The St. Regis Bali Resort
What We Love
- Free breakfast for two at Boneka Restaurant, plus fresh fruit and unlimited water in rooms and daily health classes (yoga, meditation, etc.)
- St. Regis’s signature 24-hour bespoke butler service
- With no surrounding resorts, powdery sands feel private
What To Know
- Hotel offers arrival and departure assistance at the airport that helps whisk guests through customs
- Expect high prices at bars and restaurants
- Private plunge pools in suites may be exposed to other parts of the resort
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The St. Regis Bali Resort’s soaring lobby leads to a black-sand pond glowing with the light of 100 flickering tiki-torches. Inside, past a two-acre tropical garden featuring carnivorous plants, the 123 suites and villas are cosmopolitan with a dose of island lilt, kitted out with patterned rugs over hardwood floors, louvered windows, gauzy curtains and rich brass textures that are offset by local fabrics in soft jades and oranges. Some accommodations include private Jacuzzis, beachfront access or direct slips into the 40,000-square-foot lagoon. Rounding out the resort are three fine-dining restaurants and two bars, non-motorized watersports and a full-service Remède Spa with an outstanding reputation.
In the Area
Calm waters, sandy beaches, and high-end hotels — not to mention three-manned security checkpoints — have made Nusa Dua a tourist-friendly enclave. Unfurl your towel at Pantai Geger beach, which offers especially calm waters and maintains some local character. If you get tired of the ubiquitous watersports, mosey down the footpath that runs from Ayoda Resort north along the water almost to the top of the Tanjung Benoa spur (over four miles in length) and passes two spits with temples along the way. Looking for some culture? The Pasifika Museum showcases the arts in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific, offering paintings by Gaugin and a variety of wood and stone artifacts.
How to Get There
5 stars all the way. the staff go above and beoyond to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We stayed at one of the villas with direct access to a private beach. Once you arrive you just don't want to leave, because the rooms are excellent, the facilities are in great condition, there seem to be infinite amounts of activities to choose from and they have 3-4 restaurant options. The fire dancers were a pleasant surprise. Surprisingly room service was relatively cheap. The breakfast is just breath-taking. You really feel like you get a taste of heaven. Cannot think of a thing that bothered us, except maybe that the trip wasn't long enough.
From the moment we stepped onto the property, we were treated to a level of hospitality beyond what we have experienced. We are frequent worldwide travelers but service-wise, nothing else comes close. Staff members call you by your name and remember details about your stay. They anticipate your needs. They are always smiling, always helpful.
The resort is small, only 100 or so rooms+villas. And it never, ever feels crowded. Everything is geared toward your relaxation. You can always find a beach chair or cabana and the lagoon or pool is never crowded. We stayed in a suite and we were blown away. A huge soaking tub. Wonderful bed and living room. Butler service, fresh coffee delivered every morning. Great shower. Enormous walk-in closet. It’s obviously that the villas are even more opulent, and probably worth it, but there’s no second-class citizenry at this resort.
My wife and I spent a week here and enjoyed every minute. If you are looking for a 5-star tropical resort where you can unwind and spend your days looking over the ocean, swimming up to the pool bar and floating down the salt-water lagoon — and spend your nights eating incredible food — this is your spot.
We have no caveats to this endorsement, though first-time Bali goers should know that the resort’s location in Nusa Dua is a ways off from the typical site-seeing locations. That’s not a critique. There are no crowds, no horns, etc. It can take an hour or more in traffic to Ubud or Seminyak. So it may not be the ideal base for a vacation of island-wide excursions. (Though the staff were very eager to arrange transportation and make reservations for our two day trips).
All in all, a world-class luxurious resort with astounding service.
We went to Bali for a family vacation and spent amazing days at the St Regis ! We stayed at a villa with private pool and beach access and it was a dream ! The villa was very big !
The hotel is so beautiful and classy, pool is so original and beach is so calm ....
Had some treatments at the Spa and it was great ! Food is superb and the Indonesian restaurant inside the hotel is just the best
And service from all the staff was just the best of the best