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Pure bliss at the Belmond Jimbaran Puri

Located on the tip of Bali’s southern coast lies the tranquil Jimbaran Bay, a region famous for its picturesque sunsets, exquisite seafood and swathe of luxury hotels and resorts. Only 15 minutes from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport, this fishing village-turned getaway hotspot is popular with tourists but somehow retains its charming sense of local community and character – aided by the bustling markets teeming with fresh produce and the traditional Jukung fishing boats that decorate the water.

Situated along the scenic Jimbaran Beach and removed from the bustle of the town, the Belmond Jimbaran Puri is one of the few resorts with direct beachfront access. Featuring 64 secluded villas and cottages, the resort oozes the feeling of a tranquil Balinese village with its thatched roofs, lotus ponds and lush gardens. The traditional Balinese architecture is supplemented by touches of understated luxury, with polished marble and wood floors, teak furnishings and high ceilings. Every room offers ample space, with the master bedroom and the living area housed in separate pavilions, surrounded by a private garden. For even more luxury, upgrade to one of the one or two-bedroom pool villas, which feature their own sunken pool and private terrace.

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The warm and welcoming staff cater to your every need – wake up to daily fresh fruit and bottled water, and enjoy complimentary afternoon tea served in the privacy of your villa. Try your hand at tai chi, Balinese dance or cooking with one of the many classes on offer; relax on the beach with a private massage; or soak up the sunset views with a cocktail by the water. If you’re seeking a dose of culture, immerse yourself in the local fish markets or visit the nearby shrines and temples, including the iconic Uluwatu temple. If these aren’t adventurous enough, activities such as mountain biking, trekking and white-water rafting can easily be arranged via the hotel concierge.

The resort has several dining options including beachfront restaurant Nelayan, which offers fresh Mediterranean-style cuisine and daily signature dishes. For something more intimate, guests can sample a private four-course dinner in a secluded spot on the beach or in their villa, prepared by a personal chef.

 

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