Not many of us know what it really means to be on a vacation. Is it merely about booking a room in a luxurious resort, having some bites at a fancy restaurant, sitting by the beach with a glass of cocktail in hand or just enrolling for a guided day tour with a travel agency? Vacation is a lot more than those. It is a time to set your mind free, plunge into soulful thinking, absorbing the beauty of nature and letting go off all inhibitions. The place can be far away from home, or sometimes, it can also be a spot in your very own hometown. Wherever it might be, the essence of vacation is to explore and be adventurous to the core; something which we are deprived of in our mundane life.
Speaking about the destination, Bali is blessed with everything that one could wish for on a vacation. From gorgeous mountains and volcanoes, breath-taking crater lakes and dense green jungles, lush rice fields and spectacular beaches, to the fairy-tale-like waterfalls, and the list goes on. This island presents itself as a modern paradox because its ancient and traditional culture is still very much alive amidst modern living. While the basic conservatism of the Balinese people has enabled them to preserve many of their ancient customs, culture and religion, it has never hindered the acceptance of the new and innovative modern technological advancement.
If you are one of those people who can’t live without sand on the beach, up the hill of the southern coast in Pecatu area is the right fit for you. The area has an actual twilight buzz for surfers, leisure travellers or hidden spot hunters. Many travellers from all over the world flock here every day just to either have a go in the waves or discover new beach. When it comes to fun time at the beach, Pecatu provides more than enough unique spots, ranging from limestone beaches to calm and remote beaches. In fact, these beaches are the strongest magnet that pulls people to visit Pecatu area.
Where to Stay
Overlooking the Indian Ocean and local farmland, Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu reinterprets Balinese style for the modern travellers. Recently opened in the first quarter of 2018, the location of this property is convenient for beach lovers. Those surfers can hit the best waves at Padang Padang Beach or Bingin Beach, which is only 5 minutes’ drive. The leisure travellers can drive another 5 minutes further to Blue Point Beach or another 10 minutes to Dreamland Beach. Those who are thirst in discovering hidden beach, just walk out the resort and try to locate Impossible Beach.
Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu offers guests panoramic views of the Indian Ocean or the surrounding lush gardens from the balcony of their spacious room or suite. It comprises 111 deluxe rooms in three categories, featuring private balconies on upper floors and private sundecks on lower floors, and 14 suites with stunning rooftop terraces, giving guests views of the ocean, the pool or both in full panorama. Each of the contemporary rooms embraces Balinese style, designed with locally inspired artwork and architecture.
Start each morning with a fresh cup of coffee brewed with the in-room coffeemaker, and catch up on headlines using free high-speed, wireless Internet. For a relaxing evening, order from the 24-hour room service menu, and then enjoy a soak in the tub. If you stay at a Deluxe Room, enjoy yourself scenic views of the gardens, sparkling pool or reflection pond as you relax on the terrace or balcony. These sleek rooms feature a lounge settee, free high-speed, wireless Internet and a flat-screen satellite TV, perfect for unwinding.
To treat your tummy, the culinary team of the resort provides Indonesian flavours and international favourites at Artichoke. Bursting with local and global flavours, this all-day dining restaurant is the ideal place for an informal business lunch or a quick bite before heading out to the beach. Not only à la carte Indonesian and international dishes, but you can also try their weekly themed buffets. Join their Super Breakfast buffet every morning. You can enjoy your meals indoor or head to the terrace to greet the sun and the ocean breeze.
Those who are into Italian treats or looking for a romantic evening, Filini Bar & Restaurant will fly you far away to try out the very best ingredients from Italy and its many regions. This on-site Italian restaurant features an open kitchen and outdoor fireplace, creating an Italian fine dining experience. Filini takes pride in serving satisfyingly simple food with flourish and flair. Their accommodating wine list features selections from across Italy and includes affordable classics as well as exclusive wine varietals. Filini captures the depth and character of the Italian coffee culture with our beverage card, which also includes everything from dry martinis to Italian mineral water. In terms of the interiors, dark wooden floors and neutral backgrounds of the restaurant come together with rich fabrics, warm leathers and elaborate details to greet you with immediate appeal and distinctive atmosphere.
From cool cocktails to refreshing juices, the drinks served at the Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu will make your day a delight. For a sophisticated, stylish bar experience, stop by Lookout just off the hotel lobby. Have some cocktails or any drink from their extensive cocktail menu while taking in the stunning ocean views. As for the light bites, be sure you try the bar’s Asian-inspired tapas, designed to complement each cocktail!
You can also go to the poolside bar and sip a tropical cocktail at Choka. Meaning ‘awesome’ in surfer lingo, this bar lives up to its name by having friendly bartenders who stand ready to create the ideal blend of rum, coconut and tropical fruit for a refreshing poolside beverage. Also featuring live music and light meals, Choka is a popular destination for relaxed hangouts. Enjoy a pizza, sandwich or other light meal while you take in the activities and fun atmosphere around you.
Carrying motto ‘Escape – Reboot – Recover’, Spa ESC offers an extensive array of global wellness and beauty rituals, honouring cultures from every corner of the globe to offer the ultimate spa experience. The gifted spa artisans will perform gentle and replenishing therapies carefully designed to suit your needs. Featuring seven private treatment rooms, the on-site spa provides the ultimate haven for relaxation and rejuvenation. The Express Rooms allow one for a quick yet reviving massage, perfect for those who are on the go. The spa also holds the fully-equipped, 150-square-metre fitness centre with a yoga room and a beauty salon, offering a wide range of beauty treatments.
Setup Your Meetings
You can also host your next corporate event at the Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu, which offers two versatile meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 240 guests. You can opt for their two open-air pavilions, ideal for a seaside wedding or al fresco affair. With the One Touch app and Experience Meetings concept, the staff can make your event hassle-free. As an event planner, you’ll enjoy catering services, coffee-break services and the assistance of their dedicated event coordinator during the event. Take advantage of audio-visual equipment, complimentary water and stationery available for delegates in these meeting rooms.
From corporate meetings and award banquets to weddings and other social gatherings, events held in this scenic venue are sure to impress all. You can exchange vows in the Ceremonial Pavilion before celebrating with a grand reception in one of the meeting rooms. Should you need more space, the staff at Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu can combine the meeting rooms to create one spacious area for you and your guests.
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