The Royals Experience
Rumah Luwih – a newly launched luxury resort set amidst the tranquil landscape of Pantai Lebih in Gianyar, deriving its name from a Sanskrit word: “Luwih” which translates as “more”. More than a house, Rumah Luwih is a home.
ith its majestic landscape and the enchanting smiles of its people, Bali has long drawn the attention of people from all over the world. The island is a melting pot of many races and cultures. Through the early influx of Chinese traders in the 7th century to the 16th century Dutch colonial era, each influence has left its mark on every aspect of Balinese culture, including in its architectural landscape. This beautiful cultural mix is revived in the stunning architecture of Rumah Luwih. Designed by distinguished Indonesian architect, Hadiprana, the design of Rumah Luwih takes its inspiration from the exquisite Ujung Water Palace in Karangasem. A home for the royals, this water palace is renowned for its grand architecture that wonderfully blends the beauty of Dutch colonial style with the intricate details of Chinese and Balinese cultures. Such grandiosity provides the base for Rumah Luwih’s architectural design. The resort, which occupies two hectares of lush greenery, is the setting for this lavish private residence where all guests are treated as royals in their very own tropical sanctuary. At Rumah Luwih, guests are welcomed as close family and treated with five-star hospitality from the well-trained staff. Located in the lush and unspoiled East coast of Bali, the resort enjoys unparalleled scenic beauty on one of Bali’s best beaches. From the moment guests step into the lobby, they are intimately engulfed by an unpretentious, welcoming ambiance. After being greeted by warm smiles, guests are ushered by the staff into a spacious lobby, which leads to an open view of Rumah Luwih’s Ocean Chapelset amidst the backdrop of the vast Indian Ocean and Nusa Penida Island on the horizon. Rumah Luwih’s Ocean Chapel has become the resort’s primary landmark and is renowned as the setting of intimate matrimony accommodating up to 50 people. Emulating the lives of the Karangasem royals, the resort itself hosts 75 luxurious rooms including three one–of-a-kind suites. To ensure ultimate indulgence and privacy, each room is designed to be expansive, ranging from 40 to 200 square meters. Prabanggana Rooms offer 40 square meters of luxury with splendid views of the Indian Ocean or lush gardens. Arnawakanta Rooms offer a grandiose 50 square meters of space to enjoy all of the luxurious in-room amenities including a bathtub for indulgent soaking. For families or larger groups, Segara, Giri and Aruna Suites provide a graceful setting and total privacy with 100 to 200 square meters of indoor living space, as well as spacious private balconies overlooking the ocean. The suites offer guests the experience of living like a noble with their capacious bedrooms along with separate, comfortable sitting area, dining room, and living room. For meals and refreshments, the main dining room, Andrawina provides a royal dining experience in a gorgeous colonial setting. Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be enjoyed in this luxurious dining room or in its laid-back seating by the pool where guests enjoy their meals accompanied by the serene ocean breeze. For midday refreshment, pre-dinner or a casual gathering, the living room with its French doors and sweeping views of the estate is a perfect setting to simply hang out with others or read a favorite book. For an evening drink, guests are invited to venture through the well-manicured lawn of Luwih garden, onto the lotus pond with its friendly geese and enjoy an extravagant selection of cocktails and drinks at the Beach Pavilion by the Oceanside. A wedding at Rumah Luwih is truly a celebration as well as a luxurious romantic getaway. Every moment spent will be a cherished memory. Rumah Luwih’s exceptional architecture with the majestic ocean as the background is combined with a highly dedicated staff who ensure your wedding will be executed flawlessly. In an artistic wedding chapel at the edge of the property, your vows will also be framed by the surrounding mountains of Bali. Rumah Luwih is a place that seduces your guests with an unfolding kaleidoscope of discoveries; it is an escape from the metropolitan stress and is the perfect hideaway to discover moments of serenity. For a memorable wedding reception, Rumah Luwih can accommodate up to 850 persons. Enjoy your special day celebration at the resort’s elegant ballrooms or in the garden area where the sweeping natural vistas create the perfect backdrop for your wedding ceremony. Guests can enjoy the soothing breeze from the ocean, the green surroundings and the beautiful lotus themed swimming pool. You can even rent the whole resort for your private function. With its tranquil garden, lavish accommodations and an unrivaled panorama of the calm Indian Ocean, a stay at Rumah Luwih is indeed a holiday made for the royals. Rumah Luwih is conveniently located only 5 minutes drive from Bali Safari & Marine Park, 25 minutes from Sanur and just 30 minutes to the historical and cultural center Ubud. Rumah Luwih Jl. Prof. Ida. Bagus Mantra Km 19.9 Pantai Lebih, Gianyar Bali – Indonesia Phone. +62 361 200 5899 www.rumahluwih.com