The Island of the Gods is a magnet for travellers from around the world, who come again and again for the famed Bali hospitality, gorgeous views and cosmopolitan experience. The Santai covers it all.
For visitors to Bali in search of true rest and relaxation, accommodation is the first priority. The Santai is dedicated to giving guests a true Bali experience of luxurious comfort and pampering for all the senses. The Santai is managed by Lifestyle Retreats, a hotel management company based in Singapore with a Corporate Sales Office in Denpasar - Bali, which also manages The Bale in Nusa Dua, The Amala in Seminyak, The Menjangan in West Bali National Park and Hotel Ize Seminyak. The Santai offers something very different from the big hotels and resorts, giving guests a truly peaceful and individual Balinese experience. It truly is like having your own private villa in Bali. Located at Umalas, The Santai is about 15 minutes from the vibrant Seminyak area and 30 minutes from the international airport. The Santai is an exclusive retreat, nestled in a quiet neighbourhood close to picturesque rice fields and local village temples, but also
the buzzing nightlife of Seminyak. The Santai offers pampering, perfect service, exquisite accommodation, gourmet cuisine and an unwavering attention to detail. The Santai’s designers have taken traditional Balinese styles and materials and merged them seamlessly with cool, sleek, modern Asian architecture. Stone walkways run past cool pools, through archways and alongside green planted walls and nut-brown wooden trellises. Traditional Balinese roofs are topped with small leaning towers that let natural light flood down into the villas. The lobby space doubles as a communal living room with large sofas and an around the clock lounge café where guests can help themselves to soft drinks, cookies, canapés and fruit, just like the executive club lounge floor of a five-star hotel. The Santai is the ideal choice for a family holiday. The Santai has two- and three-bedroom villas. The five two-bedroom villas feature a private pool, outdoor sundeck, air-conditioned living room and complete kitchen and dining facilities. The living room has sliding glass doors so guests can decided whether to stay indoors or open up the villa and enjoy the fresh Bali breeze. These villas are perfect for friends or families with young children. Each three-bedroom villa has a private pool, sundeck, outdoor living room, dining area and a fully equipped kitchen. With three airconditioned bedrooms, these villas are perfect for groups of friends or a large family. All villas include 24-hour butler service, private pool, daybed, indoor and outdoor showers and bathtub, and a selection of bathroom amenities and handmade soaps. There is also an in-room safe, complimentary daily minibar stock of soft drinks, complimentary WiFi, tea and coffeemaking facilities, TV and DVD/stereo system. The small number of villas means guests enjoy highly personalised service from a warm and welcoming staff who pamper guests from the moment they check in. The Santai also offers a shopping list service; guests tell the staff what they want their villa fridge stocked with and The Santai team will take care of it.
The Santai can organise personalised tours to the famous Tanah Lot temple and picnic lunches near the stunning mountain lake area of Bedugul. If guests want to travel further afield for more incredible Balinese experiences, a day tour to the north coast or trekking in the foothills of the mighty Mount Agung can be arranged. Guests can also take a guided walking tour or bicycle tour around Umalas, meeting locals, learning about their culture, sampling traditional Balinese foods and accessing the best spots for that perfect rice-field photo. If guests are lucky enough to be staying during one of the many festivals on the Balinese religious calendar, The Santai can arrange trips to experience all the colour and vibrancy of the occasion. The Santai also provides other fun facilities like yoga mats, kids’ toys, bicycles, airport transfers, shuttle services to Seminyak, library, private tour facilities, baby-sitting service and in-villa spa treatments (all on request). Talking about food and beverage, Gong Restaurant serves a mouth-watering selection of signature dishes from Southeast Asia and beyond, including a daily selection of specials. Gong is open daily from 7am to 11pm. There is also a selection of wines and signature cocktails available for guests, whether they are dining in Gong or their own villa.