From the imperious main building – all blonde stone, Corinthian columns and puffs of pink bougainvillea – to its shimmering black-sand beach complete with linen-clad attendants, to the gracious guest villas, Amankila exudes a refined Balinese charm. The views across the Lombok Strait, one of the hotel’s main selling points, is somewhat marred, however, by the convoys of giant oil-belching cargo ships that criss-cross the channel, meaning you never quite feel like you’ve escaped the grasp of modern life.
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There’s a sense of exclusivity about 7 Secrets Resort and Wellness Retreat that starts the moment you check in. You’ll be greeted with a fresh cocktail from the ‘molecular mixology’ bar menu. Spa therapists will offer a welcome head, hands and shoulders massage, while your butler readies an aromatherapy suite for you. Set beside the glittering sands and turquoise seas of Nipah Bay, this luxury hotel promises a made-tomeasure escape.
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The Viceroy Bali is a family owned and operated resort in Ubud consisting of 25 luxuriously appointed private pool villas, majestically situated in Bali’s “Valley of the Kings” an appellation given by locals for the generations of Balinese royalty who have resided in nearby villages.
The resort is also well known by sophisticated international travellers as one of the world’s secret tropical hideaways and respected by its many repeat guests as a destination that places emphasis on the best of privacy and comfort.
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