Bvlgari Resort Bali
Address: Jalan Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin, Uluwatu, Bali
Tel: +62 361847 1000
The elegant and staggeringly beautiful Bulgari Resort Bali blends traditional Balinese style with contemporary Italian design. Unfortunately my camera went out of battery (after excessive photographing at the stunning Alila Villas Uluwatu) so there are limited pictures in the post, but they should give you a good idea of how enchanting this resort is. Like Alila, Bulgari is situated at a clifftop site at Bali’s far southwestern tip, with endless view across the Indian Ocean.
As the resort is 150 meters above sea shore, the 1.5 km long beach is accessible only through the resort’s inclined elevator. Also reachable only by private access is the 1,300-sq meter Bulgari Villa, which includes three bedrooms, a large living area with built-in bar, an oversized dining room, a home theater, full service quarters with a state-of-the-art kitchen, and a 20m lap pool surrounded by an extensive terrace and an outdoor meditation pavilion. Mmhmm.
We arrived at Bulgari right when the sun is setting, and the beautiful view blew me away even after spending an afternoon at the impeccably designed Alila. We sat a good 20 minutes at the entrance lobby, which is completely open-air and decorated with a lavish amount of fresh plumeria, to enjoy the sunset view. Then we boarded one of the ‘buggies’ and headed down the stony path for the bar.
The bar at Bulgari, also open-air, is characterized by a terraced lounge that overlooks the Indian Ocean. While we sat there sipping on our cocktails, our waiter brought plates after plates of dainty and absolutely tantalizing appetizers from Il Ristorante, the restaurant next door which serves creative interpretations of classical Italian cuisine. The enchanting view, the beautifully crafted cocktails and finger foods, the pampering service, plus the most perfect weather…ahhh…the good life.
Unfortunately my camera ran out of battery (the shutter couldn’t even be turned off by this point) so there are no pictures of other exquisite amenities at Bulgari. Visit their official website for more pictures, and to book your villa right away! Or, if you’d rather not spend that much money, just drop by for afternoon tea (45 USD +21%, menu available upon email request) or drinks and enjoy the mesmerizing sunset view at this exclusive resort. I know I will have the most difficult time choosing between Bulgari and Alila for my next trip to Bali, and might just have to arrange both into my itinerary.
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