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COMO SHAMBHALA ESTATE

COMO SHAMBHALA ESTATE (link) (instagram) Location: COMO Shambhala Estate, Bali Banjar Begawan, Desa Melinggih Kelod, Payangan, Melinggih Kelod, Payangan, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia Year built: December 2005 Architect/ designer: Malaysian architect Cheong Yew Kuan and Japanese interior designer Koichiro Ikebuchi Ethos: Traditional Balinese and Colonial Dutch wellness retreat for change Wellness has been a buzzword the past couple of years, and while I’ve also dabbled in essential oils and yoga and eating clean, there is no better way to refresh and relax than by traveling. When I had the chance to stay at COMO Shambhala E...
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FOUR SEASONS JIMBARAN BAY

FOUR SEASONS JIMBARAN BAY (link) (instagram) Location: Jimbaran, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia Year built: 1994 Architect/ designer: Grounds Kent Architects Ethos: Redefined modern luxury villa resort Luxury resorts around the world follow a very similar philosophy – exclusivity, comfort, and hospitality is ingrained into most experiences, but what sets the Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay apart from everything else is the Balinese setting and effortless inclusion to the surrounding greenery. When the resort was completed in 1994, it set the standard for contemporary luxury resorts, boasting the honor of being the ...
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ALILA SEMINYAK

ALILA SEMINYAK (link) (instagram) Location: Jalan Taman Ganesha No. 9 Petitenget, Seminyak 80361 Bali, Indonesia Year built: October 2015 Architect: Gaurang Khemka/URBNarc Ethos: Sustainable secret garden paradise ALILA Seminyak, one of Alila’s five properties in Bali, is your sustainable getaway in the heart of Seminyak. Located between renown Potato Head Beach Club and Ku De Ta, the location is close to all the action while still being secluded enough to cover all of your getaway needs. I loved walking into ALILA Seminyak every time because the lobby area is semi-outdoors, which is a common theme throughout the resort. Rooms...
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KATAMAMA

KATAMAMA (link) (instagram) Location: Jl. Petitenget No.51, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia Year built: 2015 Architect: Andra Matin Ethos: Modern Balinese architecture from the 50s and 60s; geometric and angular design Katamama is the very first hotel property by the PTT Family, the company behind Bali’s esteemed Potato Head Beach Club. Located right behind the beach club, the hotel is a geometric, beautiful property by architect Andra Matin and interiors designed collectively by Ronald Akili, PTT Family CEO, the PTT Family Creative Team, and design company Takenouchi Webb from Singapore. The angul...
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AMANKILA

AMANKILA (link) (instagram) My latest escape has taken me to Bali, where I got to relax at the closest thing to paradise – Amankila resort in Manggis, Bali just off the east coast of the archipelago. Amankila means ‘peaceful hill’, which describes the resort in the most minimal way. Built in March 1992 by architect Ed Tuttle, the resort was inspired by the palaces of Ujung and Tirtagangga. Each suite is built like a beach house and is connected with pathways, each suite elevated on stilts to maximize sea views. It overlooks the Lombok Strait and everywhere you turn is a picturesque moment. The resort is a perfect mix of modern...
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