Here’s another reason we can’t wait to get back to Bali, the opening of Raffles Bali in the south’s sunset-ready region of Jimbaran Bay. The couple-perfect retreat — with 32 private pool villas, a secluded beach, superb dining options, and a focus on “emotional wellbeing” — is the first foray into the Island of the Gods for the legendary brand.
Just half an hour via private limousine transfer from Ngurah Rai International Airport, Raffles Bali occupies a peaceful corner of the island, steeped in ancient traditions and renowned for its stunning sunsets. The elegant villas have been designed with generous private pools, sweeping sea views, and an abundance of space and natural light. Rich hardwood floors, batik tapestries, rattan furniture, and indulgent soaking tubs set a sophisticated island-luxe tone.
Choose from a host of wellness pursuits including the Raffles Spa and private hillside treatment suite, yoga and meditation classes, jogging trails, and a beachfront infinity pool. You’ll also have a Raffles Wellbeing Butler to curate your journey of local cultural discovery, from temple dance ceremonies to traditional cooking classes.
Feast on Balinese delicacies at Rumari restaurant, kick back on the sand at Loloan Beach Bar and Grill or pull up a seat at the intimate Writers Bar and adjoining Library which bring a dash of Raffles heritage to Bali. What to order? The bespoke Raffles Bali Sling, naturally!
For a romantic dinner for two, you can follow the soft sounds of Genta Urag bells to a candlelit seafood feast at the Purnama Bale, a private gazebo built on the rocks above the sea. Or slip away to the resort’s Secret Cave, an ancient natural hideaway illuminated with flickering torches and candles to create a magical dining experience.
Okay, now we’re seriously smitten!
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