The Royal Purnama offers a mesmerising destination that is easy to reach, but also secluded enough to get away from the busy south of Bali for the ultimate escapade.
Given the more popular beaches in Bali, Purnama Beach is probably not that renowned among visitors. Located along the southeast coast of Bali – in Gianyar district to be exact, Purnama Beach is, however, well known to locals as a destination where Balinese Hindu purification ceremonies take place, thanks to the therapeutic qualities of its volcanic black sand which is rich in minerals. Balinese can be seen flocking to the beach for the full moon ceremony each month, hence the moniker Purnama, which means full moon.
Just a short walk away from Purnama Beach sits The Royal Purnama Art Suites, a luxury resort that combines class and traditional Balinese touches in its design. Comprising suites and villas that range from one and two to four bedrooms, natural elements presented in modern lines and shapes are incorporated. The resort is surrounded by natural bounties, like rice fields, sweet corn and tobacco plantations, and papaya, banana and coconut groves, making the destination idyllic and dreamy. Add to the already tranquil vista of the beach, the theatrical view of the mountains, and guests will feel wonderfully surreal.
The highlight feature of The Royal Purnama is the Standing Stones Restaurant & Beach Lounge. The open-air beach lounge boasts a swimming pool, iconic installations of stones and a comfort food menu that ranges from Asian to Western fare.
Another favourite facility is the Black Sand Spa. Inspired by natural elements – especially the black volcanic sand – surrounding the premises, the spa pays homage to Bali’s ancient remedies and incorporates the values of intuitive touch and curative therapies into its signature treatments.
Just because Purnama Beach isn’t anywhere near the buzzing southern part of Bali doesn’t mean there aren’t a plethora of fun activities to do. The Royal Purnama offers to tailor every experience according to the guests’ preference to ensure they have an unforgettable experience. From a soothing stroll along the beach and trying out the world-class surf breaks on the nearby reefs, to trekking along the plantations and visiting nearby temples or markets, all you have to do is ask.
The picturesque setting of The Royal Purnama and Standing Stones make the location simply perfect to have a dreamy wedding or any other function, for that matter. It’s only fitting that The Royal Purnama also provides an expert team of wedding planners to help lovebirds actualise the holy nuptials of their dreams at one of the resort’s al fresco locations. To sum up, whether you are a traveller looking for a quick escape or lovers looking for a holy matrimony spot, The Royal Purnama is the answer.