With five-star resorts offering dazzling new levels of comfort and sophistication, this magical island has lost none of its vibrancy. With its beaches, palm trees and warm, blue waters, it delivers on all the tourist expectations of a tropical island along with an extraordinary caliber of luxury accommodation.


 

Alila Seminyak

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Stay:

Located at the more serene end of an eight-kilometer beach, Alila Seminyak Bali ups the ante on tropical cool. Designed by Gaurang Khemka, the resort is decorated with wall-hugging plants, green roofs, and vertical greens to truly give you a sense of nature. Alila Seminyak has embraced everything that is environmentally friendly. This is seen through its use of recycled materials, water conservation, wastewater management system and the use of local plants around the resort. Studios and Suites are offered to guests and may be situated on the oceanfront per request. The Alila Seminyak resort radiates luxury in the simplest forms, allowing you to enjoy and relax during your vacation.

Spa:

Take some time out of your busy vacation day to relax at the Alila Spa. Enjoy a luxury collagen facial massage or even choose one of the spa’s other treatments, such as the Balinese massage, warm stone massage or the Seminyak massage. The spa even offers a half-day escape for visitors who need extra rejuvenation. The half-day escape includes age-old beauty therapies combined with healthy-living techniques. This is guaranteed to improve balance physically and spiritually. To create your own well-being escape, you can choose three hours of treatments and afternoon tea, three hours of treatments and a two-course healthy lunch, or four hours of treatments and a three-course healthy lunch. Treatment choices include a variety of massages, hair, nail and body care designed to fit your own personal needs.

Dining:

From savoring authentic Indonesian flavors to feasting on succulent grills or enjoying sundowners and light bites beside the pool, Alila Seminyak serves up a delicious variety of gastronomic experiences amid a chilled-out oceanfront ambience, tantalizing your appetite and your senses.

Savor Indonesian flavors and light bites beside the pool through Alila Seminyak’s all-day dining restaurant and Beach Bar. The resort’s restaurant is both indoors and outdoors, situated between the bar and main pool. Here you will get ocean views with fresh-made cuisines.

The Beach Bar is also a great spot to lounge while taking in the tropical rays. Refresh with cold beer or sip on a signature cocktail! All this is served with locally-inspired snacks and beach music that sets the mood for unwinding.

For a more personable dining experience, take advantage of the resort’s destination dining. You will have a memorable destination-dining experience created just for you with intimate candlelit in the privacy of your own room, or even a cut champagne picnic under the stars.

 


 

The Oberoi, Bali

www.oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-bali

Stay:

Spread across 15 acres of beautiful tropical gardens, The Oberoi, Bali is known for its unique location. Unique amongst luxury hotels in Bali, the hotel grounds are dotted with ancient Balinese temples, where they present daily offerings, and boast a natural stone amphitheater, a private dining space and the only local venue for regular Balinese dance performances.
The resort’s rooms and villas are made out of traditional Balinese thatch, natural stone and ornate wood carvings, giving guests a feel of true Indonesian culture.

Spa:

The Oberoi Spa in Bali is a wonderful setting to relax and unwind. With therapy rooms housed in open-air pavilions with private views of tropical gardens and stunning lily ponds, you’ll feel connected to nature and the therapeutic elements it provides. The spa includes many types of therapies including Balinese, Thai, Western and Oberoi signature treatments. Each signature treatment uses natural ingredients to help tone, cleanse, and refresh the body and mind. If you are looking for more of a physical relaxation, aqua Pilates and beachfront yoga are also available on request in the hotel’s beautiful gardens.

Dining:

Guests looking for a luxury dining restaurant in Bali can choose from our traditional, thatched, open-air dining spaces, amphitheater, beach side cafe and charming bar.

For Indonesian delicacies, head to the Kura Kura Restaurant where you will be seated in an open air, fine dining space. The restaurant is the ultimate space for tasting Indonesian cuisine with a wide range of dishes including Indonesian satay, udang goreng tiger prawns and Rijsttafel, a sumptuous legacy of Bali’s Dutch colonial tradition.

A sip of the tropics also awaits you at the Kayu Bar where vacationers enjoy fruity cocktails, champagne or even fine wines while taking in the views of the ocean.

Written by Samantha Borgman