Kayumanis Jimbaran, Jimbaran Indonesia, Bali
A fusion of modernity and traditional Balinese design, Kayumanis Jimbaran is a collection of luxury villas that offer total privacy, a high level of style and comfort and fantastic food, all on the famous laid back charm of Jimbaran Bay.
The 19 villas, surrounded by tropical gardens, are large with separate living and dining areas and a big outdoor bathroom, with a big private pool and a bright, open, airy and modern design with their Along roofs and wooden flooring and furnishings providing a distinct nod to traditional Balinese style and design. The villas are universal in design, although they do have two bedroom villas for families and couples travelling together. The high walls and tropical plants offer complete privacy.
Jimbaran Bay is a wide palm tree lined cove that is particularly famous for its array of seafood beach restaurants. Currently the hotel does not have any direct beach access, a new beach club is planned, but they work with the next door property so that guests can use their facilities.
The food in the hotel is fantastic, with a traditional Indonesian menu with a definite international twist. The main restaurant is a stylishly converted villa. The hotel is designed for young couples, particularly those on a honeymoon, and the intense privacy makes for a very romantic setting. It is not for those looking for an open, natural and picturesque setting.
Any stay here comes with the added benefit of a comprehensive list of extras, including an a la carte breakfast with no time limit, free mini bar, evening cocktails and a free private shuttle within the local area.
Luxury - Luxury hotels would have a superb level of service, very comfortable and usually spacious bedrooms, excellent food, great design and character. For us, when we visited, these places all had the 'wow factor'. A luxury hotel should satisfy the criteria of the most discerning clients.
Experience Travel Group put together an excellent package for our mixed ability group, we had a knowledgeable local guide, Made, for the whole fortnight, he was patient with our questions and minor dramas and professional throughout.