Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan
Ibu Fera is the mother every baby should have. Warm, soothing and gentle, she could put a stressed grown-up to sleep – and that’s literally her day job at Four Seasons’ luxury Ubud outpost. Queen of the “sacred nap”, Fera places her charges in a hammock then, wrapped in silk and the silence of the Sayan Valley and calmed by her quiet storytelling, they are rocked into a deep slumber. Hey, wake up! There’s more. Activities at this stunning eco-sensitive resort include yoga (hot stone, yin and “anti gravity”), Balinese cooking classes and A Day in the Life of a Balinese Farmer where guests go on a guided walk through the jungle, enjoy breakfast by the Ayung River and learn how to plant rice before settling into the spa for a bath, hot-stone massage and scrub before lunch. Fun? Yes. Relaxing? No question. The actual life of a Balinese farmer? Jury’s out.