If you are looking for complete relaxation in a beautiful secluded location hidden away on the cliff sides of Bali, then The Four Seasons Resort is the answer. This property boasts some of the most spectacular views in Bali situated on prime real estate. With a beautiful beach below, infinity pools looking across to the ocean and colorful gardens lining its corners, this resort is a must. It steps out of the busyness of the bigger cities.
As we entered the front gates to the property in Jimbaran Bay, it was clear to see why this resort has time and time again been noted as one of the best stays in Indonesia. Once arriving at reception we were greeted by the staff and took a seat in the lobby area. Immediately my attention was drawn to the stunning view from the top of the cliff side. After taking some time to soak up the atmosphere we were provided with our itinerary for the day and were ready to make the most of this experience.
We were ushered to the resort’s very own Fitness and Spa Centre where we would be spending a large portion of the day. The center is equipped with a large gym, spa and massage treatments, yoga room and outdoor tennis court. The changing rooms are equipped with indoor and outdoor shower facilities, lockers, hot and cold plunge pools, a sauna and steam room.
Kelly began her day with an Anti-Gravity Yoga Class conducted at the property and from what I could tell, this was a very pleasant, soothing and relaxing experience. While the lesson was happening, I found time to sneak away and explore the property. Everywhere I walked or looked I was either greeted with magnificent view, smiles or hellos from all of the staff. A great highlight to the resort is its enormous size and the feeling of openness as you stroll about the property. There are so many spots across the resort where you can find your own little area for the day to kick back and relax. The infinity pools are a large selling point for the resort and are situated in a perfect location, which claims stunning views.
After venturing about the property I had worked up quite the appetite and was excited to make our way down to the Sundara Restaurant within the resort to indulge. The staff was very attentive and sat us at a table with a sensational view out across the ocean. Once presented with the menu I quickly skimmed through the dishes and was left with one of the hardest decisions I have had to make in the past 8 months of travel – “What was I going to order?” Honestly, everything on the menu jumped out at me so there were some tense moments. The menu definitely does a great job to cater for the needs of all types of eaters. We ordered the Maki Maki (sushi), Salt and Pepper Crush (seafood tempura dish), Balinese Mixed Satay, Lamb Curry and the Beer Battered Fish and Chips. The food was delicious and not one crumb was left behind! After filling up on the sensational meal it was time to sit back and have a rest on the day beds, which overlooked the infinity pool.
After some time taking in the picturesque setting that is the Four Seasons Resort Jimbaran Bay, we were shown about the property on a tour to see first hand the range of options people have when staying with the resort. We ventured about the Four Seasons Residences, which are everyone’s dream holiday retreat. These properties come equipped with your very own in-house butler, an enormous indoor/outdoor living space, large pool and can sleep up to 6 adults comfortably. These are perfect for families or a wedding party looking to have time with their loved ones. We were then shown to the villas, which line the cliff tops of the property. Once entering the front doors you immediately take in a spectacular view across the ocean. These rooms come with an outdoor-seated area, small pool, large indoor/outdoor bathroom and all the amenities you would ever need. It was a true retreat to sit back, relax and soak up the view. Whilst we drove about the property I found my eyes glancing to the lovely gardens that line the properties side walks, meticulously maintained with staff who stop what they are doing to say hello to each guest that passes them. Such a beautiful, beautiful place to be!
After our tour of the property it was time for me to kit up and take part in a one-on-one personal tennis lesson with a pro. As a cricketer, from a young age tennis has at times been a struggle with a very sloppy forehand and backhand. With the patience of my instructor and some pointers, I was able to slow down my movements and improve my game. The lesson went for 60 minutes and I did work up quite the sweat, but I still had an awesome time! The Four Seasons at Jimbaran Bay also offers surfing lessons and stand up paddle board to name a few and these activities really add to the experience had at the resort.
As the sun set, we wandered down to one of the many pools found on the property. We stopped at an infinity pool, which had an impressive view and reminisced on our day at the Four Seasons. While the sun came down we wandered back to the fitness and spa center where we went our separate ways and indulged in complete relaxation using the ‘quiet room’, sauna, hot and cold plunge pools, steam room and showering facilities. This center is all about complete relaxation and as we excited the doors I felt completely refreshed and rejuvenated after our experience.
Overall the Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay, Indonesia was an exceptional experience with sophistication throughout the entire day. From the reception to the hotel and restaurant staff we enjoyed every moment we spent at the property. I would highly recommend this resort to anyone looking for an escape where they can truly relax, forget about real life and be catered to for all your needs.
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Disclaimer: I was a guest of the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, Indonesia in exchange for this review. As always, I would never endorse or recommend a service or product that I didn’t honestly enjoy.