HONORS CIRCLE: INDONESIA
Grand Hyatt Bali
Jl. Nusa Dua, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia
As grand as its name implies, this sprawling beachfront resort encompasses more than 17 hectares of lush tropical gardens, cascading waterfalls, and lily-filled lagoons in southern Bali’s exclusive Nusa Dua enclave. If the grounds recall the fabled Balinese water palaces of old, Grand Hyatt Bali’s 636 airy guest rooms reflect a more contemporary island style, with platform beds, marble and teak floors, and specially commissioned fabrics by local artisans. Arranged in four village-inspired clusters, each room has its own private balcony with ocean, lagoon, or garden views, as well as an alcove area with a daybed for lounging that can be converted into a sleeping bay for children.
Like a world unto itself, Grand Hyatt Bali features five swimming pools, three floodlit tennis courts, an expansive fitness center, 24 luxurious spa villas for treatments and full-day spa programs, and five dining venues. The latter range from beachfront Italian restaurant Salsa Verde to Nampu for Japanese cuisine and Pasar Senggol, which offers a modern take on the traditional Balinese night market complete with lively cultural performances.
Newer still is Le Petit Chef Marco Polo, a dinner experience that blends 3D tabletop entertainment with culinary creations that trace Polo’s journeys across Europe and Asia. And while younger guests are well catered to with creative activities and fun events at the Kids Club, romance seekers will be amply rewarded with swoon-worthy views of the Nusa Dua coastline and the deep blue Indian Ocean beyond.