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There’s Bali, and then there’s ex­pe­ri­enc­ing Bali at The Edge. And once you’ve kicked back on a daybed over­look­ing the surf at Uluwatu, or swum in the glass-bot­tom pool, perched on the side of a 150-me­tre cliff, it’s dif­fi­cult to go back to bat­tling the crowds and chaos in Seminyak and Le­gian – trust us, this is not like the Bali you see on TV shows and news re­ports!

Throw in your own but­ler, who acts as a per­sonal concierge for the du­ra­tion of your stay, a good book, and cock­tails de­liv­ered to your door and it’s fair to say, this is an idyl­lic place to recharge and take time out from the fast-paced, con­nected, dig­i­tal world. That said, it is hard to re­sist pick­ing up your phone and tak­ing an oblig­a­tory selfie in the In­sta-wor­thy in­fin­ity pool, which ex­tends six me­tres over the edge.

The One, one of eight op­u­lent su­per vil­las, is pri­vate and boasts killer views over the In­dian Ocean, a plunge pool and a sprawl­ing, cliff-front deck. Like the ser­vice, decor and spec­tac­u­lar clifftop set­ting, the food is first-class; with beach club-style restau­rant oneeighty° re­cently voted the sixth best restau­rant in Bali.

While ad­ven­tur­ing off the beaten path is one of the best parts of trav­el­ling over­seas, it’s dif­fi­cult to find the mo­ti­va­tion to leave the villa – why would you when your but­ler serves break­fasts of freshly baked breads, dough­nuts, smoked salmon and trop­i­cal fruit plat­ters to your door each day? How­ever, The Spa, com­bin­ing cut­ting edge de­sign with tra­di­tional Ba­li­nese charm, is well worth a visit for a lit­tle ex­tra pam­per­ing dur­ing a me-time get­away.

The Cliff Bar is the per­fect spot to en­joy a cock­tail and en­joy the view from the cliffs of Uluwatu. The stun­ning clifftop pool of­fers a swim­ming ex­pe­ri­ence like no other. The spa also clings to the clifftop and has liq­uid floors and wall-less rooms.

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