“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”  Nathaniel Hawthorne

Imagine a timeless place, halfway to heaven, set in a magical forest high above a river born on the slopes of sacred Mt Agung, and named for the exotic butterflies that flit through mist-wreathed valleys and flutter above shimmering rice terraces.

In such a place the finest spa pampering is proffered in the boughs of a Mango Tree with the perfect blend of French savoir faire and Balinese soul, along with the finest essential oils and infusions of L’Occitane of Provence. Lovestruck couples take breakfast in a bamboo birdcage, serenaded by birdsong, and dine à deux as dusk descends, savouring French haute cuisine as they float on a private reflecting pool, far above the valley.

 Welcome to Kupu Kupu Barong Villas and Tree Spa by L’Occitane.

Arrayed over three hectares of lush tropical greenery, the first resort to bring luxury to Ubud’s serenity and spirituality continues to deliver the quintessential Ayung Valley experience.

Our 39 private and luxurious pool villas, served by private butlers, epitomise the beauty and elegance of Balinese architecture; thatched roofs, redwood walls, teak and coconut shell paneling and sumptuous local fabrics weave a spell of exotic refinement. Engage with art, connect with culture, pursue pampering, seek enlightenment or simply listen to the rice grow.

Experience the essence of Ubud at Kupu Kupu Barong. Live the legend for yourself.


“Kupu Kupu” is the Balinese name for the Giant Butterfly, symbol of
the beauty of Balinese art, culture and design.

Our luxury villas with spectacular view of the sacred Ayung River in the legendary Ubud rainforest.

Unique in Bali Villas with private pool, Decoration inspired by Balinese culture.

Indulge in our unique Spa by L’Occitane on top of a mango tree, and at La View Restaurant for a fine dining experience.


Our luxury villas in Bali are located in Ubud District, famous for its
green and magnificent rice fields, at the heart of Bali.
You will be close to the best places to visit…

❖ Saraswati “Water Palace” Temple, 5 km
❖ Elephant Cave, 10 km
❖ Tagallalang Rice Terrace, 11 km
❖ Tirta Empul “Holy Spring Water” Temple, 16 km

❖ Ubud Center and Art Market, 5 km

❖ Monkey Forest, 5 km
❖ Bali Zoo, 15 km
❖ Bali Bird & Reptile Park, 15 km


To promote local savoir-faire
service, massages, cuisine, architecture,
local wood and construction materials.

To offer memorable experiences
yoga, trekking, rafting, L’Occitane experiences…

To keep it human-size
Proud of being an independant “Boutique Hotel”

To respect nature
and reduce our carbone footprint
Zero single-use plastic items, natural water heating,
wooden villas that blend in the natural environment…


1988 : Kupu Kupu Barong opened in Ubud.
2004 : Opening of new villas with river view
2005 : Opening of the first Spa by L’Occitane in the world.
2011 : Kupu Kupu Jimbaran opened in Jimbaran.
2012 : Kupu Kupu Phangan opened in Thailand.
2015 : Jungle Retreat by Kupu Kupu Barong opened in Ubud.

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La View Restaurant
La View Restaurant is a charming split-level setting with outdoor terrace for intimate wining and dining with a menu of
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Mango Tree Spa by L’OCCITANE
Every gesture, every ingredient, every ritual is drawn from a page of the L’Occitane grand herbarium, a resource of hundreds
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Honeymoon & Wedding
The most precious day of your life should be perfectly arranged to ensure treasured memories as you embark on a
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JUNGLE RETREAT by Kupu Kupu Barong
Our sister hotel in Ubud, located 500 meters from Kupu Kupu Barong. The concept  is rooms only, not villas. Each
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