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.
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This is one of the best places I've stayed. Me and my spouse were blown away. The room: marvelous. The staff: very friendly very helpful. The food: delicious, fresh. The resort: very beautiful.
Our Jepun room was our little sanctuary, I still miss my pool. The bathroom has this amazing feel about it, open concept, so spacious. My wife still talks about it. The bed so comfy. It was just wowzer. The resort staff - where do I start? very friendly, always smiling, they remember your name, Wira at the front desk so nice, Dayu at the restaurant. Man this place has employed the right people. Very very impressed. The food at the restaurant was mouth watering, usually in Canada, when you order apple juice at complimentary breakfast you're expecting canned/bottled. For the price that I paid for the room you get all juices freshly squeezed. I was wow'ed. The standing stones, the pools in the common area, the view of Purnama beach at night, the waves - this place is a paradise. I can't wait to recommend, can't wait to return.
A beautifully appointed collection of adult only villas in stunning gardens with dramatic black sand coastline views. The location is not suitable for swimming or surfing due to the rock/coral and big waves. There are beaches half an hours drive away at Sanur and White Sand Beach. The hotel provides a shuttle to Sanur. The drive is on a very busy road. Inland, 15 min drive, there is a canyon hike and waterfall. The setting for breakfast and dinner is stunning. The food was hit and miss which is a problem given there is nowhere else to eat nearby. Also they allow smoking at all the outside tables which was very unpleasant. They do section off an area just for guests by the pool which is needed as they allow walk ins. On Thursdays they have music and movie playing at the same time which does not work. The best sound is the waves. We stayed 3 nights.
Exceptional staff and resort! Very helpful and friendly staff and the pool villa was a perfect retreat! Free shuttle into town is a great perk and plenty of great photo opportunities throughout the resort.