Celebrating the Launch of Desa Visesa
The upcoming opening of Royal Tulip Visesa Ubud, a culturally-inspired resort covering 6.5
hectares of piime rural landscape in Ubud, also heralds the Iaunch of an excitrng hospilality
initiatrve. Desa Visesa rs a concept created to offer guests a comprehensive array of cultural,
wellness and farming experiences that are based on Ball's traditional heritage and ceremonial
way of life.
Desa Visesa is also e movement that awakens awareness from within by encouraging and
supporting Bali's young generation and the marginalized community. it essenttally draws
their interest in preserving the island's ancestral heritage for a more sustainable and holistic
lifestyle. ln addition, Desa Visesa aims to help people rediscover and maintain the vertlcal
relationship between mankind, nature and God Almighty in accordance to the Hindu
philosophy of Tri Hita Karana.
Once the resort 1s open, Desa Visesa will offer uplifting activities to take curious guests on a
journey that explores the island's culture, nature and spiritual nuance through respectful
lnteraitions wlth the iocal community. Engaging pastimes such as making offerings, dance
lessons and water blessing ceremonies will enable guests to experience Bali's traditions on a
more personal level" Therers also a choice of insightful activities like rice field treks and cycling
excursions as well as guided tours to local sites of interest.
The resort's spa facility will be founded on Bali's traditional healing legacy that has been
passed down through many generations A nurturing menu oi holistic spa services will use
natural ingredients to promote body, mind and spirit retuvenation. The spa will also be
complemented by a range of wellness practices including yoga, meditation and a local style of
Key to the Desa Visesa concept is permaculture, a term coined from the words permanence
(forever) and culture (life). Permaculture builds the capacity to respond to and adapt to
change,'whilst at the same time considering the needs of all life now and into the future.
Much of the resort's vast landscape has been revitalized lo incorporate permaculture and this
has been conceptualized by Mr Bakta Sudji from Japan. He has dedicated his life to sharing
his knowledge about permaculture with the Balinese people to help develop their awareness
and become smarter farmers.
The resort features a productive rice field, vegetable garden and fruit trees along with
livestock such as cows and ducks. Therefore, signature experiences will highlrght the richness
of Bali in conjunction with permaculture activities. These will be carried out rn accordance to
Bali's unique caiendar system with auspicious days for planting, ploughing, seeding and