There is nothing quite like holidaying in Bali, and when it comes to experiencing 5 star resorts that can offer luxury but also maintain tradition, you know you are onto something special.
InterContinental Bali Resort are renowned for showcasing the best of Bali, with the essential components of Balinese Hindu philosophies, imagery and symbolism prevalent throughout its design.
The Resort follows the principals of ‘Tri Hita Karana’, which is the balance and harmony between the three sources of life – humans, nature and God, while the architecture also honours the sacred axis between the holy mountain and the sea. The team at InterContinental Bali Resort now continue this tradition with a comprehensive guestroom redesign programme, which sets new standards for luxury accommodation in Bali and introduces world-class room technology. The first re-designed rooms are available to reserve now for stays from March onwards.
From the moment you arrive at InterContinental Bali Resort, you will be immersed in the island’s culture.
Enter the impressive lobby building, look up, and soaring overhead you will see a magnificent vaulted ceiling showcasing exceptional fan-rafter and open-truss craftsmanship, girded by sky blue and gold frescoes depicting Baruna, the guardian of the cosmic order, Goddess of the sea, and source of the rain and the rivers. The spacious interiors of the resort – from the public areas to the private guestrooms, villas and suites – are a gallery of natural textures, paintings and handcrafted features, all of which are the essence of Bali's style.
Not only does InterContinental Bali Resort capture the spirit of Bali through its architecture, artwork, landscaping and interior design, but also through its famous Balinese hospitality and guest activities. The resort is proud to provide a platform from which guests can explore the local culture through a wide choice of activities and experiences ranging from Balinese cooking classes, gamelan music lessons, Balinese dance lessons, and Balinese art and craft making, to turtle release, temple visits, market and village tours, Balinese massage, traditional spa therapies, and the opportunity to enjoy Balinese dance performances and the delicious local cuisine.
The beachfront resort welcomes families with open arms with its extensive landscaped gardens offering a vast choice of leisure and recreational facilities, including six pools, tennis courts, a spa, and a 24-hour fitness centre. Additionally, the beautiful beach environment is a natural playground for adults and children alike, lending itself to numerous recreational pursuits from beach volley ball to adverse array of water sports.
The 35-metre Main Pool is especially family-orientated with a shallow water area for children; it is conveniently flanked by Jimbaran Gardens restaurant and Pool Bar, which makes for casual family-style poolside drinks and dining. Additionally the two Fun Pools are ideal for children with two water fountains providing – as the name suggests – lots of fun, while the Fountain Pool is especially suitable for adults and teenagers, and quality family time.
Planet Trekkers kids’ club is structured as a mini-resort for kids aged from four to twelve years and designed to ensure that youngsters have as much fun when they are on holiday as their parents do. The club facilitates a dedicated, fully supervised and secure child-care center within a dynamic, fun and nurturing environment. Here, children can interact with other like-minded junior travelers and participate in a programme of child-orientated activities, with cultural and eco-leanings to keep them entertained for hours on end.
Set in its own private wing and secluded enclave within exquisite gardens, Club InterContinental is the resort’s premier accommodation category that truly defines luxury, an exclusive haven offering discerning modern travelers a ‘resort within a resort’ that further enriches the InterContinental Bali Resort experience. Stay at Club InterContinental Bali and relish an exceptional array of privileges and entitlements. These include exclusive access to the private Club Pool, and a choice of four different breakfast venues. An additional benefit of Club InterContinental is access to the dedicated lounge known as ‘Inspiration Space’ aimed at encouraging you to explore your passions through recreational pastimes that are a direct reflection of Bali, its artistic legacy, and cultural traditions. Furthermore, as a Club guest, you can enjoy unlimited visits to Club InterContinental Lounge, which is an elegantly appointed and refined sanctuary of social interaction and light fine-dining refreshments, operating 24 hours.
The endless pristine beach at InterContinental Bali is perfect for early morning walks, family time on the sand and indulging in the daily ritual of watching the beautiful Jimbaran Sunset. The resort also provides a variety of water sports, and with its relatively calm waters, our beach offers a safe place for swimming with children and learning new water sports activities. There is also a dedicated water sports center, a launch pad for fun water-based activities in the gentle waters of Jimbaran Bay. This includes anything from surfing to trying your hand at fishing from traditional fishing craft.
There is something for all ages and preferences, promising a fun mix of art, culture, sports and leisure to make the most of all aspects of the resort, fishing community and the island. Resort activities include village cycling tours, interactive Balinese cooking classes, sunrise yoga, or a chance to master the art of traditional Balinese dance, music and wood carving. There is also some equipment that you can rent, such as bicycles and body boards, and on-site leisure facilities like the 24-hour fitness center, six pools and tennis courts.
Stay at InterContinental Resort Bali, embrace and absorb the Balinese charm, and offers all of the ingredients for a family-friendly holiday; this is where lifelong family memories are made and you will find that when you leave the island a little bit of that magic will follow you home.
For more information, visit http://bali.intercontinental.com/