FIVE STAR FABULOUS : St Regis Bali Resort

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Even when you live in paradise – you need a sneaky getaway, and given that Seminyak was slightly cray cray during the Christmas, New Year, School holiday stretch, my BF and I were looking for some time out away from party town which is what the Yak turns into during this time. We were in desperate need of quiet time where we could do, ummm, well, absolutely nothing.

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We decided that the calmness and serenity of beautiful Nusa Dua was calling our names, this would be the perfect spot to wind down and, we wanted to do it in style so the stunning St Regis Bali was where we were going to stay.

As soon as you drive through the spectacular St Regis entrance we knew instantly we had made the perfect choice. Having stayed there many years ago, we had forgotten how truly magnificent this resort is.

 

Right from the second we entered the exquisite lobby, we were treated like royalty, check in was super speedy, which was great because I was dying to familiarise myself with the resort all over again. Within minutes we were escorted by Edi (our private butler) to check out our one bedroom St Regis lagoon villa. The property actually has 42 villas and each and everyone of them has undertaken a total refurbishment at a total value of $5 million USD.

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This villa was beyond what I could have ever imagined, this newly refurbished mini palace, is large, luxe and lavish. Décor perfectly reflected the traditional Balinese / Javanese style, opulent but not too over the top. The villa was so large, lounge, dining, extremely impressive bedroom, exquisite marble bathroom, with an enormous “I want to dive into your right now bathtub”. Outside was our own private pool, a bale that you just wanted to lay in all day, but my favourite part, stairs that led directly into the HUGE, and I mean HUGE (4,900 m2 to be exact), salt water lagoon pool that surrounds a good part of this property. I seriously think that this is THE biggest pool in Bali. AHHHHMAZING.

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The resort offers 5 delicious dining choices, but beachfront at the beautiful Kayuputi restaurant was where we wanted to dine. We have eaten here in the past, and I had literally been dreaming of their pasta from when i last inhaled it approx. 5 years earlier , the smoked chicken linguine is legit the best thing I have tasted ever. This restaurant overlooks the stunning blue waters of their private pristine stretch of Nusa Dua beach as well as the beautiful blue beachfront pool and pool bar. The service here is impeccable as is the food. Speak to Harald Wiesmann, the sommelier who has been there forever and a day, there is a reason St Regis has won the best wine list in Bali, and he is it.

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There is nothing to do here except relax, and it is so super easy to do that, the resort has such a calmness about it, we spent our time swimming, snoozing, swanning around the enormous pool, sunbaking, sipping on cocktails and of course taking in that perfect view. Their golden sand private beach is lined with sun loungers and the waiters deliver beverages and food straight to your lounger, so your sunbaking session need not be interrupted.

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The St Regis staff are nothing short of incredible, attending to every request at a moment’s notice, their big Bali smiles melt my heart. From the buggy drivers, to the waiters, to the ever-attentive and extremely patient person that answered my ongoing requests when I pushed the “butler service” on my phone, nothing ever was a problem, not even me leaving my sunglasses in the car we arrived in, somehow they managed to track them down and i found them later that morning sitting by my bed !

The gardens are vast and lush, be sure to take a walk thru all of them, you will find the most amazing hidden secret spots.

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Cocktails and a bottle of champagne in the King Cole Bar whilst watching the fire dancers was the prelude to our beautiful dinner (we couldn’t resist dining again at Kayuputi ) . This restaurant takes on a whole new feel at night, with the subtle lighting showcasing its grand white architecture and that beautiful chandelier over the main bar. And, yes….. another dish of that smoked chicken linguine please!

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Our sleep was sweet, this super king bed with its incredibly large pillows – was like sleeping on a cloud. There is nothing like waking up to another day in paradise in the worlds most comfortable bed.

Be warned: Breakfast will break the diet, with so much on offer at the buffet as well as many a la carte choices included from the menu, I found myself circling the buffet over and over again – wanting to try every single thing.
St Regis Nusa Dua is a retreat from the crazy that Bali can sometimes be, it’s so peaceful here, nothing to do except relax and remove yourself from the outside world, there is so much on offer here at the resort, there is no reason to ever leave its grounds.

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The Remede spa is a beautiful escape offering a range of excellent treatments and pamper packages in the most beautiful setting, it also features an Aqua Vitale Hydrotherapy pool which is a great way to start, or even end your day, the gentle pressure of the massage jets relaxes your body and any stresses from the outside world will be quickly forgotten.

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I loved the St. Regis Butler service which is available to not only the Villas Guests, but each and every guest can enjoy this on call  butler service. They are available 24 hours a day to assist with all your needs, be that a nanny, a round of golf, a tour to the elephant park, an outside dinner reservation. The St Regis staff are here to take care of you.
I need to tell you, we were only booked to stay one night, but ended up staying three…. We just didn’t want our time here to come to an end. But like all good things, they eventually do.

The St Regis Bali Resort  is Five Star Fabulous and I can highly recommend this relaxing resort to anyone looking for a bit of a break from the crazy life, its quiet, its romantic, its lush and its luxe its Paradise done to Perfection.

 

Want to sample a bit of the St.Regis Bali luxury – well good news – they currently have a Taste of Luxury Package which includes the following :

A Taste of Luxury

Your luxury breaks made unforgettable. Reserve 3 nights and be enticed with a complimentary 4th night.

Your exquisite benefits includes:

  • Daily breakfast at Boneka Restaurant for two
  • Luxury roundtrip airport transfer
  • Complimentary late check out until 3 PM (subject to availability)
  • Complimentary 4th night

Rates start from IDR 5,700,000++ per night for a St. Regis Suite.

click here to find out more and book yourself in

 

St Regis Bai Resort

Kawasan Pariwisata, Nusa Dua,

Lot S6, PO Box 44, Nusa Dua, Bali, 80363, Indonesia 

 Phone: (62)(361) 8478 111  •  In Australia, call: 1-800-221-637

 

 

 

COMPETITION : Tropical Two Night Getaway at the Samabe Suites & Villas

Luxury Laid On  – The Samabe Bali Give Away

There’s nothing better than a dreamy tropical getaway with the one you love and there is no better place to do this than the stunning and so very romantic Samabe Suites & Villas situated in Nusa Dua, absolute beachfront property with stunning views of  brilliant blue waters of Nusa Dua beach This gorgeous resort is does romance with a capital R.  And…. Im so excited to give you the opportunity to win 2 romantic nights here!

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The Seminyak Snob along with the Samabe Bali Suites & Villas are thrilled to be working together to offer one lucky winner a 2-night giveaway staying at this luxurious beachfront property. On offer is an opportunity to spend 2 nights in a Family Pool  Suite, with breakfast daily and dinner for 2 at their Rempah Rempah restaurant, Free flow non alcoholic beverages, daily afternoon tea, beach side yoga, cooking classes, water sports, as well as a host of other guest activities are all included in the phenomenal giveaway.

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Looking to win a little bit of Luxury staying at one of Bali’s 5 star resorts, need to escape the working life and experience the tropical life

Read on to find out what you need to do :

 

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Details

Commencing November 6th 2017

Entries close at end on Sunday 19 November 2017

With the winner being announced on Thursday 23 November 2017

 

Prize:  Standard Benefits Package

  • Welcome drink & cold towel upon check-in
  • Daily buffet breakfast served at Rempah-Rempah Restaurant or in the privacy of your suite or villa
  • 1 x Dinner for served at Rempah-Rempah Restaurant
  • Daily free-flow non alcoholic beverages at any of the open restaurants and bars
  • Complimentary one time daily replenished mini bar, stocked with beer and soft drinks
  • Daily afternoon tea served in beach cave starting from 14.30 to 17.00 hours
  • Daily turn down service and daily changing fresh fruit amenities in your room
  • Daily complimentary yoga at the beach side
  • Daily fruit service at the pool side (15.00 hours)
  • Daily ice cream service for children at the pool side (15.00 hours)
  • Daily cooling cucumber eye compress at the pool side (15.00 hours)
  • Gym, cooking class and other guest activities included
  • Complimentary wireless internet access in your room and resort area
  • Samabe original welcome gift for each guest & 24 hour butler service
  • Unlimited use of non-motorized water sports (catamaran/kayak/windsurfer, snorkeling , stand up – paddle)

 TOTAL VALUE $1100

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The Competition – How to Win

Tell us in 20 words of less why Samabe Resort would be the perfect tropical escape.

You must use the #tropicaltimeatsamabe

You must like and follow @samaberesort & @the_seminyak_snob on Instagram

 You may enter as many times as you like

The winner will be judged by a team of 3 from the Samabe along with the Seminyak Snob. The judge’s decision is final.

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Terms and Conditions:

 

The completion is open to an international audience.

The participants must be over the age of 18 to enter and have a valid passport

The winner is responsible for booking & paying for their own flights / transport to Bali

The competition will run from November 6th for 14 days,l with winner being announced on 23 November, 2018

You must follow both partners to win this prize

Block out dates do apply – contact Samabe for these dates.

The winner must book accommodation directly with sales team at  Samabe Resort  and is based on availability.

The Prize is not transferable from the winner to another person.

Voucher cannot be exchanged for cash

The Prize is valid for 1 year from the date of the winner being announced.

 

 

 

Please note this competition is not sponsored by Instagram yet by the accounts in this post and is in no way connected to Instagram LLC. You must abide by Instagram terms and conditions at all times. 

 

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Win a Sunset Escape to The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa

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Another fabulous Instagram competition for my lovely loyal followers

The Seminyak Snob along with the Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa are thrilled to offer a 2-night giveaway staying at this gorgeous beachfront property in the heart of Seminyak. On offer is the opportunity to win 2 nights in a Beach Wing Room, with breakfast daily and dinner for 2 at the delicious Sanje Restaurant & Lounge

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Who wants to spend a couple of days lazing in the sun around the Seminyak Resorts beautiful beach infinity pool ?

Read on to find out what you need to do :

 

The Competition – How to Win

Tell us in 20 words or less why you would love to stay at The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa. Or, alternatively you can also tell what makes Sanje Restaurant & Lounge the perfect spot to see the best sunset in Bali

Use the #seminyakbeachresortescape  #theseminyakbeachresort

You must like and follow @theseminyakbeachresort, @sanjerestaurantandlounge & of course me @the_seminyak_snob on Instagram

Tag who you would bring with you if you win

You may enter as many times as you like

Prize:

2 Nights at in Beach Wing Room, including breakfast and afternoon tea

1 x  Seafood Buffet Dinner  at Sanje Restaurant for 2 persons

TOTAL VALUE $ USD 1500

The winner will be judged by a team of 3 from the Seminyak Beach Resort along with the Seminyak Snob. The judge’s decision is final.

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Terms and Conditions:

The completion is open to an international audience.

The participants must be over the age of 18 to enter and have a valid passport

The winner is responsible for booking & paying for their own flights / transport to Bali

The competition will run from  11 August 2017 for 14 days –  with winner being announced on 31 August 2017

You must follow all 3 partners to win this prize

Block out dates do apply those being: 23 December -6 January 2018

The winner must book accommodation directly with sales team at  info@theseminyack.com   and is subject to  availability.

The Prize is not transferable from the winner to another person.

Voucher cannot be exchanged for cash

The Prize is valid for  12 months from the date of the winner being announced.

 

Please note this competition is not sponsored by Instagram yet by the accounts in this post and is in no way connected to Instagram LLC. You must abide by Instagram terms and conditions at all times. 

 

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ITALIAN STYLE : Our favourite 5 starry eyed Seminyak eateries

Travelling to Bali with the love of your life and want to make it THE most romantic time ever.

Well, we are here to help you ! We have picked our favourite five Seminyak starry eyed Italian restaurants for you to wine and dine your one and only.  I mean really, lets face it, no one does romance better than an Italian.

Settimo Cielo

First things first, Settimo Cielo means Seventh Heaven in the language of Love – so there is no going wrong here. This elegant and intimate restaurant whispers romance with moody lighting, tables for two, cocktails to die for and the most authentic rustic Italian food on the island. Take charge here and order your loved one some Vitello Tonnato, followed by the tastiest Crab Pappardelle ever, then finish it off with the Seventh Heaven tasting dish – a desert dish made with love. One night here and I can guarantee you the passion will last forever.

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Settimo Cielo Bali, Jalan Pangkung Sari 10X, Seminyak, p. +62 (0)361 474 1117.

 

Seminyak Italian Food

Your lover will be whispering Ti Amo in your ear as you wine and dine in this swish and sophisticated ristorante. Located above the lobby at the Double Six Resort be sure to book a booth where you will be able to devour your food and each other in privacy. The menu radiates Italian love with words like Salumi, Anti Pasto, Secondi, Contorni and of course Dolci. Your stomach will be full but so will your bu’s heart.
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Seminyak Italian Food,

Double Six Luxury Hotel, No. 66 Double Six Beach Seminyak, p. +62 (0)361 734 300.

 

La Lucciola

This gorgeous beachfront Italian beauty is the Grand Dame of restaurants in Seminyak. Two story’s, bale style with uninterrupted views to a perfect stretch of Seminyak beach, your loved one will literally be left speechless as your waiter guides you to your table. On a scale of one to ten, La Lucciola scores a ten for romance. In fact it scores a ten for everything. Breakfast, brunch, dinner or lunch, you will notch up some major points on the love chart for taking your sweetheart here.

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La Lucciola, Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak (next to Petitenget Temple), p.+62 (0)361 730 838.

 

Zibiru

A secret no more, Zibiru, is the sweetest of sweet Italian finds hidden away in Seminyak. This charming, rustic and old school Italian eatery will have you feeling like you have whisked your “amante” off to Veneto for the evening. Glimmering lights, romantic tables for two and mouth watering Italian food will have you falling in love all over again with your Bu. Dinner here will be sure to get you in the mood for love.

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Zibiru,

Jalan drupadi #7 Seminyak, p. +62 (0)361 733 265.

 

Da Maria

Secretly wanted to whisk your Amore to the Amalfi coast for a holiday but the bank balance only allowed Bali?  Never fear, Da Maria is here!  This bright, vibrant and so very tasty trattoria, [whilst not exactly romantic but oh so much fun], leaves Pettitenget at the door and transforms instantly into Positano. Your better half is not the only thing you will fall in love with here – the pasta is perfect, the pizzas are delectable, the Campari bar is the best and the staff are insanely amazing. Da Maria will be sure to impress your love, especially if they like it loud!

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Da Maria, Jalan Pettinenget no. 170 Seminyak, p.+62 (0)822 3773 3099.

 

LUXURY LAID ON : The Legian Bali

The Legian Bali

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With the Seminyak stretch filled with beautiful beach front resorts, each of them offering something different, it can be difficult to decide where you should stay, however, if your list of requirements includes, luxury laid on, ocean views, romance, an incredible location and a perfect pool – We can highly recommend The Legian Bali.

This stunning sophisticated resort may not be the newest on the Seminyak strip but she is most certainly the Grandest (a major refurbishment to upgrade all rooms and facilities did take place in 2012). Approaching her 21st birthday she has stood the test of time and is proof that luxury lasts forever.

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Beachfront and so very beautiful, The Legian Bali offers the best of everything. With her distinctive Balinese style, this property is spread large with nearly every corner of the property looking out to the famous Seminyak beach.

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The landscaped gardens are lush with THE softest and greenest lawn I have ever stepped on, the 3-tiered pool situated smack bang centre of the resort is so blue you will spend every daylight hour by it and if you are like me, will not move until the sunset is done and dusted, the poolside dining menu is delicious (snob favourite, the prawn cocktail – hello yumm) and the cocktails are served with smiles as big as the ocean this property faces. I can promise you all the worries in the world will be forgotten when you walk through the impressive entrance – this place literally projects peace and tranquillity.

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Each and every room at The Legian Bali has ocean views, so no need to worry when making your booking that you will be in the back blocks facing a stone wall. The suites are large and luxurious, all with enormous terraces and jaw dropping views, obviously the higher you are the more you see, we were lucky enough to be on the 3rd floor – which overlooked the pool and an amazing view that stretched from Jimbaran to Pereranan.

Our 2 bedroom suite was huge and I mean HUGE !!! I could have held a party for 100 in this suite and still had room to swing a CAT. Dining area, Butlers Kitchen, Lounge area, a dreamy bedroom and a bathroom bigger than some people s apartments. Everything you could want, and some things that you didn’t realise that you would want are included in the suites. From the nespresso coffee machines, the ipod that plays various genres of music, the blue ray dvd machine, the dreamy bath products, the complimentary mini bar, the list goes on, and on.

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I could spend hours, probably days laying by the Pool, 3 tiered and so very very blue, it is truly mesmerizing, with the 3rd tier being a long 30m infinity edge lap pool which sits literally just above the beach – I found myself grabbing a cocktail and watching the passing procession of beach walkers and gazing out at the waves all day, only moving to my lounger at sundowners to watch the spectacular sunset show.

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Dinner is served poolside with romantic candle lit tables for two lining the terrace, if your Boyfriend hasn’t proposed to you yet, don’t be surprised if he gets down on one knee here. The food is delicious and cooked up by a some very talented (& quite handsome) Balinese chefs from their open kitchen – you can walk on over and watch them do their magic. Could not fault anything here – food, knowledgeable waiters, ambience – everything amazing.

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I managed to drag myself away from my sun lounger to visit the spa and wellness centre for a organic deluxe facial and a foot massage – hello heaven. A treatment at the spa is must if you are staying here and the well equipped gymnasium will help keep the kilos at bay if you are on first name basis with the cocktail list and pool side dining menu.

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Breakfast is delicious, served, again on the terrace looking out to the glistening waves.

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There is obviously lots to see and do around the Seminyak area which is just a walk away, however, you will find it very hard to leave the confines of this beautiful resort.

 

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Sitting regally and very proudly on Seminyak Beach, everything here is just perfect. I can see why this resort is the choice of Royalty and Dignitaries when they come to town.

If you want to spoil yourself, even if for one night, you cannot go past The Legian Bali.

The Legian Bali & The Club at The Legian Bali
Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak Beach,
Bali 80361, Indonesia
Telephone number: (+62) 361 730 622

Reservation Enquiries: reservation@thelegianbali.com
Weddings & Event: events@thelegianbali.com

 

COMPETITION : Sweet Bali Escape giveaway

Hey Hey Hey its time for our  Sweet Bali Escape Giveaway !!

 

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The Snobs along with our partners Peppers Seminyak , Destination HQ, Bondi Venus and U Look Hot In Bikini are giving you the opportunity to win a Sweet Bali Escape valued at AUD $9500 – yes that’s right $9500!!

I mean really, lets face it – who wouldn’t want the chance to fly to Bali for free and stay at a luxurious Seminyak resort and dine at one of seminyaks coolest new restuarants !

Well…. pull your passports out of the drawer, as we are about to give you the opportunity to win the following:

  • 2 return airfares from any AUSTRALIAN capital city from our travel partner Destination HQ Valued at AUD $2500
  • 5 nights of PURE LUXURY staying in a 3 bedroom pool villa at the 5 star Peppers Seminyak Resort with breakfast for 2 each day. Valued at AUD $5500
  • $500 Swimwear Voucher from the team at Bondi Venus
  • Dinner for two at a Seminyak’s newest and coolest restaurant  U Look Hot in a Bikini to the value of AUD $200
  • $500 AUD spending money – to use however you please loaded onto a Travel Card.
  • The inside guide to whats hot and whats not in Seminyak from The Seminyak Snob

PLEASE READ ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS AT THE END OF THIS PAGE 

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INTERESTED IN WINNING A SWEET BALI ESCAPE ??

OF COURSE YOUR ARE !!!

Heres what you have to do :

Simply follow all our partners on Instagram

@peppersseminyak

@the_seminyak_snob

@bondivenus

@destinationhq

@ulookhotinbikini

When we post a picture about the #sweetbaliescape you need to comment in 25 words or less why YOU want to win a sweet Bali escape and who YOU will bring with you.

You must comment on each of our partners posts.

You must include the hashtag #sweetbaliescape

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PLEASE READ : The Small … but VERY IMPORTANT  terms and conditions are :

  • The competition will run from 25th January to 11th February with winner being announced on 14th February.
  • You must follow ALL partners to win this amazing prize
  • You must be over the age of 18 to enter and must have a valid Passport
  • You must reside in Australia to enter – return airfares from Australian capital cities only.
  • Blockout dates apply for flights and accommodation those being:
  1. 15 June to 15 September 2017
  2. 15 December to 15 January 2018
  • The winner must book accommodation through Peppers Seminyak Marketing, and villa is based on availability.
  • The winner must book flights through Destination HQ and is based on availability.
  • The Prize is not to be combined with any other promotions.
  • Peppers Seminyak provides room for 5 nights in a 3 Bedroom Pool Villa, along with Daily Breakfast for 2 people
  • Prize is not transferrable from the winner to another person
  • Voucher cannot be exchanged for cash
  • Once the winner books their dates – this is a final booking and cannot be changed.
  • The prize must be used by 31 December 2017
  • The winner will be announced on 14 February 2017

 

Please note this competition is not sponsored by Instagram yet by the accounts in this post and is in no way connected to Instagram LLC. You must abide by Instagram terms and conditions at all times. 

 

                                        A big huge thank you to all our wonderful partners 

 

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SUNNY SIDE UP : Sundara

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Its no secret that us snobs love a beach club and that Four Seasons properties around the world are major snob material – so it makes sense that their Club located on the impeccable Jimbaran beach is nothing less than 5 star in every way.

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And the great thing is – you don’t have to be luxing it up at the Four Seasons Jimbaran to gain entry, this beautiful beach club is open to everyone that wants to visit for the day and soak up the sundara magic.

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Be ready to be WOW’d when you arrive, the beach is pristine and perfect, but the 57m long infinity edge pool perched alongside the beach stretches longer than you could ever imagine.

Be prepared to feel like a rock star, the staff here are absolute superstars and always ready to fluff your towels, pour your wine and serve your food, whatever you need – these guys are onto it!! Bottled water, sunscreen, oversized white towels, frozen fruit treats are handed out regularly and are all part of the Sundara service.

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Sit back relax and enjoy that bazillion dollar view, whether its while your lounging on your daybead, or whilst swanning around in the pool grab yourself a cocktail, their list is full of incredible creations all crafted by the legendary Javier de las Muelas whom I was fortunate enough to meet when he flew in to town from Barcelona to take over the Sundara list. The Bitter Sweet Love and Wasabi Martini are favourites.

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Hold onto your beach hat, your day is about to get considerably better, the daytime food menu here is so tasty, even if you just consumed everything in sight at your hotels buffet breakfast, you will eat, this menu is too tasty not to. Enjoy your feast as you sit by the pool or pop yourself on the terrace under the shade of one of the oversized umbrellas, whilst still soaking up that gorgeous view.

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At the end of the day you will find it hard to pack up and move, and, be told now, the Sunsets at Sundara are spectacular and well worth hanging around for, the fiery sky lights up that enormous pool and creates the most incredible romantic setting.

There is so much to love about Sundara, Sunday brunch, the wine list, the cocktail list, the Kids menu and get this… a dedicated kids area and pool with nannys on hand to entertain and take care of your bambinos – hello perfect!

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If you are in Bali – a day trip to Sundara is an absolute must, you will fall in love with this place and….. quite possibly your significant other all over again.

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Tips :

take a driver / taxi – because i guarantee you – you will drink more of their cocktail than you think you will

phone ahead and make a booking – there is a charge to book a daybed but comes off your food and beverage bill

To reserve a daybed, please contact sundara.bali@fourseasons.com.

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GETTING MY SUFER SIDE ON : Komune Beach Club

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A 45 minute drive from Seminyak (well okay can be 60 minutes in bad traffic) is a blissfully beautiful stretch of beach known very well to surfers from around the world called Keramas.

The word is slowly getting out about this surfer’s paradise and as a result accommodation is slowly popping up in and around this picturesque area, one of which is the magnificent Komune Beach Club & Resort.

I was looking for a new beach club to try and the photos I had seen of Komune totally captivated me – this stunningly beautiful resort is set on 180 metres of private lawns and gardens in amongst the 100’s of coconut trees and a total beach front property – where you witness every super sized snobby wave barrel on in.

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As I made my way down the tropical lush pathway that lead from the carpark to the beach club – I was in total amazement of the magnificent stretch of Keramas beach, the photos I had seen did not do this place justice, WHAT – Why had I not been here before ?? I definitely have to get out of Seminyak more.

We grabbed a lounge right next to the beautiful bluer than blue and rounder than round beachside pool which was totally surrounded by day beds, bean bags and umbrellas to help shade you from the intense afternoon sunshine. This place has such a chilled, relaxed, party vibe – tunes were playing, waves were crashing, kids were swimming, suffers were taking on the gigantic waves, the staff were being incredibly helpful and their service was incredibly fantastic. I knew it was going to be a great day – and I was not disappointed.

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Paddleboards and snorkels are on hand for when the tide goes out allowing you to explore the rock pools and crystal clear lagoons. And of course – if you surf, this venue could not be more perfect for you – it’s a match made in heaven.

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At night Komune has an outdoor beachside cinema showcasing weekly surfing events, highlights from the days or weeks surfing are shown on the big screen as well as regular screenings of latest release movies

Hungry? (silly question) this incredible beachside structure houses a restaurant and bar both providing some amazingly good food choices, healthy salads, juices, burgers, pizzas along with some pretty delicious seafood. You will not go hungry here – with something on the menu to satisfy everyone. The cocktails are pretty awesome too all served with a huge big Balinese smile.

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When it came time to head back to the Yak, I have to be honest – I just did not want to leave, I felt totally at home here and the view that was laid out right in front of me was totally hypnotic – I hadn’t felt this chilled in a long time.

Komune Resort Bali

Komune Resort & Beach Club has so much to offer, you dont have to be a full time surfer to enjoy it here,  the hotel has a range of rooms, suites and villas which cater to everyone’s budget, along with a health “hub” a well equipped fitness centre and yoga retreat, long lap pool along with a day spa – there is not one reason you have to leave this resort after you arrive. Not knowing much about Komune when I visited, I can tell you I made it my priority to find out more once I arrived – this place is heaven. Now I have visited for the day – I am going to make it another priority to go back – but next time – I will definitely be staying for a couple of days to experience the hospitality that Komune is so obviously well known for. I would even go as far to say – skip Seminyak, get off the plane and head straight here for your holiday. I have no doubt that you will walk away feeling more relaxed than ever before.

Komune Resort Bali

Komune Resort Bali

Komune Resort Bali

If your heading for the day – be sure to phone ahead and let them know your coming, as very often they are booked out for weddings, etc. I mean really – why wouldn’t you want to get married here. What a great place to start the rest of your life together with the one you love.

I cannot recommend Komune highly enough and I cannot wait to get back again – but next time – I will be staying for a couple of days not a couple of hours. They may have trouble getting me to leave.

Komune Resort Bali Komune

On a side note – my partners son left his ipad on one of the day beds, he did not tell us about this until the next day…. We called Komune, and yes his ipad had been found and was locked away – we are grateful to the wonderful staff at Komune for this.

 

Komune

To reserve by phone:
Ph: (+62) 361 3018888

To reserve by email:
reservations.bali@komuneresorts.com

NEW KID ON THE BEACH BLOCK : Finns Beach Club moves to our Hood

Finns Beach Club

I was beyond excited when I heard that Finns Beach Club (previously on the shores in Uluwatu) had decided to relocate to my side of town as much as I loved the old Finns, sometimes driving to Uluwatu in high season traffic really did my head in.  I don’t know about you, but I love a great beach club, and Finns new location at Berawa Beach, just a 10 minute scoot up the road from Seminyak is super easy to get to.

As expected, Finns not only secured the perfect beach side possie, they have improved their concept and is a great way to spend a very lazy day in the sunshine.

finns

This absolute beach front venue is situated on the stunning stretch of  Berawa Beach where you can see surfers catch the famous surf break that this beach is famous for.

The phenomenal  bamboo structure was skilfully designed so no matter where you are sitting you are guaranteed to enjoy the breathtaking view, take the time to look up and look around as this structure is quite simply amazing !!!! and houses the surf bar, the dining area and the very beautiful sunset lounge on the 2nd level – again offering incredible ocean views – this can also be booked for private events.

finns beach club

The pool area is my favourite – there are lounges and day beds everywhere – or if you prefer to sit facing the beach, there are sun loungers lining the front of Finns all facing the ocean – but so close to the pool that you can turn around and quite literally fall in. And of course….. a fabulous the pool bar which is IN THE POOL where the cool Finns waiters shake up the best cocktails.

finns beach club

Sit back, relax, read, sleep, eat – just enjoy your day lounging around the pool and being looked after by the incredibly friendly staff. The pool bar menu is delicious, with a huge choice of all the yummy stuff, tacos, sandwiches, burgers, pizza, pastas, and of course all our favourite indo dishes are on the menu, the list does go on – with vegetarian and glutten free options – there is nothing they have not thought of.

finns beach club

Did i hear you say Drinks…. well it wouldn’t be a day out to a beach club if we didn’t participate in a cocktail or …. four. And Finns Barman shake up some good stuff – my favourite the Espresso Martini – is made to perfection. Huge choice here my friends… mocktails, smoothies, juices, sangrias and the wine list is small but includes some great vinos to choose from all at very reasonable prices.

Now sunset here is an absolute must – the uninterrupted 180 degree views ensure that sunsets at Finns are pretty special – with the palm tree’s and the waves – it’s truly picture card perfect.

finns

Finns is such a great spot, this place is child friendly, but so huge that if you are not that way inclined, you wont even know they are there. Every afternoon at 4pm the resident DJ spins some tunes – if you’re in the pool duck you head under the blue water and listen to the underwater speakers. Hello fabulous you never have to miss a beat.

finns beach club

finns beach club

I cannot recommend this place highly enough…. awesome beach club, relaxed, friendly, fun vibe….. you will love it. I will be going back again and again to soak up this sensational new spot.

Finns is open 7 days a week from morning till late at night – contact them here to make a booking

 

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Beach Club Beauty : Karma

 

karma beach club

 

Waking up everyday in paradise is indeed a blessing – so much to see, so much to do, so much to eat, so much to (dare I say) drink. That is the beauty of Bali – every day is an adventure and you are never ever stuck for things to do, see, experience or explore.

Today we decided to take the windey road that leads to Uluwatu and spend a day at Karma Beach Club – I mean lets face it, who wouldn’t want to spend the day laying on sun loungers, soaking up the sun and watching those waves barrel in.

The drive there can sometimes be a pain in the butt, however once you arrive – it is worth every bit of it.

Positioned on what is known as the Bukit Peninsula, Karma Kandra also offers luxury cliff top villa accommodation, but the beach club is open to all – best you book a day bed in advance – especially in the high season. Be sure to join the Karma Club before you go – as you get (i think) 20% off all food and beverage when you visit – hello = thank you karma.

When you arrive you will be literally awestruck by the view that greets you! Situated on a cliff overlooking the spectacular Indian Ocean– you will no doubt be wondering how in the hell you are going to get down to the beach – don’t freak out, there are not 10,00o steps to tire you out,  but an inclinator that travels down the face of the cliff providing an awe-inspiring ride and stunning views of the ocean and the limestone cliffs that surround this impressive region. Get your camera out !!!

karma beach club

Karma Beach is truly breathtaking, we can see why it was named one of the Worlds 50 best beach bars by CNN Travel – private and tucked away from everything – you feel like you have arrived at your own beachside oasis.

karma beach club

karma beach club

The gorgeous staff will show you to your sun loungers, each with a beach towel and shaded by large umbrella’s, they will bring you a menu and the all important cocktail list – and from there your day will only get better.

The ocean is so blue – you will want to dive on in straight away – but please note – the waves and current here can be risky, and the rocks in some parts of this beach can be slippery and sharp – so be sure to maneuver you way thru safely. Or do what we do – bring those ugly reef walker shoes – not very flattering – but you will thank me later.

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The large open air, thatched roof beach hut style restaurant provides a tasty and generous asian & Mediterranean themed menu, and trust me the chefs here do it well. Pizzas, Pastas, Seafood, Sushi and Sashimi – there is so much on this menu that we wanted to try. We went for the seafood paella, which was scrumptious, the prawns fresh, large and delicious and the greek salad perfect.

karma beach club

karma lunch

It wouldn’t be a day out if we didn’t participate in a few cocktails – and like their food menu there is so lots too chose from – and the barman didn’t disappoint, the frozen ginger martini, the karma spritz and the all time favourite espresso martinis are all to made to perfection.

cocktails at karma

Lay back for the rest of the afternoon, perhaps get a massage under the shaded bales, or if the tide is out wander further up the beach and take in the beauty of this part of the island, if you have young children with you,  the Three Monkeys Kids Club will be happy to help, leaving you to enjoy some quiet time, or cocktail time.

karma beach club

Don’t want to leave ? You can continue well into the evening, with dinner served on the beach (tide permitting) or dine at Di Mare their stunning restaurant at the top of the cliff overlooking their pool and views out onto the indian ocean – be sure to try their vanilla martini !

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And……there is always the luxe Karma Villas if your driver got tired of waiting for you and you need somewhere amazing to stay.

The Karma Group are currently expanding – and offering luxury accommodation and beach clubs at exotic locations all over the world. If your travelling further than bali – be sure to look out for them.

Everything – and I mean everything about Karma Beach Club is quite simply Magical – The sand is golden and the ocean is blue – this is your Karma – sit back and enjoy your day.

karma beach

 

 

Snob notes :

situated approx 45 minutes drive from seminyak

Entrance fee: IDR 350,000 including IDR 150.000 Food and Beverage credit.