Tanah Gajah Ubud Goes Back to Family Roots
Bali, Indonesia, May 28, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / A former family holiday home that is now a boutique resort is honoring its roots with a family package that ensures children and adults alike get the most out of their tropical getaway. From a private family photo session, set amid lush rice paddies, abundant green space and the fascinating stone sculptures of Tanah Gajah Ubud’s grounds to exploring the Ubud area in a sunflower yellow vintage VW safari wagon, ‘The Art of Family Fun’ pairs novel elements with essential inclusions that lighten the planning load for parents.
“When crafting this package we wanted to offer unique local elements that provided the backdrop for lasting memories,” said Deasy Swandarini, general manager of Tanah Gajah, a Resort by Hadiprana. “But more than that we wanted to include other offerings that made the trip easier for parents – especially when it came to food.”
Dining opportunities are plentiful in the three-night package. There’s a family picnic, a bento-box lunch with western or Indonesian dishes served picnic-style overlooking the rice paddy fields; as well as an intimate Balinese lunch at Tanah Gajah Ubud’s sister property, Dua Dari, a Residence by Hadiprana. Guests are also offered each day: a la carte breakfast, seasonal fresh fruit served in villa, afternoon tea at Panen Padi lounge, sunset cocktails (or mocktails or fresh juice for the little ones) at The Tempayan, and a complimentary mini-bar inclusive of alcohol refreshed daily.
A family spa experience is part of the stay with parents being treated to 60-minute Balinese massages while children under 12 are pampered with an organic face mask or a kids manicure.
A half day tour by vintage wagon ensures no tired feet and allows guests to take in local Ubud sites at a family-friendly pace. Just as the children are getting hungry the tour concludes at Dua Dari for lunch, which is located in the jungle and is replete with mythical statues.
The package’s private photo session at Tanah Gajah Ubud gives guests the choice to dress in traditional Balinese clothing, if they wish, and after the 30-45-minute session the family will receive 10 digital prints.
‘The Art of Family Fun’ includes a stay in a Two-Bedroom Club Family Pool Villa, with an outdoor terrazzo bath and a seven-meter private plunge pool. The spacious abode comes in at 210-square-meters. A butler service for the villa ensures all family members’ needs are met.
Families can also enjoy daily laundry service of up to 12 pieces per villa per day (excluding dry cleaning), a car service to/from Ubud Centre with a private car from 8am to 6pm, yoga classes as per the schedule, access to wellness facilities (including two swimming pools), and a guided rice paddy trek along the rice fields and to a neighboring village.
The resort has a host of other activities families can book, including the island’s only hot air balloon ride, which climbs 50 meters above the rice fields and drinks in views of Mt. Agung in the distance. Last year the resort opened a family art room, filled with art supplies from water colors to coloring books that introduce Balinese culture. The property’s founder was an avid art collector and supporter of the arts in Indonesia.
The spacious resort features twenty individual villas that are spread out over six hectares, ensuring families have plenty of space to explore and enjoy.
“This property was first built by Hendra Hadiprana to bring the Hadiprana family together on holiday,” added Swandarini. “We hope families can create just as many happy memories here as the Hadipranas did and that the legacy behind Tanah Gajah’s creation continues on.”
The package is available till December 23, 2023 and prices start at USD 3,432 nett for a family of up to four people (2 adults, 2 children) for three nights.