Viceroy Bali Hotel, Indonesia

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“Viceroy Bali… is a boutique hotel where ultra-luxe Balinese styling meets eco-chic. Framed by a tapestry of rice paddies and set in verdant cliffs along the Petanu River gorge, the Viceroy appeals to VIPs and hedonists alike.” (http://www.mrandmrssmith.com)

This is a luxurious 25-villa retreat for those seeking the exclusive, the exotic, and the elegant in all things. With mesmerising views of the serene valley below, and once a favoured retreat of royals, Viceroy Bali offers five categories of expansive yet intimate villas, each with its own pool; attentive discreet service; bespoke facilities, including the award winning CasCades Restaurant, spa, gym, onsite helipad and, coming soon, a yoga pavilion; and convenient access to the many wonders of the region.

Owned and operated by an Australian family, who understands the needs of international guests, this luxury villa resort is well known globally “as one of the world’s best tropical, romantic, pampering luxury hotels.” The resort incorporates the finest aesthetic traditions of the country of Bali and the stunning natural surroundings; while providing a contemporary, luxurious, and comfortable setting for its guests. Alangs-alangs (thatched roofs), romantic balés (Balinese gazebos or daybeds), an infinity pool and open air construction create beautiful and soothing environments for relaxing, dining, lounging, and practicing the art of yoga.

The villas were designed using natural, local building materials to blend in with the environment. Each villa combines Balinese design influences with clean, contemporary lines, resulting in a superbly relaxing private retreat. Indigenous art graces the resort throughout, from the villas to the stunning two-story, split level lobby, with its three-meter-wide hand-carved mural depicting traditional Balinese dancers. The 10 newly opened villas incorporate a unique rustic-chic design.

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Lighting is gentle and flattering, allowing the astonishing natural beauty of the surrounding tropical gardens to create a mesmerising indoor-outdoor living experience.

There’re numerous interesting activities on offer at this resort including historic and cultural tours of Ubud and the opportunity to learn traditional Balinese dance and cooking skills. Alternatively, you can spend the entire day relaxing by the pool or enjoy a soothing treatment at the Lembah Spa.

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Photo courtesy of Viceroy Bali

If you are in search of and tranquil and idyllic sanctuary, check in to the Viceroy, Bali.


This article was published in the May 2015 issue of Inspire Living Magazine. Download it here!

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