Vacation is not merely about booking a room in a luxurious resort, having some bites at a fancy restaurant, sitting by the beach with a glass of cocktail in hand or just enrolling for a guided day tour with a travel agency. Vacation is about setting your mind free, plunging into soulful thinking, absorbing the beauty of nature and letting go of all inhibitions.
Bali is blessed with everything that one could wish for on a vacation. From gorgeous mountains and volcanoes, breath-taking crater lakes and dense green jungles, lush rice fields and spectacular beaches, to the fairy-tale-like waterfalls, and the list goes on. This island presents itself as a modern paradox because its ancient and traditional culture is still very much alive amidst modern living. While the basic conservatism of the Balinese people has enabled them to preserve many of their ancient customs, culture and religion, it has never hindered the acceptance of the new and innovative modern technological advancement.
If you are one of those people who love exploration, the Uluwatu area is an option to be highly considered. Click this article to get more insights about Uluwatu.
Where to Stay
Located in the area of Bukit – Ungasan, a large limestone peninsula Uluwatu known for its famous surf beaches, The Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa is the ultimate retreat for the spontaneous explorers who are curious and adventurous. Being the first Renaissance hotel brand in Indonesia, the location of this property is convenient for beach lovers. Surfers can hit the best waves at Balangan Beach, which is only 5 minutes drive. The leisure travellers can drive another 10 minutes in the opposite direction to Pandawa Beach, Gunung Payung Beach or Green Bowl Beach. Those who are thirst in discovering hidden beaches can drive around 15 minutes further north to locate Impossibles Beach, Bingin Beach and Nyang Nyang Beach.
The Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa offers guests panoramic views of the Indian Ocean or the surrounding lush gardens from the balcony of their spacious rooms or suites that cater to both honeymooner and family. It comprises 207 rooms and suites that feature locally inspired art, natural wood and earth tones with oversized chic bathrooms that include freestanding tubs.
The roof design of the resort can be seen for miles and is inspired by the leatherback turtle that has come to nest on the Bukit for centuries. The design allows the sea breeze off the Indian Ocean to flow seamlessly through the lobby and all areas of the resort. The lobby features a rugged rock wall that signifies the windswept limestone cliffs of the peninsula and seating representing the famous tiered rice paddies of Bali. Views from the lobby are dream-worthy, a discovery upon entry.
Start each morning with a fresh cup of coffee brewed with the in-room coffeemaker, and catch up on headlines using free high-speed, wireless Internet. For a relaxing evening, order from the 24-hour room service menu, and then enjoy a soak in the tub. If you stay at a Suite Room, enjoy yourself scenic views of the sparkling pool as well as the gardens or the ocean as you relax on the terrace or balcony. These sleek rooms feature a lounge settee, free high-speed, wireless Internet and a flat-screen satellite TV, perfect for unwinding.
Where to Eat
To treat your tummy, the culinary team of the resort provides Indonesian flavours and international favourites at Clay Craft Restaurant. At this restaurant, not only you can feast on à la carte Indonesian and international dishes but you can also join the pottery demo at the Clay Craft Pottery Studio inside the restaurant where you can get down and dirty while learning the art of pottery. They offer the best hotel breakfast in Uluwatu by serving freshly homemade baked bread and pastries. Alternatively, try their signature Uluwatu Benedict – a perfectly poached egg and pulled Babi Guling wrapped in fresh tortilla. You can enjoy your meals indoors or head to the terrace to greet the sun and the ocean breeze.
For those who are into Indonesian treats, Double Ikat Restaurant offers delicious authentic Indonesian cuisine and is served in a chic and inviting interior with a sheer room divider from Double Ikat with two private dining rooms. This restaurant is the ideal place for a romantic dinner or a proper bite before heading to the bed.
Where to Sip Cocktails
From cool cocktails to refreshing juices, the drinks served at R Bar will make your day a delight. For a sophisticated, stylish bar experience, stop by the hotel’s lobby. Have some cocktails or any drink from their extensive cocktail menu while taking in the stunning sunset view with live music and energetic vibes. As for the light bites, be sure you try the bar’s canapés, designed to complement each cocktail!
Alternatively, you can make a quick 10-minute drive to Pandawa Beach and visit the Roosterfish Beach Club. Featuring a large beachside pool, a restaurant and a bar with fun unexpected cocktails, Roosterfish is a true destination beach club that delivers quirky, playful experiences and Bali’s friendliest day out! As the first and only beach club on Pandawa Beach, Roosterfish is all about playful experiences. It’s fun. It’s not pretentious. This is a family friendly venue with a dedicated kids area playground shallow and kid’s pool. Enjoy a pizza, sandwich or other light meal while you take in the activities and fun atmosphere around you. For full info, visit this web www.roosterfishbeachclub.com.
Where to get Pampered
For guests looking to rejuvenate, the hotel’s The Spa offers eight treatment rooms and a number of private relaxation areas. The Spa specialises in combining local treatments and ingredients while delivering state-of-the-art skilled therapists. This is the ultimate haven for relaxation and rejuvenation.
Where to Setup Your Meetings or Events
You can also host your next corporate event at Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa, which features meeting and event facilities slated to be the largest on Bali’s Southern Peninsula with outdoor spaces including the Uluwatu Deck; an impressive venue overlooking the coastline of Bali where the Renaissance guests – known as Spontaneous Explorers – can meet or party under the stars. The Ballroom size of 680 sqm can accommodate 500 seated; REN Meetings showcasing locally inspired breaks, creative room setups, private excursions and events will all be delivered by a dedicated team.
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Renaissance Bali Uluwatu is part of Marriott International. You can discover extra benefits at the hotel when you are a member of Marriott Bonvoy. Sign up is free on Marriottbonvoy.com