Sprawling over 30 hectares at the southern end of Baliâ€™s Nusa Dua resort strip, this three-in-one property is shared by a discreet villa compound, an all-suite guest wing called The Mulia, and a 526-room sandstone-clad resort complex that wraps around a vast central courtyard filled with multitiered swimming pools. Accessed via a separate entrance, the villas come with goose-down duvets, Jacuzzi tubs, and their own pools; theyâ€™re lovely, though for something closer to the sea, the rooms and suites in the main building canâ€™t be beat: all feature high ceilings, custom furnishings and original artwork, and sliding glass doors that open onto what must be among Baliâ€™s biggest balconies. Facilitiesâ€”and there are manyâ€”include four good restaurants, Nusa Duaâ€™s only nightclub, and the expansive Mulia Spa, itself equipped with hammam tables, aroma steam chambers, ice-fountain rooms, oak-lined saunas, hydrotonic pools, and 20 beige-and-bronze treatment rooms.
Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan; 62-361/302-7777; The Mulia website; doubles from US$535
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