Spa Villa Resort,
Info : Spa Villa Resort
With its black sand beach, outdoor infinity swimming pool and extensive Balinese spa treatments guests will find relaxation in the secluded thirty one bedroom Spa Villa Resort, on the East coast of Bali. Traditional architecture, food and therapeutic practices all aim to celebrate the ancient and rich Balinese culture, producing a serene and elegant environment in which to unwind.
Rooms are modern and comfortable with marble bathrooms and either a terrace or balcony. Spa Villa Resort has two one bedroom suites, and one Villa with ocean views and an infinity pool. Balinese décor is found throughout the rooms which are furnished with locally made traditional designs.
Upon arrival guests may choose one of three ‘Discovery Paths’ to follow throughout their stay: Balance, Creativity or Vigour. Each path contains tailor made treatments designed to relax, inspire or invigorate you, depending upon your selected path. Besides the ‘Discovery Paths’ there is also the ‘Spa Villa Academy’ which involves classes, or private tutorials, to teach the Balinese and Malaysian techniques used throughout the Spa. Spa treatments may be experiences in one of the seven Spa rooms or alternatively outdoors; the hotel even offers the option of having a massage under the stars. Other activities available include a wide range of day and half day trips, diving, squid fishing, star gazing and wood carving classes to name a few.
Though the Spa Villa Resort only has one restaurant it offers a large menu, including a choice of daily fresh seafood, locally grown fruit and organic products are used where possible. The restaurant is designed with a thatched roof and no walls to give the feeling of alfresco dining.
Mobile phones are banned from public places, children must be sixteen years of age to stay at the resort, and there are no televisions in the rooms to try and ensure total relaxation for guests.
Superior - This is what we would describe as our standard category. These will be decent 3/4* hotels providing a really good level of service. We would generally expect them to be providing a little something extra, in terms of character, guest experience or facilities too.
It was a little disconcerting to be met by a stranger who took our passports and $50 with the instruction of "wait here for me". However, the fact that he then fast-tracked up through customer and immigration was amazing - we felt like rock-stars!