Designed as a traditional Balinese village, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay is a luxurious all-villa enclave which spreads across 35 acres of oceanfront in Bali, giving its guests direct access to the beach right at sea level.
The fundamentals of Balinese village life strongly influenced the hotel design plan. Three important areas of any Balinese village are the Village Square, the Village Lane and the Courtyard House, all of which are incorporated into the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay layout.
To complement the Balinese planning approach, traditional materials and building forms are used throughout the hotel. In this way, each guest is introduced to the intricate detail of Balinese construction and the ornate richness of its architecture.
Offering views across the resort to the ocean, one-bedroom Jimbaran Bay Villas feature 250 square metres of indoor and outdoor space with a plunge pool and sundeck. Inspired by a typical Balinese courtyard house, the thatch-roof sleeping, bathing and living/dining pavilions are secluded within a private, walled tropical garden. The spacious bedroom and bathroom are air-conditioned, while the living area cabana is open-air. Contemporary Balinese décor combines with modern luxuries including the latest Four Seasons Bed for the ultimate sleep sanctuary.
Inspired by its beachside garden setting atop the Resort’s seven ‘villages’, the Healing Village Spa draws on Balinese traditions and nature’s bounty to nourish and heal the physical body, revealing a harmonious path to inner change. Grounding treatments, nature-inspired therapies, and ritualistic vibrancy pay homage to Bali’s colourful culture and evoke a sense of warmth and connectedness.
If you’re looking to treat yourself to an ultimate afternoon of rest and relaxation be sure to book the spa’s Marine Detox which detoxifies, cleanses and re-energises with this ritual of nutrifying oceanic elements. Stimulate blood flow with an ionising Himalayan salt scrub. Flush the cells with a detoxifying mineral-rich algae wrap. Hydrate and soften with a seaweed infused bath and anointment using a Balinese gayung. Then end with your choice of rejuvenating marine facial or grounding Balinese massage.
The Ganesha Culture Centre is an interactive and experiential space dedicated to exhibitions and workshops in Balinese art, music and crafts. The centre’s primary purpose is to actively support local artists and give them a chance to exhibit their work to an international audience, and to preserve and celebrate Bali’s heritage as the only remaining Hindu civilization in Indonesia.
Culture fans should connect directly with the resort’s on-site expert Luhgde Suryatini, curator of Ganesha Cultural Centre. She hand-picks traditional artists from different parts of the island who are masters in their chosen craft, whether woodcarving, painting, songket-weaving, dance and music, ceramic painting and more. Guests are invited to take a lesson and actively support local artists to preserve and celebrate Bali’s heritage.
Named after the “outdoor gathering place” typical to Balinese villages, Taman Wantilan’s is where hungry guests arrive each morning to wake up to the world. Two thatch-roofed Balinese pavilions provide open-air dining rooms, designed to catch the sea breeze and maximize the soaring views over the gentle curve of Jimbaran Bay and Bali’s southwest coastline.
The restaurant’s epic brunch buffet offers a nice harmony of East meets West featuring extensive cheese, charcuterie and pastry selection alongside steaming bowls filled with classic Indonesian dishes. Smiling cooks can be found on site slicing fresh tropical fruit and frying up omelette’s a la minute.
The most popular spot to laze the day away is at the resort’s 57-metre infinity pool which sits perched over Jimbaran Beach. Spend a few hours tanning on a plush lounge chair or hide away in the shade under a breezy cabana. If you’re feeling parched offer a wink to your bartender and sip your way through a trilogy of craft cocktails. The bar program was created by Barcelona cocktail master Javier de las Muelas, known for his avant-garde cocktails combining intricate preparations, unique textures and complex flavours. Local Balinese ingredients such as star fruit, passionfruit and chili feature prominently on the menu. Fresh fruit muddled sangria is always a crowd pleaser but the more adventurous may want to take a chance on wasabi muddled martini and that passionfruit and tequila sloshed number.
If you’re looking for a sophisticated dining experience enjoy a fine feast at Sundara’s al fresco dining room moments before sunset. The name is the Sanskrit word for “beautiful,” and pays tribute to the glowing sun that warms this Indian Ocean hotspot. Sundara offers the perfect mix of five-star flair and relaxed beach-club vibe.
Executive Chef Pasquo King’s menu reads modern Asian-inspired cuisine, featuring must-try dishes such as Roasted Eggplant Couscous, Smoked Miso Pumpkin, Grilled River Prawns and Twice Cooked Duck accompanied by a refreshing pineapple and fennel slaw.