INAYA PUTRI BALI, INDONESIA
CAPTURING THE SPIRIT OF BALI THROUGH AFFORDABLE LUXURY
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.