Once upon a time in a land far far away there was a Balinese resort that everyone dreamed of. The Bulgari Resort: a real life fairytale. A jewel turned into a hotel. Let me discover you the magic of one of the most fabulous resorts on earth! Welcome to the Bulgari Bali!
HOW TO GET HERE:
Fly in to Bali, Denpasar airport. Favorite airlines : Emirates, Qatar, Singapore Airlines.
From the airport let the Bulgari send you one of their chauffeured cars with high speed wifi, the good life begins amigos! 40 minutes later you will arrive to paradise in the south of the island of Bali, Uluwatu , where the best sunsets take place.
THE HOTEL: BULGARI RESORT BALI
When you combine the Italian elegance of the Bulgari brand and the tropical paradise of Bali only something marvellous can come out of it. Yes amigos, the Bulgari resort is probably one of the best resorts I have ever stayed in my life.
The property is gorgeous, preserving the untouched nature of the Uluwatu region with the original plants and trees, it has been built around a cliff with volcanic rocks, the resort’s villas emerge from the Balinese tropical forests to contemplate the ocean.
One of the most important things I want to highlight is the impecable service. Everyone at the resort speaks fantastic English and every time you are approached by your name! Goodmorning Miss Rovi would you like me to drive you to the beach? Yes please!!! The best way to get around the resort is by buggy. With the villa you get your own private butler. I want to explicitly thank here my butler Wayan for taking care of every detail during my stay.
The villas: I stayed at the one bedroom ocean cliff villa number 42. What can I say? This villa is a paradise on its own. With its own private terrace, pool, outdoor bar. The villa is build on glass walls so you can enjoy the most amazing views to the ocean from the comfort of your bed when you wake up. The bathroom? OMG! I think I would need to book one extra day in the resort just to spend it in the bathroom. The most fabulous bath with pillow, outdoor rainforest-style shower, indoor rain shower, and the best: everything with Bulgari bath products !! I must say I was dreaming about the soaps at the Bulgari resort before I even arrived to Bali. Heaven. The interior of the villa is all decorated with super high quality furniture, all Bang Olufsen technology and you also get one beachbag with two hats!
WHAT TO DO:
The Bulgari Beach club: I should be writing a full article just to tell you how amazing this beach club is. To arrive to the beach is a wonderland adventure. First your butler will drive you to the inclinator, an elevator that will take you down the cliff to the shore across the wild jungle of Bali. Then you walk down some more stairs to find the most beautiful private beach in the wild ocean. Just to give you an example of how wonderful the service at the resort is: one day I was going to take a swim and the sea was a bit rough, well, without me saying absolutely nothing, one of the beach assistants followed me all the way to the shore just to make sure I was alright while swimming! Imagine. Another level. Special thanks to Sulastra for being the best assistant and also photographer !! 🙂
The pool: Goodmorning Miss Rovi would you like a sunbed next to the pool? Really, I wonder how all the employees in the hotel manage to know your name. Of course I will have the sun bed, thank you! The infinity pool with views to the ocean is fantastic. With each sun bed with a frangipani flower perfectly rolled on a towel, every time you get up to the pool , the assistants will accommodate your towel back to perfection. One fun thing I saw here that I never saw before in my life was, a Chinese woman guest of the hotel who had a mermaid costume . She was swimming around the pool in her mermaid tail while her boyfriend was taking pictures with an underwater GoPro camera. Imagine how many likes those pics must have been. I tried to ask her if I could borrow it but she didn’t speak English, I need to remember to find one mermaid tail online for future trips. Back to the pool, when you are tanning and enjoying the fabulous life the assistants will keep coming with complementary snacks, mango, ice cream, chicken teriyaki.. And if at the end you are hungry the food selection is amazing. Order the shrimps and the wagyu burger ! Ah and for tanning remember one of my RoviTips: an orange-ginger-carrot juice, fabulous for the skin for a long lasting tan.
The Spa: A day in Bali is not complete without a Balinese massage. Your butler will drive you to the spa and then you will be taken to a relaxation area on an open air villa with beds facing the ocean views. Enjoy a ginger tea while watching the sunset and then you are ready for your 90 minutes of pure relaxation. What a wonderful world.
The Yoga: Can you think of a better place to practice ? The magic of the ocean, the nature, the resort, everything. Top. Next question please.
Shopping: There are not only one but two Bulgari stores at the resort! What can you buy? From jewelry to sunglasses to Bulgari souvenirs and home decorations. I bought some golf polo shirts that say Bulgari Resort Bali in pink and white. I love collecting golf polo shirts from the hotels I travel to, one of my secret hobbies ! 😉
WHERE TO EAT:
First of all I want to start with the breakfast because is my favouriteeee!!!
You enter to the buffet and there are a million tropical fruits perfectly cut, all kinds of cereals, healthy toppings for yoghourts… Morning perfection. You will be accompanied to your outdoor table and there you will be starting the day with the most paradisiac views. I suggest you have scrambled eggs and oh the green tea , how fabulous when you find a high quality green tea, the best.
For lunch I told you about the pool service and on the way to the beach club there is also one cliff restaurant called la Spiaggia (meaning Beach) where they make the best seafood platter ever with breathtaking views. Lobster, calamari, some white fish that I don’t remember the name.. Oh paradise!
For dinner my favourite place is Il Ristorante, where they will serve you the most amazing Italian cuisine as if you were having dinner in a trattoria in Roma. Ask for the Truffle pasta and Italian wine and cheers amigos!
In case you are a big group or family the resort can host you in the Bulgari mansion. This house is beyond. With 5 bedrooms and all the luxuries of the Bulgari resort, exterior showers, walk in closets bigger than the average living room, top decorations and equipped with its own gym and private pool. Well now you know! Don’t forget to invite me when you book it! 😉
Also the Bulgari has a wedding chapel in the resort gardens, so if you are thinking about getting married what better than do do it Bulgari style ? 😉
Thank you amigos for coming with me on this wonderful adventure! This Wednesday I will show you all about the magical Bulgari Resort in a new video on my youtube channel RoviTravel !
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