Five-Star Pleasure - - PUBLISHER’S NOTE -

Lose yourself in the sweet em­brace of na­ture and dis­cover why time stands

still un­der the Banyan Tree.

Perched 70 me­tres above sea level on the cliff-top of the is­land’s south­ern­most penin­sula, Banyan Tree Un­gasan is 35 min­utes by car from Ngu­rah Rai In­ter­na­tional Air­port and the thriv­ing beaches of Kuta, Seminyak and Sa­nur. De­signed by Ped­dle Thorp Ar­chi­tects with in­te­rior dé­cor by Wil­son As­so­ciates Inc, Banyan Tree Un­gasan was en­vi­sioned as a sym­bio­sis of old and new, an­tiq­uity and moder­nity. Tra­di­tional prin­ci­ples and lo­cal con­sid­er­a­tions were used to max­imise the un­par­al­leled ocean views while re­flect­ing the ar­range­ment of a Ba­li­nese vil­lage. The en­try to the villa is across a ter­razzo stone pave­ment that ap­pears to float over a lo­tus pond, leading to a liv­ing room with a five-me­tre-pitch ceil­ing.

SLEEP: Banyan Tree Un­gasan fea­tures 73 spa­cious pool vil­las, set in their own lush, land­scaped gar­den with out­door jet pool, out­door shower, mar­ble bath­room and a Ba­li­nese balé (out­door gazebo). The high­light of each mod­ern villa is the gen­er­ously-sized pri­vate in­fin­ity pool, ar­guably the most ex­pan­sive of their kind in Bali, which start from 10 me­tres in length. The property com­prises a range of one-, two- and three-bed­room vil­las. Liv­ing area and bed­room are con­nected via a court­yard, and care­fully selected fur­nish­ings com­bine con­tem­po­rary de­sign with touches of Ba­li­nese artistry.

DINE & WINE: Ju-Ma-Na restau­rant, which means ‘sil­ver pearl’ in Ara­bic, of­fers mod­ern gourmet menus. Ob­serve the chefs at work in the dis­play kitchen, or opt for the dra­matic cliff-edge scenery, a su­perb set­ting for the ex­cel­lent cui­sine. The ad­ja­cent Ju-Ma-Na Bar of­fers sun­down­ers along with Ara­bic fin­ger food and Moroc­can shishas (wa­ter pipes). Tamarind, set in the tran­quil sur­round­ings of the Banyan Tree Spa, will serve a va­ri­ety of or­ganic dishes, along­side a menu of jamu (herbal drinks), and Bambu pre­sents pop­u­lar in­ter­na­tional and lo­cal spe­cial­i­ties in a spa­cious gar­den set­ting, some­times with live en­ter­tain­ment.

REST & RE­LAX: Banyan Tree Un­gasan has two swim­ming pools; the Re­lax­ation pool is lo­cated near the Spa Area and Tamarind restau­rant. The main pool is lo­cated in the cen­tral fa­cil­i­ties of­fer­ing fab­u­lous In­dian Ocean views and is also child-friendly. The kid’s club is open daily from 9 am to 4 pm.

Jl. Me­lasti, Ban­jar Kelod

Un­gasan Bali – In­done­sia Phone. +62 361 300 7000

Fax. +62 361 300 7777­i_un­gasan/

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