The Purist Villas: A Sanctuary of Artistic Elegance and Cultural Enrichment in the Heart of Ubud

For culturally curious travelers, the boutique resort offers a luxurious retreat immersed in nature, traditional Indonesian art, and contemporary European style

Tucked away on the edge of a river valley thick with jungle just 1.5 km north of central Ubud, The Purist Villas & Spa is a tranquil boutique resort weaving traditional Indonesian culture with contemporary European design. 

Founded by art connoisseurs Yvonne Hulst and Alberto Cortes, who combine the essence of local culture with stylish architecture across their growing international portfolio of boutique properties, The Purist is the perfect base for the culturally curious to explore Bali’s vibrant living heritage and Ubud’s world-class dining scene. 

From the tall duck egg blue walls and cascading ferns to the serene rivulet flowing through the intimate grounds, the resort’s sleek walkways create the refined atmosphere of an outdoor fine art gallery, highlighting the traditional wood and stone carvings and rare statues from Indonesia’s outer islands. 

As each of the 18 uniquely styled and lavishly appointed villas has its own identity, every element of the boutique resort whispers artisanship and creativity, reflecting the founders’ vision to combine high-end hospitality with the archipelago’s extraordinary cultural diversity. 

“Our aim has always been to envelop our guests in an ambiance of refined luxury and cultural richness,” says The Purist’s Co-founder, Alberto Cortes.

“Our wish is to enable our guests to connect with Bali and Indonesia’s many spiritual and artistic traditions. That’s why we’ve furnished The Purist Villas with only the most beautiful and authentic artifacts that we’ve slowly accumulated on our travels across the Indonesian islands.” 

From large-scale Kamasan paintings (a sacred Balinese style dating back to the 17th century) and mesmerizing sculptures to exquisite textiles and alluring light features, each villa promises guests a truly inspiring stay. 

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