As of September 23, 2006, The Bulgari Resort, Bali, has begun welcoming privileged guests to its secluded "all villa" cliffside retreat. Set on a 150 meter high plateau overlooking the Indian Ocean, the 59-villa resort is the second property by Bulgari Hotels Resorts, following the successful 2004 opening of the Bulgari Hotel, Milan, Italy.
Designed by architects Antonio Citterio & Partners, the Bulgari Resort, Bali is located on the southern tip of the Jimbaran Peninsula, close to Bali sacred temple of Uluwatu. The resort reflects the traditional Balinese architecture combined with a sophisticated contemporary design, using indigenous stones, native wood finishes and refined craft-made fabrics exclusively created for the Bulgari Resort.
Each of the 59 individual freestanding and private villas, include an open-air pavilion, terrace, private plunge pool and an uninterrupted ocean views from the southernmost tip of the island. The villas, decorated with Balinese antiques and pieces of art, also offer state-of-the-art technological features. The resort has 3 two-bedroom villas of 500 square meters each and a 1300 square meters Bulgari Villa. Reachable by a private access, the Bulgari Villa boasts two master bedrooms, a large living area with built-in bar, an oversized dining room and a home theatre. An outdoor meditation pavilion, a large lap pool and an extensive terrace are some of its unique features intended to earn the top-end villa the moniker as Bali's very best accommodation on an island known for its luxurious villas.
The oceanfront Spa embraces many elements of Balinese tradition. The main pavilion is an antique, hand-carved joglo house from the island of Java, which was dismantled, relocated, and then reassembled at the Bulgari Resort, Bali. A complete range of healing and beauty treatments are provided by an expert staff of professionals. The Spa offers a swimming pool, open air relaxation lounge area, yoga pavilion, rain showers, steam rooms clad in green and gold mosaic and two private Spa Suites complete with outdoor garden.
Enjoying breathtaking ocean views, the Resort's large swimming pool forms part of an extensive ornamental lake, where the bar, the lounge and the resorts two restaurants are located. Characterized by an informal ambience, the all-day dining restaurant combines authentic Balinese dishes - enriched by various regional influences from the Indonesian archipelago - with a selection of international specialties. An Italian restaurant, open for dinner only, serves a contemporary interpretation of classical Italian cuisine. Andrew Skinner, an acknowledged master of Asian culinary traditions, is the Executive Chef at the Bulgari Resort in Bali.
The Resort, adjacent to pristine beach suitable for long walks, the beach areas is accessible via a special elevator system. At the beach the Resort maintains its own beach club to serve its guests.
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