A Wonderfully Lush Tropical Resort Garden
The resort integrates nature and holiday-making pleasure in a glorious fusion of greenery and smiles.
Melia Bali immerses guests in the exotic heart and soul of Bali. Everything from the vast tropical gardens to the thatched-roof buildings and meandering lagoon-style pool evokes the ambience of a sanctuary and bring the essence of Bali. Secluded on Bali’s southern coast, set amidst 26 acres of lush parkland, lakes, lotus ponds, fountains, stone carvings and tropical gardens, the resort looks over Nusa Dua’s half-moon of white sand beach. The resort enjoys an excellent location just 11 kilometers from Ngurah Rai International Airport. It is within walking distance to Bali Collection, the main shopping center, and to food and entertainment malls, a museum, 850 meters from Bali International Convention Center and 700 metres from Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center. Two large stone goddesses and lotus blossom fountain greet newcomers at the porte-cochere entry. The resort’s main lobby sets the Balinese tone with polished floors, high-pitched ceilings, and gleaming teak furniture. I stroll to my rooms under towering palms, gardens lush with tropical flora and accented by koi ponds and carved stone bridges. On the ceiling, I can witness the seat of Hindu Dharma, a unique form of Hinduism, with its philosophy of Tri Hita Karana, a balanced and harmonious relationship between man and the environment, other human beings and God, crafted in three different tiers of the lobby. In the early evening, a Balinese gamelan orchestra plays traditional music accompanying two Balinese maidens dancing to welcome the night. I spent my weekend in a Lagoon Access suite.The 48 square meter suite features a private terrace giving direct access to the Resort’s new lagoon-style pool just steps away. From my room I could see the pool winding throughout the grounds offering a world of exotic beauty amid tropical surroundings.The contemporary Balinese architecture, bold décor and 72,000 square metres of spacious gardens express the essence of the island. My room was large, clean, well-designed and had an extremely comfortable bed. A spacious marble bathroom offered separate large tubs, standing showers and the latest in contemporary fittings, an extended room with sofa and study table, and welcome tropical fruits served on the table. A glass door leads to the private terrace facing Meliá Bali’s lush tropical gardens over the elegant crystal clear blue lagoon. YHI Spa is an authentic sanctuary for the senses with a selection rituals and treatments that are the perfect complement to an unforgettable stay in this paradise. Before I checked out I tried to balance my mind and body at YHI SPA. The 60-minute Balinese Massage made me relaxed and fresh. The Melia Bali offers a culinary journey with several themed restaurants and bars. Five restaurant options and three bars satisfy even the most discerning tastes.
Sakura Japanese Restaurant, has its own sushi bar and teppanyaki tables, delicious Sorrento Mediterranean cuisine serves paellas and seafood dishes at the Sateria by the beach, as well as versions of Asian cuisine at the Lotus Restaurant, while the International Coffee Shop is open 24/7. I only ate in the morning, the food was good and my favourite was Arroz con Leche (rice with milk). This was Spanish rice pudding, with a truly delectable taste. Seven points that describe Melia Bali: This resort showcases the natural beauty of Nusa Dua combined with a passion for service, Five restaurants, five dream settings and a shared passion: superior quality cuisine, Exclusive service and treatments at the YHI SPA, The Level - the most exclusive choice, Designed for families to ensure children have fun while parents relax, Villa at Melia Bali is an exotic getaway in a secluded environment, The first hotel in Asia to achieve EarthCheck Platinum for environmental management and sustainability. Plan your holiday in Bali and book your accommodation at Melia Bali.