David Trauts heads south for a couple of days on The Bukit.
Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu opened recently in the Uluwatu area of Bali’s south peninsular, better known as The Bukit. This southern part of Bali has quickly become the luxurious twin of the two new tourist areas developing quickly on the island (the other being Canggu) and with names like Bulgari, Banyan Tree, Anantara, Alila joining Four Seasons and Ayana resorts in the area, the new Radisson Blu is in very good company.
The 125 room resort sits on the west coast of the Bukit, right near famous surf breaks Padang Padang, Impossibles, Bingin and Dreamland. It doesn’t have direct access to the beach, nor cliff front, but does have magnificent Indian Ocean views. It also has a beautiful and large swimming pool area, with an abundance of day beds, coconut trees and space. The resort has excellent finishing throughout and the style could be called modern contemporary Asian, well suited just about any hot spot in Southeast Asia.
There are 111 deluxe rooms at 58 m2 with a balcony on the upper floors or private sundecks on the ground floor. The top floor is where guests find more space with 11 Junior Suites spanning 92 m2, plus three 148 m2 Ocean View Suites each enjoying spacious private rooftop terraces.
Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu just opened last month and there are some tremendous opening rates for their deluxe rooms and suites.
Some people were already taking advantage of those opening rates when I visited in early April. For them, it was like having your own private and enormous luxury villa with pool and service mostly to themselves. Plenty of space and plenty of service.
At the moment, only one of the restaurants is open. Artichoke is the venue for a tasty complete, Super Breakfast, which is partly a la carte and mostly buffet. An a la carte dinner and lunch menu, featuring Indonesian and international favourites, is also available there. The Italian, Felini, which promises outstanding fare from Canadian, Director of Food & Beverage, Lee Alan Wood and Executive Sous Chef, Tashia Jelita Yunasz will be opening during May. There are three other bars around the resort, Lookout, Choka and Lucid Liquids that offer sensational cocktails, light snacks or healthy drinks, depending on where you take a seat.
More on-site, entertainment options include the SpaESC, with their expertly trained personnel, organic ingredients and full array of luxurious spa treatments. There is a fully equipped gym, and Pilates and yoga classes to keep you in tune for a great break on the island of Bali. Country walks around the hotel’s neighbourhood are also a great option and sure to keep you fit too. And BTW, did I mention the resort is dog friendly? It sure is.
Around the fast growing area neighbouring the resort, Padang Padang there are new restaurants popping up just about every week. Far from the old days when only surfers and bamboo huts were found in this area, it is now a hub of trendy bars and restaurants well worth a lunch or evening cruise. Famed El Kabron, with its beautiful Bali sunsets and Spanish cuisine, new Ulus Cliffhouse and the even newer Omnia Day Club not so far away. New Kuta Golf Course is only a few minutes’ drive away too for the golfers and there’s plenty of good quality surf around for the well-healed surfers. There is no denying it, there’s now a plethora of fun options around The Bukit, Bali.
Opening rates will apply for the next couple of months, from May 1 till June 30 starting at Rp 1,750,000++. This could be the ideal moment to try a holiday at Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu and enjoy the clear blue waters and white sand beaches of The Bukit, Bali.
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