A bohemian getaway
Bali is one of Indonesia’s most beautiful islands, known for its volcanic mountains, ancient temples and sandy beaches.With its diverse terrain and many untouched hotspots, this Island has something to offer for everyone.
If you love the hustle and bustle then head to Seminyak – this energetic beach town is renowned for its busy sunsets, boho stores and quirky bars and restaurants. If you’re more of a cultural traveller head to Ubud. Located in the uplands of Bali, this province is brimming with temples and palaces, arts and terraced rice fields. Or if you’re here to surf, then head to the south western tip of the Bukit Peninsula where you’ll find breathtaking limestone cliffs, enchanting sunsets and the most famous waves in Bali.
If you’re looking for a place to stay in Uluwatu, there’s no other luxury hotel that adopts the true charm of Bali than the Bvlgari, and the locals will agree. Its breathtaking location, sat atop the secluded cliff top site of the Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple near the village of Pecatu, fusion of traditional Balinese-style with contemporary Italian design, and faultless customer service, is what makes this hotel so special. Since its opening in 2006 the resort has become renowned for its unique experiences. These are experiences like the resort’s 1.5 kilometer long beach with breathtaking views across the Indian ocean, which is only accessible through the hotel’s inclined elevator, or the locally crafted furniture and tableware, the walk to the restaurants through Balinese-style water gardens or the twofold spirit of the private atmosphere of the villas against the glamorous and energetic mood of the restaurants and main pool. The hotel also prides itself on its ode to the local culture. Local Indonesian art is focus of the Bvlgari Resort’s antique collection which includes artefacts and wood carvings that decorate the property.
Architects Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel’s goal was to create a unique experience and forge a location which had to be true to the place and not a representation of it, and they did just that. Each of the 59 private villas are set within the natural volcanic stone walls and offer open-air living spaces, garden showers and plunge pools, creating a a luxurious hideaway of comfort in a beautiful natural setting. Even the wildlife feel at home here, from the exotic birds and the occasional moNkey or two.
SIEZE THE DAY
Start your morning at the oceanfront spa with a Bvlgari Signature Experience or a Balinese ritual. Its harmonious setting will allow you to unwind and set the tone for the slow and easy way of island living. Next, head to the hotel’s stunning main pool and soak up the sun before heading to Sangkar restaurant for lunch. The poached lobster salad is a must. In the afternoon take the hotel’s private elevator 160 metres down the cliff to the private beach before heading to the cliffside bar for sunset drinks. Head to Il Ristorante – Luca Fantin for dinner, this exclusive 36-seat restaurant overlooks a stunning reflection pool and is the most beautiful setting for a romantic dinner.
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With its breathtaking location, unique experiences and friendly staff, Bvlgari Resort Bali embodies the true spirit of Balinese culture and knows exactly what its discerning clientele want from their accommodation on this beautiful Indonesian island.
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