Local meets luxury at this Bali beachfront stay

Exterior - Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach
Exterior - Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach

The world’s first Hotel Indigo in a resort setting, Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach leans into luxurious retreat mode in this vibrant corner of the island

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Around the world Hotel Indigos are known for creating special places to stay that are inspired by their neighbourhoods. At Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach they’ve managed to capture the eclectic charms of one of Indonesia’s most fashionable seaside towns, while still retaining the serene ambiance that draws so many people to Bali holidays.

Slip into Seminyak mode

Set over 4.8 acres and mixing lush gardens with Seminyak beachfront, the hotel has 270 spacious rooms and suites with garden and partial ocean views complete with private balconies with daybeds and spa inspired bathrooms. For the full Bali villa effect, there are also 19 villas, including one and two bedroom options, with private outdoor pools, whirlpools, marble bathrooms, walk in closets and 24-hour Neighbourhood Butler service.

Throughout the hotel Balinese influences including intricate textiles, wood carvings, mosaics and lanterns are showcased in a modern setting, with golden basins inspired by ancient temples joining dual showers in guest bathrooms.

After a day exploring the temples, art galleries and boutiques around Seminyak, guests can come home to SugarSand and sit back with sunset cocktails on the beach. SugarSand’s design is inspired by traditional Balinese boats known as jukungs, with an added Japanese touch in a nod to the restaurant and bar’s Izakaya side. Led by mixologist Dewa Ari, the bar’s Balixologists create Japanese inspired cocktails like the Wabi-Sabi where the bright and unami ingredients include Ketel One SV plum, lemongrass schochu and wasabi, along with other signature cocktails including Lychee Juleps and the Wake Me Up butterscotch take on an espresso martini.

Time to dine

Along with tempting tipples there are more than five ways to dine at Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach. The Japanese influence at SugarSand continues with dishes created by chef Syamsul Rizal, who worked at top restaurants including Nobu Miami, before returning home to Indonesia. In April Rizal added a new five-course ‘Sushi Session’ menu at SugarSand including a Chef’s Selection showcasing the fresh catch of the day.

Chef Heri Riskiawan Efendi, the executive chef overseeing all culinary experiences within the hotel, was recruited while working in the Maldives to lead the Southeast Asian-inspired restaurant Makase. Drawing from his expertise, the menu reflects the vibrant street food culture of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, featuring signature dishes such as Pho Bo, Tom Yam, and Peranakan-style seafood laksa.

Guests can also enjoy freshly made pastries and coffee in the Pottery Café, cocktails and snacks in the Tree Bar, and light bites by the pool at the Cave Pool Lounge, along with around the clock in-room dining.

Make time for spa time

No trip to Bali is complete without a little pampering and at the award-winning Sava Spa traditional local wisdom is combined with modern holistic healing in a range of head to toe treatments. The spa team creates their own massage oils and scrubs with all-natural and locally sourced ingredients including Balinese rice and fresh sea salt. As well as traditional Balinese and Thai massages you can have river stone massages and hot herbal compresses. There are also spa treatments for children including Mini Me Massages and Sweet Nail Art.

The spa building is surrounded by a Zen pool and looks like a modern take on a traditional hut in a rice paddy field. There are ten treatment rooms, including six couples massage rooms with showers. Or if you prefer to stay in you can opt to have some of the treatments in your villa as well.

Meanwhile in the Health Club, you’ll find other ways to give your body a boost with private boxing and guided morning stretch classes on offer alongside 24-hour access to wellness equipment. Additionally, immerse yourself in resort activities such as drawing and mask coloring sessions, Endek painting workshops, Balinese dance lessons, and master classes on artisan handcrafted jewelry, among many others.

And while you can take a more familiar yoga class, there are times when you can also join Paw Yoga with furry friends. Recently Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach teamed up with the Bali Animal Welfare Association to raise awareness about animal welfare in Bali and raise money for the Spay and Neuter program with Paw Yoga as part of their Paws for Purpose offerings.

As part of their commitment to the environment the hotel supports initiatives including ChopValue where used chopsticks are turned into products and furniture including tables and chairs, and has invited guests to experience hands on Balinese farming practices including rice field planting in the Mengwi area.

Other activities throughout the year include Reiki healing, tarot reading and private palm reading sessions for those who’d like to add an Eat Pray Love element to their next Bali getaway.

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