Produced by SilverKris for Raffles Bali
As Singapore touched 80% vaccination rate last month, and vaccinated travel lanes were opened for passengers from selected countries, we’ve got our fingers crossed for more positive announcements in the coming weeks.
It’s likely that many Singaporeans will soon be packing their bags to release all that pent-up wanderlust. In fact, a July survey by Finder’s Travel Index shows that 44% of adults in Singapore plan to travel between now and the end of October.
Where better to escape back-to-back Zoom calls and intermittent lockdowns than Bali, one of our favourite regional destinations. And with the upcoming grand opening of Raffles Bali – only the second Raffles property in Indonesia after Jakarta – our anticipation has reached fever pitch.
Located in beautiful Jimbaran Bay, a 20-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport, Raffles Bali is perched on a hill overlooking the Indian Ocean. And with its secluded private pool villas with magnificent ocean vistas, personalised butler service and a new signature Raffles wellbeing programme, it may just be the balm your weary bones and tired minds need.
Unveiling the Raffles Wellbeing programme
Raffles Hotels and Resorts understands that post-pandemic travellers are seeking inspiring travel experiences that restore their sense of wellbeing. And Raffles Bali has the distinction of being the flagship of its new Raffles Wellbeing programme. Taking a holistic approach, the programme aims to intuitively guide guests through thoughtfully curated experiences, spaces and rituals.
The harmonious design of your villa, the essential oils, the bedtime guided meditations, the dining menus focused on enhancing the mind-gut connection – these are just some of the details that bring serenity, harmony and pleasure to well-travelled connoisseurs.
Guests also have the option of booking a rejuvenation journey at the private hillside treatment suite The Sanctuary. These journeys can be customised to include anything from yoga and meditation to Reiki and sound healing.
Private pool villas and Raffles Wellbeing Butlers
The essence of the Raffles Bali’s Emotional Wellbeing programme transpires in your very own villa. Each of the resort’s 32 private pool villas are adorned with a spacious terrace overlooking stunning ocean views, an oversized gazebo, a private outdoor shower and an indulgent soaking tub. Additionally, yoga mats and beach essentials are provided for your convenience.
And as expected from a Raffles resort, villas pay homage to local traditions, epitomised through the use of local materials and artisan craftsmanship, delivering utmost comfort as well in a respectful interpretation of Balinese style.
Then there are the Raffles Wellbeing Butlers, who are present to ensure indelible memories during your stay at the resort. At your villa, they can help you select an anti-allergenic pillow suited to your body or draw soothing baths whenever you prefer. And when you’re ready to explore, Raffles Wellbeing Butlers can arrange personalised experiences, be it a limousine transfer, a journey to the paddy fields of Ubud, a guided botanical tour of the resort, a traditional cooking class or a temple dance ceremony.
Bringing together nutrition and pleasure
As with every other aspect of your stay, Raffles Bali fosters a self of wellbeing through each of its curated Dining Destinations and Celebrations pillar. Embark on a gastronomic journey at The Secret Cave, a natural cave discovered during the resort’s construction, where in-house guests can indulge in an intimate dinner with the sand beneath their feet, rocky lichen overhead and soft Balinese music. Alternatively, opt for a more casual beachside experience at Loloan Beach Bar and Grill, serving delectable seafood and international cuisine.
Whatever you do, don’t miss the Raffles Bali’s signature hilltop restaurant. Rumari means “the house of the sun and the full moon” and serves Balinese and Indonesian favourites with a contemporary style. Enjoy an authentic beef rendang cooked to perfection for 48 hours, or explore the island’s bountiful land and seas through the Rumari Unearthing degustation.
No visit to a Raffles resort would be complete without cocktails at the Writers Bar. The one at Raffles Bali features an expansive terrace overlooking the crimson colours of the sunset, and serves a variation on the iconic Singapore Sling – The Bali Sling – as well as other classic and whimsical cocktails.
Flexible stay packages till 2022
To get the full experience on your next visit to the island of the gods, book yourself the Raffles Bali Private Hideaway Offer, starting from IDR 36,699,999++ for three days and two nights. The exclusive package includes airport transfers, a three-course dinner at Loloan Beach Bar and Grill, 24-hour Raffles Wellbeing Butler service and a 60- minute spa treatment at The Sanctuary.
The best part is the flexibility on dates. It’s valid for use until June 2022, so you don’t have to stress if plans get delayed.
Raffles Bali is also Accor ALLSAFE Certified in keeping up with the new normal. Physical distancing is followed at all common areas, and enhanced hygiene and preventive measures have been implemented to ensure the safety of all guests and colleagues.
If you are seeking an indulgent, spiritual and cultural journey that is beyond expectation, look no further.