Kayumanis Private Villa & Spa, Ubud, Bali…

Following a hectic few months of work, family and friends from overseas visiting (which culminated in our fantastic wedding day in the Yarra Valley), Melinda and I decided to opt for a relaxing holiday in Bali for our honeymoon. Normally we favour travelling around a new country, sightseeing, photographing, climbing and generally immersing ourselves in the local culture. Instead we chose to stay at a private villa in the cooler mountain region of Ubud for 5 nights, and then head down to the beach and spend 9 nights in another private villa in Seminyak.

Looking for privacy coupled with a little luxury, we decided on the Kayumanis Private Villa and Spa in Ubud to recharge our batteries at the start of our trip. Naturally as an architectural photographer I could not resist the temptation to capture the beauty of our surroundings, both at the villa and the local area, particularly the famous rice paddies which surround the town…

Panoramic image of the rice paddy's just outside Ubud... © Michael Evans Photographer 2014 - www.michaelevansphotographer 2014
This multi-row panoramic image of the rice paddies outside Ubud features stunning detail; my only regret being the grey rainy day we chose to visit. I would have preferred an even stormier sky, but it was not to be… © Michael Evans Photographer 2014

The villa itself was indeed comfortable and incredibly relaxing in a quite area about 10 minutes drive from the town; fortunately Kayumanis also offered a very good, reliable complimentary taxi service. The overall service we received was quite spot on in fact, attentive and professional without being intrusive. I personally would definitely return to Ubud, and to Kayumanis Villas, albeit for a shorter break which I would then combine with more activities…I don’t do sitting around too well, and although it was nice for both of us to catch up on our reading, by the end of the holiday we were both looking forward to our next adventure trip!

Throughout our time in Bali, we found the food to be of a consistently high standard and coupled with the relative inactivity (by my standards) I am sure I came back to Australia a good few Kg’s heavier..!

Kayumanis Villa and Spa, Ubud, Bali...© Michael Evans Photographer 2014 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Looking out over the tropical forest over breakfast… © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Dusk image of the Meranti Villa Pool, Kayumanis, Ubud...© Michael Evans Photographer 2014 - www.michaelevansphotographer 2014
The pool and outdoor area at our villa ‘Meranti’… © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Kayumanis Villa and Spa, Ubud, Bali...© Michael Evans Photographer 2014 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Walkway at night; so peaceful and relaxing… © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Kayumanis Villa and Spa, Ubud, Bali...© Michael Evans Photographer 2014 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
The communal pool area at Kayumanis Ubud… © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Kayumanis Villa and Spa, Ubud, Bali...© Michael Evans Photographer 2014 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Reflected clouds at the pool area… © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Kayumanis Villa and Spa, Ubud, Bali...© Michael Evans Photographer 2014 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Bridge leading to the pool and spa area… © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Kayumanis Villa and Spa, Ubud, Bali...© Michael Evans Photographer 2014 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Bali style… © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Kayumanis Villa and Spa, Ubud, Bali...© Michael Evans Photographer 2014 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Melinda’s breakfast pancakes… © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Kayumanis Villa and Spa, Ubud, Bali...© Michael Evans Photographer 2014 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
More shallow depth of field fun… © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Kayumanis Villa and Spa, Ubud, Bali...© Michael Evans Photographer 2014 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
The dining area overlooking a stunning tropical forest at dusk… © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Kayumanis Villa and Spa, Ubud, Bali...© Michael Evans Photographer 2014 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
A daytime pool image… © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Kayumanis Villa and Spa, Ubud, Bali...© Michael Evans Photographer 2014 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Two images stitched together, along with multiple exposure blends; the walkway during the day… © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Kayumanis Villa and Spa, Ubud, Bali...© Michael Evans Photographer 2014 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Our bath leading to the outdoor shower at Kayumanis, Ubud… © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Kayumanis Villa and Spa, Ubud, Bali...© Michael Evans Photographer 2014 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Footwear for the 5 nights… © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Kayumanis Villa and Spa, Ubud, Bali...© Michael Evans Photographer 2014 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Very civilized afternoon tea… © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Kayumanis Villa and Spa, Ubud, Bali...© Michael Evans Photographer 2014 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
These stunning plants are found all over the Kayumanis villas and common walkways… © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Kayumanis Villa and Spa, Ubud, Bali...© Michael Evans Photographer 2014 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Our honeymoon cake… © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Kayumanis Villa and Spa, Ubud, Bali...© Michael Evans Photographer 2014 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
View of the dining area during the day… © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Kayumanis Villa and Spa, Ubud, Bali...© Michael Evans Photographer 2014 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Taken with the 85mmf1.2 at 1.8… © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Kayumanis Villa and Spa, Ubud, Bali...© Michael Evans Photographer 2014 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Like many photographers, I love the bokeh of the 50mm f1.2 when used at maximum aperture… © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Kayumanis Villa and Spa, Ubud, Bali...© Michael Evans Photographer 2014 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
The fabulous outdoor shower – adds a new dimension to watching the insects flit past while shaving… © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Kayumanis Villa and Spa, Ubud, Bali...© Michael Evans Photographer 2014 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
As I shoot a great deal of architecture in my professional life, whereby I am generally looking to get an extended depth of field, I sometimes have to remind myself to have fun with my lenses wide open… © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Kayumanis Villa and Spa, Ubud, Bali...© Michael Evans Photographer 2014 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Secluded walkways at Kayumanis… © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Kayumanis Villa and Spa, Ubud, Bali...© Michael Evans Photographer 2014 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
More fun at f1.2… © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Kayumanis Villa and Spa, Ubud...© Michael Evans Photographer 2014 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
© Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Rose petals in the bath, Kayumanis Private Villa and Spa, Bali - © Michael Evans Photographer 2014 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Rose petals in the bath, Kayumanis Private Villa and Spa, Bali – © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Kayumanis Villa and Spa, Ubud...© Michael Evans Photographer 2014 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Photographing these orchids at f1.2 has given them an almost ethereal feel…© Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Kayumanis Villa and Spa, Ubud...© Michael Evans Photographer 2014 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Decisions, decisions…the Spa offered the best massages that we had in Bali…© Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Kayumanis Villa and Spa, Ubud...© Michael Evans Photographer 2014 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Welcome drink at the Spa, and a welcome cool towel © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Kayumanis Villa and Spa, Ubud...© Michael Evans Photographer 2014 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Stimulating the senses at the Spa…© Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Kayumanis Villa and Spa, Ubud...© Michael Evans Photographer 2014 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Getting a night time tan… © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Kayumanis Villa and Spa, Ubud...© Michael Evans Photographer 2014 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Elephant door handle, Kayumanis © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Kayumanis Villa and Spa, Ubud...© Michael Evans Photographer 2014 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
I cannot seem to resist the fry up option, no matter how hard I try…! © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Kayumanis Villa and Spa, Ubud...© Michael Evans Photographer 2014 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
What I should have been eating, without the second plate! © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Kayumanis Villa and Spa, Ubud...© Michael Evans Photographer 2014 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
© Michael Evans Photographer 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Kayumanis Private Villa & Spa, Ubud, Bali…

    1. Hi Deanna, thank you so much for your kind comment – I love your blog also, particularly the way you write and experience so much with your feelings (or so it seems to me). Being a visual person, I tend to put my images online, but do not discuss the senses in the same way that you do; I like your style!

      As for traveling alone, it can be good in that you have ultimate freedom to photograph whenever and wherever you wish to with only yourself to consider. However, part of the joy in life is also in sharing those experiences with another… Difficult I know, but both have their advantages and disadvantages… Looking forward to reading about your next adventures! Best regards,

      Michael

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