“This resort exceeds the mantra that its owner established: “”The art, history, and romance of Indonesia.””
My husband and I kicked off our Indonesia honeymoon here. We are sad that we started with the best, and did not stay longer. As city dwellers, we desperately needed relaxation away from crowds of high stressed people, and this was the perfect tranquil paradise.
To sum it up:
-#1 is the natural beauty and private luxury of the property. It’s not a huge, tourist-packed resort. It feels like home.
-Our private villa was bigger than our apartment, with its own plunge pool 10 feet away from the beach. The indoor/outdoor bathroom was interesting and felt like living with nature (don’t be scared of ants). Definitely use the mosquito coils outside.
-The service is top notch. The staff knew us by name and our daily itinerary; they swiftly responded to every need (transportation requests, lost item on the beach, last minute massage appointments, you name it). They even surprised us the last evening of our stay with a romantic artistic display in our villa. 🙂
-The authenticity of the vast art collection, history, culture, and staff is very cool. You can learn so much about Indonesia history and culture from reading the dining menus or talking to the staff, most of whom are locals.
-The food is amazing. The rich multi-asian cultural influences combined with local organic ingredients equates to delicious surprises at every meal. They also serve intercontinental cuisine perfectly. Don’t miss the daily tea hour with adorable complimentary desserts!
-The private beach is mostly empty and ocean water is super warm. Swim out to the hotel’s floating raft to snorkel on the astoundingly clear reef.
-Massages at the spa are awesome. You could get used to this!
There were very few things to look out for:
-Mosquitoes in dark places/at dinner (the hotel provides complimentary mosquito lotion)
-Wifi is spotty in some areas (best in dining pavilions)
-Don’t try to swim/snorkel during low tide (you can walk at knee-deep water for a mile out!)
Amazing stay. We can’t say enough about our stay and hope that we can return soon!”