A Modern Twist To Balinese Tradition
Irrespective of which room option you choose, the level of comfort and quality of furnishings is superb.
The ongoing transformation of Sanur, coupled with the new toll road, is helping Bali’s original resort town re-emerge as an increasingly popular destination for holidaymakers wishing to bask on its sundrenched white beaches, swim in its warm, shallow waters and generally enjoy the relaxed easy-going hospitality that the delightful town has long been famed for.
Over recent years, several luxury hotel and stylish restaurant openings have provided visitors with a wider choice of accommodation styles, prices and both local and international dining options than ever before.
The latest addition is the unique design of Budiman Hendropurnomo of Denton Corker Marshall: the Maya Sanur Resort & Spa. The newly opened resort builds upon the success of the award-winning Maya Ubud, one of the Asia-Pacific region’s most notable luxury resorts, and does so in style.
With 103 guestrooms, a splendid spa and fitness centre and a choice of four restaurants, Budiman has created a property that, with thoughtful use of water, glass, wood and steel throughout, coupled with a near minimalist approach in public spaces, is open and spacious and yet offers high levels of room privacy.
Viewed from the front, the contemporary light stone Balinese Bell Towers dominate the design and, accompanied by the large sloping roof lawn behind, give the Maya Sanur Resort & Spa a striking appearance. The bell towers lead to the porte-cochere, where the lobby staff are on hand to escort guests to the check-in desks and to the extremely well-appointed rooms and suites. The lobby is an open and clean design and features some creative Balinese imagery and comfortable seating. It’s also worth mentioning that there is ample parking in the basement.
Head away from the lobby towards the beach and enter the Lagoon Wing, which offers 52 Deluxe Lagoon View rooms on the upper floors, while on the ground floor are 23 Deluxe Lagoon Access rooms featuring direct walk-in access to the Lagoon Pool and a double daybed lounger on the decking.
In addition, there are 20 Deluxe Garden View Rooms located near the front of the resort and eight spacious Deluxe Beachfront Pool Suites with their own private pools just off the beach. For extended families, there is the option of taking adjoining rooms, as well as various bed configurations, making the resort an ideal choice for families or groups.
Irrespective of which room type you choose, the quality of furnishings and level of comfort is superb. Finished off with a selection of contemporary local art and carved wood, the rooms are both stylish and functional. All feature the latest technology and have spacious marble and glass en-suite bathrooms, with showers and bathtubs complimented by a range of sumptuous signature products. The teak-floored guestrooms benefit from simple but elegant Scandinavian-inspired furnishings; the beds are large and comfortable and come with high quality textiles. The rooms also include a large daybed, suitable for a third guest or relaxation.
The resort spa – Spa at Maya – offers a large range of treatments, including rejuvenating facials, traditional body wraps and massages, or you can customize a package to suit your needs. The After Sun Facial might be of particular interest, combining water lily, green tea, chamomile and aloe vera, since it has been designed to rehydrate the skin and promote even tanning. Adjacent to the luxurious spa is a fully equipped Fitness Centre and an air-conditioned Yoga Studio that offers complementary morning Yoga classes every day.
Four unique dining choices are available for guests at the Maya Sanur Resort & Spa, with each offering a different style of quality dining. Reef is the resort’s signature all-day dining restaurant, located poolside towards the beach. Kicking off the day with an international buffet breakfast, it goes on to offer a menu that includes a selection healthy salads, sandwiches, wood-fired pizzas and fresh seafood, plus some choice health drinks. Apart from comfortable seating, Reef also features five floating gazebos with sea views for a more private dining experience.
Adjacent to Reef is the fabulous Tree Bar, a three-level beachfront bar serving light bites and drinks throughout the day.
In the shadow of the impressive bell towers and overlooking Sanur’s main street, Graze and Kuu complete the in-house restaurants. Graze is a truly international eatery and designed with comfortable outside and indoor air-conditioned spaces to offer American, Indonesian, Japanese and Scandinavian cuisine throughout the day, including a fabulous global breakfast menu.
Last, but by no means least, is the newly opened Kuu. The contemporary design and exciting menu are inspired by Kyoto’s legendary eateries. Kuu offers authentic Japanese food, where small plates and light bites showcase the classic Japanese cuisine to perfection. The menu is complimented by a selection of fine sakes for those seeking an authentic experience.
The newly opened Maya Sanur Resort & Spa is shaping up to become one of Sanur’s most exciting contemporary destinations. The resort benefits from high levels of comfort, excellent dining options and modern facilities and, of course, a terrific location. It might just be the perfect place for you.