This 30-suite sanctuary resides in central Bali near the artist community of Ubud, amid rice terraces above the dramatic Ayung River. The property has been designed to reflect a traditional village, while at the same time offering such resort pleasures as a luxurious spa, pool and tennis court. Each of the freestanding thatch-roofed suites is its own retreat; all come with courtyard gardens, and many include private plunge pools. For the ultimate in privacy, guests can stay in the 1,500-square-meter Amandari Villa compound, complete with five separate pavilions containing bedrooms, living space, a dining room, a kitchen and a two-tiered swimming pool. Relaxation here comes in many forms, including private classes with the resident yoga teacher.