The Four Seasons Resort at Sayan is a tropical paradise shrouded in giant palms and ferns, set along the sacred Ayung River. Guests descend to the bedrooms of their teakwood villas from lily ponds, and possible views include rice terraces and the longest river in Bali. Designed by John Heah, the Four Seasons was built almost entirely of Balinese materials, from shells and coconuts to coveted ikat fabrics, offering a distinctive local experience only 15 minutes from Ubud. The resort offers several ways for guests to connect with the Balinese culture, including special Indonesian dinners and cooking classes, ancient wellness rituals, and the opportunity to work on a nearby rice paddy helping a local farmer plant the day's crop. The rest can be found in Ubud, where serpentine rice terraces give way to looming mountains, and vibrant markets, temples, and museums counterbalance the hotel’s dining and wellness journeys.