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HOTELS TO VISIT BEFORE YOU DIE (PART 7-INDONESIA)

The Legian

A trend setting, all-suite luxury hotel, offering a private, quiet haven beside a stretch of white sandy beach and at the heart of the fashionable district of Seminyak. All 67 suites are of contemporary design with a secluded balcony overlooking the Indian Ocean. The Club at The Legian has 10 One-Bedroom Villas and 1 Three-Bedroom Villa, each with a 10m private pool. The Club Lounge has a 35m lap pool and offers breakfast, light lunch, dinner and cocktails.

AMANDARI - UBUD

Amandari (which means “peaceful spirits”) opened in 1989. It is located five minutes from the art community of Ubud, in Central Bali. The village of Kedewatan lies adjacent to the resort. Designed as a Balinese village, Amandari has river-stone walkways and high paras-stone walls. The open-air lobby was designed after a wantilan, a village meeting place. The pathway that runs through Amandari and down the valley to the river below is sacred land. Every six months for hundreds of years, Balinese have taken the path down to a pool of holy water. Just above this spring-fed pool sit three modest shrines and an ancient tiger carved into rock.

BELMOND HANGING GARDENS - UBUD

A pansea Belmond hotel surrounded by ancient trees and gravity-defying terraced gardens, Belmond Ubud Hanging Gardens is a unique haven nestled on a hillside with dramatic views overlooking the Ayung river gorge. The surrounding gardens are unique, flourishing with exotic trees and essences of the tropics - cocoa, coffee, durian, rambutan, lychees, a variety of tropical bamboos, flame trees, bird of paradise flowers and orchids.

AMANKILA -BALI

The long trek to Amanresort’s Amankila is one that is up and down winding and curving roads. Thankfully Aman provides complimentary transfers in their leather seated safari vehicle. If your prone to getting car sick you may want to consider a helicopter transfer at an additional charge. However and when you do arrive, you will not be disappointed. This virtually flawless resort is tucked away in a very private area of Bali facing the Lombok straight.

The fortress like main building employs monolithic stone blocks, traditional thatched roof construction, exotic carved woods and regional art.
The hotel conveys both simplicity and grandeur.

FOUR SEASONS SAYAN - BALI

High in the hills overlooking the sacred Ayung River, Four Seasons Bali at Sayan, is surrounded by verdant rice terraces and cooled by breezy mountain mists. This inviting sanctuary offers the peace and harmony of Bali's most sacred valley. Here, find a private hideaway to rejuvenate your mind and body with a healing spa ritual or savor the award-winning cuisine of the Resort's two restaurants.

THE OBEROI BALI - DENPASAR

The Oberoi, Bali is located on Seminyak Beach, the most beautiful beach on the island. Set amidst fifteen acres of tranquil gardens, recreating a traditional village, the hotel reflects the romance, serenity and timeless beauty of the island. More than any other hotel in the area this is where you feel a sense of place. A slice of paradise on earth, with magical sunsets, emerald rice fields, ancient temples and a vibrant colorful culture. Each day reveals new delights on this mystical island blessed with natural wonders and gracious people.

AMANUSA - NUSA DUA

Amanusa (which means “peaceful isle”) enjoys a commanding position on a garden hillside in southern Bali just above the Bali Golf and Country Club. Views run from the adjacent Indian Ocean shoreline to sacred Mount Agung that dominates the far horizon on a clear day. The entrance to the lobby is a colonnaded open-air hall lined with baskets of white tuberoses. Framing the foyer is a teak sculpture illustrating scenes from the Ramayana, one of the two great epic poems of India.

ST REGIS - BALI

Tranquility and barefoot elegance entwine on the soft, sandy beaches of Nusa Dua, the Garden of Bali. Swim through the calm blue lagoon and savour the feeling of a lavishly appointed private residence. This St. Regis address is like no other.

From seductive treatments in the spacious Remède Spa to exquisite dining within reach of azure waters, experience remarkably personalized, bespoke service on 8.8 HA of lush, private land, all adjacent to the magnificent Bali Golf & Country Club.

BULGARI HOTELS & RESORTS - BALI

The Bulgari Hotels & Resorts Bali, a secluded all-villa cliffside retreat, the 59-villa resort is located on the southern tip of the Jimbaran Peninsula, close to the Temple of Uluwatu: an exclusive and intimate setting for guests seeking the ultimate in privacy and luxury.

BELMOND JIMBARAN PURI BALI - JIMBARAN

Belmond Jimbaran Puli Bali is located directly on the wide white sand beach of Jimbaran bay. The limited number of cottages and stunning sunset views make the resort a popular place for those seeking a romantic getaway or wedding venue. Several of the resorts accommodations are located on the beach with premium views. The resorts westward facing orientation provides optimum sunset viewing at the beach bar and restaurants. Jimbaran Puri Balis section of beach is quiet in comparison to other stretches of beach on the bay. Jimbaran bay is one of four prime destinations in Bali and Jimbaran Puri Bali is located in the heart of it.