CLOCK­WISE FROM ABOVE: Checkmate on the deck of Capella Ubud's Ke­liki Val­ley tent; spicy grilled clams at Ijen, the new restau­rant at Potato Head Bali; Como Uma Canggu has its own beach club; Six Senses Uluwatu is a clifftop sanc­tu­ary; el­e­gant in­te­ri­ors at

Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia - - THE BEST OF 2018 - – HOLLY MCDON­ALD

Its zero-waste ethos is rea­son to come here in it­self—ba­nana leaves re­place plas­tic, glasses are made from used beer bot­tles, and the kitchen cooks with wood fire—but the In­dosourced, sus­tain­able menu is the real draw, with a kitchen headed up by Nusa Penida– born chef Kresna Yasa. Try Be­dugul tamar­illo and smoked mack­erel; wood-fired cauliflower with kluwak-nut tahini; and red drag­on­fruit sor­bet for a re­fresh­ing dessert. The surf views from famed Potato Head beach club are a bonus.; mains from Rp250,000.

Brought to you by De La House, the same crew be­hind so­phis­ti­cated spa­ces like Leon, Twenty Fifth and Parc 19, Roo­sevelt is a re­fined steak­house, mar­ry­ing wood­fired meats with craft cock­tails atop the new eight­floor Goodrich Suites in South Jakarta. Steaks come dryaged from Aus­tralia and Ja­pan; there's a re­fresh­ing starter menu—“sea­cu­terie” in­cludes miso-cured salmon, Provençal hamachi and yuzu tuna; plus smart cock­tails to boot. roo­sevelt­; mains from Rp120,000. Set within a jun­gle-clad val­ley, this Bill Bens­ley–de­signed tented camp stands out from the crowd in lux­ury-laced Bali with its über-glam can­vas “tents,” fit­ted with Ba­li­nese hand-carved wooden doors and pri­vate salt­wa­ter pools. The 23 sump­tu­ous re­treats are each in­spired by early Eu­ro­pean set­tlers from the 1800s, in­di­vid­u­ally styled to rep­re­sent, say, a Nat­u­ral­ist's or a Car­tog­ra­pher's tent, or one in tune with the on-site tem­ple. capel­la­ho­; dou­bles from Rp11,732,000.

The open­ing of this su­per­sleek re­sort means the black vol­canic sands of south­west Bali are now home to more than mere surfer digs: the jet set have ar­rived. The up­scale­fac­tor is amped with the re­sort's 119 stylish rooms de­signed by Ja­panese-born Koichiro Ike­buchi. Learn to surf at one of the nearby breaks, have re­cov­ery drinks at the Como Beach Club, or detox­ify at the on-site Como Shamb­hala Spa. co­mo­ho­; dou­bles from Rp3,040,127.

Hug­ging the soar­ing lime­stone cliffs of south­ern Uluwatu, this new well­ness-fo­cused re­sort de­liv­ers on scenic drama as well as the brand's sig­na­ture bare­foot-style lux­ury. Home to a Six Senses Spa, as well as high-end din­ing op­tions all com­ing with a side of In­dian Ocean views, you could set­tle in here hap­pily for days.; dou­bles from Rp6,000,000.

This 60-room South Jakarta ho­tel is a re­fresh­ing dose of quirky con­tem­po­rary. Set in buzzing Ke­mang, the feel-good bou­tique reimag­ines and up­dates In­done­sian style for 2018; it's less about batik and Ri­jsttafel, more about rat­tan and smoothie bowls. The 68 rooms have a funky, new-retro de­sign—we love the palm tree–stamped bed heads. Skip Jakarta's in­fa­mous traf­fic by hang­ing out at the rooftop pool by day, or in the base­ment club by night. hotel­mo­nop­o­li­; dou­bles from Rp720,000.

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