PRIVATE VILLA PAMPERING
YOU HAVE BEEN DREAMING ABOUT IT FOR YEARS, SO WHY NOT SPEND SOME MUCH DESERVED DOWN TIME IN A LUXURIOUS BALI VILLA THIS SUMMER? AT THE SEMINYAK BEACH RESORT & SPA, SPACIOUS BEACHSIDE VILLAS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED TO PLEASE EVEN THE MOST DISCERNING LEISURE OR BUSINESS TRAVELLER AND PROVIDE AN IRRESISTIBLE VALUE TO BOOT.
Imagine walking along frangipani and hibiscus tree lined paths, through hand carved Balinese doors as you are welcomed with a warm smile and a refreshing drink; the flower tucked discreetly behind your greeter’s ear confirms that you are in paradise. As you enter the inner garden courtyard, you are faced with a tough decision: cool off in the sparkling plunge pool or lounge in the semi open-air entertainment area, complete with a wet bar and contemporary set of chic outdoor furnishings. One thing’s for sure, you will save the unpacking for later.
Although there are thousands of beautiful villas in Bali, each one more charming than the next, The Seminyak’s prime beachfront location can’t help but steal the show. Just a stone’s throw from Ku De Ta and perched directly on the creamy seascape of one of Bali’s most iconic beaches, the 107-room, suite and villa hotel is situated within a private resort estate and offers the ultimate holiday amenity: an unbeatable beachfront location where the ocean is not just a distant view but your constant companion. Hear the gentle waves lapping at the shore just a few metres from your own private swimming pool, smell the sweet saltiness of the Indian Ocean and make sure not to rush those morning walks along the beach before breakfast. At Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa, you can have it all.
Understanding that travellers are making wiser holiday choices, no expense has been spared to provide you with the best quality interior design available in the Asia Pacific region. Whether you’re travelling as a couple, a family or with a group of friends, villas provide one- and two-bedroom options while suites are also designed with flexibility in mind offering a plush king size bed or two generously sized twins. Offering a chic and sophisticated fusion of indigenous and contemporary décor, custom wood carvings frame each bed, hand-hammered bronze door handles are cool to the touch, a sunken Jacuzzi bathtub sits lazily amidst the spa-inspired en-suite, and a built-in suar wood dining table and writing desk offer just the right touch of modern artisan craftsmanship. Personalised touches include a rustic wooden fruit bowl filled with Bali’s bounty: dragon fruit, manggis and star fruit. A slender vase holds a spray of elegant white lilies. Ikat upholstered furnishings, raw silk curtains, double flat screen televisions and waffled cotton bathrobes complete the idyllic home away from home experience.
Beyond your private oasis, you’ll find a magnificent infinity edge swimming pool that runs along the entire beachfront stretch of the resort. A lively social hub, this is the perfect place to enjoy a light, healthy lunch and an icy cold Corona with lime. The pool’s exclusive atmosphere makes it feel like your own private beach club, off limits to outside guests. Catch up with everyone at the hip, sunken bar, where tropical fruit smoothies and innovative cocktails provide the ultimate holiday elixir. At sunset, enjoy prime ocean views in the resort’s open-air Sanje Sunset Lounge. For a relaxed dining experience, reserve Santan Restaurant’s collection of modern dining pavilions, surrounded by waterways and tropical greenery. Offering an all day dining menu, innovative dishes are created with the island’s freshest ingredients, bursting with flavour.
Aptly named The Kahyangan, meaning ‘place of the Gods’, the spa at The Seminyak offers a truly heavenly experience. Devoted to enhancing overall health and wellbeing, you will experience the ultimate spa pampering; not merely healing the physical body, but providing a shower of sensory delights to invigorate your mind and spirit. Promising a journey of rejuvenation, every step of the treatment strives to bring you closer to a more renewed, revitalised you.
A most welcome reprieve after a long day of sun, sand and stylish boutique shopping, you find yourself surrounded by enchanting gardens and ethereal sculptures. The spa foyer’s grand ceiling complements the hand-painted walls around you: an embellishment of sumptuous reds and lavish golds. As you drift through a celestial entryway, the sweet yet refreshing scent of green tea oils tickle your nose, dancing with the sensual aromas of jasmine and nutmeg. Soothing sounds of lapping waves play throughout the spa, punctuated by a soft harmony of chirruping tropical birds and traditional Balinese chimes. Another friendly smile offers a welcome drink; a fusion of ginger, lemongrass, mint and honey. The senses are teased and enticed as you begin your enchanting journey through the sanctuary. Destination: Nirvana.
The spa consists of seven spacious treatments rooms, each embracing their paradisiacal surroundings. Two of the Couple Massage Rooms overlook the pristine seascape of the Indian Ocean, while the third admires the impossibly green gardens sprinkled with frangipani and palm trees. Throughout your treatment, you and your loved one may choose to unwind alfresco-style within the privacy of your own open-air bathtub, or take a dip in the spa’s hot and cold plunge pools for the ultimate muscle recovery experience.
For couples about to take a different kind of plunge, The Seminyak’s beachfront wedding pavilion is a multi-purpose venue that caters to all styles of social gatherings and celebrations. Opulent flower arrangements literally transform the setting into a romantic wedding chapel for up to 150 guests. Whether it’s a cocktail party at sunset or a formal sit down dinner, The Seminyak’s world-class amenities combined with well thought out and attractively priced wedding packages promise to create an ambience never to be forgotten.