The Ritz-Carlton Bali, A Luxury Retreat
Hey guys! I just checked out of the Ritz-Carlton in Bali after staying there for the past three nights and I had an amazing time! In this post, I'm going to be reviewing the resort and sharing some of my favorite photos.
The Ritz-Carlton Bali:
This stunning 5-star resort is set along the beaches of Nusa Dua, (arguably the best and most exclusive area of resorts in Bali). The resort hosts 6 restaurants, including beach dining and cliff-top views. The resort also has an award-winning spa to accompany the many villas & suites.
Upon arrival, our bags were taken by the very friendly staff as we were escorted to the check-in area. The Lobby is half open-air and has a good view of the entire property, as it sits on top of a cliff. The photo above is the view from the lobby.
As the check-in process began, we were offered welcome drinks and thanked for staying at The Ritz-Carlton. The whole check0in took about 10 minutes, which the staff spent going over a map of the property along with explaining the facilities of the resort to my friends and I. After this, we were escorted to our suite.
Getting To The Room:
This resort is very spread out and it can take a little while to get from point a to point b. From the lobby, we walked down a few hallways past the perfume workshop, (first time ever seeing one of these), and then down the elevator to the lower cliff section.
Once we got down to the lower cliff level, we followed a beautiful over-water walkway to the outdoor lobby. This area had the concierge and boarding area for the golf carts. The resort was so large that everywhere you go, you are taken by a golf cart, (they call them buggies).
After a quick two-minute ride, we arrived at our suite.
On par with the rest of the resort, our suite was totally awesome. We stayed in the Sawangan Junior Suite, spread out across 1,070 square feet. The suite came well equipped with a luxurious marble bathroom, bedside lighting & curtain controls, flat-panel TV, twice daily housekeeping service, and anything else you could want.
We chose to have two queen beds for our stay, which consisted of 400-thread count feather-bedding. Slippers were placed bedside and the controls for suite lighting as well as the curtains and shades were located beside each bed.
The bathroom was extremely and had sleek marble floors and counters. The shower area has a rainfall shower, a normal shower head, and a separate tub. There is a powder room, closet, mirror area to get ready and then the main his and hers sink area.
The bathtub even had a TV! In addition to this, the room has had a fully stocked mini-fridge, espresso machine, complimentary coffee, water, and tea.
The Pools & Beach:
Two of the most important things at a beach resort? Pools and beach! The main infinity pool overlooked the Nusa Dua beach and flowed into a connecting pool.
One thing that I really enjoyed about this resort was the convince of near-pool dining and the level of service by the pool and at the beach. The staff were all incredibly friendly and helpful, plus there were multiple restaurants serving a wide range of dishes on both sides of the main pool, which was a nice added bonus.
The main stretch of beach is very nice, although the water level goes back about 1,000 feet every day at low tide, which is crazy to watch. One moment the water is right in front of you, the next it's a 5-minute walk away.
This is really a luxury beach resort done well. I can't fault anything major about this property. It's gorgeous all around, the rooms, the beach, the pools, the restaurants, all over stunning. The staff members are some of the friendliest I've encountered staying anywhere, and really made the stay enjoyable. In addition to that, there's something about staying at the Ritz-Carlton that gives it that extra pizzazz!
I'll be reviewing the Ritz Carlton in Hong Kong later this month, stay tuned!