Bulgari Resort Bali
What We Love
- The resort’s private beach, reached by a funicular
- Famous Bvlgari toiletries (and lots of them)
- Glass-walled fitness center offers personalized regimens from a trainer
- Balinese organic farms supply the restaurants
- Bulgari Spa’s open-air treatment rooms offer the ultimate soundtrack: crashing waves on the cliffs below
What To Know
- Villas aren’t entirely private; depending on elevation, neighbors can peek into your garden
- There’s not much the Leisure Concierge or team of butlers won’t handle
- Only the eight Ocean Cliff Villas offer completely unobstructed views of the horizon
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This Italian-Balinese love affair on the southernmost point of the island has 59 free-standing, bamboo-and-coconut-thatch-roofed villas that are the embodiment of international luxury. Each is constructed of hand-chiseled volcanic stone and rare bangkiray hardwood with a private plunge pool, dining area, locally-woven fabrics and dramatic black basalt bathroom. But it’s really all about the view: end-of-the-world sunrises and sunsets over the Indian Ocean, whether guests find themselves in bed, the two-person infinity pools at the spa, or dining in either award-winning restaurant, split, naturally, between Italian and Indonesian cuisine.
In the Area
Where the Balinese royal family once hunted wild boar, surfers now hunt the perfect break: advanced spots include Padang-Padang, Suluban, Bingin and the Impossibles, all explorable by motorbike. No surprise, sun-seekers have followed, proclaiming the still-uncrowded Balangan one of Bali’s best beaches. Top-side, the precariously perched Uluwatu Temple offers not-to-be-missed sunset views and traditional Kecak fire dance performances 70 meters above the roaring waves. Just protect your belongings from particularly bold monkeys. Nearby Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park trumps what will eventually be the world’s largest statue: a 150-meter tall Lord Wisnu riding his Garuda bird.
How to Get There
We moved our stay from the Ritz Carlton Nusa Dua to the Bulgari on a recommendation from the management team at the Mandapa. We were unhappy with how corporate the RC felt so we moved over to the Bulgari. It was the best advice and truly saved our honeymoon! The Bulgari was fantastic among all aspects. It was the end of our two week honeymoon in Bali and it was the perfect way to finish it out. The Bulgari was quiet and remote. We were told they were at full capacity and we barely saw anymore. The villas are huge and beautiful. I was initially worried about the lack of beach access being that the resort is high on the cliff- but the funicular was quite an event unto itself. It is all truly amazing to see. The staff was fantastic and we were met with tons of hospitality throughout our stay. The quality of the food (breakfast and poolside) was great as well- we didn’t get to either the Asian or Italian restaurants. I would highly recommend this property if you’re looking in the Uluwatu or Nusa Dua area!
My husband and I along with my 2 daughters stayed at the two-bedroom cliff villa for 4 nights. The porch at the kids’ bedroom was breathtaking with unobstructed ocean view; unfortunately the view at the master bedroom was partly blocked by the stone-stacked railing.
The villa interior was quite outdated for our liking, the pool was also rather small for the 2-bedroom villa.
During our stay in Bulgari, sadly we had to experience a few unpleasant incidents; fortunately after indepth conversation we had with miss Luna, the Director of Operations, things had gone better, and finally we could enjoy our stay at Bulgari with more ease. Also she had made some special arrangements for us, which we really appreciated them.
However we found the food served during breakfast was lacking flavor, and the buffet choices were limited. Also we didn’t enjoy our dinner at Sangkar (the main restaurant), we thought the fried rice and prawn soup were bland although the steak my daughter had was ok.
On the positive side, we do appreciate the effort from the F & B department for preparing meals for my younger daughter who’s allergic to gluten, dairy and soy. Also the hollistic massage that I had at the spa was amazing. I got to try the ocean view spa room, which was an open-concept room, w/o window nor AC. I could feel the cool ocean breeze and the sound of the wave, it was really nice. Praising Ibu Wayan, my massage therapist who did a very good job, I thought that was one of the best massages I’ve had.
This hotel holds a very special place in my heart.. from the views of beautiful pink sunsets to the kindest servers...General Manager Yuji, Antonio food and beverage picked a great selection of wines, the restaurant menu is great! was such a pleasure to meet you.. Hendrix the best Butler ever, smile on your face with any possibilities of making anything happen that makes you feel at home. His personality made me feel like old time friends.
I was in Bulgari Bali for my honeymoon in April 2018.
We chose this hotel to end our trip with a flourish, since the infrastructure seemed to be amazing.
We chose a vila with front seaview but our problems started on the very first day.
Our villa stood right beside a house that was rent for wedding parties during our stay.
I went to Bulgari looking for peace and quiet, but during 4 days I had to put up with loud Withney Houston, Shakira and PitBull songs until 11pm followed by fireworks.
As the nights were bad, we tried to enjoy the days.
The worst part of my stay though was while laying naked by my private pool, when I saw a drone filming me and my husband in our privacy.
We immediately called the lobby and they apologized for the situation but they said there as nothing they could do to prevent this type of incident.
I dont work in the hotel business so I cant tell what should Bulgari have done for me.
They only thing I can do is writing a review to let people know about this embarrassing situation so you can think twice before spending a bulk of money at Bulgari.
For the records: restaurants are very good but breakfast is VERY poor with a lot of bread types but small offer os fruits, cheese, yogurt. For eggs, sausages and other you have to right to choose 1 option a day and they will bring it to the table.
To be honest: Four Seasos is WAY BETTER in every aspect.
My wife and I had the great pleasure of staying at the Bulgari as part of our honeymoon. The two of us are avid luxury travelers and have stayed in some of the world’s leading hotels.
We have never had such heartache saying farewell to a property and staff. The grounds themselves are truly akin to paradise, immaculate in their attention to detail and breathtaking to behold. As if the sheer beauty of this property wasn’t enough, the service from the dedicated staff was above and beyond anything we have ever experienced to date. The concern, doting and ever-present smiles of every single staff member was incredible to behold. You could truly feel their sincerity in their mission to make sure that you will feel more pampered and appreciated than you ever have in your life. As a wonderful example, we would bump into random staff throughout the day and they would somehow invariably greet us by our exact names!
For anyone looking for the experience of a lifetime in a property that is the closest thing to paradise that one can imagine, the Bulgari is an unparalleled choice.