It's an experience like no other, in a setting beautiful enough to please a monarch. Bespoke, exclusive, and luxurious, Viceroy Bali is a unique destination resort poised on a ridge overlooking the verdant Valley of the Kings in central Bali. Located just seven minutes' drive from central Ubud, this tropical paradise, named best small hotel in Indonesia by Asia Pacific Hotel Awards 2012, feels like another world, with 25 Bali-styled luxury pool villas, bespoke amenities -- including a complete gymnasium, wellness-centered spa, and heliport -- award winning restaurant, peerless service, and stunning surroundings.
Not many would need much persuading to schedule a retreat to this paradise, but just in case, here are a few excellent reasons to visit Viceroy Bali now.
Privacy! Each guest party enjoys exclusive access to one of 25 villas, each complete with its own pool and other bespoke touches, such as a private balé, as well as 24-hour room service. Need we say more?
Adventure! Taking full advantage of the resort's spectacular setting, management has assembled a collection of activities to entice all but the most dedicated of loungers to venture forth from their private pool-villas for a bit of exhilaration. Uniquely Balinese adventures appropriate for travelers of all ages include white water rafting trips, treks to the fun, quirky, and historic village of Ubud, bicycle tours, elephant ride safaris, volcano hikes, Harley riding in the mountains, snorkeling and diving, Balinese dance classes, and much, much more.
Romance! Tailor-made for lovers old and new, the accommodations, cuisine, amenities, surroundings, and service at Viceroy Bali set the stage for an enchanting escape that couples will remember forever. Some of the special touches that make it so? Verdent foliage, heart-stopping views, gentle breezes, and warm nights; helicopter arrivals and departures sure to make her heart flutter; tech toys galore to entertain him while she's blissing out in yoga class; 24 hour room service; and a sunrise trek near Batur Volcano.
Relaxation! The spacious yet intimate pool-villas at the resort are enough to relax even the most frazzled exec, but there's more, of course – this being Viceroy Bali. Lembah Spa provides sublime pampering with programs to enhance physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. From its perch overlooking the lush valley, the peaceful and beautiful setting of the spa provides an idyllic sanctuary for a full range of massage and body treatments that blend the best of Western wellness techniques with Balinese traditions which have been handed down over centuries. Yoga lessons and a fully equipped and air conditioned gymnasium are on offer too!
Dining! Nothing beats relaxing under the thatched roof of Viceroy Bar and dining at CasCades Restaurant. The views of the Petanu River Gorge and the serenity of the reflection ponds are spectacular, matched in their excellence only by the restaurant's delightful Asian-influenced French cuisine, superior wine offerings, and attentive service. Ranked as one of Indonesia's top five restaurants by The Miele Guide 2011/2012 and named Indonesia's Best Restaurant from 2007 to 2010 by American Express and Indonesia Tattler for exceptional cuisine and service, CasCades is the perfect milieu for groups of any sort to savor richly satisfying international dishes with the lightness of Japanese, the aroma of Thai, and the seasoning of Balinese spice. With the arrival of Chef Graeme Pullen and his exciting style, CasCades has added several exotic Indonesia dishes to the menu that are generating many accolades. Guests should consider scheduling their stays so that they can experience one of the monthly Full Moon Dinner & Dance events.
Value! Always attentive to guests' comfort, convenience, and appreciation of value
Intimate and relaxed, imbued with Balinese sensuality yet bespoke in all respects, this retreat is truly a dream destination. For privacy, adventure, romance, relaxation, dining, or "just because" ... the experience of Viceroy Bali awaits.