultural heart of Bali. Hidden amongst the working rice paddies and jungle beside the Ayung River, this hotel is the perfect retreat for a family getaway.
Conveniently located on the outskirts of Ubud in the quieter village of Sayan, at the Four Seasons you can truly escape the hustle and bustle of the nearby bohemian town and instead relax with the sound of the river as your background music.
Make sure to try plenty of Balinese and Indonesian dishes at Agung Terrace, where nasi goreng, traditional spiced pork belly, and grilled red snapper all feature on the extensive menu.
After a busy day of exploring Ubud’s rice fields and temple complexes, return to Sayan and unwind at the spa with a warm Abhyanga-style massage or a blissful rose and sandalwood facial.
If you’re looking for an added level of privacy, look no further than the sumptuous Pool Villas which, as the name suggests, boast a very tempting plunge pool.
The Four Seasons Sayan is a tranquil retreat tucked away amongst the lush jungle greenery on the banks of the Ayung River, that flows through a river valley in the heart of Ubud. Arriving at tree-level, you make your way across a wooden footbridge to the huge circular lotus pond that seems to float, suspended above the canopy.
You make your way down to the lobby and are immediately confronted with the arresting views of the lush valley and surrounding working rice paddies. The 60 rooms and suites are dotted amongst the grounds, built from local timber and thatched Alang-Alang roofs. Rooms vary from Suite for two tucked in the jungle to the capacious Two Bedroom River View Villas or the Royal Villa, with incredible views of the tumbling Ayung River and lush green surrounds.
The Balinese-style spa is the perfect escape after a long day of exploring the volcanoes and jungle that surround you, particularly special is the traditional Balinese massage.
When to visit
Perhaps one of the most spectacular (if quirky) arrival experiences of any hotel in the world!
Located on the banks of the Ayung River, around 10 minutes from the heart of Ubud.
17-hour international flight (with one change in Singapore) to Denpasar Ngurah Rai Airport. Four Seasons Sayan is an hour's drive from the international airport.
A Journey through Picturesque Central Bali
Visit some of Bali's most impressive holy temples and stunning UNESCO recognised rice terraces on this journey to Taman Ayun temple complex, Candi Kuning, Ulun Danu Temple and the rice terraces at Jatiluwih.
Ayung White Water Rafting
Enjoy an exhilarating experience white-water rafting down the Ayung River. With a backdrop of the black and glistening gorge walls rising high on either side, explore another side of Bali: nature uninterrupted.
Bali Street Food Tour
From exotic fruits to exquisite beef rendang, fish fresh from the ocean to regional delicacies, a tour of Denpasar’s street food stalls is a chance to uncover the cultural nuances of the country while enjoying the flavours of its famed cuisines.
Batur's youngest crater - Volcano cooking
Spend an afternoon walking through the luna-esque landscape of Mount Batur from previous eruptions and experience panoramic views of the volcano's caldera. Discover craters and multi coloured minerals as your meal is prepared using a steam vent oven.
Denpasar Street Food Tour with an Expert
Enjoy a foodie experience like no other during this street food tour through Denpasar. Meet with a food expert who will guide you through the different culinary delights of Indonesia.
Exotic Bali by Volkswagen Convertible
Explore Bali's temples and surrounding landscape in a Volkswagen convertible. Take your classic car to Pura Kehan and Gunung Kawi Sebatu temple complexes near Bangli town and bamboo enshrouded Penglipuran and on to arts and crafts villages near Ubud.
Explore the Charms of Northern Bali
Take a day to explore northern Bali, taking in the central highlands, the famous market at Candi Kuning, Ulun Danu temple, the sacred hot springs at Banjar, Lovina town for lunch and the former Dutch capital, Singaraja before visiting Gitgit waterfall.
Four Seasons Sayan - White Water Rafting
A Four Seasons' favourite, embark on an adventure down the Ayung River with this guided rafting experience. This three-hour activity is fun for all the family, bookable for up to six people.
Kintamani and Monkey Forest Tour
In addition to the Ubud Monkey Forest, this trip takes in Hindu temples, volcanic scenes and traditional Balinese arts. Your day will begin with a Barong dance performance and include three craft villages, Gunung Kawi temple and the "elephant cave".
Kintamani Besakih Tour
Visit the Mother Temple of Bali and witness some of the region's best views on this full day trip of temple culture and traditional arts and crafts. See examples of batik, wood carving and the work of silver and gold-smiths.
R.O.L.E Charitable Experience
Spend half a day with Rivers, Oceans, Lands and Ecology (R.O.L.E) Foundation, which is based in southern Bali. This environmental organisation educates local people on environmental awareness as well as women's empowerment.
Spirit of Belimbing
Visit one of Bali's most remote areas and explore on a 7km trek through rice paddies and plantations. Find the hidden and sacred Benben Waterfall and then at 4pm you will be dressed in Balinese national dress and taken to a jungle temple.
Sunrise over Mount Batur
Experience incredible views from the summit of Mount Batur as the sun rises. Have breakfast before your descent and visit three younger craters with evidence of lava flow and finally enjoy a soothing dip in Toya Bungkah hot springs.
Traditional Bali and Natural Wonders
Discover a traditional Bali as you spend the day exploring farming villages, an 11th century temple complex guarded by a mythical dragon, Penglipuran village concluding with a visit to Kintamani which boasts views of the active volcano, Mount Batur.
Ubud - Local Encounters on the Blessing Trail
During this spiritual experience, meet with The Brahams, holy people who are members of the caste of the priests. Learn about their traditions, religious customs and everyday life as they welcome you into their home.
Visit Bali's Central Highlands & Tanah Lot at Sunset
Travel through Bedugal's central highlands and past Lake Beratan on this full day adventure across Bali. Witness awe-inspiring views of Lake Buyan and Lake Tamblingan before arriving at spectacular Tanah Lot in time for an unforgettable sunset.