The Viceroy Bali is a very, very nice resort near Ubud and I am tempted to give it a 5-star rating... but as a solo traveler I must give it 4 stars. This is a very romantic honeymoon resort on a safe, private compound. Even the lowest-tier Garden Villas are absolutely stunning. The dining at Cascades Restaurant is superb. The staff is friendly and attentive. But they're just not quite sure what to do with a solo traveler. Perhaps this could be a future opportunity for the Viceroy? A mixer promotion for like-minded single travelers? I would return for that.
The town of Ubud can be rather hectic and although it is definitely worth seeing, it is nice to return to the quiet and luxurious calm of the Viceroy at the end of the day. There is nothing wrong with sitting by the pool all day, either. I enjoyed that one day, writing in my journal and sipping cocktails.
The dining is really a highlight. The executive chef (a Belgian fellow) has really honed his craft. Whether you choose the Indonesian sampler, the Degustation menu, or individual entrees, you are in for a real treat.
It's hard to imagine that there is a nicer resort than the Viceroy in Ubud. If you are a couple looking for a romantic getaway, look no further.More