A memorable one of kind type of hotel

From the moment you enter this peaceful beautiful hotel you know that you are somewhere very special. Artworks and sculptures abound and even a Chinese temple has been tastefully installed into one of the restaurants. This place feels more like a very large private residence and I imagine it would be a great secluded retreat for anyone trying to escape the spotlight. My brother and his wife chose to have their wedding here and WOW what an event that was! A private bar was set up out the back on the lawn with the beach and ocean nearby as the backdrop. Furniture was set up for the guests and a thick trail of marigold petals and frangipani flowers littered the lawns and marking the walkway for the bride – it was a colourful and touching tribute evoking tears in me even before the ceremony had commenced. Earlier in the day florists were hard at work making bouquets, floral arrangements and weaving flax decorations to be hung from the pergolas. On nightfall candles were even lit marking the walkways to services for the guests. Every detail had been thought of and the waiting staff were helpful, friendly and eager to serve. The Indonesian wedding feast was bountiful and delicious! We had an upstairs room and other family members had the downstairs. Although they had their own private gatehouse entrance, fish pond and private plunge pool I found our spacious room with ocean views overlooking stunning gardens and waterlily ponds – just as secluded and peaceful, to be just as lovely. I can’t recommend this place highly enough, for not just the food, massages and friendly staff but for its absolute ambience. Upon leaving we were waved goodbye, given gifts, fresh fruit platers and drinking water for our journey. I couldn’t help but feel sad to leave this place that had provided us with not only amazing food and comfort but the most restful holiday I think I’ve ever had. We loved the main pool though my only suggestion would be to consider putting proper height steps in and a handrail for easy exit from the pool for the disabled/elderly.