Seminyak Beach Resort—haven of the oasis
Bali is known as an easy but exotic island getaway for urban sophisticates. A short flight away from China, Australia and Singapore, Bali is the ultimate luxury playhouse complete with pristine beaches, wellness programmes, fine dining restaurants, luxury shopping malls and vibrant nightlife. A definite highlight is the postcard-perfect paradise of Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa, lined with mojito-sipping tourists on lush beanbags under the Coachella-inspired umbrellas.
Speaking of which, you may stay by the Seminyak beach in the renowned Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa (4.5/5 in Tripadvisor), which provides world-class luxury hospitality. Overlooking the Indian Ocean are the Beach Wing and Ocean Front, where you may wake to the sounds of crashing waves. Just metres away from the main beachfront resort, the Garden Wing is a tropical sanctuary complete with its own swimming pool. The Seminyak Beach Resort also offers suites and villas in the Garden Wing and Ocean Front. To experience Bali in its entirety, head down to the in-house Kahyangan Spa for exclusive spa treatments that blend the accents of Indo-Balinese traditions and organic ingredients to wholly rejuvenate the mind, soul and body.
The alfresco Sanje Restaurant & Bar
The Santan Restaurant
The evening calls for a well-deserved feast. Soak in the panorama at the Sanje Restaurant, an alfresco eatery on the Seminyak Beach, which serves Balinese Mediterranean fusion cuisine. As you walk down the beach, you will also find an eclectic mix of bars and restaurants that will cater to every palate. But for those who crave authentic Balinese cuisine, they will be best served at the Santan Restaurant where they can dine in spacious pavilions surrounded by ponds and tropical flora.
Nightfall is not the end of one’s haul in Seminyak. With plenty of bars and clubs available, party-goers and couples are never out of options for an evening escapade. Should you desire a more laid-back atmosphere, there is the 1920-era-inspired Klass & Brass bar that features live jazz music, curated wines, serious food offerings and a speakeasy decor.
Yet, there is more to the splendour of the Bali experience than Seminyak has to offer. The Balinese take tremendous pride in their culture and heritage, which is reflected in their top-notch hospitality and intricate art. Wandering around Bali, visitors will be enthralled by traditional Balinese artwork and architecture such as the ornate doorways and chiselled stone statues. If you wish, you may take a two-hour car ride from Seminyak to visit the ethereal Ulun Danu Bratan Lake Temple (built in 1663) and the Bedugul Lake, perched 1,500 metres above sea level. On the lake banks, the calm water inspires self-reflection as it paints a fuzzy visual of the ancient edifice. Bali, an island steeped in history and culture, is a proper getaway where you can comfortably unwind in the serenity of the land, explore the passions of the heart and feast on the best of a tropical oasis. Stay three nights in the Ocean Suites or Pool Villas and the fourth night is complimentary. Check out more attractive room offers here.