The Royal Purnama art suites & villas
What We Love
- A private pool suite at an adults-only, five-star beach escape in rural Sukawati – extras includedThe views of the southern coastline and eastern mountains
- The displays of local artistry and craftsmanship in your pool suite
- The tranquil open-plan, open-air tropical-living concept
- The breakfast, afternoon coffee and pastries and massage you'll enjoy, on the house
What To Know
- Crowds of daytrippers do come in and out of the resort to take pictures with the Standing Stones and use the pool
- The immediate beach is not swimmable but the resort offers complimentary shuttle service to a different area of the beach as well as Ubud and Sanur
- Children are only permitted over the age of 12
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
There’s something particularly alluring about Bali’s southeastern coast, with its rice paddies; corn plantations; and groves laden with coconut, banana and papaya. Located in Sukawati, opposite the intriguing jet-black Full Moon Beach, this hideaway comprises low-rise villas and suites that exist in harmony with the tropical landscape and are quite the alluring destinations themselves.
The Royal Purnama is dedicated to arts and local craftsmanship, with traditional Balinese architecture and the creations of area artists adorning every space (many of these works available for purchase in the boutique and gallery). There’s an indoor-outdoor concept to the suites, too, with semi open-air bathrooms and airy open-plan living. And of course, in addition to touches like handmade furniture, five-star details abound – expect designer amenities, tons of room and all the modern additions you’d expect from an upscale TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner.
In fact, there’s little need to stray far from your private poolside oasis. You’ll find sophisticated Indonesian cuisine at the breezy Standing Stones restaurant, a beach lounge serving an all-day menu by the free-form pool, plus a library where you can select music and movies to enjoy later on. Of course, no Bali break would be complete with a visit to a spa – at this stay, you can make the most of the natural, mineral-rich ingredients sourced from the coast, with a revivifying sea-salt and volcanic-sand scrub.
There are 48 accommodations at this boutique retreat. The Jepun One Bedroom Pool suite features a bedroom and living area with a separate kitchenette and dining space. The exceptionally bright and large bathroom is semi open-air, with a double vanity station, an oversized granite bathtub, a tropical shower and lush plants that bring the outdoors in. You’ll have your own daybed or loungers and a softly lit private pool.
Standing Stones is a gourmet semi al-fresco restaurant that serves Indonesian and international dishes in a modern, Western presentation. It’s possible to take cooking classes here – a very enjoyable experience, what with the murmur of the sea in the background. In addition, there’s the beach lounge, which is ideal for more casual plates and refreshments.
The tranquil spa champions the restorative properties of natural local ingredients, including the famous volcanic black sands. There are two couples suites here, a single suite and an aroma steam room.
If it’s a glimpse of rural Balinese life you’d like to see, this peaceful stretch on the isle’s southeastern coast is perfect. The volcanic black sands of Full Moon Beach are strikingly picturesque, and there’s a reef nearby, as well as great surfing conditions. The staff can help organize local experiences centered around arts, culture and nature, and you’re only around 10 miles from Ubud.