Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort
Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia
At a Glance
It is the setting of Anantara Uluwatu that truly sets it apart from others, cascading down the cliffside in a series of terraces that afford stunning views over the ocean below
The Suites, Villas and Penthouse are a masterclass in stylishly elegant design, marrying traditional Balinese elements with a contemporary, sleek appeal
Each of the three restaurants offers panoramic views over the ocean, while the multi-level infinity pool has an equally stupendous setting
A spa offers both traditional treatments and Elemis facials alongside a series of wellness programmes that combine nutrition, exercise and therapies to work holistically on body and mind
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Straddling the equator, Indonesia tends to have a fairly even climate year-round. Rather than four seasons, Indonesia has two – dry (between May to September) and wet (between October to April) – and there are no extremes of temperature between winter and summer. In most parts of Indonesia, the wet season falls between October and April and the dry season between May and September. December and January see Bali at its most humid and rain tends to come in sudden tropical downpours, but it can also rain for more prolonged periods.
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Tumbling down a cliffside and overlooking the ever-changing waters of the ocean below, Anantara Uluwatu is a sleek, contemporary offering with 72 suites, pool villas and penthouses and three superb dining options, a beautiful infinity pool and serene spa.
Designed in a series of terraces that afford stunning ocean views from almost every angle, Anantara Uluwatu is an architectural delight, with minimalist contemporary lines that allow the more rambling, wild beauty of the landscape to take centre-stage.
From 84sq.m to 577sq.m, the suites, villas and penthouse are spacious, light and airy thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows that lead out onto a private balcony, courtyard or private pool. With little to separate the interior and exterior, the crashing waters of the picturesque Impossibles surf break and gentle murmurs of the sea breeze create a restful and contemplative retreat. Inside, the decor is an elegant and contemporary take on traditional Balinese motifs, with teakwood, marble floors, modern art and a calming colour palette. Add in upmarket mod-cons such as espresso machines, Bose sound systems, rain showers and in many cases a private balcony with jacuzzi and the guest accommodation becomes a truly luxurious escape.
Its tranquil location makes the Anantara a spot for relaxation and rejuvenation, and the spa and multi-level pool with panoramic ocean views make this almost guaranteed. Whether you choose a holistic wellness programme of nutrition, yoga and spa therapies or simply submit to the healing hands of one of the therapists who use a combination of traditional spices and ancient Balinese wisdom, you’ll find the tranquil spa is the epitome of calm.
With each of the three restaurants offering panoramic ocean views you’ll never be far from the spectacular vistas that make this such a special setting. Open-air dining adds to the fresh flavours of the dishes, with a teppanyaki restaurant on the rooftop and international and Indonesian dishes at 360 Rooftop. Perched over the ocean, the aptly named Splash serves dishes from across the world, including Waygu beef and lobster cooked over a charcoal grill.
Time at Anantara Uluwatu could be spent moving from infinity pool to beach, spa to restaurant, with the captivatingly neat waves of the ocean never far from view. Yet with one of Bali’s most famous waves on its doorstep and many others within easy reach, surfers are spoilt for choice while beach enthusiasts could take the daily shuttle to the sugar-white sands of Padang Padang beach. A shuttle service also runs to the serenely beautiful Uluwatu Temple for breathtaking sunsets and a daily Kecak dance performance.
While the Modernist architecture of the Anantara may seem at odds with traditional Balinese design, the property seems to fit effortlessly into its cliffside setting, cascading down the hill in a series of well thought-out terraces. The suites, villas and penthouse are equally culturally sympathetic yet forward thinking, with a streamlined design given colour with rich accents and nods to Bali’s artisan heritage. From the Ocean View Suite to the Three-bedroom Ocean View Pool Villa and the luxurious Penthouse, the accommodation is well-appointed and supremely comfortable. With each offering either a private balcony with jacuzzi, a garden courtyard, private pool or dining pavilion, the emphasis here is on outdoor living and making the most of Bali’s balmy days and nights.
Alongside the three restaurants of Anantara, the hotel offers a range of culinary options, including private dining with an ocean view, in-room dining and Indonesian cooking lessons. After the inevitable indulgence of the breakfast buffet, the fitness centre is open 24/7 with personal trainers available on request, while the wellness programmes of the Spa combine nutrition, therapies and yoga, tai chi and exercise into a holistic wellbeing course. Of course, you could simply flop on a daybed by the infinity pool and soak in the spectacular views over the ocean.
If you can be dragged from your sun-lounger, Uluwatu and its surrounds offer a wealth of adventure, from pristine dive sites to world-famous waves and ancient temples. You could sail across the Badung Strait on a luxury catamaran, play a round of golf on one of two courses on the Bukit Peninsula or travel further afield to the rice terraces of Ubud or the volcanoes of the interior.
Anantara Seminyak and Uluwatu, Bali - Twin Journey OfferBook a minimum of two nights at both Anantara Seminyak and Uluwatu, Bali and receive a three-course dinner, complimentary massage and a transfer between the two resorts.
|Book from||01 July 2019 to 20 December 2020|
01 July 2019 to 20 December 2020
A Journey through Picturesque Central Bali
Visit some of Bali's most impressive holy temples and stunning UNESCO recognised rice terraces on this journey to Taman Ayun temple complex, Candi Kuning, Ulun Danu Temple and the rice terraces at Jatiluwih.
Amandari - Bicycle Tour
Cycling is one of the best ways of exploring Ubud and its surroundings as the roads are quiet and there are some beautiful routes through paddy fields and villages. If you're lucky you might come across a local festival!
Amandari - Hiking
Head out with Amandari's trained guides for a hike or trek through local paddy fields, across streams and up hills to enjoy what is some of Bali's finest scenery.
Amandari - Rafting
Not only is white-water rafting an exhilarating experience, it also allows you to see a different side of Bali. Head down Ayung River to see the black glistening gorge walls or travel along the gentle rapids of the Telaga Waja River.
Amankila - Beach Club Activities
Amankila's beach club offers complimentary activities such as hobie cats, paddle boards, boogie boards and fishing rods. Head down there for the morning or afternoon and make the most of this exhilarating beach location.
Amankila - Cruising and Snorkelling
Aman XII and Aman XVI are traditional boats that take inspiration from original Jukungs, which are Balinese outriggers. Cruise, either early in the morning or later in the afternoon, along Bali's glorious eastern coast.
Amankila - Cycling
Make use of Amankila's fully suspended mountain bikes today. The trip starts with a short drive to a carefully selected site, and from here you'll cycle along quiet rural roads and paths with your guide.
Amankila - Diving
Eastern Bali is fantastic for diving and there's numerous dive sites for you to explore. Head to Blue Lagoon/Tanjung Sari, Nusa Peninda, Gili Mimpang or even Manta Point. The experts at Amankila will recommend the best depending on your experience.
Amankila - Rafting
Enjoy an exhilarating rafting experience on Telaga Waja River in Karangasem, perfect for those wanting a fast paced activity.
Amankila - Surfing
Bali is renowned for its spectacular surf breaks and year round accessible waves. Enjoy a surfing experience at Amankila that's suitable for all levels from beginners to advanced.
Amankila - Trekking
The hills surrounding Amankila are completely unspoiled and provide a perfect location for trekking, whether you are looking for a short walk or a much longer trek. Your guide from Amankila will accompany you.
Bali Street Food Tour
From exotic fruits to exquisite beef rendang, fish fresh from the ocean to regional delicacies, a tour of Denpasar’s street food stalls is a chance to uncover the cultural nuances of the country while enjoying the flavours of its famed cuisines.
Bali's Ancient East Coast
Get under the skin of historic Bali on this tour taking in Klungkung Palace, the scenic rice paddies of Rendang, Candidasa beach and witness the unchanged culture of Tenganan village. At the end of your day visit the "bat cave" or temple at Goa Lawah.
Batur's youngest crater - Volcano cooking
Spend an afternoon walking through the luna-esque landscape of Mount Batur from previous eruptions and experience panoramic views of the volcano's caldera. Discover craters and multi coloured minerals as your meal is prepared using a steam vent oven.
Denpasar Street Food Tour with an Expert
Enjoy a foodie experience like no other during this street food tour through Denpasar. Meet with a food expert who will guide you through the different culinary delights of Indonesia.
Exotic Bali by Volkswagen Convertible
Explore Bali's temples and surrounding landscape in a Volkswagen convertible. Take your classic car to Pura Kehan and Gunung Kawi Sebatu temple complexes near Bangli town and bamboo enshrouded Penglipuran and on to arts and crafts villages near Ubud.
Explore the Charms of Northern Bali
Take a day to explore northern Bali, taking in the central highlands, the famous market at Candi Kuning, Ulun Danu temple, the sacred hot springs at Banjar, Lovina town for lunch and the former Dutch capital, Singaraja before visiting Gitgit waterfall.
Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay - Cooking Academy
Enjoy a taste of Indonesian cuisine at the Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay Cooking Academy. During this interactive morning cook up an authentic Indonesian five course meal. Conducted in English by the head chef, this is a fun experience for all the family.
Four Seasons Sayan - White Water Rafting
A Four Seasons' favourite, embark on an adventure down the Ayung River with this guided rafting experience. This three-hour activity is fun for all the family, bookable for up to six people.
Kintamani and Monkey Forest Tour
In addition to the Ubud Monkey Forest, this trip takes in Hindu temples, volcanic scenes and traditional Balinese arts. Your day will begin with a Barong dance performance and include three craft villages, Gunung Kawi temple and the "elephant cave".
Kintamani Besakih Tour
Visit the Mother Temple of Bali and witness some of the region's best views on this full day trip of temple culture and traditional arts and crafts. See examples of batik, wood carving and the work of silver and gold-smiths.
R.O.L.E Charitable Experience
Spend half a day with Rivers, Oceans, Lands and Ecology (R.O.L.E) Foundation, which is based in southern Bali. This environmental organisation educates local people on environmental awareness as well as women's empowerment.
Spirit of Belimbing
Visit one of Bali's most remote areas and explore on a 7km trek through rice paddies and plantations. Find the hidden and sacred Benben Waterfall and then at 4pm you will be dressed in Balinese national dress and taken to a jungle temple.
Sunrise over Mount Batur
Experience incredible views from the summit of Mount Batur as the sun rises. Have breakfast before your descent and visit three younger craters with evidence of lava flow and finally enjoy a soothing dip in Toya Bungkah hot springs.
Sunset over Uluwatu & Kecak
Travel to the south of Bali mid afternoon and to the impressive vantage point at Uluwatu Temple. Here you will be entertained by not only the view but also the famous Kecak dance prior to the chance to have a sunset dinner at Jimbaran Bay.
Traditional Bali and Natural Wonders
Discover a traditional Bali as you spend the day exploring farming villages, an 11th century temple complex guarded by a mythical dragon, Penglipuran village concluding with a visit to Kintamani which boasts views of the active volcano, Mount Batur.
Visit Bali's Central Highlands & Tanah Lot at Sunset
Travel through Bedugal's central highlands and past Lake Beratan on this full day adventure across Bali. Witness awe-inspiring views of Lake Buyan and Lake Tamblingan before arriving at spectacular Tanah Lot in time for an unforgettable sunset.
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Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia
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