Bali continues to add new luxury resorts at an astonishing pace. Here is a round-up of the latest great escapes to open their doors in Seminyak, Nusa Dua, Uluwatu, Sanur and Ubud.
Padma Resort Ubud
Overlooking the bamboo forests of Payangan, Padma Resort Ubud offers 149 rooms and a 89-metre infinity swimming pool. The pool is connected to the resort via a glass-top tunnel, enabling guests to take in fine views and enjoy mountain air. The resort is decorated with artisanal craft pieces and hand-carved wood detailing. For the fining experience, The Puhu Restaurant & Lounge boasts panoramic views across the bamboo forest and out to the terraced rice paddies.
Address: Banjar Carik, Desa Puhu – Payangan, Ubud – Bali
Tel : +62 361 301 1111
The Mansions at Bulgari Resort Bali
The Bulgari’s new Mansions are promoted as “the world’s first mansions branded by Bulgari Hotels & Resorts”. They offer the privacy of villas along with resort-room service. Designed by Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners, the accommodations blend Balinese style with
Italian design. They are located adjacent to the resort on a secluded upland plain. Bordered
by cliffs, the Mansions offer unobstructed ocean views. The three- to five-bedroom accommodations range from 1,710 to 4,415 sqm in size. They each have a spacious outdoor
area, and feature a living room and dining room, a powder room, a fully equipped kitchen suitable for entertaining, a bar, a patio and a terrace.
Address: Jl. Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin, Uluwatu – Bali
Tel: + 62 361 8471000
Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
Named after the entrance to a traditional Hindu temple, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is set by the Ayung River. It has 35 suites, 25 private pool villas and the 2,001 sqm Mandapa Three-Bedroom Pool Villa. In a tribute to the Balinese village, the centre of the resort features a traditional rice field. This allows guests to experience the methods of planting, harvesting and tending this local culinary staple. The hotel also features four restaurant and lounges, a spa, a fitness centre, sauna, river-front yoga studio, vitality pool, relaxation areas, an organic garden, farm and an educational Kid’s Hut.
Address: Jl. Kedewatan, Banjar Kedewatan, Ubud, Gianyar – Bali
Tel: +62 361 4792777
The all-suite-and-villa Fairmont Sanur is set amid four hectares of tropical gardens and
situated along a 200-metre stretch of beach. It offers 120 rooms and 50-metre edge lap pool.
Each suite boast tranquil gardens or ocean view with an oversized daybed in its outdoor terrace.
While the villa has fully-equipped kitchen and hand-crafted furniture. Only 30 minutes away
from the airport, the hotel also offers 5km long footpath that hugs the coastline, which can also be enjoyed in a bicycle.
Address: Jl. Kusuma Sari no. 8, Sanur – Bali
Tel: + 62 361 3011 888
Alila Seminyak is a contemporary resort with vertical gardens and an ancient temple at its heart.
Designed by Singapore’s URBNarc, the resort has 240 rooms and suites housed in four separate buildings, including a 811 sq m, three-bedroom penthouse. Each room has sliding doors, a wide balcony and sun-shading screens. Unique details include customised lamps with wooden batik blocks featuring contemporary-styled Balinese design motifs. It claims to be the first resort in Indonesia to surpass EarthCheck building, planning and design standards.
Address: Jl. Taman Ganesha No. 9, Petitenget, Kerobokan – Bali
Tel: +62 361 3021 888
Katamama is a hip boutique hotel developed by entrepreneur Ronald Akili and architect Andra Matin. The hotel’s interiors were designed by Singapore’s Takenouchi Webb. Every detail in Katamama has been handmade or handpicked. The resort is filled with curated artworks, furniture and collectibles, many of which were originally in the owner’s personal collection. All suites feature king-size beds and boast balconies, secluded gardens or individual pools. There is also Akademi, a trendy bar created by mixologist Dre Masso.
Address: Jl. Petitenget No. 51B, Seminyak – Bali
Tel: +62 (361) 302 9999
The Ritz-Carlton Bali
With the Indian Ocean as a backdrop, The Ritz-Carlton Bali offers 313 rooms, including 34 cliff-top and ocean-view villas decorated with traditional weaving technique, anyaman. The resort offers 180-degree, unobstructed views of the Indian Ocean and boasts a 70-metre-high glass elevator that provides access to the beach. Among the resort’s six restaurants and lounges, Bejana offers “The Culinary Cave,” an epicurean learning experience with personally tailored programmes. The hotel also has Ritz Kids for young explorers to play and study, as well as a private pool.
Address: Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selaton Lot III, Sawangan, Nusa dua – Bali
Tel: +62 361 8498988