Bulgari Resort Bali
Perhaps one of the most beautiful things that could ever happen to one's life is the search for inner peace. And Bali is one of the world's favorite wellbeing destinations where the sun is just more comforting, and the water just appears to be bluer, the plants greener and the people only significantly more heartfelt than anywhere else.
To mitigate our monsoon blues, Bulgari Resort Bali has left no stone unturned. The giant cliffs and excellent shorelines make it conclusively as one of the most astonishing sunset spots in Bali you have to see to believe. The 59-villa Resort is a place where every last detail is geared towards tranquility and luxury. From the moment guests enter the frangipani tree-lined resort, Bulgari Resort Bali is a massive compound of laid-back exclusivity.
Just 45 minutes from Ngurah Rai airport, the resort is located near the Pecatu village and Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple on Bali's far southwestern tip. What impresses first and foremost once you enter the Bulgari Resort Bali, is how the wooden villas appear to emerge out of the rich and luscious sukabumi stones. It felt like a blend of Italian and Balinese elegance.
I was greeted by some of the happiest staff I have ever met, with a refreshing beverage, led to a swift check-in. A butler was assigned to my villa, and I was taken care of from the moment we left the arrival pavilion
I stayed in the ocean view villa, a luxurious 300 sqm villa, with a patio opening straight out onto your very own private plunge pool. Each villa is decorated individually, with a very authentic palette of crisp, natural richness, further enhanced by the wooden-thatched roofs. The rooms boast a beautiful Bang & Olufsen flat screen television, a ridiculously comfy king bed, and a well planned out bathroom with an inside-outside shower. A considerable addition was that the toilets were updated recently to electric toilets which reflects the standards of the newly appointed general manager, Yuji Tanaka.
At the Sangkar Restaurant, a vast buffet of fresh fruit and vegetable juices, local cakes, bread and savory snacks awaits for breakfast, plus a hot menu to suit your liking. Dining in view of the beautiful azure ocean really brings you to a different setting. From the resort, guests could access their private beach and La Spiaggia restaurant through the resort's inclined elevator. La Spiaggia serves Western and Balinese cuisine. With the ocean visible from your table, it'd be impolite not to indulge in some shellfish, so make room for the seafood platter or the whole Jimbaran rock lobster!
Beyond the villas and beach paradise vibes of Bulgari Resort Bali, you'll find the most beautiful spa that sits at the brim of the cliff and offers an enormous assortment of treatments as well as a blissful pool and yoga pavilion with views of the vivid Balinese sunset. Additionally, one must-do is a dip in the guest infinity pool that stretches across the skyline, the hard-to-miss sunset can also be enjoyed from the heated and cold water pool nearby.
Undoubtedly you'll want to spend most of your time exploring Bali and visiting the close-by eateries, bars, temples and other points of interests, but it's a battle to leave the soothing confines of this compound. It's fair to say that most I spent a considerable amount of my time at the resort. The resort was large enough for me to take some much-needed 'me time' so I did not feel the need to get out. Bulgari Resort Bali is a genuine all-encompassing haven in the most socially rich piece of Bali. The resort is a withdrawal from the sounds and frantic vitality of Seminyak; this was a stay that genuinely stays considerately well in the heart.