The Purist Villas & Spa is located just behind a rustic Balinese village, Kutuh Kaje, where you can still see all aspects of traditional rural life, including daily offerings, traditional dances and music. It is just a short walk from Ubud, the spiritual and artistic centre of Bali.
Founded by a Hindu priest from Java in the 8th century, its name derives from the ancient Balinese word for medicine, Ubad. These days, Ubud has something for everyone, including museums, art galleries, a traditional market and white-water rafting. Many award-winning chefs are based here, so there are plenty of top-quality restaurants, and also spas, yoga retreats and well-being centres. Just 10 minutes’ walk from The Purist Villas and Spa there is a fitness centre.