A place without pressure, without judgment, without pretense. A place where the experience is genuine : mindful, generous, attentive service, surrounded by handcrafted objects and handpicked artifacts, set in a peaceful, private enclave. A place to unwind and reset. A place just far enough off the beaten path - yet just steps away from all that is incredibly, uniquely Uluwatu.
THE ASA MAIA EXPERIENCE
A member of the family.
From the centuries-old stone to the painstakingly restored buildings, to the Indonesian art and artifacts adorning the property to the attentive service - all is truly, remarkably, humanly real. You will be taken care of as a member of The Asa Maia family, served expertly prepared and exquisitely plated food, pampered and treated by practitioners of the healing arts, accompanied on breathtaking bespoke excursions, enthralled at sundown by Indonesian lore and legend masterfully told...Experience The Asa Maia.
As the adage goes, form follows function. In this case, The Asa Maia’s function is to provide guests with a heightened degree of comfort, beauty, privacy and service. The Asa Maia was designed expressly to fulfill those objectives : an intimate property, with 10 guest suites arrayed around an airy central pavilion. The central court features a vast outdoor dining area overlooking the salt-water pool. A footpath leads guests to a dramatic, rock-hewn fire pit surrounded by sculptural limestone seating slabs. The main building houses the Spa, a library, a boutique, a gym, a consultation room, and a spacious yoga Shala on the upper level. Antiques, original artworks, reclaimed Belgian Bluestone, reclaimed teak wood & iron wood all combine to create a sense of timeless authenticity, set in a superb architectural framework.
What to expect.
Stone-accented tropical landscaping.Wood footpaths.Gathering area / firepit.Spacious stone-clad, salt-water pool.Open air lounge area.
Reverse-osmosis filtered tap water.Open air dining/bar area.Koi Pond.
Guest library.Yoga / meditation Shala.
A well-stocked, eclectic library.Original art - available for purchase.Surfboards.
Peace, beauty & world-class waves.
Capping the westernmost edge of the Bukit peninsula, Uluwatu is an area famous for two spectacular features : the awe-inspiring beauty of Uluwatu Temple - one of Bali’s 9 ‘directional’ Temples - and the equally awe-inspiring beauty of the mighty Indian Ocean waves crashing against the towering limestone cliffs. All the while meeting some of the warmest, most welcoming people anywhere - the Balinese.
The Uluwatu Temple.
Literally perched at cliff’s edge 70 meters above the ocean, the Temple was completed in the 11th century and is one of Bali’s 9 directional Temples. Each Temple in the directional network serves a specific spiritual purpose, Uluwatu’s being to purify the Earth element. Since the Temple is a Holy Place, visitors are asked to dress accordingly - sarongs and waist scarves are mandatory, and uncovered shoulders are not allowed. Every day at sunset, visitors can witness one of Bali’s most iconic art performances - the Kecak Fire Dance. An absolute must-see. For an enriched, illuminating experience, we offer individual, curated tours of the Temple.
Loosely translated, Uluwatu means ‘the rocks at land’s end’. The rocks in question are the cliffs. The most impressive of which is Karang Boma, a balcony seat from which to take in the spectacular coastal panorama, especially at sunset. A few hundred meters off to the right as you look out to sea, is the Uluwatu Temple, dramatically perched on the very edge of a 70-meter (think of standing atop a 20-storey building...) cliff. Less forbidding cliffs ring the Uluwatu region, interspersed with numerous beaches - some tucked away in secluded coves, others unfurling for a kilometer or more.