Getaways in Bali
Here’s a shortlist of places to head to when you feel the need to escape and explore Bali for the weekend.
The best thing about Bali is its myriad attractions. One can easily go up to the mountain or chill out by the sea within a one-day journey. Going around the island on a road trip, discovering its beauty, supporting the community and staying away from the crowd is the kind of travel that we can safely do for now.
Nusa Penida Island escape at Adiwana Warnakali
Leave the main island and sail to the picturesque island of Nusa Penida for a short getaway. There is no better time to enjoy the rugged charm of the small island than now. Adiwana Warnakali, the most recent boutique resort opening makes for an ideal place to rest during your exploration there. Located just 15 minutes away from Toya Pakeh Harbour, you can wake up with a view of the ocean, the neighbouring island of Nusa Ceningan and the mighty Mount Agung from your suite. Learn to dive with a certified PADI instructor or book the Scuba Diving Safari trip at Warnakali Dive Center; have a rejuvenating massage at Tejas Spa; and dine at Warnakali Restaurant. Enjoy a stay at one of the resort’s nautical-inspired suites with a special opening rate of Rp750,000/night and receive a free upgrade to Ocean View Suite (based on availability). Offer is valid until 31 December 2020.
Sakti, Nusa Penida, Klungkung. Tel: +62 361 6207000
Visit Hatten Wines’ vineyard
Defying the assumption that growing grapes and producing quality wine in the Asian tropics is near impossible, Hatten Wines has managed to establish a winery in Bali. Founded in 1994, the winery is now producing 10 wines, made with grapes from its North Bali’s vineyards. Situated within the Sanggalangit vineyard, Hatten Wines’ visitor centre offers a guided tour through the vines where you can learn more about Bali’s unique terroir. Afterwards, join the wine tasting through the range of two sparklings, two whites, a rosé, a red, and a fortified dessert wine while enjoying the view from the observation deck. Open from Monday to Friday (9am to4.30pm) and Saturday (9am to 12am). Rp50,000/person.
Jl. Raya Seririt Gilimanuk, Desa Sanggalangit, Gerokgak, Buleleng. Tel: +62 812 1073 1254
Wapa di Ume Sidemen’s Kampung Experience
The healing power of nature is strongly present in the quaint, lush village of Sidemen, East Bali. Wapa di Ume Sidemen offers a Kampung Experience getaway with plenty of relaxing inclusions for a blissful respite. During the two-night stay, you can start your day with a morning walk in the resort’s surrounding rice fields; have an afternoon tea by the river; enjoy a one-hour massage at Kapha Spa; lunch at the panoramic Sleeping Gajah Kitchen & Lounge; and explore the peaceful pace of a village life. Valid for Indonesian citizens and KITAS holders, the starting rate is Rp2,000,000/3D2N for Lanai Room category. Booking period is until October 2020 for a stay until 31 December 2020.
Banjar Dinas Tebola, Sidemen, Karangasem. Tel: +62 366 5437600
Natural luxury at Samsara Ubud
Tucked in the verdant village of Payangan, Samsara Ubud is a romantic boutique resort. With 17 luxurious villas – each comes with a private heated pool – it provides an idyllic secluded getaway for two. Surrounded by nature, it is also known for a highly personalised service. Leaving the comfort of your own One Bedroom Pool Villa is purely an option, since scrumptious in-room dining is ready to cater to your needs. However, don’t miss a visit to the resort’s elegant restaurant, The Kelusa. With a solid emphasis on high-quality ingredients and a creative take on Indonesian-inspired cuisine, good food is part of the experience when you stay at Samsara Ubud. Rp4,500,000/two nights stay in One Bedroom Pool Villa (incl. daily breakfast and afternoon tea for two persons). Booking period is until 30 November 2020. Stay period is until 6 January 2021. For direct booking, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Banjar Ayah, Desa Kelusa, Payangan, Ubud. Tel: +62 361 2091769