Bulgari Resort Bali is located in one of the most exclusive destinations in the world, a veritable emblem of the tropical exoticism of the Orient, combining the breathtaking beauty of unspoiled nature of Bali beach resorts with a sophisticated contemporary design born from the encounter between traditional Balinese forms and high Italian style. The quality of the services along with the views of the Indian Ocean offered by its magnificent position 150 meters ov er the sea are the perfect introduction to the second luxury hotels from Bulgari Hotels & Resorts. The Bulgari Resort stands atop a cliff like a medieval fortres s town, walled and secret. Each villa has its own garden, pool and an outdoor living room of 3 00 square meters that looks out over the alang alang rooftops (coconut thatch) and the Indian Ocean. The floor plan makes a sharp distinct ion between the quiet and reserved private area and the glamorously festive so cial area. The construction faithfully respects local techniques, and each stone has been cut and chiseled on site by hand.
The Bulgari Resort stands atop a cliff like a medieval fortress town, walled and secret. Each villa has its own garden, pool and an outdoor living room of 300 square meters that looks out over the alang alang rooftops (coconut thatch) and the Indian Ocean. The floor plan makes a sharp distinction between the quiet and reserved private area and the glamorously festive social area. The construction faithfully respects local techniques, and each stone has been cut and chiseled on site by hand.
Bulgari Resort Bali is located at Uluwatu, which is the southern most tip of Bali. Once you're inside the spectacular resort, you need a driver, taxi or some other form of transport to get out. The nearest cluster of small shops or any restaurant is at least a 10 minute drive. Fortunately, the resort seems to have everything you need in-house and moreover with the kind of experience you get when you are there, you would never feel like leaving the resort once you are there :)
First Impression :
For anyone visiting Bulgari Resort Bali, high expectation is the most natural feeling, and still for a resort be exceed your expectation is what Bulgari does. Right from the moment we stepped out of the car, we were already being greeted by our names, as if they already know us. While our luggage was directly transferred to our buggy, we were invited upstairs to the Check In lobby(which is separate from the main reception area of the hotel) for our first glimpse of the breathtaking view, a welcome chat and beverage. We were given virgin herbitos, signature to the resort, combining lemon basil (flown in from Italy) with lime, mint and soda water from Bali. We were then introduced to our butler who is a single point contact for anything we would need in Bali while we start with Bulgari. We happened to arrive at the resort around 1 Pm while the standard check in time for Bulgari is 3Pm, therefore we had to wait for around 10 mins before our room could be offered. While we were waiting, two therapist from the Spa came in to offer us a mini back massage while we had to wait for our Villa.
The Villa :
We were lucky to be upgraded to the Premier Ocean View Villa upon Check In and the first look of the Villa took my breath away. Embroidered Balinese throws, volcanic black stone bathrooms and chic outdoor living spaces combine beautiful one-bedroom villas. Our Villa had a private plunge pool and an outdoor living area with the most amazing view. The attention to detail is amazing - apart for the usual toothbrush, shampoo etc - the extra things like a beach bag with a cane fan and straw hats, insect repellent, a nail file, an oil burner, candles and a full sized powerful hair dryer are all extra things that wowed me.
The attention to detail is amazing - apart for the usual toothbrush, shampoo etc - the extra things like a beach bag with a cane fan and straw hats, insect repellent, a nail file, an oil burner, candles and a full sized powerful hair dryer are all extra things that wowed me.
Our lavish Spa’s menu is designed to offer a series of complete treatments that integrate Asian and European approaches: the Ayurvedic Balinese ritual, facial treatments, body wraps and massages, all at the ocean’s edge. Open daily from 9am – 9pm.
A Selection of fun-filled activities is specially prepared by our Guest Activities team for our guests, including for kids. Complimentary regular activity within the resort or special outside excursions are curated and tailored to our guest's wishes.
Sophisticated and comfortable, Il Bar opens into a terrace that overlooks a stretch of the island’s spectacular cliffs, offering enchanting views of the ocean and the Balinese sunset.
Definitely one of the best beach bars in Bali - the curved bar counter in black resin is modeled on that of the Bulgari Hotel bar in Milan, while its main element is a massive stone, sculpted entirely by the forces of nature.
The menu at the Bulgari Resort bar offers a refined selection of cocktails, quality wines, canapés and snacks, all in keeping with the Italian tradition of the aperitivo.
Situated next to a water feature ornamental lake, Il Ristorante features an open-air bale style structure and pays homage to traditional Italian cuisine in an elegantly suggestive atmosphere suffused with soft light. Open in the evening only, with seating only for 36 guests, Italian Chef de Cuisine Nicola Russo brings creative reinterpretations of classic dishes of the Italian tradition to the table, where quality ingredients imported from Italy are combined perfectly with local organic produce.
The wine list also features an excellent selection of the most prized Italian wines.
With its extraordinary position at the edge of a cliff and its elegant yet informal atmosphere, distinguished by a magnificently illuminated ceiling and traditional woven lamps, the Sangkar Restaurant at Bulgari Resort Bali offers a menu of international specialties, creatively combining popular Indonesian dishes with contemporary culinary techniques.
Bulgari Resort Bali also offers a cozy and intimate restaurant and bar where guests will enjoy the best and fresh grilled seafood in Bali or the renowned Herbojito cocktail, while benefiting from the cool and nice sea-breeze as well as the magnificent views over the Indian Ocean.
Located under the cliff, over the stretch of white sand beach of the Bulgari Resort Bali, La Spiaggia is immersed into unspoiled nature. It is available exclusively for our guests, open for lunch from 10 am to 5 pm, and only accessible through a funicular.
THE BEACH :
Located under the cliff, there is a stretch of white sand beach of the Bulgari Resort Bali. The beach is not a swimmable beach but a nice place to relax with some really nice views and food. The funicular ride is also fun and offers an amazing view of the ocean. However, one must be prepared to walk a few steps to reach the beach.
The over all service all the while we stayed was outstanding. There were numerous instances when we would be pleasantly surprised by the attention and detailing they incorporate in their service, like we never had to give our Villa No. to any buggy we chose to ride. It was like everyone in the resort knew us personally and was something we found really special.
We are pure vegetarians and we were quiet happy with the overall food quality while we stayed. The chef personally prepared some delicious and beautiful dishes out of the menu and as per our preferences and it was outstanding.
The Bulgari is an amazing and luxurious place to stay. Perfect for honeymooners and people who are happy to spend their time lounging around and relaxing. A little isolated if you're planning on exploring Bali, however if you're going to stay at the Bulgari, most likely, you are just going to stay in the villa and hotel.