Housekeepers and Cooks

Umajati’s housekeeper-cooks will take care of you during your stay with us, preparing meals to your requests, keeping the house clean, and organizing laundry. The staff we employ are trained on-the-job. They don’t have hotel-school backgrounds, but are excellent cooks. In them, you meet the genuine Bali. They will make your breakfast, and can prepare and serve lunch and dinner to order. Dishes may be chosen from an extensive cookbook of recipes with which the cooks are familiar. Vegetarian dishes are a specialty.


Breakfast is included in the room price and there is an extensive menu for lunch and dinner, much of it vegetarian. At breakfast, you can order your meals for the rest of the day from the housekeeper. As each house has its own kitchen, food will keep if you change your mind and decide to eat out at one of Ubud’s many restaurants. There is always the option of self-catering and the housekeeper can shop for you or take you shopping with them, so you can get the freshest and even organic produce, find the best bread, and visit the choicest deli, all at relatively inexpensive prices. An organic garden on the property supplies fresh vegetables in season.

Home-Cooked Meals

Home-Cooked Meals

Home-Cooked Meals

Shuttle to Ubud

Umajati’s rural location is 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from central Ubud. Our complimentary shuttle service offers drop-offs and pick-ups anywhere in the Ubud area between 9 am and 10 pm.


Each house has its own dedicated Wifi network, the password to which you will be given upon arrival.

Walking and Bicycle Riding

Central Ubud can also be reached on foot along beautiful rice field paths. The 6 kilometer (4 mile) walk takes about 90 minutes. Walking north from Umajati, the rice field systems climb all the way up towards the Batur caldera 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) away. Our in-house walking guides can lead the way. Bicycles are available for rent and there are many small roads and villages north of Ubud to explore. Via back roads there is a charming 8 kilometer (5 mile) ride into central Ubud.

Umajati's Mission

Umajati is about cultural integrity, care for the environment, and sustainable livelihoods. A percentage of sales are committed to conservation and livelihood development across Indonesia, giving targeted, long-term mentoring to community groups for sustainable change. This work is done through the Bebali Foundation and the network of communities with which it works.

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