Bulgari Resort Bali
Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia
At a Glance
Situated on a secluded plateau near Uluwatu, the Bulgari Resort Bali boasts dramatic cliffside vistas
The resort has been designed by renowned Italian architects Antonio Citterio, Patricia Viel and Partners using local materials including volcanic stones to give the resort its unique look
Featuring three restaurants and a welcoming bar with welcoming Italian flavours
Expect rich mahoganies and chic interiors in the different villas and mansions that make up the resort
The Bulgari Resort Bali is elegant and luxurious, offering contemporary living in chic Bulgari design
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Straddling the equator, Indonesia tends to have a fairly even climate year-round. Rather than four seasons, Indonesia has two – wet and dry – 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, with relative humidity averaging 85% and rain tends to come in sudden tropical downpours, but it can also rain for more prolonged periods. Throughout the rainy season the temperature does not tend to vary much and with the rain comes cooling relief but increased humidity.
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The Bulgari Resort Bali is a lavish all-villa property set on a stunning cliff top location in Uluwatu. With uninterrupted views over the Indian Ocean from all villas and a private stretch of beach, it is an ideal spot for a relaxing Balinese retreat.
Blending the traditional Balinese style with contemporary Italian design, the Bulgari Resort Bali is an exclusive hideaway on Bali's southernmost tip. Perched on the top of a cliff above Uluwatu's renowned surfing waves , Indian Ocean views can be enjoyed from all villas and mansions. Designed by renowned architect Antonio Citterio, it mixes dark mahoganies with a Balinese details. There's plenty of open space here, ensuring guests can soak up the balmy Balinese air. Featuring the notoriously sleek Bulgari design and superb service, this is the ideal secluded retreat for the discerning traveller.
Nestled between the cliff and the ocean, all villas are hidden behind natural volcanic stone walls giving the property an extremely private feel whilst the clifftop ocean views are amongst the best on the island. All villas offers private plunge pools and direct ocean views. The mansions are perfect for groups of friends or multi-generational families, available in two to five bedroom configurations.
A 1.5km private white sand beach accessed by funicular is a unique aspect of the property, the perfect place for long walks or unwinding. The hotel's swimming pool perches high above the sea and is a great spot for a drink. Laze by the pool or alternatively, hide away at the serene spa for a truly holistic healing experience. With ocean-facing treatment rooms, it provides the perfect setting to relax and unwind.
Dining at Bulgari Resort Bali includes three restaurants. The Sangkar offers a casual atmosphere using locally sourced ingredients, whilst Il Ristorante is a more formal affair with an extensive menu of Italian cuisine. If seafood is something you're looking for, head to La Spiaggia where you can taste an array of freshly grilled seafood right by the beach.
There are 59 villas and mansions at the Bulgari Resort Bali, all with a tropical walled garden with private plunge pool, ocean views and an open air living area created to blend traditional Balinese style with Italian design. The Ocean View Villas are spacious with plenty of inside and outside living space. The Premier Ocean View Villas are higher up on the hillside and have fantastic views and the Ocean Cliff Villas look out onto the ocean in its entirety and have even more living space.
Children are welcome at the Bulgari Resort Bali but there are no specific childcare facilities, except for babysitting.
The Bulgari Resort Bali's three restaurants and bar all have the same open air, relaxed quality and between them and serve a wide range of international food and drink in stunning settings. There is a tennis court, dramatic horizon swimming pool, luxurious spa, fully equipped gym and library. The beach club is accessible by a lift which is built into the cliff side.
Complimentary activities at the resort include mountain bikes and tennis. Cooking classes, yoga, trekking and white water rafting are also available.
Olivia Smith (Staff)
The Bulgari Resort Bali is perched on a stunning cliff top on the islands far south-western tip, uniquely positioned at more than 150 metres above the sea. The theme here is definitely a blend between traditional Balinese style and contemporary Italian design, with a sleek, luxe twist. There is a lot of black here, volcanic stones and sleek dark lines which I wasnt sure about initially but as you explore more of the resort and keep the brand in mind, it all seems to fit. The walls around the resort are natural stone and very high, giving an almost temple-like atmosphere and it is incredibly private and quiet. As the property is nestled between the cliff and the ocean, the beach is accessible only through the resorts inclined elevator however the waves are rather rough (being in the Uluwatu area) and there is a reef right on the beach so it is not ideal for swimming. I would recommend the Bulgari for those who have an affinity with the brand or those who are looking for something incredibly exclusive and sleek - it has the feel of an elite members club and its enviable position on the cliffs will reward you with the most stunning views.
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Location & directions
Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia
40 mins from Denpasar Airport