Need to know
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $690.00, excluding tax at 13 per cent.
Rates include à la carte breakfast (including lavish fruit plates, fresh juice, coffee and tea) and shuttles to Uvita.
Yoga classes can be arranged at a studio downtown, just ask the team at reception to arrange them.
At the hotel
Spa; gardens; free WiFi throughout. In rooms: balcony with hammock, minibar, coffeemaker.
Our favourite rooms
Each villa is contemporary and open-plan, with teakwood panels, bamboo ceilings, giant floating beds and wide balconies that hold a hammock built for two. Of them, the top-floor Suite Villas are the brightest, with the most dramatic rainforest views.
The pool is one of a kind: a sharply rectangular saltwater infinity pool lined with dark-green Balinese tiles. It offers bird’s-eye ocean views, a trio of semi-submerged sunloungers and calming under-water music. The lounge beside it is an ideal spot for afternoon reading and cocktails.
The open-air spa pavilion has jaw-dropping ocean views, which you can admire from the relaxation lounge. The menu has a relaxing role call of facials, massages, wraps and scrubs using local products; there's a special treatment room for couples' massages and a shower and bath tub for soaking and scrubbing in post-treatment.
Bring a swimsuit for the hydrotherapy tub at the spa, and surfing gear for tackling the perfect curls nearby. No need to bring binoculars for glimpsing passing toucans and monkeys: every room has a pair at the ready.
Each room is equipped with an iPad that is fully loaded with spa options, the day’s menus and information about the property, not to mention music and books for enjoying by the pool.
Leave them at home: Kurà Design Villas is over-18s only.
Kurà Design Villas uses drip technology to water the lush gardens, relies on solar power and harvests local ingredients for the restaurant.