Here’s where to have a private holiday hideaway in Bali

Eve Tedja

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Have a luxurious private holiday with your loved ones at Raffles Bali in Jimbaran

Oceanfront Two Bedroom Villa at Raffles Bali, Jimbaran

With just 32 private pool villas and its own secluded bay, Raffles Bali is the embodiment of opulence. Situated at Jimbaran Bay, it is Raffles Hotels & Resorts’ 15th hotel in the world and pays homage to its locale through captivating design, vibrant cuisine and curated wellness experience.

Designed with comfort in mind, the Ocean Pool Villa is all about dark hardwood floor, cosy rattan furniture, plush king-sized bed, batik tapestry and throw pillows, homage to the local craftsmanship. Intimate and private, the villa is perfect for a romantic getaway. Alternatively, opt for the Two-Bedroom Ocean Front Villa if you travel with family or friends. Its spacious living area, pool and garden are designed for a leisurely day by the pool or naps under the gazebo.

Loloan Beach Bar and Grill at Raffles Bali

Should you need to leave the comfort of your villa, head to Loloan Beach Bar and Grill. The in-house guest only poolside venue offers pizza and fresh seafood as well as direct access to the resort’s private bay. Raffles Spa’s healing and beauty treatments are also something that you must not miss. From Reiki to meditation in the resort’s Secret Cave, re-balance your mind and body through mindfulness practices.

Head to The Writers Bar’s for aperitif while enjoying the famous Jimbaran sundown with signature cocktails. The bar is also well-stocked with premium spirits, wines and Champagnes. Once a month on Friday evenings, the bar hosts a symposium where you get to taste artisanal premium spirits and liqueurs from specific regions or country. From Japanese whiskeys to North European gins, the curated event is one of Raffles Bali’s highlights.

Rumari’s unique degustation dinner is the other highlight. Perched at the resort’s highest point, Rumari’s approach of highlighting premium local produce and working closely with farmers and food producers have been winning hearts and palates of discerning bon vivants.

Led by executive chef Gaetan Biesuz and his talented team, the six-course Rumari Unearthing menu showcases Bali’s terroir and its ingredients, from the ocean to the mountain. With French flair and exquisite presentation, indulge on dishes such as Ares Kepiting (Wanasari-farmed mud crab, banana blossom, Sunria’s volcano rice, crab consommé), Heritage Pig and Timbungan Be Sampi (chargriled Tokusen Wagyu beef sirloin, Kintamani pumpkin texture, spiced natural beef jus).

The resort offers A Private Hideaway experience. Starting from Rp33,388,888, the two-night escape for two includes a stay at the Ocean Pool Villa, return airport transfer and VIP arrival assistance, daily a la carte breakfast at Rumari, one time dinner at the oceanfront Purnama Honeymoon Bale, one time 90-minute spa treatment at the hillside spa suite, The Sanctuary; one time sunset cocktails at The Writers Bar, and a dedicated 24-hour Raffles Wellbeing Butler service.

Raffles Bali, Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera 1A, Jimbaran, South Kuta, 80361 Bali. Tel: +62 361 2015800

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