LIVING ON THE EDGE
EXPERIENCE A DIFFERENT SIDE OF BALI AT THIS CLIFFTOP RESORT
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.