HONORS CIRCLE: INDONESIA
1A Jl. Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia
Tucked away on a lush, secluded hillside that steps down to Jimbaran Bay, Raffles’ second property in Indonesia has just 32 private pool villas overlooking the Indian Ocean, promising guests plenty of serenity, five-star comfort, and time-honored tradition in elegant surroundings. Travelers can reach Raffles Bali via a half-hour private limousine transfer from Ngurah Rai International Airport, and choose from five types of private pool villas, ranging from the 470-square-meter Ocean Pool Villas to the two-bedroom Raffles Presidential Villa.
Flooded with natural light, the generously sized villas feature contemporary Balinese-inspired interiors and plenty of local touches: batik tapestries displayed behind the king-size beds were handmade by local craftsmen, while rustic rattan furniture adorns the bedrooms, living rooms, and private gardens. All accommodations are equipped with indoor and outdoor showers, a soaking tub with a sea view, and an expansive outdoor deck. The latter has a spacious gazebo and sunchairs beside an infinity-edge pool—the perfect vantage point from which to admire the ocean sunsets Bali is known for.
Each villa also comes with the services of a dedicated Raffles Wellbeing Butler to ensure a rejuvenating, fuss-free stay for all well-traveled connoisseurs. The resort’s handpicked team of butlers will give travelers an insider’s perspective on the local customs, organize memorable cultural journeys, and attend to the smallest details you might never have thought of yourself. Their discreet service honors Raffles’ commitment to make each moment of your stay as faultless as can be.
Located at the highest point of the resort, Rumari restaurant harnesses seasonal ingredients such as herbs, fruits, and vegetables grown at the Raffles’ own Farm Terrace garden to create Indonesian cuisine with a modern, unexpected twist. Meanwhile, patrons at Loloan Beach Bar and Grill can indulge in artisanal wood-fired pizza, locally caught seafood, and cocktails beside a 25 meter infinity pool. Couples bedding down at Raffles Bali will want to book two indulgent private dining experiences. The Secret Cave, a natural grotto discovered during the property’s construction, is ideal for a candlelit meal with a loved one, as is the Purnama, a seafront gazebo perched on the rocks beside the Raffles’ private beach.
Guests should not miss sundowners at the breezy Writers Bar, whose drinks menu offers a curated selection of classic cocktails and whimsically spiced creations by the resort’s expert mixologist. After a day of swimming, eating, and enjoyment, don’t forget to unwind at The Sanctuary. Nestled in lush tropical greenery, the hillside spa comprises two private suites where experienced therapists deliver blissful treatments to nature’s calming soundtrack, rounding out an unforgettable stay on Indonesia’s Island of the Gods.