Located near Uluwatu, on the southern tip of the Jimbaran Peninsula, boutique hotel Bulgari Resort, Bali is nestled between the cliff and the Indian Ocean. Perched 150 meters atop a cliff, the resort offers unrivalled views across the ocean.
Designed by architects Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners, the resort reflects a contemporary interpretation of the traditional Balinese design while incorporating distinctive Bulgari Italian style. The resort has been built and furnished using hand-cut volcanic stones, rich exotic woods and refined fabrics. A collection of exquisite Balinese antiques and exotic art pieces, including more than 90 examples, adorn the entire resort.
The resort has 59 villas including eight Ocean Cliff Villas that are closest to the high cliff’s edge. The two bedroom Ocean Cliff Villas feature two separate bedrooms, a lounge area, central indoor living room, a studio, a garden with a plunge pool and outdoor shower. The interiors are decorated with pieces of antique Balinese art and equipped with a Bang & Olufsen audio/video system.
The bathroom with black Terrazzo flooring features an enormous tub and spacious shower. The bathroom also includes a desk and an armchair placed in a sort of a “living room” created by means of glass panels and surrounded by a walled garden.
The Ocean Cliff Villa offers a completely unobstructed view of the Indian Ocean’s infinite horizon. All accommodations offer a plunge pool and patio with secluded tropical garden. Natural lava and palimanan stone are used for the garden and interior walls, refined bangkiray hardwood in the villas, natural green-colored sukabumi stone to clad outdoor showers, plunge and swimming pools. The open-air living room, between the private garden and the small swimming pool, is located southwards opening to the cliff and the sea.
The hotel’s Spa offers a complete range of Balinese, Asian and European therapies and treatments including Bulgari Signature Experiences. The Spa facilities include a beauty salon and a state-of-the-art fitness center.The resort offers extensive dining options. From Indonesian cuisine at Sangkar Restaurant to Italy’s finest vintages at the award-winning II Ristorante, fresh grilled seafood at La Spiaggia to an open-air, cliffside bar, brings quality ingredients and Balinese tradition onto the table.
Cost: $1,800 per night
Why should you splurge on it?
The Bulgari Resort, Bali stands atop a cliff like a medieval fortress town, tucked away in the tropical vegetations of the private garden. The stunning ocean panorama that encircles the resort is one of the reasons for the resort’s enduring popularity with visitors. The resort enjoys private access via inclined elevator to a pristine stretch of beach, inaccessible both from the earth. As man’s presence is virtually inexistent in this stretch of sea, the view of dolphins is not uncommon.
At the highest point of the resort is a traditional temple that carries out the daily ceremonies that are so integral to the Balinese Hindu religion. Featuring a sizeable selection of local crafts inspired by the island’s rich artistic heritage at the in-house Arts and Crafts store, the resort blurs the line between a museum and gallery. Guests can also shop jewels, watches, accessories and fragrances at the Bulgari store.
Contained privately within garden walls, the Ocean Cliff Villa creates a hideaway of comfort. Guests can enjoy spectacular sunrise and sunset views defined by cliffs that fall dramatically to the Indian Ocean.
Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, Bali
Jalan Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin
Uluwatu, Bali 80364 – Indonesia