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By Elite Traveler | January 13 2020
Situated in the heart of the Balinese rain forest, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve enhances the surrounding natural beauty through its use of locally sourced materials and its incredible indoor-outdoor spaces that overlook the nearby river, rice paddies and verdant hills. There’s a nod to the local culture at every turn, including common areas inspired by Balinese temples. Feel at one with the local flora and fauna when you stay in the sprawling Mandapa Three-bedroom Pool Villa, which covers 21,530 sq ft, but somehow manages to still feel intimate. Most enchanting are views of the rain forest and Ayung River, seen from the many private terraces within the villa and the 1,851-sq-ft pool. The decor is a contemporary Balinese style with traditional artwork in each bedroom, the spacious living area and full kitchen.