Paradise Found at The St. Regis Resort in Bali

Located on an exclusive pristine beach of the upscale enclave of Nusa Dua, The St. Regis Bali boasts the only all suites and villa resort nestled in the heart of the noteworthy Garden of Bali. Combining understated barefoot elegance with Balinese-inspired living, the posh Resort offers infinite panoramic views of the Indian Ocean on a stunning beachfront of powdery white sand.

Generously spread across 9 hectares of tropical gardens, the beautifully appointed 123 Suites and Villas offer elegant residential style accommodation amongst contemporary Balinese décor. Complimentary bespoke 24-hour Butler Service creates a flawless holiday experience where personalized attention is the norm. Whether you need help packing and unpacking your luggage, garment pressing, remembering your preference of coffee or tea, or organizing a last minute arrangement.

Reflecting the indulgent opulence of the island, the Resorts suite experience offers plush furnishings and marble bathrooms which are complimented by beautiful décor with carved wood detail and vibrant traditional art and artifacts.

In the St. Regis Suite guests have an opportunity to lounge in luxury, providing a wee private oasis in the heart of a handsome hotel. Highlights include plush King sized bed, spacious living room, walk in closet, refreshing rain shower, bubble bath ready tub and pretty patio.

If you’re looking to mellow out with a massage head to Remède Spa, a tranquil sanctuary for travellers looking for rejuvenation and relaxation. Sitting on an intimate Koi pond, it combines traditional Balinese and holistic treatments with modern technologies, pampering guests with Aqua Vitale Pool’s thalassotherapy.

Next door you’ll find the Resorts state of the art Fitness Club, open 24-hours a day, its a perfectly cool place to burn off some steam featuring a choir of workout machines, free weights and yoga studio. The club’s wellness program includes meditation and yoga on the beach, Tai Chi and breathing exercises offered at the properties tranquil Amphitheater. Keen to explore all that Nusa Dua has to offer and have a penchant for peddling? Pop by the Fitness Club and rent a bicycle for the day so you can explore further up the Nusa Dua coast with a lunch break at a local warung for a spicy plate of local favourite Babi Guling.

From the vast, spectacular, sweeping saltwater lagoon with its islands, sun deck and two Jacuzzis, to the inviting main pool, the Resort offers guests multiple options for pool fun, refreshing dips and peaceful lounging.

The Main Pool sits next to the Kayuputi restaurant and meanders around the side and front of the restaurant. Lined with bale bengongs (relaxing gazebos) along one side and grassland and white sand beaches on another, its setting is spectacular.

The Resort’s exclusive location and its alluring beachfront is the perfect, private spot to relax on chic sun beds, frolic in the turquoise ocean or enjoy non-motorized water sports such as kayaking and windsurfing.

The St. Regis Bali Vista Bar’s friendly waiters greet you upon arrival offering cold bottles of water and sweetly perfumed oshibori. It’s here you can enjoy a front row seat at sunrise or simply laze away the afternoon as ocean’s waves offer a lovely lullaby.

Slowly wake up to the world each morning over an epic brunch at Boneka. The Resort’s celebrated buffet offers a large selection of home-made and imported specialties, from perfectly ripe Bedugul strawberries, to a fine selection of sashimi, freshly shucked oysters, steaming dim sum, tropical fruits, artisan breads and charcuterie.

While you’re certainly spoilt for choice at the buffet, linger in your seat a little longer and you’ll find a parade of plates floating over from the kitchen. Highlights include lobster ragout-filled Egg Nouvelle, Spanish Avruga Pearls, Crispy Fried Potato Cake and Croissant French Toast.

Known as one of the finest bars in Bali, the Resort’s King Cole Bar builds upon the traditions and legacy of the original St. Regis New York. With hand-crafted Indonesian artifacts and celebrated works of art adorning the elegantly stylish lounge, the indoor sofas and tables are complemented by an exquisite outdoor space offering stunning views over the resort.

Each afternoon, between 3pm and 5.30pm, pretty pinkies raise to the roof as guests indulge in the tradition of high tea. Presented in the classic tier-plate style, King Cole Bar’s daily afternoon indulgence also includes a buffet corner, legendary Valrhona chocolate fountain and scoop-it-yourself gelato station.

Return at sunset and you’ll find Captain Cole Bars refined ambience transformed by the flicker of candle light accompanied by a live pianist and swoon-worthy jazz singer.

Hop up on a barstool for a quick education on the history of the Bloody Mary, “In 1934, bartender Fernand Petiot arrived at The St. Regis New York, bringing with him the recipe for a unique vodka and tomato juice cocktail that he perfected at the King Cole Bar. Ferdinand’s spicy concoction, the Bloody Mary, remains the signature cocktail of St.Regis.”

St. Regis guests across the globe can enjoy Fernad’s invention in a multitude of regional manifestations, each with its own captivating story. The talented mixologists at St. Regis Bali Resort shake up the Bali Mary, a twist on the original Bloody Mary utilizing local Jicama, a traditional favourite fruit in Indonesia, and refreshing cucumber.

Each evening, moments before the sun splashes across the horizon, skip down the staircase from the Resort’s lobby and you’ll find a team of fire dancers who whip their flames to and fro as a drum circle provides a moody indigenous background beat. The entertaining homage to the evening completes once the three fire dancers have lit a long line of torches which overnight illuminate your path as you tip toe under breezy palms.

If you’re keen on indulging in an authentic Indonesian feast make a reservation at Dulang. The restaurant is located in the quietest corner of the Resort’s lush manicured tropical gardens. Guests enter the ornately carved gazebo with its lavish furnishing, a reminder of Indonesia’s colonial era. Once you’ve stepped inside friendly staff serve the traditional Jamu drink hand-crafted with indigenous roots, leaves, bark, fruit and  honey.

Dulang specializes in serving classic Rijsttafel, literally meaning “rice table,” which originated with the Dutch plantation owners, who liked to sample selectively from Indonesian cuisine. Steamed rice is always the centrepiece and accompanied by a range of different meat, poultry, seafood and vegetable dishes. Highlights from Dulang include sweet peanut sauce slathered tofu Lengko Cirebon Salad, Lawar Bali featuring long bean and young papaya salad with minced duck and sizzling chicken sate duo.

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