Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Bulgari Resort Bali brandishes the kind of beauty that makes you stop while scrolling through your Instagram feed and take another look. It could be the sinuous pool, the breathtaking cliffside setting or the sleek, modern style synonymous with the Italian luxury jewelry brand.
There are many reasons Bulgari’s first Southeast Asian hotel catches the eye of Indonesia-based photographer and luxury travel influencer Christina Tan, who goes by the Instagram handle @SassyChris1. She readily lists them: “The understated elegance throughout the property, which was designed to incorporate modern minimalism with a Balinese traditional village. The villas are some of best in Bali, if not the best — the perfect-sized interior and exterior living areas, including the plunge pools, are just nice. The never-stop-smiling, ever-helpful staff and the kindness of the Balinese truly make you feel so special.”
“I could go on and on,” Tan says. “Bulgari Bali is truly a special place for me, and I hope you can come and visit to experience it!”
Until you can plan a visit to the Bali hotel, Tan takes us on a tour of its most Instagrammable spots.
“The beautiful curved main pool, hidden Jacuzzi and plunge pool look amazing day and night. The lounge chair area feels intimate, shady and peaceful.”
“It has a spectacular location by the cliff in Uluwatu. Capture the sunset over the Indian Ocean horizon.”
“When the sun goes down, Bulgari Bali resort turns into a totally different atmosphere. It’s truly magical with all the lights on, candles lit around the infinity pool area and the sound of Balinese gamelan from the live performance.”
“The wedding altar at Bulgari Resort Bali is set upon a transparent carpet gently floating on the surface of the water pond. It makes this spot in front of the infinity of the Indian Ocean very dreamy.”
“My favorite spot to hang out is Il Bar right in the center of the resort. I lost time every time I was there. The bar is just too cozy. Il Bar is an awesome place to watch the sunset.”
“Il Ristorante looks magical at night and has a degustation menu to die for.”