The Purist VIllas & Spa is built 15 years ago, on a piece of land of over one hectare. We, Yvonne Hulst and Alberto Cortes, were instantly in love, as we could live there already in an old wooden house from Timor, with an outside toilet and and a cold shower. When we seriously started the project we were therefor focused to combine modern and luxury hospitality in an ethnic chic environment, Our wish was to group together the modern Asian architecture with some old wooden houses, which we started to source in Java and Timor island. Together with the fantastic help of the Dutch architect Joost van Grieken, The Purist is since all these years our dream place.
The latest addition in Bali is The Purist Beach, as we are not only in love with what’s left of the traditional village life with all its ceremonies in Bali/ Ubud, Living at the coast of Ibiza, we simply also cannot resist the sound and view of the sea with its fabulous sunsets of Nusa Ceningan.
Going to that tiny island, 30 minutes fast boat from Sanur, is as going from the green into the blue. And we thought our guests would love that experience too?
20 Years ago, we felt that same tension of love for different cultures in Marrakech. This ancient architecture of the Mendina, a hundreds of years old centre with small alleys and with its local craftsmen, was such an adventure, that we immediately went on a mission. We found 3 old Ryads with the possibility to connect, and after 3 years of restoration we opened boutique hotel Ryad Dyor.
Our family owned collective has gone from strength to strength as last year we have added: Gare du Nord, a small 9 suites hotel in the Nord of Ibiza. Together with the 10 years old, The Giri Residence also in the Nord, and the growing collection of pool villas under the name of Esvedrabayvillas at the South West coast of Ibiza, and with Ksar Living as shop and office, we have formed in Ibiza, THE GIRI VILLAS AND HOTELS.
A warm welcome is part of The Purist Villas and Spa philosophy. When you arrive in the Ubud luxury retreat of Bali, you will be ushered into our lovely reception area
Our English-speaking staff are local people, each carefully chosen to deliver faultless service, with attention to detail and genuine warmth. The Balinese are renowned for their generous spirit and kind-hearted nature.
Whether you’re planning a romantic holiday or a gathering of friends, the private villas in Ubud at The Purist Villas and Spa will make you feel instantly at home in our Bali boutique resort.
The Purist Villas and Spa luxury resort in Ubud embodies the ancient Hindu beliefs of balance, harmony, and purity of spirit; to this, we add a deep respect for the natural environment.
Yvonne Hulst and Alberto Cortes have worked closely with architect Joost van Grieken to create a truly spectacular experience; a tasteful, beautiful Bali retreat, designed in harmony with its landscape.
Our wish is to connect our guests with Bali’s many spiritual and artistic traditions. That’s why we’ve furnished the Purist Villas with only the most beautiful and authentic artifacts that we’ve slowly accumulated on our travels among the Indonesian islands.