Perched on top of a cliff on Bali’s picturesque Bukit Peninsula is the Bvlgari Resort, a contemporary gem in a location that conjures up a sense of Oriental exoticism. Offering spectacular views of the Indian Ocean, each of the resort’s 59 villas and five luxury mansions, sumptuously realized by architects Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel, combines the location’s ancient culture and natural elements with Italian elegance.
From natural lava and palimanan stone in the gardens and on the walls, to bangkiran hardwood and sukabumi stone in the showers and pools, every element in the resort gives a nod to Balinese traditions and culture. On the culinary front, the resort’s Italian restaurant, Il Ristorante – Luca Fantin, dishes up classic Italian specialties in a sumptuous setting. If you’re in the mood for delectable Balinese fare, Indonesian restaurant Sangkar, located on the cliff-edge, is the spot for you.
Uluwatu on the Bukit peninsula, where the resort is located, is not only home to one of the island’s holiest temples but also features some of the world’s finest surfing locations.
Amidst these luxurious offerings, the spa is where the resort truly holds its own. Located in the antique, hand-carved teak wood Joglo House, the Spa offers Balinese, Asian and European therapies. Among the highlights are the Bvlgari Signature Experiences, Balinese and Ayurvedic rituals, and a range of holistic massages.
Scenic views from the villa
For a day out in the sun, relish the 1.5-kilometer-long beach that’s only accessible via a scenic ride on the resort’s inclined elevator, a unique experience that’s not to be missed. But that’s not all—the resort is also home to the Bvlgari Boutique, Bali’s first and only Bvlgari store, as well as a sleek arts and crafts store.
With the resort as a hub, you can also explore some of Bali’s hottest shopping and relaxation spots, easily accessible for day trips and excursions, making this the ideal summer vacation hotspot.
Bvlgari Resort Bali is located close to some of the island’s top tourist hotspots, including the iconic Kuta, cultural landmark Nusa Dua, and upscale Seminyak. Each has stunning beaches that you can explore. Other than that, don’t miss:
The real tour de force is the 1,300-square-meter Bvlgari Villa, which comes with two bedrooms, a living room, dining room, private cinema, spa treatment room, 20-meter private pool, and meditation pergola surrounded by an extensive terrace and small pavilions.
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