We found serenity and peace somewhere in Uluwatu, on the southern tip of Bali, at the exquisite Bulgari Bali Resort, superbly located on the edge of a 500-foot cliff from where it offers staggering views of the tranquil Indian Ocean. It’s just a 25 minute taxi drive away from the Ngurah Rai International Airport and it’s a dream resort for most of us.
The local pool, restaurant and bar are all placed high above the shore, benefiting of panoramas that we bet few humans have seen during their lifetime. The resort, as you’ve probably figured, belongs to the fabled jewelry maker Bulgari. It encompasses similar characteristics to their miniature creations, like sleek surfaces, bold lines and impressive architectonic innovations. The main villa resides, with pride, on a stiff Balinese cliff, just like the stone on a ring.
The accommodation consists of 59 exquisite rooms, with natural elements laid out and polished to perfection – superbly bricked genuine lava walls, tall glass walls that provide views of manicured tropical plants and Indonesian wood floors that glow all day long, as light fades throughout the rooms.
Your stay here is enchanted with an entire list of available activities, from swimming in the azure waters to sunbathing or wandering alongside the local, pristine beach. You may also choose to get pampered with specialty spa treatments on the edge of the plunge pool while watching the breathtaking views or head to the tinted local markets assisted by a personal shopper. In addition, there’s a helicopter in waiting – it can fly you over the local volcano.
As the night sets in, the poolside restaurants are ready to entice you with exquisite dining: there’s the Sangkar, specialized on traditional Balinese foods within a staggering décor with superb bamboo caged lamps, and Il Ristorante, putting exquisite, classical Italian dishes at your disposal.
Nightly rates reportedly start at $800. Why not taking a break from day to day business and book the first flight to Bali – someone’s already waiting for you there.