It has often been said that one must stay at W Retreat & Spa when in Bali. We had the immense pleasure of staying there during our recent trip and we wholeheartedly agree. W Bali has that “X-factor” that cannot be replicated and this is why everyone goes to W Hotel when they are in Seminyak.
When I choose a hotel, one of the critical factors is the presence of good F&B establishments. At W Retreat & Spa, the restaurants and bars in the property are effortlessly chic and complete the true W experience.
From chic beach clubs to swanky bars, there are no lack of trendy drinking spots in Bali. The places that we have included in this list boast an address that any nightspot will covet.
Here is a guide to Bali’s best Beach Clubs & Bars.
Since closing down Sage Restaurant at Mohamed Sultan Road, Chef Jusman So has moved to Dava Restaurant in the beautiful Ayana Resort in Bali. I have been a big fan of Chef Jusman since his days at Sage, so I made a point to visit Dava when I was staying in Jimbaran.
It was only when we were there for dinner then we found out that Chef Jusman So has recently stepped down from his position at Dava to oversee the development of the F&B establishments at the neighbouring new Hotel Rinba, which is Ayana’s sister property.
However, that did not stop us from enjoying ourselves. Right now you can still sample Chef Jusman So’s degustation menu (4-course for Rp 490,000/S$63, 6-course for Rp 620,000/S$80) as the resort has yet to appoint a new executive chef for Dava restaurant.
From its sunny shores and beautiful beaches to stunning ocean-view resorts and excellent restaurants, it is understandable why Bali is one of the most popular destinations in the region, and people keep returning to this island that is getting better and better with new swanky hotels and cool and stylish restaurants.
If you are planning to head to Bali in the near future, we have sussed out four fabulous hotels and resorts for a romantic retreat in Bali.
I am currently in Bali for two weeks, exploring great restaurants, staying at well-designed hotels and having the time of my life. There are so many fantastic restaurants in Bali which not only serve very good food, but also provide the complete dining experiences. Needless to say, I am eating very well here.
For July, we will be doing a special Bali feature where we bring to you comprehensive guides on the best restaurants to dine at, cafes to chill out at, spas for a relaxing break, and hotels for a much needed hideout.
Bali is only slightly less than 3 hours away from Singapore, and with cheap flights from airlines such as KLM and Qatar, there is really no reason to not come here for a getaway. I hope that with this feature, you will understand Bali on a whole new level and spark the travel desire in you.
We could always use an ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ holiday. Join us on our journey – on instagram, twitter and facebook – as we show you the best of what Bali has to offer.
I had the privilege of flying to Bali and was hosted at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort for a short but much needed respite.
There are many reasons to love Sheraton — contemporary Balinese interior of the resort, well-furnished rooms that promise a comfortable stay, friendly staff who are always ready to go the extra mile just to make sure everything is in place for the guests, and partake in Sheraton’s Social hour (a wine program which allows guests to sample tasting selections of wine from 5pm to 7pm daily) — but above all, it is my top choice because of its proximity to the beach. It is just a stone’s throw away from surfers’ paradise and if your life ambition is to be a beach bum like me, lodging at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort is, without a doubt, your best bet.