ROYAL EXPERIENCE IN BALI
Trips to Bali are incomplete without dining al fresco on the white sand beach at Jimbaran Bay – one of the island’s popular tourist destinations, known for its finger-licking-good grilled seafood eateries. Now there’s more reason to visit the picturesque fishing village – to stay at the Four Seasons Resort Bali’s revamped villas. The five-star hotel’s 147 luxury villas recently underwent a facelift that includes the addition of the Imperial and Royal Villas and the introduction of the ‘Epic Dining Experiences’ service. The revamped villas that opened their doors last month were designed by the late Indonesian designer Jaya Ibrahim, who incorporated traditional Balinese architecture – think thatched-roof verandas – that ensures the villas offer ocean views from every vantage point; the villas are flanked by tropical gardens and long stretches of beach on either side. The two-storey, three-bedroom Imperial Villas are as palatial as their name suggests, measuring 1,300 square metres with floor-to-ceiling glass doors, a rooftop garden and an infinity-edged water feature. The bedrooms come with their own set of bells and whistles – a private indoor living area, sundecks and ensuite bathrooms. The two-bedroom Royal Villas are equally majestic and come with a separate children’s room fitted with trundle beds. The royal treatment begins at the airport – guests booking into the Imperial or Royal Villas enjoy fast-track VIP clearance at immigration, in-villa breakfasts and return airport transfers. Room rates on request; call 62 (361) 701010.