The Luxe List 2011, Indonesia: W Retreat & Spa Bali, Seminyak, Bali

Click image to view full size

The second W Retreat to open in Southeast Asia (after Koh Samui) resides in the hopping Petitenget area of Seminyak, within easy reach of some of Bali’s best restaurants and beach clubs.

Designed with a sleek, flirtatious aesthetic that barely glances at traditional Balinese motifs, the resort is awash in cheeky details like an illuminated resin lobby bar and a spa equipped with a 24-hour detox lounge. The pool villas out back are plush and private, but for Indian Ocean views you’ll want to stay in the main building, where the top rooms come with skylights.

And if the young staff works a little too hard at being cool, there’s nothing to detract from a meal at the hotel’s beachside restaurant Starfish Bloo, where California chef Jack Yoss turns out nifty sashimi appetizers and crispy Thai-style pork ribs

Jl. Petitenget; 62-361/473-8106;; doubles from US$300

See more from The Luxe List 2011.

Registered users of can also enjoy a free copy of ‘The Luxe List, 2007-2011: Five Years of Excellence.’ (Click to register—it’s free. Registered users, click to download.)


Share this Article

Related Posts

Introducing InterContinental’s Newest Resort in the UAE

Island living meets Arabian style and hospitality at this oceanfront hotel in an up-and-coming emira...

Mandarin Oriental Palace, Luzern Confirms September Debut

A revamp of a lakefront grande dame hotel in one of Switzerland’s most alluring cities is nearing ...

Mandarin Oriental to Debut Second Beach Resort in Vietnam

There will be just 72 suites and villas on site, alongside a cliff-top spa and three restaurants and...

Six Senses is Planning a Resort Down Under

Slated to debut in mid-2025, the eco-luxe property will be centered on a heritage-listed country hom...

Four Seasons Sets Its Sights on Taiwan

An ultra-luxe retreat will soon rise just across the avenue from Taipei’s landmark supertall skysc...

Koh Samui’s The Tongsai Bay Relaunches as a Garrya Resort

It will become the inaugural Thai property of a new wellness-focused brand from the Banyan Tree Grou...