Travel Tuesdays: A Cliff-top Paradise at the Banyan Tree Ungasan in Bali, Indonesia
The island of Bali in Indonesia is the perfect destination to get off the grid (and the grind) with the one you love the most. A natural haven and nature lover’s paradise, it is rumored to be an idyllic destination for peace and tranquility.
Nestled high on the cliffs at the southernmost part of Bali is the Banyan Tree Ungasan, a resort that shares the very best that the beauty and peace of Bali have to offer. With panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and villas with infinity pools looking across the Ocean, the Banyan Tree is a wonderful choice if you seek nature and solace with the one you adore.
The resort also offers signature cocktails, up-to-date gym equipment, and yoga sessions upon request for interested parties. There’s also a library with a wide collection of DVDs, novels, and current magazines, among others. Plus, special provision is made for the kiddies! Children get to enjoy the “Turtle Club”: a special club for kids, ages 4-10 years old, with special playtime activities.
The Banyan Tree Ungasan has state-of-the art spa facilities with an array of Asian therapies to choose from and opulent treatment pavilions to get you to the calmest and most tranquil state.
Fine dining is the norm here at the Banyan Tree Ungasan with: in-villa dining at the poolside with a private chef; a pool bar with drinks, cocktails and snacks; the Tamarind Restaurant which offers meals with the freshest local ingredients; the Ju-Ma-Na Bar which serves Arabic finger food and Moroccan shishas; the Ju-Ma-Na Restaurant, which serves fresh sea food with an Asian twist, overlooking the Ocean; and the Bambu with its indoor and outdoor cooking stations, sushi tables, grill and BBQ pits, buffets, and rich cultural entertainment. Dining never seemed so fun and fresh!
To cap it off, the resort has 8 villas with the most amazing views. Each of the Pool Villas is 403 sq meters (about 4338 sq. ft.) with one bedroom, a living room, pantry, marble bathrooms, a 32 ft infinity pool, wireless internet and a BOSE stereo system. Based on choice and affordability, you may choose a villa with a Garden View, a Sea View (which has a partial ocean view), an Ocean View, or an unobstructed Cliff Edge Ocean View. If you want to make it even more fabulous, go for one of the Sanctuary Villas which are 565 sq meters (about 6082 sq. ft.) with 2 bedrooms, a 39 ft infinity pool, and the same amenities and view choices as the Pool Villas.
Love this so much that you have to get married here? Fret not! The Banyan Tree Ungasan has special wedding packages, which include 2 nights’ stay, airport transfers in a Toyota or Mercedes (depending on which package you choose ;)), traditional blessing ceremonies, venue set up and decor for 10-40 guests (depending on wedding package), and other things. Find out all about the wedding packages here.