A picture-perfect beach spot in Bali
Conrad Bali has a picture-perfect sandy beachfront as pure as Bali itself. And while it has all the trimmings of a luxury resort, this hotel defines itself with a warm, intimate feel.
Loyal guests return to the resort for more than just its stunning aesthetics — the friendly, personal attention staff members give to guests is a major draw. The grounds of Conrad Bali encompass nearly 17 acres of tropical gardens, lavish pools and plenty of activities to incorporate some genuine family or couple connection time.
Located on the Nusa Dua coast at Tanjung Benoa, you will not want for water activities or lazy days by the tranquil sea. The Bali hotel excels at handpicking authentic tours that offer you a connection with the local culture, whether it be a purification ceremony with a Hindu priest or a personalized art gallery tour linking you to the rich history of the island.
Rooms come with views of the large lagoon-like swimming pool, vibrant gardens or facing the tranquil Indian Ocean. Some accommodations have direct access to the resort’s lagoon pool from a private walkout patio. Family suites are available as is a Grand Presidential Suite, which opens out onto a prime ocean view.
The décor is plush and contemporary with a neutral color palette and authentic Indonesian accents. Marble bathrooms are luxurious with separate soaking tubs and nightlights. Standard amenities include a pillow menu, local newspapers, LCD flat-screen TVs and luxury linens.
The Conrad Suites
Conrad Suites have their own separate check-in area within Conrad Bali. Designed for couples and solo travelers seeking a childfree, adults-only haven, the suites are huge — in fact, you could host a small party in the spacious walk-in wardrobe.
The luxuriously appointed bedrooms face the ocean and a divine double-sized soaking tub makes the bathrooms feel like spas.
While there are four suite categories from which to choose, Conrad Ocean Suites feature a private bar and a generously sized balcony, fanning out to an endless sea view.
High tea is served daily at the elegant, exclusive lounge and bar area and the tranquil pool is adults only.
There are five restaurants to choose from at Conrad Bali, but the closest one to the beach is the steak-and-seafood-focused Eight Degrees South, which features ocean breezes flowing through the open doors and windows.
Starters include dishes like the seared sea scallops served on an eggplant base with cucumber, avocado and a dash of flying fish red caviar.
For the main course, expect options like grilled lobster from the North Bali seaside town of Lovina and Wagyu beef brisket served with truffle-scented spinach purée.
Desserts are special, too, particularly the eight-hour slow-cooked apple pie with almond crumble that’s served with housemade Balinese vanilla ice cream.
Other culinary options include a lovely Japanese restaurant Rin, an Asian buffet eatery, a poolside place for eats and drinks and a stylish lobby bar that looks out over the ocean.
Here you can experience watersports galore, including action-packed jet-ski rides and graceful paragliding. For in-house resort options, there are two tennis courts, yoga classes daily and a well-equipped gym.
Keep in mind the most special experiences can also be the simplest — make some time for beach combing or making sandcastles on the 1,000-foot pristine beach. As the sun goes down in the late afternoon, beach volleyball may tempt you, too. If it doesn’t, head to the resort’s luxe indoor/outdoor spa for Balinese-inspired treatments.
The luxury hotel’s southern area also has an impressive family zone with a hopping kid’s club. Bonus for those traveling with little ones: all kids under 12 eat for free at Conrad Bali, a policy that has been in place since the resort opened.