Can you imagine yourself looking at a gorgeous picture of a sunset and taking in a deep breath wishing that you could be a part of it? Travellers are increasingly focussing on finding places to rejuvenate and bring wellness up the priority list.
Perched atop a hill offering a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean and captivating Jimbaran Bay sunsets is the newly launched Raffles Bali. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, providing relaxation in the lap of Bali, the 15th Raffles Hotel in the world promises to be an ideal blend of luxury and mindfulness.
When looking for an intimate oasis, Raffles Bali with its incessant views of the ocean and its own secluded beach can be the ideal destination for you.With just 32 private pool villas, Raffles Bali epitomises distinguished charm for well-travelled connoisseurs seeking elegant spaces, privacy and discovery.
From each of the exquisite pool villas – the Raffles Presidential Villa is slated to be the largest and most private in Jimbaran measuring in at 900 Sqm – abundant sunlight streams in through the patio doors to gleam off rich hardwood floors. The soft batik tapestry hanging behind the king bed is a tribute to the skill of Bali’s local artisans, while rustic rattan furniture complements sweeping views of your private garden and the ocean beyond.
Legendary service is the byword for Raffles and Raffles Bali’s dedicated Raffles Wellbeing Butler team are tasked with one objective – to ensure you arrive as guests, leave as friends, and return as family.With this butler service, navigating the new resort’s wellness experiences, the many dining opportunities or exploring the rich backdrop of Bali is now effortless.
Located at the resort’s highest point, Rumari restaurant carries the tantalising scent of Balinese cooking from the kitchen, unveils a culinary journey on a sunset terrace overlooking the ocean. From the hilltop down to the beach, enjoy a sumptuous seafood feast beneath the shade of the Balinese-style ceilings at Loloan Beach Bar and Grill and as twilight falls, experience the atmosphere shift from laid-back fun to casual elegance.
Illuminated with flickering torches and candlelight, The Secret Cave, a hideaway within the rocks at the edge of the resort’s oceanfront offers an intimate dining experience complete with soft sand on a stone floor and sandalwood incense plumes in the background.
Any legendary hotel is incomplete without a legendary bar, and at Raffles Bali, The Writers Bar answers. This intimate bar brings the Raffles heritage to Bali, with the bespoke Raffles Bali Sling, lovingly curated by their expert mixologist. The Singapore Sling’s Bali cousin has arrived! Ingredients – Gin infuse with blue pea flower, Arak Bali, Dom Benedictine, Lemongrass syrup, Lemon juice, Angostura, Tangerine, Jackfruit, Sour soup, Grenadine, topped up with soda. We look forward to tasting it soon.
Relaxation comes easily when in Bali. From unwinding beneath the hands of a wellness expert at the Raffles Spa to breathing in the scent of the sea, Raffles Bali will carve a unique space among travel connoisseurs!
As Michael Issenberg, Chairman & CEO Accor Asia Pacific welcomes you to Raffles Bali he says: “The highly-anticipated Raffles Bali is set to become a special retreat for guests to feel pampered, through meaningful experiences and service that is both gracious and intuitive.” ◼ Subscribe to the latest edition now by clicking here.
© This article was first published online in July 2020 – World Travel Magazine.