(Main picture): One of two dining options – the Chedi Club Ubud with restaurant and spa; (insets from right): View from the restaurant’s verandah; the spa pool villa living room and exterior views

Bali is preparing itself for the G20 Summit at the end of the year and much has been done to spruce up the facilities and amenities available on the island. IndoConnect compiles the latest news on what is on offer in the 4- to 5-star class of resorts with that villa-style touch at the Island of the Gods!

by Hadiprana

The outdoor garden view

MOORED amongst the rice paddies of Bali’s spiritual heart at Ubud, the idyllic 20-key property was once the private family estate of noted Indonesian architect Hendra Hadiprana.

Built in the 1980s as a holiday home for the legendary designer and transformed into a resort in 2004 when the architect’s imagination conjured the possibility of another estate nearby, this Leading Hotel of the World came back into the Hadiprana family’s fold in the January of last year.

The Tanah Gajah resort’s extensive art and antique collection, gathered over decades, remains a pillar of the property and strolling the grounds is a rewarding immersion in Balinese art and sculpture.

The secluded five-hectare estate also features two dining destinations, both with uninterrupted views of some of Ubud’s most iconic scenery, an indulgent spa that also makes the most of the view, and a spacious swimming pool with mythic gajah (elephant) statues standing guard over the water. Rooms are in traditional Balinese style with semi-outdoor bathrooms and several with private plunge pools.


(Insets from right): Inviting views of the private Villa poolside bedroom

Surrounded by the lush tropical landscapes of Bali’s eastern coast, Wyndham Tamansari Jivva Resort Bali offers unparalleled proximity to sparkling blue waters and the black sand beaches of beautiful Lepang Beach.

Experience Jivva Bali’s luxurious floating breakfast and immersed in a mesmerizing beach-side location with an exotic garden hut setting.

Relaxation, rejuvenation, restoration and renewal at Wyndham Tirta Spa for a holistic Balinese tradition experience.

The resort private pool villas feature a spacious living and dining area, one king bed, a secluded plunge pool or jetted-tub and a rain shower with lush garden or panoramic ocean views. Standard and deluxe hotel rooms and suites that comfortably sleep two to four guests with one king bed or two twins beds are also available.


(Top left clockwise): Majapahit three-bedroom villa; Sriwijaya two-bedroom villa; Singhasari one-bedroom villa and Nusantara Presidential Villa bedroom

The ultra exclusive Apurva Kempinski Bali is welcoming guests during the G20 Summit year with a brand campaign entitled ‘Unity in Diversity’ – a celebration of the rich cultural diversity, heritage and philosophy of Indonesia’s seven main regions.

These will be part of the guest experiences throughout the resort, which portray mystical stories from those regions, their holistic  treatments, culinary diversity, craftsmanship and traditional games.  Top of this experience must also be staying at the resort’s exclusive one-, two- and three-bedroom Villas which are designed for complete privacy. This is a collection of 43 beautifully appointed private villas, nestled in tropical gardens on the clifftops of Nusa Dua. They are named after the mighty kingdoms that once ruled over Indonesia.

All of the villas offer private plunge pools and spacious outdoor terraces, while the larger options also feature kitchens and rooftop dining areas. Wood and stone-clad interiors are meticulously finished with rattan bamboo furniture, woven Sumba textiles and handmade woodcarvings from Bali and Java, giving guests a flavour of Bali’s rich history of design and creativity.

“We have made tremendous efforts to showcase Indonesian heritage in the eyes of the world by incorporating the best local craftsmanship, philosophy and materials into the interior design,” said Rudy Dodo, founder of Jakarta-based Trivium Design Group, which is responsible for interiors throughout the resort.

New All-Villa Resort

Jumeirah Bali is a sanctuary of tranquillity and relaxation nestled amidst tropical modernism lush greenery and the exquisite Indian Ocean vistas. Located in the stunning Pecatu region at the south-west of Bali, the all-villa luxury resort sits gracefully on the beach area of Uluwatu – one of the most coveted locations on the island. Inspired by Hindu-Javanese culture, the spectacular resort provides an unsurpassed destination for couples, groups and solo travellers seeking to reconnect and find inner balance, while soaking in the resort’s stunning natural surroundings.

Mr. José Silva, Chief Executive Officer of Jumeirah Group, said: “Jumeirah Bali is a first-of-its-kind concept that embodies the spirit of the province with our unmatched hospitality, providing guests a truly unique and memorable experience to reconnect with nature.”
Boasting spacious villas perched atop the limestone cliffs, the luxurious resort offers 123 villas in one- and two-bedroom configurations, as well as a four-bedroom Royal Water Palace, all featuring sublime tropical views of the Indian Ocean and mesmerising lush green natural beauty of Bali. Each villa features a private pool and outdoor living area with an open pavilion overlooking the sunset horizon or a landscaped tropical garden for guests to indulge in a spiritual, secluded, and soulful experience. The resort also provides guests with exclusive access to a private beach framed by the natural landscape offering a secluded enclave to relax.

Reminiscent of Geoffrey Bawa’s ‘tropical modernism’ style, Jumeirah Bali’s indoor-outdoor architecture is designed to create a seamless flow between the architecture, interior, and landscape, blending indigenous building materials with contemporary and luxurious comfort, to transport guests to an authentic Balinese haven of understated elegance with an opulent touch.

Building on Jumeirah Group’s reputation for providing exceptional dining experiences, guests can indulge in three signature restaurants and bars overseen by Master Chef Vincent Leroux, each offering awe-inspiring views across the island’s crystal blue waters and stunning sunset panoramas.

Launch Offers
In celebration of its launch, the hotel is inviting guests to discover Bali with a special opening offer for stays from 26th April to 31st March 2023, booked before 30th June 2022. For more information visit: www.jumeirahbali.com or contact jbareservations@jumeirah.com for bookings