This week I want to explore with you the fabulous Four Seasons Sayan hotel in Bali!!! Without doubt my stay here is one of the highlights of the trip. Even though we know the Four Seasons is guarantee of being the finest hotels, the resort exceeded all my expectations! Let me tell you why!
HOW TO GET HERE:
The Four Seasons car came to pick me up at the harbour (arriving from Gili islands video here ), at this point I realised I was up to an unforgettable experience. The driver asked me if I wanted to connect to the car’s high speed Wi-Fi. Hellooo?! Coming from the Gili Islands where having a decent WiFi signal was a privilege, this seems like heaven! I am in love with you already! After one hour and a half of driving and Instagram updates, you arrive to the most fabulous place in the heart of Ubud. Welcome to the Four Seasons Sayan Resort: A tropical paradise in the jungle of Bali.
THE HOTEL: FOUR SEASONS BALI AT SAYAN
The moment you set your feet at the hotel, you are welcome with Balinese rituals, a gong strike, and gifted a coloured sarong belt (I then realised the story behind it is that employees know you are new to the resort, very smart amigos) and you are part of the family now. Absolutely every person at the resort will know you and call you by name. Goodmorning Miss Rovi what time would you like the buggy to pick you up at your villa? WOWW. Yes lets talk about the villa. The fabulous resort is made up of the main building where you find the bars, spa, restaurants, and the suites. And then amigos, there are the villas spread all around the hotel. I stayed at a RiverSide Villa, with my own private pool and terrace with views to the rice field hotel gardens and the breathtaking Ayung river. Simply M A G I C A L. Apart from being a totally amazing villa, the Four Seasons is all about the details.For example, the incense they light up in the villa’s terrace everytime they come in so the whole place just smells amazing, or when I found my iPhone charger rolled up with a Four Seasons tag so the cable doesn’t get tangled up, how can you not love them after this? You got my heart !
WHAT TO DO:
The Four Seasons Sayan is in the privileged Ubud location in Bali where the most famous temples are. I had the chance to visit some of them with a Balinese guide in a private tour (again the car with Wi-FI, seriously can I move here?) I recommend that you visit the Elephant temple, the Holy water temple and the rice fields. You can also visit the Luwak coffee fields, to find out the most expensive coffee in the world is made with coffee beans that have previously been eaten by the Luwak .
Balinese massage: Back at the resort I enjoyed a 90 minute Balinese massage that has been, if not the best, one of the best massage I ever had in my life. I cannot be thankful enough! Amazing relaxing experience. The oils, the music, the place. It is worth to take a 24h flight to Bali just for this massage ! The Spa is marvellous. Located at the main building of the resort and facing the rice terraces gardens, the Spa is where I spent most of my afternoons. They say life is about moments, and sipping green tea at the hot plunge with jungle views is an excellent one.
Lets now talk about the pool, a buggy drive away all the way down to the riverside of the resort. Enjoy the infinity pools in the middle of nature. Suncreams, magazines, anything you need, the top service is always ready to help. Miss Rovi would you like me to take your picture? YES OMG, really this place! The best is that absolutely everyone at the resort speaks PERFECT English so it makes the communication much easier !
If you are feeling adventurous there is a rafting tour along the river that takes you across many temples and cool surroundings which is a great way to discover the Ubud life while having some adrenaline rush!
On the first night we had the pleasure to see a Balinese dancing show performance in the resort. Traditional live music and the super cute dancers with the most beautiful dresses.
Another magical experience here is the Yoga. Join for a Yoga class at the beautiful venue surrounded by the rice terraces. Everything is as if you are in a movie. The Yoga instructor not only is an amazing Yoga master but also is super loving and was encouraging us to take our pictures with yoga poses that he was recommending at the end of the class.
WHERE TO EAT:
There are two main restaurants at the resort;
The Riverside restaurant is the one by the pool which is more international, here you can eat super delicious grilled salmon, sushi, top pasta with shrimps and I want to also mention the spicy pepper sauce that they serve you with the bread when you arrive that is soooo yummy! Special thanks to our waiter Fendi for taking such amazing care of everything!
The main restaurant, at the main building, offering a mix of Balinese and Asian style food.Try the super delicious Pandan Chicken that comes wrapped in with leaves. There is also sushi here and a great selection of wines 😉
The bar at the main building also serves food at all times, from fried calamari to spicy chicken wings to tasty Balinese meat sticks.
Now let’s talk about the breakfast ! Breakfast at the hotels is my favourite meal, and the one here is one to remember. The buffet offers the freshest fruits, with the best fruit discovery here, the dragon fruit ! To make it even better, there is a la carte menu where you can choose from many delicious dishes, one of them, the Avoluxe which consists of an avocado toast (organic bread of course) with melted feta cheese and a touch of lemon. One of the things that I appreciate the most in the morning is a good quality green tea, which of course they served. Miss Rovi would you like some freshly squeezed orange juice? YES PLEASEEEEE 🙂
More than RoviTips I would just say RoviMustGo, that is to visit the Four Seasons resort at Sayan in Bali at one point in life. You realise places like this exist and it is not only in dreams that you find such a wonderful experience with the most attentive people who everyday work with the most happy smile to make you feel as if you are in paradise.
Thank you amigos for coming with me on this adventure! This Wednesday I will show you all about the magical Four Seasons resort in a new video on my youtube channel RoviTravel !
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