On the southern coast of the “Island of the Gods,” Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort sprawls across limestone cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean. The multi-layered swimming pool and clifftop wedding chapel take advantage of the killer views, as do most of the accommodations. In fact, the 72 suites, pool villas and penthouses are showing off a new look after a recent refurbishment project. New features in the 40 ocean view suites, ocean view pool suites and garden view pool suites include decor, lighting, and technology, such as new built-in USB ports. (The signature outdoor Jacuzzi remains a key suite amenity.)
Extended families and friends traveling together may want to consider booking the two- and three-bedroom villas. The one-bedroom Dedari Penthouse has also been renovated, and there’s also a new two-bedroom Dewata Penthouse, which—with its 180-degree views from a plush, two-story hideaway—elevates the luxury experience.
The makeover didn’t just touch on the rooms. The Anantara Spa has unveiled an extension with a new garden pavilion equipped with seven treatment rooms, manicure and pedicure room, hair salon, swimming pools, plus steam and sauna rooms. Spa treatments incorporate spices from Indonesia that are known for their medicinal and healing properties.
Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort offers a variety of insider experiences, like surfing excursions and guided cultural outings (including sacred rituals and healing sessions near Ubud). Anantara Hotels and Resorts’ collection comprises 35 properties in Thailand, the Maldives, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, Zambia, the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Portugal and Spain.