By Gisella Williams
Mar 17, 2019
HOTEL DESIGNER BILL BENSLEY has dreamed up some of Southeast Asia’s most glamorous resorts, but his favorite travel memories are those of childhood camping trips. That love of nature, along with Bensley’s obsession with old-world style, informed his vision for the first Balinese property from the Singapore-based Capella Hotel Group. The result is 23 of the most lavish and fantastical tents ever conceived, complete with copper tubs, saltwater pools and suspension bridges. Each has a theme—the Librarian’s Tent, the Cartographer’s Tent—and is outfitted with rich textiles and antiques from the owner’s collection. The scenery is immersive: Bensley didn’t cut down a single tree on the resort’s four hectares of rainforest and rice terraces. And then there’s Ubud, Bali’s cultural center, which is a mere 20-minute drive away—that is, if you can bear to leave the Capella’s little piece of paradise.
capellahotels.com; doubles from $838.