If you’re looking for a personal slice of paradise in Bali with an amazing room with a Jacuzzi or private pool precariously overlooking the Indian Ocean then look no further than the Anantara Uluwatu Resort. Perched high on a cliff the resort offers utterly gorgeous views of the sea that will take your breath away.
Imagine dips in the pool watching the setting sun, soaking in an outdoor jacuzzi with an interrupted view of the sea, whiling your time on the beach which is accessible only by a lift, and gorging on some gorgeous food with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean – that is what sums up our stay at Anantara Uluwatu Bali.
Perched high on the hillside in the stunning reservation of Bali’s southern shores, Anantara Uluwatu exceeds all expectations with its spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. We stayed there for a couple of days before saying adieu to Bali and there was no better way to end our trip at this super luxurious property where days were spent succumbing to the rejuvenation and relaxation and with every detail celebrating the richness of Balinese culture.
• • • Welcome • • •
The sun had already set when we reached Anantara Uluwatu Resort in Bali. The moment we stepped out of our car, the porter rushed to pick up our luggage. As we climbed a flight of stairs to get to the reception, a breeze of sea air welcomed us. The reception area had the quintessential Balinese style set up with an open and breezy reception area and the furniture seamlessly blending into the surroundings. Even at 8 PM, we received a very warm Balinese welcome from the staff at the front desk. After a quick and refreshing welcome drink, we handed our passports for a quick check-in process.
After the formalities were done, we were escorted to our room.
• • • Rooms • • •
Our stay was at one of the Ocean View Suites on the third floor. As we walked towards our room, we were given a brief overview of the resort, the timings of the restaurants, activities, and amenities at the resort.
Providing a sleek oceanfront setting the rooms or suites features customized comfy king-sized bed with bedside lamps, and floor-to-ceiling glass window that opens up to the balcony. There are seating areas with sofas, flat-screen TVs, and an outdoor jacuzzi to soak in within the comfort of your room. There were BOSE speakers attached to the four corners of the ceiling to provide a perfect setting to watch movies. The bathroom included a separate shower area and grooming area which allows for two people to prepare for the day at the same time without interfering with one another. It also comes equipped with helpful bath products that range from shampoo, conditioner, and body soap neatly displayed on a patterned porcelain dish. Most of our idle time was spent in the Jacuzzi on the patio, admiring the beautiful views of the ocean.
The resort has luxurious and elegantly appointed 74 sea view suites, private pool villas, and an exclusive penthouse, all with exceptional views of the ocean, and most suites feature an outdoor Jacuzzi on the balcony.
On our very next day, we were given a tour of the property where we were shown the utterly gorgeous villa. The villa has its own Private Pool and sun deck, talk about some privacy and indulgence. 🙂 🙂
Every villa is unique with stunning views of the sea, a jacuzzi, and a private pool. All villas are built and decorated in simple tones with a hint of Anantara comfort.
• • • Dining • • •
The next morning, breakfast was an equally decadent affair. Served in the stunning 360 restaurant, overlooking the ocean, a wonderful buffet with a huge array of Continental, Balinese & Thai delicacies and to top it up with freshly squeezed fruit, juice, and cereals – the ideal way to fuel up for the day with something to suit all tastes.
You can ogle at the view whilst you dive into pancakes, scrambled eggs, fresh fruit, and coffee – what more can you wish for? The service was attentive and polite.
Bar at 360 Restaurant
There are three onsite restaurants at the resort. Each restaurant offers some tantalizing and tempting food to cater to every palette. 360 Restaurant offers Western, Indonesian, Balinese & Asian food, Sono Teppanyaki offers contemporary Japanese cuisine and Splash offers Asian and Mediterranean food. And, for a private dining experience, there is Dewika Lounge and Dining by Design.
Splash Restaurant offers a mouth-watering array of seafood. We didn’t have our dinner here but had some snacks in the evening after lounging in the pool for a while.
• • • Amenities & Activities • • •
The resort’s infinity pool glides into another to form a stage-like setting to immerse in infinite views of the Indian Ocean – a view you are not likely to ever forget. The views of the sunset from the pool are utterly stunning and the colors are incredible.
The resort also a 20-seater movie theater along with a collection of movies for you to enjoy. It has a large-screen TV, Blu-Ray player, and Home Theater.
The Movie Theater
After watching an amazing sunset and having some snacks at the Splash restaurant, we decided to go for a couple spa therapy at the Anantara Spa. As we entered the spa we were greeted at the spa reception and were offered a welcome drink. The whole area is very well thought-out. As soon as we reached we were handed two forms to fill with our current mental and physical condition. The form also had questions about if we had any sore areas and other details where we did not want the masseuse to work on. After filling up the form we were asked to choose the oil, we chose the Lavender oil as it did smell the best among all the options.
We were guided to the beautiful dimly lit couple treatment room where were asked to change into the spa robes and hit the gong when we were ready.
Foot Massage and the Gong
The treatment started with a foot massage which was followed by 90 minutes full body spa. As we lay happily on the bed with gentle music being played in the background, our therapist worked their magic from toe to head. It made us instantly feel relaxed and soothing music helped to calm our nerves. The 90 minutes were extremely relaxing and rejuvenating and once it was over we retired to the relaxation area to sip herbal teas and relax.
The Spa has 4 single and 1 couple treatment rooms and also has a salon for hair treatments. You need a prior appointment for both the spa and the salon. The Spa offers the following types of therapies to its guests:
- Sensual Spice Odyssey
- Floral Foot Ritual
- Island of Java Journey
- Floral Foot Ritual
- Anantara Signature Massage
- Bali Boreh Body Mask
- Floral Foot Ritual
Free Shuttle Service
The resort also provides free shuttle service to Padang Padang beach and Uluwatu temple.
Photo Shoot Ops
The resort is extremely thoughtful about making your stay personal and memorable. The in-house photographer is appointed to capture your beautiful memories while at the resort. The first thirty minutes of your photoshoot are free.
The most famous surfing spot in Bali is right next to the hotel, so if you are a surfing enthusiast then look no further. The most famous surfing places are Uluwatu, Impossible, and Padang Padang.
We do not know how to surf hence we had to give it a miss.
Check out more about the best beach to surf – HERE
There is even a dedicated chapel to walk down the aisle. The chapel is simply gorgeous if you do not believe us just take a look at this photo.
The resorts offer a full range of wedding planning services and specialize in helping you put together the wedding of your dreams. Be it a close family affair or filled with friends and extended family members.
Love Cooking? Then you can opt for Balinese cooking classes hosted by the resort.
Day trips can easily be booked to other parts of Bali from the resort itself.
Fancier as it may sound the splendid pebbled Impossible beach is accessible from the resort by a lift. This was something that did stand out for us as we had no one to share the beach with.
• • • Overall • • •
Must visit Places / Things to do in Uluwatu:
Padang Padang Beach
Surfing and Diving
Water Sports Activities – Kayaking, Snorkeling, Parasailing to name a few.
Explore a Cave at The Suluban Beach
Laze at Karma Beach at Karma Kandara
Green Bowl Beach
Nyang Nyang Beach
Melasti Beach (Ungasan)
Explore an abandoned plane in South Kuta
Experience Kecak Fire Dance
Uluwatu Bali, Indonesia
Tel: +62 361 895 7555
You can find more information about the property and booking rates on their official website.
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