Uma, you did it again.
Since we stayed 6 days this time, I will spend a bit more time writing this review in detail. It is not my first time at UMA, and it will also definitely not be my last since I love this place which I call ‘’My Balinese Home Away from Home’’ !
Overall this stay was ''picture perfect'' for us. We had great weather in the rainy season, and we stayed again at UMA. From the moment we arrived until the somewhat sad moment that we got in the car going to the airport, we had the Best Time Ever.
The resort itself is quiet; the entire garden of UMA is what I call 'jungle style', lots of plants, trees and nice flowers everywhere. Super Landscaping in my opinion!
Then the rooms we stayed in: for a few nights we had the luxury of a private pool (UMA Pool Suite), wow, fantastic!! We then moved to a Terrace room, also very very nice with a view of the valley in front! Try waking up early, get onto your terrace around 530-6am and you can see the early morning ‘clouds’ in the valley and hear the birds chirping in the trees. There’s nothing better than that.
The resort restaurant Kemiri deserves to be listed everywhere in the top of good restaurants, I can recommend it to anyone either staying at the hotel or as an outside guest. Whether you choose a light salad with raw tuna or the corn cakes as appetizer, everything is simply delicious. One evening as main courses we had the Red Snapper and myself the Wagyu Beef Rendang style, and again wow, as a gourmand I can assure you that if you love good food, you will love these dishes !! Combine it with a nice glass of Wine and I say, ‘’Could You Ask for Anything More?’’.
Breakfast at Kemiri deserves another special mentioning, it is simply the best breakfast I’ve ever had anywhere during any of my trips! A La Carte Breakfast, try the Bircher Muesli, then the Bread and Pastry Basket (with homemade jam and honey) accompanied by a Special of the Day Juice (a healthy and tasty mixture of fruits, fantastic) and a coffee to your liking! What a Difference this Breakfast Makes! What a Way to Start your Day!
Needless to say after all this eating we also ‘hit’ the UMA Gym every day to burn some calories again! Not too big but good solid Life Fitness equipment and enough free weights for everyone to enjoy a good workout! If you don’t want to use the gym, the UMA pool is also ideal to do some laps, it’s a big and very nice pool. For Yoga lovers there is a class I believe but I have not tried that yet.
The resort Staff is simply the Best, a Place ‘’where everybody knows your name’’. So friendly, accommodating and attentive, really I cannot say anything else but Congratulations to All Staff! You’re the Best! They make you feel like you’re at home and the service comes with a smile!
I hope I have given a bit of insight into UMA, try it, see if you like it. We liked it for sure, and will be back for more! UMA, it keeps getting better and better !!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
November 16, 2012
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Your review says it all!
All I can say to complement what you've written is that it is always a sincere pleasure to welcome you back to Uma. Of course, we're delighted that you enjoy what we do so much!
Thank you for writing about so many of the details of Uma, and for encouraging others to try what clearly is a special place for you. We'll do our utmost to keep it that way and continue to welcome you back, Uma style.
Safe travels to you both, and genuine thanks, again.
With warmest regards
Marc Lacoste & the entire Uma Team
(Guest Services Manager)
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