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Hot Picks: Bali, Indonesia

Diane Sukiennik, Associate Editor, Food and Wine Access
          Michael Reiss, Editor, Food and Wine Access

Photo by Michael Reiss


Bali has been called the island of the gods and with good reason. The moment you set foot on this Indonesian island you are enveloped in an aura unique to this place.

The people exude an overwhelming sense of gentleness, acceptance, warmth, and welcoming which touches every visitor despite the encroachment of the bustle and commercialization of the 21st century upon this tradition bound culture. Immersed in religion, ritual and superstition, daily life is dictated by gestures and routines which are puzzling, charming and endearing.

The tropical foliage, myriad temples, breathtaking rice fields and village compounds are intriguing and soul satisfying. The spectacular resorts, quaint inns, unique cuisine, art and dance tradition and numerous points of interest make this island nation an incomparable journey for all your senses.

Here is a sample itinerary that offers a taste of the beauty that is Bali, all with an eye to ecological, cultural and culinary excellence.

What follows are five sections, which highlight 9 important resorts through out Bali.
In addition, important restaurants and activities in Bali are listed.

You can click on the title to go directly to that section.


1)Southern Bali - : NUSA DUA: St. Regis; Conrad

2) Southern Bali- JIMBARAN: Four Seasons; Ayana; Intercontental

3) Central Bali - UBUD, SAYAN : Four Seasons; Kayumanis; Alila Ubud; Mozaic

4) East Bali - MANGGUIS : Alila Mangguis

Southern Bali
NUSA DUA

 

Diane Sukiennik, Associate Editor, Food and Wine Access
          Michael Reiss, Editor, Food and Wine Access

Nusa Dua was developed as a tourist enclave and now is home to many international five star properties. This is often one of the first stops for visitors because of its convenience and proximity
to points of interest.

 

Photo by Michael Reiss

 

 

Hot Picks:Bali, Indonesia

Diane Sukiennik, Associate Editor, Food and Wine Access
          Michael Reiss, Editor, Food and Wine Access

Where to Stay

St. Regis
Bali

 



A sunset arrival at the St. Regis Bali Resort---the newest in the 5-star pantheon of Nusa Dua resorts--- was an event worth a 5-star drumroll.

Torches lit on a seemingly endless path of light from the grand lobby to the even grander Indian Ocean, guests gathering, jazz music playing.

It's all happening here, now at the St. Regis Bali Resort.

Guests at the St. Regis Bali Resort are treated nightly to the exciting Torch Light Ceremony where fragrant flowers greet you and where vistas look out to the Indian Ocean.

Photo by Michael Reiss

 

Bold contemporary architecture with Indonesian design motifs gives rise to 132 luxurious, oversized suites and villas, two exclusive four bedroom residences, world class dining and bars---all with live entertainment, a signature Remede Spa, an intimate wedding chapel, ballroom and meeting spaces!

At St. Regis Bali Resort the Remede Spa is a magical and beautiful spot.

Photo by Michael Reiss

 

All of the signature features of the St. Regis luxury brand are unobtrusively evident. The spacious suites and villas designed for peace and privacy, butlers at the ready, the intriguing public areas, including a world-class chocolate shop complete with a French patisseur at the helm, exceptional food and beverage outlets and impeccable service. All of this---in a relaxed, unparalleled oceanfront setting---makes for a super sojourn.

Rooms at the St. Regis Bali Resort are beautifully appointed, spacious and offer sweeping views of lush vegetation, meandering waterways or the Indian Ocean.

Photo by Michael Reiss


Breakfast at Boneka is a bountiful bonanza of buffet items imported and domestic all selected to appeal to a discriminating international clientele. But the buffet selection is just the beginning. A full demonstration kitchen---with chefs at the ready---are waiting to delight you with their a la minute offerings including lobster and caviar stuffed eggs, oysters, sushi, sashimi, dim sum, kobe beef, and Indonesian specialties. Save room for freshly baked, hot, out-of-the-oven croissants made by a French patisseur . Breakfast anywhere else could never compare!

At the St. Regis Bali Resort breakfast at Boneka Restaurant is a bountiful bonanza of buffet items, as well as cook-to-order specialties, such as this lobster preparation.

Photo by Michael Reiss

 

As sunset heralds evening and the torches are lit, stroll the property and head for the Remede Spa, aglow with lit onyx columns standing tall in the gurgling ponds that surround the spa. Let the pampering begin, as you settle in for the signature Remede massage complete with hot paraffin wax treatments and a combination of Balinese lomi lomi and deep tissue massage. As you float out of the spa, renewed and refreshed, it is almost time for dinner at Kayuputi.

 

Photo by Michael Reiss

 

 

The huge chandeliers flanking the entrance lilt and sway in the breeze, beckoning you to explore the intrigue of Kayuputi, Indonesian for "white wood."

The contemporary interior, white with Indonesian silver filigree design, is the perfect backdrop for the gleaming modern demonstration kitchen, the sleek bar, inviting table banquets and the outdoor cabanas for dining.

Kayuputi Restaurant chefs at the St. Regis Bali Resort prepare each creative dish a la minute with special care.

Photo by Michael Reiss

 

With such a sensual setting, can dinner compare? Executive Chef Oscar Perez and Chef Agung have ensured expert preparation of dishes integrating Asian flavors and Western ingredients. Every menu item is tempting, but the real adventure is the chef's surprise "Degustation Menu" offering unique interpretations of many menu selections. Add to this Sommelier Harold Wiesmann's take on poetic wine pairing for an exceptional evening in paradise.

"Miso Suke Gindara Fish with Sauteed Asian Greens, Chili Oil and Coconut Milk Foam."

Photo by Michael Reiss

The St. Regis Bali Resort is an exclusive enclave for those who require the highest standards, and the finest quality, wherever they travel.

Experience the best of Bali at the St. Regis Bali Resort.

Beautiful waterways grace the St. Regis Bali Resort, which sits facing the Indian Ocean.

Photo by Michael Reiss

St. Regis Bali Resort
Kawasan Pariwisata, Nusa Dua
Lot S6, PO Box 44, Nusa Dua
Bali, Bali 80363
Indonesia

Phone: (62)(361) 8478 111
Fax: (62)(361) 8478 099

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/stregis/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1708

Stregis.bali@stregis.com

 

 

Conrad Bali

Photo by Michael Reiss

Blink and you'll miss the discreet walled entrance and signage to the Conrad Bali, this modern, luxury resort from the Hilton family of hotels.

This secluded tropical paradise comes complete with swimming lagoons, cascading waterfalls, a dedicated children's area, conference center and dramatic infinity meditation chapel.

 

The beautifully designed architecture of the Conrad Bali reflects traditional Balinese design elements including waterways, fountains and thatched roofs.

Photo by Michael Reiss

With a wide variety of accommodations-- many facing the Indian Ocean--this high tech, high touch property appeals to many kinds of travelers.

The Conrad Suite, an exclusive enclave within the Conrad Bali, offers guests a private pool and cabana area, as well as many other amenities and services.

Photo by Michael Reiss

 

An even greater level of luxury is the Conrad Suite, offering enormous space, a personal assistant, who will help customize your stay, and a lounge offering complimentary breakfast, evening cocktails, complementary internet and unlimited laundry and dry cleaning.

This is the graciously appointed Conrad Suite, which offers unparalleled luxury, comfort and stunning ocean views.

Photo by Michael Reiss

The Conrad Suite is practically "a hotel within a hotel," as the services are extensive and customized to each guest's individual needs and requests.

This is the Conrad Suite Lounge, which offers lucky guests an upscale cocktail and appetizer hour, internet access, breakfast, and other customized concierge services.

Photo by Michael Reiss

The resort offers many dining venues. Suku offering Balinese and Indonesian cuisine served al fresco overlooking the panoramic Indian Ocean with contemporary Indonesian music and live traditional Balinese dancing.

Eight Degrees South serves fresh seafood in an open-air, beach-front pavilion.

Rin---serving contemporary Japanese fare created by Chef de Cuisine Jonathan Millar (whose dedication to maintaining the integrity and serving the most authentic products)--is evident in his wide range of dishes featuring the five basic tastes of sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and umami and in his preparing them in different ways: raw, pickled, fried, grilled. The result is a blend of familiar ingredients fashioned into new recipes which have been well-received by guests, including native Japanese.

Here is an example to some traditional Balinese cuisine served at food outlets in the Conrad Bali, including the Krupuk Shrimp Crackers, Bami Gorang Noodles, and the almost addictive, luscious Balinese Peanut Sauce.

Photo by Michael Reiss

 

Activities abound night and day in and out at the Conrad Bali.

The Conrad Bali offers marriage couples the breathtakingly beautiful and serene Wedding Chapel, which looks out on the Indian Ocean.

Photo by Michael Reiss

 

At the the Conrad Bali there is something for everyone: from lazing and lounging in the decadently luxurious pool and beach areas to water sports, to bicycling to yoga to tennis to language learning, dancing and flower arranging lessons, not to mention the Spa for the ultimate in pampering.

The Conrad Bali's extensive waterways and large luxurious swimming pools make the resort experience special and memorable.

Photo by Michael Reiss

 

The Conrad Bali raises the bar on what a resort stay can and should be.

Experience the Conrad Bali for a thoroughly renewing experience.

Cheerful and personalize service is the hallmark of the Conrad Bali.

Photo by Michael Reiss

 

The Conrad Bali
Jalan Pratama 168
Bali, 80363, Indonesia
|Tel: 62-361-778788
Guest Fax: 62-361-773888

http://conradhotels1.hilton.com/en/ch/hotels/index.do?ctyhocn=BPNCICI&WT.srch=1

reservations@conradbali.com

 

 

 

Southern Bali
Jimbaran

Diane Sukiennik, Associate Editor, Food and Wine Access
          Michael Reiss, Editor, Food and Wine Access

 

Jimbaran is a bustling fishing village and is also home to several spectacular resorts that take advantage of the charm and authenticity of daily life by offering opportunities to visit the markets accompanied by local village guides to choose fish and produce that are later part of your cooking school experience.

 

Photo by Michael Reiss

 

Hot Picks: Bali, Indonesia

Diane Sukiennik, Associate Editor, Food and Wine Access
          Michael Reiss, Editor, Food and Wine Access

Where to Stay

Four Seasons Resort - Bali at Jimbaran

Photo by Michael Reiss

This luxury brand is known for understated taste, sophistication, and service. It meets and exceeds its standards in Bali where it has two properties, the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran on the Indian Ocean and the Four Seasons Bali Resort at Sayan on the Agung River in the middle of lush jungle and rice paddie setting..

This is the luxurious infinity swimming pool at the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran.

Photo by Michael Reiss


They contrast in architectural design and compliment in representing the best of Bali. They encourage guests to explore both properties during their stay. They will provide transport and hold your villa at one property while you overnight at another.

The Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran property, an authentic replica of the traditional Balinese pavilion architecture, is complete with its own temple.

Guests at the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran are treated to their own private Balinese compound--- complete with private outdoor pavilion., air-conditioned luxurious guest sleeping quarters, and private plunge pool.

Photo by Michael Reiss

You are immersed in the quietude of your own villa complete with outdoor living pavilion and plunge pool, yet steps away is the beach and the lively fishing village of Jimbaran.

The Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran's cooking school employs expert Balinese chefs to teach students in their modern and well-equipped demonstration kitchen.

Photo by Michael Reiss

Within the Jimbaran compound are groomed tropical gardens, an art gallery, temple and cooking school, as well as several restaurants offering Balinese, Mediterranean, Italian, and Japanese cuisine.

The cooking school is of particular note, with a modern, comfortable demonstration kitchen offering a rotating schedule of Balinese, Asian, and healthy cooking lessons that enable eager students to reproduce the tastes of Bali back home. The chef and staff are encouraging and make the experience a cultural and culinary delight with the lesson culminating in a meal of your own creation.


Service is of the highest order at the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran.

Photo by Michael Reiss

 

Four Seasons Resort -Bali at Jimbaran Bay
Jimbaran, Denpasar 80361
Bali, Indonesia

Tel. 62 (361) 701010 Fax. 62 (361) 701020

http://www.fourseasons.com/jimbaranbay/

 

 

Ayana

Jimbaran, Bali

Photo by Michael Reiss


The Ayana Resort and Spa at Jimbaran--formerly a Ritz Carlton-- is a sprawling, park- like property, perched on a cliff overlooking the ocean where drama and serenity coexist.

The Ayana Resort and Spa's infinity swimming pool affords vast views of the Indian Ocean.

Photo by Michael Reiss


The stunning architecture and mesmerizing gamelan music greet you upon entry. The gentle nod and clasped hands signal welcome to the international clientele.

The Ayana Resort and Spa combine traditional Balinese design elements with modern, beautifully maintained facilities.

Photo by Michael Reiss

 

Discreet pampering is felt at every turn. For an exceptional experience choose Club Level. Here the attentive concierge service, five daily meal preparations, all inclusive beverages, complimentary internet and customized touring arrangements makes this a value proposition not to be missed.

At The Ayana Resort and Spa's Club Level Lounge guests enjoy a private sitting area complete with five daily meal preparations, all inclusive beverages, and complimentary internet.

Photo by Michael Reiss



While at the resort take a cooking lesson which starts at the local fish market and ends up in one of their open air dining pavilions where you learn to make sauces from scratch which are then used as the base for the grilled meats and fish, curries and condiments that you make and eat.

The Ayana Resort and Spa's Master Chef instructs guests in the fine art of cooking "spice island style" in the open-air cooking pavilion.

Photo by Michael Reiss



Dining venues on the property are varied and offer multiple culinary options from Balinese, Thai, Italian, Japanese and Continental--- to your own specially selected dining location and menu.

Guests can enjoy the fleshes "just-caught" fish and sea food at the Ayana Resort and Spa's food outlets.

Photo by Michael Reiss

 


Treat yourself to the Ayana Spa, named "best spa" in Asia five years running. This is a haven of bliss within the island of the gods. Rest, rejuvenation and renewal are promised and delivered in this therapeutic oasis.

The gracious and legendary Ayana Spa is all about outstanding service with a smile.

Photo by Michael Reiss

 

Welcoming smiles and restful surroundings set the stage for their signature "Bamboo Massage." Here hot stones and hot bamboo poles glide across tense muscles to melt away tension and stress. Skilled masseuses ensure that blissful contentment is only an Ayana Spa treatment away!

This is one of Ayana Spa's beautifully appointed treatment rooms.

Photo by Michael Reiss


The Ayana Resort and Spa has raised the bar of its predecessor's service legacy, and it does its new name proud.

 

 

The Ayana Resort and Spa affords special moments of the beauty and culture of the Balinese people.

Photo by Michael Reiss

 

AYANA Resort and Spa
Jl. Karang Mas Sejahtera
Jimbaran, Bali 80364, Indonesia

Phone:+62-361-702222
Fax:+62-361-701555

http://www.ayanaresort.com/

fb.reservation@ayanaresort.com

 

 

Intercontinental Bali Resort
Jimbaran, Bali

Photo by Michael Reiss

 

The Intercontinental Bali Resort offers three levels of accommodations to provide an enriching, luxurious holiday experience.

Although every level ensures a uniquely satisfying sojourn, Club International and its "Inspiration Space" offers an exceptional experience for the discerning guest who appreciates preferential treatment. This "resort within a resort" is a level of luxury that once experienced, will be requested as a value proposition.

The Intercontinental Bali Resort's extensive beautifully landscaped grounds affords guest the opportunity for ultimate rest and relaxation.

Photo by Michael Reiss

 

"The Club Experience" starts as you step off the plane and you are greeted with a warm welcome and a VIP- assist through customs. After refreshing in their airport lounge---exclusive to Intercontinental Club Resort guests---you step into your chauffeured car, your luggage in tow, ready for the brief transfer to your Concierge Level Accommodations, tucked away in a secluded part of the resort amidst the tropical landscape.

This is one of the comfortable and private guest rooms at the Intercontinental Bali Resort.

Photo by Michael Reiss

 

Boasting ocean frontage, and its own pool, an executive lounge with private meal services throughout the day, 24 hour butler service, and an innovative inspiration room (called "Inspiration Space") the Club Level is an indulgence well worth the price.

The Intercontinental Bali Resort has extensive ocean frontage for guests to enjoy.

Photo by Michael Reiss



Start your day at the Club International Lounge, a quiet, refined environment serving breakfast, light lunch, all day refreshments, afternoon high tea, sunset cocktails and late night snacks.
Stroll through the expansive gardens, walk on the beach, enjoy the private pool and visit the Inspiration Space, a retreat reserved exclusive for Club guests.

This is the private Club International Lounge where guest are pampered with complimentary beverage and meal service, as well as personalized concierge service.
Photo by Michael Reiss



Satisfy your sense of curiosity by browsing the library, borrowing the CD's, and attending the events and programs, talks and demonstrations designed to explore diverse topics to enrich your experience.

These are the beautiful grounds of the Intercontinental Bali Resort.

Photo by Michael Reiss


Indulge in Spa Uluwatu, a wellness facility offering a modern Asian approach to health and beauty. With a wide range of offerings designed to cater to a diverse cross section of international travelers from busy conference attendees to luxuriating holiday makers. Numerous indoor and outdoor venues take advantage of the soothing natural elements of the landscape. Skilled therapists soothe tension away and send you on to enjoy the pleasures of the resort and the island.

Spa Uluwatu at the Intercontinental Bali Resort offers guest superb service with a goal of achieving enhanced heath, beauty, and wellness.

Photo by Michael Reiss

 

Dining venues abound and cater to an international clientele with plenty of local Balinese dishes to satisfy the adventurous palate.

Food services is extensive and wide-ranging at the Intercontinental Bali Resort, including offering traditional Balinese dishes, such as Krupuk Shrimp Crackers, statays with peanut sauce and Bami Balinese Noodles.

Photo by Michael Reiss



Dine at Bella Singaraja, the Italian trattoria that serves authentic dishes from many regions of Italy in a casual environment with both al fresco and interior dining areas. Each item is thoughtfully prepared and can be served with one of the cellars old or new world selections to complete your meal or better yet, allow Chef Renee to surprise you by creating a personalized food and wine dinner to celebrate your holiday.


Chef Renee cooks up a storm at Bella Singaraja, at
the Intercontinental Bali Resort's fine-dining Italian restaurant.

Photo by Michael Reiss



The Intercontinental Bali Resort is more than a resort, it is a destination designed to delight the senses and expand the experience of travel to Bali !


Gracious and customized service is paramount at
the Intercontinental Bali Resort.

Photo by Michael Reiss

 

InterContinental Bali Resort
Jalan Uluwatu 45, Jimbaran 80361, Indonesia
Tel: +62 361 701888 - Fax: +62 361 701777

http://www.bali.intercontinental.com/

bali@interconti.com

 

Central Bali
UBUD, SAYAN

Diane Sukiennik, Associate Editor, Food and Wine Access
          Michael Reiss, Editor, Food and Wine Access

 

Ubud has long been considered the cultural and artistic capital of Bali. It is in this area, surrounded by verdant, tiered rice fields that the arts of woodcraft, painting,and dance are brought to a high art form.

Photo by Michael Reiss

 

As you make your way through the main thoroughfares of the village you pass one stall after another with carvers, painters and crafts people diligently at work using the tools and techniques that were perfected years ago by their venerated elders. The younger generations embrace these traditional art forms and are determined to preserve their culture..

 

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Where to Stay

Where to Eat

 

 

Hot Picks:Central Bali, UBUD,SAYAN

Diane Sukiennik, Associate Editor, Food and Wine Access
          Michael Reiss, Editor, Food and Wine Access

 

Where to Stay

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan

 

 

Photo by Michael Reiss


The Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan property lies on the sacred Agung River. It is located just minutes from the artistic village of Ubud.

The dramatic contemporary architecture---virtually built over the rice paddies---showcases the rushing river, lush tropical vegetation and terraced rice fields that surround the property.

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan orients outwards, connecting with the dramatic architecture of the hotel with the surrounding nature.

Photo by Michael Reiss

 

Sleek modern design blends with the timeless traditions of the culture. The breathtaking surroundings are mirrored by the stunning interior spaces.

The beautifully appointed rooms at the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan are furnished with striking Balinese style.

Photo by Michael Reiss


Dining in the Agung Terrace at the Four Seasons Bali at Sayan is a gourmet's dream. Executive Chef Denny Frederick is a master of traditional Balinese favorites, as well as the Asian and Continental selections on the menu. Each dish displays visual and gustatory delight, as well as culinary creativity with wine pairing available to compliment the cuisine.

Ah, warm crispy croissants and rich Java coffee are just right to start the day for breakfast at the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan.

Photo by Michael Reiss

 

Both the Jimbaran and Sayan properties offer intimate romantic dining venues set up upon request, special themed tasting menus and buffet dinners complete with live music, and performances of traditional Balinese dance to set the stage for a memorable and authentic dining adventure in Bali without having to leave the compound.

You too can have a "Zen Moment" at the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan.

Photo by Michael Reiss

The Spa at Four Seasons Bali at Sayan provides a choice of private air conditioned rooms and luxurious, open air spa villas to soothe, relax and revitalize mind, body, and spirit. The Balinese massage is practiced to perfection by skilled therapists whose touch and pressure is just right. An after- spa plunge in the hot or cold pools provides a perfect ending for an essential nourishing experience that makes this treatment a sensual treat.

BOTH Four Seasons Bali properties integrate the finest international standard in architecture, amenities, dining, spa and service with the finest local talent and traditions to make your stay an island home waiting for your return.

 

Service beyond your expectations is the rule at the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan.

Photo by Michael Reiss

 

Four Seasons Bali
Sayan, Ubud, Gianyar 80571
Bali, Indonesia

Tel. 62 (361) 977577 Fax. 62 (361) 977588

http://www.fourseasons.com/sayan/

 

Kayumanis Ubud
Bali

 

Photo by Michael Reiss

Kayumanis Ubud is one of the group's boutique hotels emphasizing eco-luxury. Each of the 23 villas is thoughtfully integrated into the lush natural setting of rice fields along the Agung River. If camping out in nature in a private villa complete with swimming pool is possible, this is it.

You can escape from the the hustle and bustle of the city to the realm of nature, beauty and serenity at the Kayumanis Ubud.

Photo by Michael Reiss

 

Creature comforts and the comfort of bathing in the river might aptly describe the natural elegance of Kayumanis (which is Balinese word for cinnamon, a tree that is in great abundance on the grounds.)

Guests are escorted to their private villas (complete with individual swimming pools), as part of the highly personalized service at the Kayumanis Ubud.

Photo by Michael Reiss

 

Accommodating butlers orient you to the many possibilities available on the property, including trekking, river rafting, yoga, spa treatments, rice field walks, and visits to the nearby art center in Ubud.

Each Villa at Kayumanis Ubud is appointed with luxury and comfort, including a discreet outdoor shower and extra large bath tub.

Photo by Michael Reiss

 

Most guests are so mesmerized by the tranquility that they remain in their villas and barely pop out for meals, particularly since 24 hour room service and dining en suite make relaxing in your own villa a paradise found.

Dinning venues at Kayumanis Ubud graciously serve Indonesian, Mediterranean, Italian and Continental cuisine, as well as special Thai dishes.

Photo by Michael Reiss

There are several dining options with the dining corner offering the most diverse items which include Indonesian, Mediterranean, Italian and Continental however the restaurant specialized in Thai and the items sampled were world class. Wine pairings are suggested to enhance the menu offerings. Dining al fresco amidst tropical foliage is sensual and seductive and satisfying for body and soul.

At the Kayumanis Ubud--looking out over acres and acres of pristine natural setting--- one can partake in a succulent Thai dish complete with freshely-sqeezed juices, in this case, frothy watermelon juice.

Photo by Michael Reiss

The Kayumanis Spa services are well known for their natural balanced approach and stunning setting. Five open air pavilions planted on stilts along the Agung River provide an ideal setting for restful rejuvenation.

 

The Kayumanis Spa is known for its beauty, grace, natural setting, and for its high level of technical skill and training.

Photo by Michael Reiss

 

As you settle in for your treatment the soothing breezes and singing birds begin to whisk away your cares. The competent masseuses focus their energy on healing, and you float out of the Kayumanis Spa pavilion having experienced an ethereally moment in time.

Due to the extraordinary level of personalized service and care, it is such a pleasure to visit the Kayumanis Ubud.

Photo by Michael Reiss


Kayumanis Jimbaran Private Estate and Spa
Jalan Yoga Perkanthi,
Jimbaran 80364, Bali, Indonesia
62-361 705 777
62-361 705 102

http://www.kayumanis.com/


info@kayumanis.com

 


Alila Ubud

Bali

Photo by Michael Reiss

Alila Ubud is a boutique resort property with units located in the middle of rice fields where peace, tranquility and repose reign supreme.

 


This is the strikingly beautiful and unique infinity pool, set in nature at the Alila Ubud.

Photo by Michael Reiss



Their dedication to eco-tourism is reflected in their local products and the various cultural learning experiences that vary from history, religion and ritual, flora and fauna to architecture, cuisine and a contemporary understanding of Balinese life.

 

Little girls from a nearby village share their dance heritage and culture with guests at the Alila Ubud.

Photo by Michael Reiss


If you can spare a few hours away from the stunning award winning infinity pool which stretches out into the rice fields and beyond, the leisure concierge can tempt you with numerous suggested activities on property and in the surrounding villages from guided walks, to temple visits, to batik making to stone carving, to cooking lessons and spa treatments.

 


This is the Balinese style dining pavilion at the Alila Ubud.

Photo by Michael Reiss

 

Chef Nyomin Santika prepares creative interpretations of Balinese contemporary and Continental creations, as well as special menus for romantic dining and theme dinners with live music.

Expert master chefs share cooking techniques with guests at the Alila Ubud Cooking School.

Photo by Michael Reiss


Chef Santika also conducts cooking lessons where he carefully coaches you in the art of making the basic Balinese sauces (bumbus) that are the flavor backbone of all Balinese recipes. Starting from scratch and learning to grind ingredients to a paste with a mortar and pestle is a uniquely satisfying slice of Balinese culture that should not be missed.


Spa services are carefully and professional presented at the Alila Ubud Spa.

Photo by Michael Reiss

 

Spa Alila prides itself in its unique homemade organic products used for its treatments. In fact you can take a class to prepare the products that will later be used on you to soothe, relax, revitalize and rejuvenate. The skilled therapists are mindful of your preferences and ably adjust pressure and technique to address your areas of greatest need.

The Alila Ubud brings Balinese cultural and music to the hotel and makes an effort to utilize the talents of local villagers.

Photo by Michael Reiss

Alila Ubud
Desa Melinggih Kelod
Payangan, Gianyar 80572, Bali
Indonesia
P: +62 361 975 963
F: +62 361 975 968
E: ubud@alilahotels.com

http://www.alilahotels.com/ubud

 

 

 

Hot Picks: Ubud, Indonesia

Diane Sukiennik, Associate Editor, Food and Wine Access
          Michael Reiss, Editor, Food and Wine Access

 

Where to Eat

Mozaic Restaurant

Ubud, Bali


Photo by Mozaic-Bali


Imagine that one of the world's top rated restaurants, Mosaic, is located in Ubud, a small artistic village in the interior of the island of Bali!

Haute cuisine may be the defining global language! The lounge and bar of Mozaic is hip, trendy and attracts a late night jazz crowd on the weekends. The restaurant, nestled in a garden oasis, is a sensual, perfectly lit backdrop for Chef Chris Salans's creative French Asian Cuisine.

With notable international accolades, its no wonder that the 60 seats are booked months in advance with an eager waiting list at the ready in hopes of a last minute cancellation. Chef Salans presents several 6 course dining selections.

One menu uses exotic Balinese ingredients which are displayed table side, the other menu a bit more continental in flavor profile with touches of Asian inspiration throughout. Chef Salans and his wine director have carefully matched each course with impressive old and new world wines (almost impossible to find elsewhere in Bali because of the import restrictions) to compliment the cuisine.

Flawless technique, knowledgeable servers, sophisticated presentations and a magical ambiance ensure continuing accolades from an adoring international clientele. The result is a marriage made in heaven! Bali and the Gods approve!

Mosaic's outdoor garden dining makes the culinary experience even more memorable.

Photo by Mozaic-Bali

 

TASTING MENU OF THE DAY

AN OPTIONAL PAIRING OF WINES TO EACH COURSE IS AVAILABLE
AMUSE BOUCHE
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FRESH CHILLED SOUTH PACIFIC COAST OYSTERS
with Wakame Chutney and Japanese Sake Dressing
°
PAN SEARED BARRAMUNDI FILLET
in a Pinot Noir-Kintamani Grape Reduction, Blue Swimmer Crab,
Curried Corn and Minted Endive-Almond Salad
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SLOW ROASTED CINNAMON PORK BELLY
Butter Poached Langoustine in a Star Anise Infused Grape Fruit Tea
°
VENISSON TENDERLOIN
Roasted Jerusalem Artichoke Purée, Sautéed wild Mushroom and Red Wine Infused Demi-Glaçe
°
ITALIAN GORGONZOLA CHEESE
Caramelized Packham Pear, Air Dried Banana and Walnuts
in a Fresh Sage-Balsamic Reduction
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WARM ‘GUANAJA’ VALRHONA DARK CHOCOLATE FONDANT
Fresh Star Fruit Sorbet and Spiced Young Star Fruit in a Coriander Seed Caramel
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PETITS FOURS

Here is one of Mosaic's creative dishes presented with artistic flair.

Photo by Mozaic-Bali

 

Mozaic Restaurant
Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Ubud
Gianyar - Bali 80571
Indonesia

Phone / Fax. +62 361 975768
Email. info@mozaic-bali.com
reservations@mozaic-bali.com
catering@mozaic-bali.com
workshop@mozaic-bali.com


Website. http://www.mozaic-bali.com/


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East Bali
MANGGIS

Photo by Michael Reiss

 

They say that if you want to experience the essence of Bali as it was in the good old days, go East. It is here that you will find traditional villages little changed by modernization. Textiles are woven, rice thrashed and ritual respected as they were centuries ago.

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Diane Sukiennik, Associate Editor, Food and Wine Access
          Michael Reiss, Editor, Food and Wine Access

Where to Stay

Alila Manggis

East Bali

 


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Plan to visit east Bali for a taste of one of the most unspoiled parts of the island. A stay at the Alila Manggis in Candi Dasa is well worth the drive.

Complementary afternoon tea at the Alila Manggis is a happy occasion, and also a surprise..

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" Alila" means surprise in Sanskrit and you will surely experience the essence of surprise here.

The contemporary architecture and floating gardens are magnificently highlighted to create stunning drama. The sounds of the ocean and geckos create a lulling and exotic backdrop for a property that offers a range of activities on the premises and in nearby villages.

This is the beautiful grounds of the Alila Manggis, which sits just steps from the ocean.

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Your preferences are carefully noted so that upon arriving you will be met by a leisure concierge who will suggest a range of experiences to enhance your stay.

 

 

 


Most rooms at the Alila Manggis look out to the ocean and afford comfort and connection with nature.

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The dining venue called Sea Salt will introduce you to a variety of items including the traditional East Balinese feast enjoyed at village ceremonies called Balinese Megbung, which includes all the specialties found in the area.

Dinning at the Alila Manggis is a special occasion. Here Chef Penny Williams presents a cornucopia of local Balinese delicacies.

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Any menu item can be served in the open air dining pavilion or in any of the romantic spots on the property including the seaside pavilions and organic garden in the middle of the rice fields.

Chef Penny Williams
and the culinary team are eager to share the unique ingredients and flavors of their area in the restaurant through room service and through their renowned cooking school that should not be missed while on property.

Cooking School a la Alila Manggis--- under the able guidance of Chef Penny Williams--- is fun as well as instructional.

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A unique offering is the seafood class which starts with an early morning fishing trip at a nearby village, continues with the preparation of several dishes using your own catch of the day and ends with your enjoyment of your own cooking at dinner.


At the Alila Manggis one of the special programs arranged by the staff is to "catch your own fish" with local village fishermen, and then "cook it yourself"!

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Complete you stay with a visit to Spa Alila, an inviting enclave that takes its cues from the rhythm of the ocean waves and lulls you into the natural flow of life. Experience a Balinese massage and facial or select another of their many choices. All treatments use natural, local ingredients to heal, soothe and nourish body and soul.

At the Alila Manggis the staff is intent on creating memorable and authentic cultural experiences for its guests--such as shopping for hand-worked icat weavings or thrashing rice with local farmers.

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You may have to leave Alila Manggis but your memories will linger and you will vow to return.

As always service with a smile comes first at the Alila Manggis.

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Alila Manggis
Buitan, Manggis
Karangasem 80871, Bali
Indonesia
P: +62 363 41 011
F: +62 363 41 015
E: manggis@alilahotels.com

http://www.alilahotels.com/manggis

 

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