Nine types of massage and traditional botanical treatments in the holistic spa
Free ice cream, fruits, sunscreen and cold towels at the two pools
Sketch by the Sea Pavilion stocked with easels, paper and paints
What To Know
Free WiFi in public areas, but surcharges apply for in-room internet
Watersports are free, but classes in the fitness center (yoga, kickboxing) cost extra
High-priced food and drinks may cause sticker shock
Golf carts are on call if the copious stairs become a challenge
Parking on site
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Private villas and intimate service, the last word in luxury on Bali’s tranquil shore
One of Bali’s most famous resorts applies the “It Takes a Village” ethos to its luxury offerings, both literally (147 stone-wall-enclosed private, thatched-roof villas spread over 35 acres on the bluffs of Jimbaran Bay) and figuratively (detail-oriented focus on sublime service). Alleyways and flower-filled nooks wind down the terraced grounds, which hold an open-air spa, fitness center, and five restaurants and lounges. The newest, Sundara, serves cocktails and international cuisine next to a beachfront infinity pool well into the night. But with plunge pools, soaking tubs, outdoor showers and separate marble-floored bales outfitted in teak and batik, leaving the villas may as well be optional.
In the Area
Twenty minutes south of the airport, Jimbaran Bay is known for three things: expensive resorts (developers call it the “Beverly Hills of Bali”), its beach (all fine white sand and calm water) and the 50-odd fire-grilled seafood restaurants that line it, offering a no-pretense, quintessential way to take in the spectacular sunsets. On-property activities include tennis and an armada of watersports (catamarans, canoes, windsurfers) with guided excursions for snorkeling or temple treks. A Balinese Cooking School attracts even non-guests, offering half-day classes with optional market visits — plus kids’ pastry programs — in a custom-built, tricked-out kitchen.