May 31, 2022
IT’S NOT HARD TO SEE generations of wanderlust-struck dreamers have fallen hard for the Island of the Gods. With its unique blend of ancient culture, lush jungles, white- and black-sand beaches, and phenomenal cuisine, Bali is truly a traveler’s paradise. Whether you’re a bohemian surfer looking to ride a few waves or a couple seeking superlative romance on your honeymoon, you’ll find it on this utterly beguiling Indonesian isle.
Regardless of whether this is your first time encountering the magic of Bali or your hundredth, the Four Seasons Resort Jimbaran Bay is the perfect place to experience the wonders that the island has to offer. The resort is situated at the vibrant enclave of Jimbaran Bay, just off of a traditional fishing village where local fishermen sell the freshest catch of the day at the lively morning market. With a three-mile stretch of sandy beach perfect for travelers of all ages, Jimbaran Bay is a dream. It’s easy to while away whole days on this idyllic locale, followed by sundowners in the early evening and beachside barbecues featuring the area’s freshest seafood. Should you ever wish for a change of scenery, the popular beaches and surf spots of Bali’s famed Bukit Peninsula are also within easy reach.
When it comes to luxe accommodations, the resort goes the extra mile with palatial two-, three-, and four-bedroom villas, all with private swimming pools for soaking and sunning. The location overlooking a family-friendly beach is nothing short of breathtaking. Soak in all those spectacular views from floor-to-ceiling windows or your very own private sun-drenched terrace.
The Four Seasons Resort Jimbaran Bay elevates wellness with a truly spectacular spa unlike anything else on the island. Much more than treatment rooms, the Healing Spa Village is an entire dedicated complex that integrates ancient healing wisdom with quantum physics. The wellness experts here draw on all sorts of traditional healing techniques. Indulge in a Blessings of Bali ritual, complete with restorative Balinese massage, yoga, and cleansing ritual, or seal yourself in the Illume Room, Bali’s first surround sound spa suite, which uses powerful chromotherapy healing. There’s also the Longevity Garden, a soothing space filled with tropical foliage beautifully designed to encourage contemplation and inner tranquility.
Since this is Four Seasons, it should come as no surprise that the dining options are truly superb. Opt for a private in-villa dinner or indulge in a Jimbaran-inspired seafood barbecue at Sundara, a blend of Asian and Western delights at Taman Wantilan, international favorites at Alu, or Balinese dishes by an award-winning chef at Jala.
Finally, for anyone looking to take their trip to the next level, the resort staff are all too happy to accommodate. Charter a private heli-surfing day trip to the legendary G-Land on East Java, book a traditional dance performance lesson, or learn to make your very own zero-waste craft cocktails with head bartender Sufian Mahmoud at Telu. The choice of how to spend your blissful time here is all yours.
All photos courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Jimbaran Bay.