Raffles Bali Opens as Brands 15th Hotel Worldwide – Luxury Travel Advisor
Raffles Hotels & Resorts has announced its 15th hotel with the soft opening of Raffles Bali. The hotel has 32 private pool villas overlooking the Indian Ocean and the Jimbaran Bay.
The private limousine transfer from Ngurah Rai International Airport to the resort takes less than half an hour, as the crowded streets of Jimbaran give way to gardens.
In each of the Pool Villas—touted as the largest and most private in Jimbaran—guests will find soft batik tapestry hanging behind the king bed as a tribute to the skill of Bali’s local craftsmen, while rustic rattan furniture complements views of the private garden and the ocean. When guests feel like exploring the rest of the resort, a Raffles Wellbeing Butler will take them wherever they want to go. (They can also arrange unique cultural experiences, from temple dance ceremonies to traditional cooking classes.) Good to know: All villas include indoor and outdoor showers, yoga mats and bespoke beach accessories, in addition to a soaking tub.
Located at the resort’s highest point is Rumari restaurant, offering Balinese dishes. Loloan Beach Bar and Grill is located on the resort’s secluded beach, overlooking the infinity pool, and serves seafood. For a romantic evening, intimate dining experiences can be arranged at The Secret Cave, illuminated with torches and candlelight, or at the Purnama Honeymoon Bale, built on the rocks at the edge of the resort’s oceanfront.
There will also be the brand’s iconic Writers Bar and the adjoining Library, a place to classic or spiced cocktails, a glass of Champagne, or an after-dinner digestif. Be sure to try the bespoke Raffles Bali Sling, created by the resort’s expert mixologist.
At Raffles Spa, there are two treatment suites, with their own soaking tub and sliding doors, which lead to a hill-view terrace—or, guests can experience the remote hillside treatment suite, The Sanctuary, hidden in nature.
Tip: Raffles Bali will be the first Raffles to launch the brand’s new wellbeing program, Emotional Wellbeing by Raffles, which is based on the understanding that true luxury is not about what you own, but what you feel.
Deal: Raffles Bali’s Bespoke Opening Offer of two nights’ stay at the private pool villa, inclusive of return limousine transfer, daily a la carte breakfast as well as selections of Wellbeing and Cultural Experiences, starts from $2,660 for three days and two nights.