Raffles Bali in an exclusive all-villa boutique hotel located in Southwestern Bali. All of the luxurious Balinese resort’s 32 spacious villas have terraces and private pools. And overlooking Jimbaran Bay, all of its restaurants and bars offer panoramic views ocean views
Where to Stay in Bali
Raffles Bali is the 15th property in the exclusive Raffles Hotels & Resorts chain. In addition, it is the second Raffles hotel in Indonesia. The hotel group’s other Indonesian property is located in Jakarta, the nation’s capital.
The exclusive Balinese resort hotel overlooks the Indian Ocean. And it offers spectacular sunsets over word-famous Jimbaran Bay.
Imagine sunset cocktails on the veranda!
Discover Jimbaran Bay
Jimbaran is located on the Bukit Peninsula in Southern Bali. In fact, it is south of Kuta and Denpasar International Airport.
However, unlike Kuta, which is targeted at mass market tourism, Jimbaran, is a decidedly exclusive address.
Jimabaran Bay has a 4 kilometer stretch of sandy beach. Sun worshipers can rent lounge chairs on the beach. And the bay’s gentle breakers sometimes allow body surfing.
Foodies enjoy exploring the Morning Market, which 6 am to 3 pm, and the Fish Market, open from 6 am to 12 noon.
While the morning market offers some of the best produce on the island, the fish market offers a staggering array of freshly caught seafood.
Not surprisingly, numerous seafood cafes line Jimbaran Beach. And some of Bali’s most sumptuous resorts are perched atop nearby cliffs.
Raffles Bali has 32 private pool villas. In fact, they are among the most spacious pool villas in Bali.
Indoor spaces feature dark hardwood floors and dramatic cathedral ceilings. Walls are off white. And there are batik tapestries positioned behind the king size beds.
Rooms are furnished with rustic rattan furniture. While some rooms feature blue and beige accents, others feature red and beige accents.
Sliding glass doors open onto private gardens, with panoramic views of the ocean. While lounge chairs sit next to the splash pools, gazebos have daybeds, which offer shelter from the mid-day sun.
The perfect spot to read a page-turning best seller!
All villas have both indoor and outdoor showers. In addition, there are yoga mats and beach accessories. Finally, each villa has a commodious bathtub to soak in.
Food and Beverage
Raffles Bali has several spots to eat, drink, and be merry. And each one has a different menu and a different vibe.
- Rumari – Located at the resort’s highest point, Rumari a mouth-watering menu of Balinese dishes. The outdoor terrace overlooks the ocean.
- Loloan Beach Bar and Grill – overlooking the resort’s main swimming pool, Loloan Beach Bar and Grill focuses on seafood. For a more romantic setting, dine at The Secret Cave or at the Purnama Honeymoon Bale.
- Writers Bar – savour cocktails, champagne, or aperitifs at the Writers Bar the Library.
In addition to the splash pools adjoining each villa, Raffles Bali has a 25-meter long infinity swimming pool overlooking the beach.
This is where I would do laps!
Moreover, there are lounge chairs next to the pool. And not only are there lounge chairs close to the pool with umbrellas to provide shade.
In addition, some of the lounge chairs are in a shallow section of the pool! Just make sure you don’t drop your mobile device in the water!
More importantly, Raffles Bali has a full-service spa. In fact, the Raffles Spa offers a full menu of spa treatments. Facilities include two treatment suites.
And each one of the treatment suites has its own own soaking tub. In addition, sliding doors lead to a terrace with a view of the hillside.
Raffles Bali overlooks Jimbaran Bay within the Jimbaran Hijau development area. Because the resort sits atop a hill, it offers sweeping views of the Indian Ocean.
Raffles Bali – Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera 1A, Jimbaran, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia.k
The resort is a 30-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport.