Luxury Resorts: When traveling to Bali, a stop in North Bali at the Damai Lovina resort is a must. The recently rejuvenated luxury resort caters to an exclusive kind of guest, one who appreciates the finer things in life, whether it is a gourmet organic dining or a one of a kind spa experience, the Damai Lovina resort has it all.
Located in North Bali, "the heart of Bali," the Damai Lovina resort provides guests with the opportunity to step off the beaten path of traditional luxury travel and into the undiscovered splendor of Northern Bali. Each aspect of the luxurious resort has been carefully constructed to produce the ultimate resort experience, without impacting the environment. The Damai Lovina is a hidden gem, giving guests the best in organic food, raising everything from lobsters to herbs right on the grounds. The Damai Spa provides unique spa experiences right in the comfort of each luxury villa. Not to mention the butler service available in each suite. The Damai Lovina is so luxurious that it is literally fit for royalty, frequently hosting Henrik, the Danish Prince Consort.
Originally opened in 1997 as a quiet retreat with only eight villas, the Damai was expanded earlier this year to include an additional five pool villas. Each new villa includes butler service and is decorated to make each guest feel at home with
decadent textiles and custom designed furniture and rare antiques. The Damai resort was built, conceived and designed by Danish advertising professional turned hotelier, Nils Normann. Always keeping the environment in mind, the resort is a model of conservation, which has even been the subject of a thesis on ecological operations at Cornell University.
If you're a foodie, then the Damai Lovina is the vacation spot for you. Danish Master chef Per ThÝsstesen, formerly of Paul Bocuse in Lyon and The K Club in The Caribbean, conceives all the dishes using the resources of the resort's organic farm. Originally restricted to vegetables and herbs, the organically grown ingredients now include free-range pigs, rabbits, pigeons and ducks as well as frogs, snails and fresh water lobsters.
To experience beauty treatments like you've never had before, order a "mandi," a customized bath and spa treatment right in your villa's well-appointed luxury bathroom. Husband and wife team Made and Sally Wijaya, who head up the Damai Spa, create each special treatment. Treatments can be combined to include massages, body scrubs, aromatherapy, beauty treatments, manicures and even champagne, fruit and tea.
The pristine natural setting of the Damai makes for an unforgettable experience in the largely undiscovered region of Northern Bali. Hard to find. Hard to leave.