Combining culture with education (and, of course, fun!), families staying at Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, a sprawling resort beautifully set where the lush jungle meets the Ayung River in Ubud, are invited to enjoy countless experiences tailored to travelers all ages. Designed to provide guests with an enriching and unforgettable adventure, Mandapa Camp offers explorers the chance to learn new skills and take part in a wide range of creative activities that encourage them to learn Balinese traditions through arts, music and games. Mandapa Camp also includes an organic garden and an educational farm where young travelers can tend the resort’s cows, chickens, ducks, and more.
Here are four unique experiences for travelers to enjoy at Mandapa Camp during a visit this year:
Art Camp: Mandapa’s art camp is the perfect way for children to learn the art of making beautiful Balinese offerings, known as ‘canang sari.’ Kids can also participate in traditional Balinese games, providing a fun and educational way to learn about a new culture.
Eco-Discovery Program: For a full day of exploration and learning, Mandapa's eco-discovery program offers an immersive introduction to the destination. Inspired by nature and Balinese daily life, the whole family can dive into discovery and learn about sustainability through various nature-based activities.
Nighttime Traditions: Nighttime offers guests the chance to be in touch with nature, take part in traditional arts and crafts, and gather around a bonfire for a family marshmallow roast. This immersive experience captures the essence of Balinese culture, providing a unique and unforgettable experience for the whole family.
Taste of Healing: Mandapa’s half-day ‘A Taste of Healing’ program takes travelers on a journey highlighting the destination's most cherished traditions. Families can enjoy morning yoga, discover native plants, and create an herbal drink known as Jamu, containing ingredients such as ginger, turmeric, and lemongrass - all beneficial to maintaining children's energy levels and boost their immune system.