Capella Ubud, Bali

Minimalism might be in, but superstar interior designer Bill Bensley has no qualms about turning up the décor to maximum at Capella Ubud, Bali. Sloped on a jungle ravine in Bali's cultural and creative heart, the luxury tented lodge is a wacky window into a bygone era. Bensley is the mastermind behind this contemporary early settlers’ camp, which features 23 Dutch-colonial-inspired tents decorated to a theme. Discover traditional Balinese baking utensils adorning the Baker's Tent and film paraphernalia in the Photographer's lodgings.

There's a real sense of playfulness about this property, from the 30-meter-long above-ground rainforest pool to the branded sidecar at the entrance. But it also feels exceptionally private. Each tent has a large terrace with daybed, private saltwater plunge pool and indoor and outdoor showers for nature bathing. And with a rotation of jungle-inspired guided group yoga and fitness classes on offer, there’s plenty to do outside of your tent as well.

The Rooms

You won't have to sacrifice comforts in the tents, which come equipped with Wi-Fi access. The in-room refreshment trunk is stocked with complimentary beverages and housemade snacks, including cookies. A 24-hour personal assistant is assigned to each tent and he carries a walking staff to help guests manage the terrain at the luxury camp.

The Restaurants

There's no room for fussy eaters at the 16-seat, omakase-style Api Jiwa. The Asian barbecue dining experience unfolds over 10 inventive courses and includes drinks pairings, such as coconut drink. Room service is a highlight, with meals carried to the tent in tiffin boxes and presented by your personal assistant on the private terrace. Breakfast is a sun-soaked affair in split-level tented dining room Mad's Lange. Choose from charcuterie, cheese, pastries and Balinese-inspired daily specials.