Oct 20, 2020
BALI HAS LONG BEEN RENOWNED FOR ITS natural beauty, rich local culture, and soothing atmosphere. At the following resorts and private estates, you can enjoy all that the Island of the Gods has to offer, along with personalized service, stunning accommodations, and a commitment to sustainable ecotourism.
Nusa Dua is one of Bali’s most sought-after seaside neighborhoods, with dazzling ocean views and an array of upscale eateries. A lush, walled garden ensconced this collection of adult-oriented one- and two-bedroom villas, giving guests the peace and privacy they desire. All of the villas feature natural lighting and open-plan living, complete with floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows. Bespoke furnishings and distinctive interior decor ensure that no two villas are architecturally or aesthetically alike. The golden sands of Nusa Dua Beach are a short stroll away and guests can partake in all manner of watersports and activities at Tanjung Benoa water sport center. Guests at the resort can indulge in some truly superb dining at Tetaring, which features sophisticated Indonesian cuisine, or Piasan, with exceptional Italian dishes.
Set in a grove of coconut palms, Kayumanis Jimbaran Private Estate & Spa captures the spirit of a local Balinese fishing village. Each of the 20 villas has an area of more than 500 square meters, embodies the Balinese tradition of open living and is crafted from the finest indigenous materials. These opulent abodes offer the utmost in privacy, yet are located steps from one of Bali’s most eclectic neighborhoods. The historic Uluwatu Temple, which resides at the edge of a seaside cliff, and Jimbaran’s famed market are all within easy driving distance.
Located in the priestly village of Sanur, a 2-kilometer stroll from a protected beach with crushed coral sand, this exclusive all-villa oasis is ideal for those seeking seclusion. The resort incorporates tenets of traditional Balinese architecture and creates a sense of space separated from the bustle of the outside world. Each villa is nestled within its own private garden and features a personal swimming pool and semi-open integrated living room and dining space. From 24-hour butler service to unforgettable activities, there are all sorts of perks to elevate your experience here. While most villa resorts cater more to adults, Kayumanis Sanur Private Villa & Spa includes villas large enough for families of six. There are also tailor-made tour packages and activities designed with tiny travelers in mind.
Nestled on the edge of the Ayung River, this scenic haven cultivates an eco-chic aesthetic with warm tones, coconut pillars, and Balinese-style thatched roofs. Each of the 23 private villas features views of the emerald foliage and rice paddies for which this serene region is renowned. Ever since Elizabeth Gilbert came here at the end of her healing journey in Eat, Pray, Love, travelers have ventured to this cultural enclave seeking healing. At Kayumanis Spa, guests can practice yoga, meditation and other holistic arts in an open-air pavilion, or indulge in a soothing Balinese massage. There are also all sorts of other ways to connect with nature, including guided hikes among the Campuhan Hills and rice paddies, a walk through a traditional Balinese village, a picnic lunch at Buahan Village, and so much more.