Bali: You Say Tomato, I Say Potato
The group behind the infamous Potato Head Beach Club in Bali has opened their first resort right next door, so it’s time to scoot down and check out the brand new digs.
With a stunning modern architectural design composed of 1.5 million hand-laid terracotta bricks, the new Katamama hotel in Seminyak, Bali is just steps away from the buzzing beach club, and embodies pretty much what you’d expect from a project of the PTT Family, which runs Potato Head: a friendly staff, an uber-trendy look, and a laidback yet infectious energy. If you’re coming to Bali to while away the days with surf and sand—this is where you want to be.
The first order on the agenda: a cocktail. Each of the 58 suites is outfitted with an in-room bar, complete with extensive bar equipment for guests to mix their own drinks. Or head to Akademi bar, where you can experiment with local Balinese ingredients, different maturation methods and spirits in a range of classes and workshops.
Next door to Akademi, Aussie import MoVida has kicked off its first overseas venture. Bright and airy with traditional handwoven fabrics and tropical plants, the restaurant offers a menu of Spanish jamóns, inventive tapas with local ingredients, and signature dishes including the infamous air-dried wagyu with poached organic egg and truffle foam.
Other amenities include a state-of-the-art gym and an outdoor swimming pool set in a lush tropical garden. Of course, if your idea of a holiday is lounging on the beach with a drink in hand, mosey over to the beach club, where you can flash your Katamama card and bunker down on a lounger for the day with the beautiful Seminyak beach at your feet. Welcome to paradise.
From $2,095 per night. Jl Petitenget 51B, Seminyak, Bali, 80361, Indonesia, (+62) 361-302 -9999, the-katamama.com