INAYA PUTRI BALI, IN­DONE­SIA

CAP­TUR­ING THE SPIRIT OF BALI THROUGH AF­FORD­ABLE LUX­URY

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PRO­FILE

For nearly half a cen­tury, World­ho­tels has prided it­self in its abil­ity to de­liver the world’s finest ho­tels in the most ac­ces­si­ble of ways. Within the col­lec­tion are a mul­ti­tude of ho­tels with char­ac­ter, dis­tinc­tion and a whole lot of zest. At INAYA Putri Bali (INAYA Ho­tel), one of World­ho­tels’ hand­picked af­fil­i­ates, guests are wel­come to wit­ness the true essence of a great hol­i­day through cap­ti­vat­ing ar­chi­tec­ture in­fused with tra­di­tional Ba­li­nese de­signs. This re­sort is a quin­tes­sen­tial one-stop des­ti­na­tion for Bali-bound trav­ellers.

INAYA Ho­tel is lo­cated within the se­cure gated Bali re­sorts col­lec­tion in Nusa Dua, Bali’s most famed beach­front. It is a mere 12km away from the in­ter­na­tional air­port and a 3 min­utes drive to Bali Col­lec­tion shop­ping cen­tre for shop­ping and din­ing. In­spired by Bali’s time­less cul­tural her­itage, the ho­tel is blessed with an ex­pan­sive 9.1ha of green gar­dens that merge seam­lessly with the white sand beach over­look­ing the In­dian Ocean.

PROP­ERTY

Upon ar­rival, we were es­corted to the check-in coun­ters with our lug­gage taken care of by the bell­hop the mo­ment we alighted from the car. Be­fore any pa­per­work be­gan, cups of ice cold rosella tea were served. It was the per­fect thirst-quench­ing bev­er­age af­ter a long day out, es­pe­cially so since we had just fin­ished our wa­ter sport ac­tiv­i­ties. The lobby was en­chant­ing, with its soar­ing en­trance fash­ioned af­ter a tra­di­tional Ba­li­nese rice barn. The high

ceil­ings also gave off the im­pres­sion of a grand and wide space as op­posed to tra­di­tional ho­tel lob­bies. Cool gusts of wind car­ry­ing fresh ocean scents were also present in the open lobby and it felt sur­pris­ingly com­fort­ing.

This unique and heav­ily Ba­li­nese-in­flu­enced ar­chi­tec­ture sets the ac­com­mo­da­tion widely apart from typ­i­cal Bali re­sorts, draw­ing its in­spi­ra­tion from the beauty of Penglipu­ran Vil­lage – a tra­di­tional coun­try­side vil­lage liv­ing up to the cul­ture and char­ac­ter­is­tics of Ba­li­nese peo­ple. Ev­ery cor­ner of INAYA presents a part of the Ba­li­nese cul­ture with threads of his­tory and mythol­ogy wo­ven in prin­ci­pal as­pects of the re­sort. From cor­ri­dor de­signs to room doors and even in­te­rior dé­cor, ex­pect to find ev­i­dence of the Ba­li­nese-in­fused de­sign.

ROOM

INAYA Ho­tel is home to 460 con­tem­po­rary styled guest rooms, suites and vil­las that em­u­late the style of the Ba­li­nese Penglipu­ran vil­lage, with ar­chi­tec­ture in­spired by seven Hindu God­desses and el­e­ments of lo­cal artistry. We chose the Two-bed­room Suite for our stay and were pam­pered with club priv­i­leges, per­son­alised but­ler ser­vice, foot bath rit­ual upon ar­rival, and a pil­low menu to com­ple­ment a good night’s rest. The spe­cial­ity suite also comes with two spa­cious bed­rooms and ex­clu­sive ac­cess to our pri­vate pool with ac­cess from any bal­cony in the liv­ing quar­ters.

The room was laid in dark par­quet floor­ing, com­pli­ment­ing the white walls, light brown fur­nish­ings and neu­tral colour pal­ette in a glimpse. A deep-soak­ing bath­tub was present in each bath­room and ameni­ties were not lim­ited to just sham­poo and soap but also lo­tion and bath salts, which was a pleas­ant treat for all of us. The com­pli­men­tary mini bar was stocked daily with non-al­co­holic bev­er­ages and cups of rosella tea were also stocked. In ad­di­tion, the Cof­fresso cof­fee ma­chine was ex­actly what we needed dur­ing our tea time in the suite. If you are in Bali with a large group of fam­ily or friends, we highly rec­om­mend the suite for undis­turbed plea­sure and rest.

NEARBY

Re­ju­ve­nate by tread­ing bare­footed on the pris­tine white-sand shores of Men­giat Beach – deemed the best beach in all of Bali and walk­ing dis­tance from any lo­ca­tion in INAYA. Pay homage to the mag­nif­i­cence of the is­land life­style by tak­ing a dip into the ac­com­pa­ny­ing emer­ald tinged wa­ters and ex­plore the sur­round lush green­ery and fo­liage or sim­ply lazy about with a good book in hand while get­ting on a great tan – which was what we did dur­ing our visit! Oc­ca­sion­ally, you might see lo­cals sell­ing hats and scarves of all pat­terns at re­ally af­ford­able rates so do bring some spare change just in case some­thing catches your eye.

If you pre­fer to make full use of your time on the is­land, then try on any one of the com­pli­men­tary re­cre­ational ac­tiv­i­ties INAYA has planned out es­pe­cially for their guests. These in­clude yoga, power walk­ing, morn­ing stretch­ing, arts and crafts, fun games, pool games, wa­ter ex­er­cise, beach soc­cer, Fris­bee and beach cap­tain ball. Of course, wa­ter sport en­thu­si­asts are not left out. Kayak­ing, wind­surf­ing, stand up pad­dling and more are avail­able along the beach.

Pre­fer to avoid the sun? Then choose to un­wind and soak up the sun in the re­sort’s three tier in­fin­ity pool that over­looks the lush gar­dens and the In­dian Ocean. Kids are well pro­tected with a ded­i­cated chil­dren’s pool so par­ents can en­joy a fuss-free hol­i­day.

SUM­MARY

If you are seek­ing a re­laxed place away from the city buzz, look no fur­ther than INAYA Putri Bali. Here, you are guar­an­teed a tran­quil stay with ev­ery­thing you need at your fin­ger­tips. Whether it is for busi­ness, pri­vate events, gas­tro­nomic ad­ven­tures or sim­ply a respite from the quo­tid­ian re­sorts that line the western shores of Bali, INAYA will en­sure a mem­o­rable stay with hos­pi­tal­ity that ex­ceeds your ex­pec­ta­tions.

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