10 Reasons The Ritz-Carlton Bali is Your Next Destination

9 Reasons The Ritz-Carlton Bali is a your Next Destination

With the recent success of The Ritz-Carlton Bali, with the luxury Bali beachfront resort named as Bali’s Leading Resort at the highly-esteemed World Travel Awards, and listed as one of the Top Resorts in Asia in the 31st annual Condé Nast Traveler 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards, this luxury resort is the place in Asia that many travelers shouldn’t be missed.



However apart from these recognitions, here are the reasons why The Ritz-Carlton Bali must be your next destination.




A luxury resort with contemporary tropical design

Completed by award-winning architect and design firm WATG, The Ritz-Carlton, Bali is at the forefront of contemporary tropical design, integrating traditional Balinese architectural elements with elegant modern design concepts to striking effect.

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Set over 12.7 hectares on Bali’s south east coast, the acclaimed luxury beachfront resort sweeps dramatically from a towering limestone cliff down to the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean. The thoughtful, highly integrated design respects the natural environment and local Balinese culture, while providing a highly memorable tropical resort experience for its guests from around the globe.
The magnificent lobby which perches high on the cliff top makes an exciting introduction to the resort. Grand in design, yet intimate in atmosphere, the steep, tiered roof and local stonework are a firm nod to Balinese style. However, it is the viewing deck which reveals a panoramic vista of the endless blue ocean and the magnificent resort grounds far below that really takes the breath away. At ground level, verdant lawns lead to an experiential fish pond and onto the main swimming pool and white sand beach that meets the translucent waters of the Indian Ocean. Guest wings set in flourishing gardens fans out on either side of the pond.




Stunning Beachfront

The Ritz-Carlton, Bali graces the beautiful beachfront in Nusa Dua, attracting guests from around the world, drawn to supreme comfort and modern luxuries in a choice of spacious suites and stunning pool villas. Upgrading to The Ritz-Carlton Club level elevates the guest experience by unlocking exclusive benefits, including access to the Club Lounge with private pool where complimentary cocktails, gourmet food service, and personalized check in are offered.


Experience Authentic Culinary Journey

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Bejana, the signature restaurant of The Ritz-Carlton, Bali offers an unparalleled dining experience, a culinary journey across the Indonesian archipelago, treating guests to the rich and exotic flavors of authentic island cuisine. Perched high on the limestone cliffs, views are as impressive as the cuisine is tasty with diners enjoying a breathtaking panorama over the sparkling Indian Ocean. Highly acclaimed, Bejana’s most recent accolade was the ‘Luxurious Scenic Setting’ award at the prestigious World Luxury Restaurant Awards last July 2018.




Presenting a unique mix of five-star flair, and relaxed ambience the restaurant was cleverly designed by Burega Farnell, to integrate seamlessly with the limestone cliffs. A blend of traditional and contemporary Balinese design elements influence the interiors, where three distinct levels include the atmospheric Culinary Cave where guests can join fascinating cooking classes, and a stylish dining room with a romantic atmosphere created by intimate tables especially designed for couples. The lower level features an expansive open-air wooden deck, with cozy lounges and casual outdoor seating.

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The menu offers dishes from various regions of Bali and Indonesia, such as Bebek Betutu, a Balinese specialty of roast duck in Banana Leaf, and Ikan Woku, spiced barramundi from Northern Sulawesi. Local inspiration is also reflected in the bar where signature cocktails are composed with exotic island fruits, herbs and spices.  Think Sambal Bongkot Martini or Sambal Rujak Pelalah, a Bourbon Whiskey, Cranberry Juice, Spicy Syrup, Lemon Juice, Tamarillo, and Horseradish.



Indulge in the Signature Balinese Spa

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Nestled into the base of the resort’s beautiful limestone cliffs The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Bali is a place where all cares can be forgotten, a blissful sanctuary dedicated to renewal and relaxation. Signature treatments draw on the power of the ocean and time-honoured traditional rituals to restore vitality, stimulate the senses and leave guests glowing with inner and outer health. The stunning spa complex includes luxurious private treatment pavilions, Hydro-Vital Pool and secluded Balinese Bathing Pool and Japanese beauty salon.


Best Family Beach Resort in the region

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Awarded by World Luxury Hotel Awards, The Ritz-Carlton provides an atmospheric clubhouse and swimming pool and offers inspired and educational activities for kids of all ages, from Night Safaris, to Little Fisherman, to being a Little Mermaid for the day. Family-oriented activities include beachfront cinema under the stars, kite flying and participation in the Turtle Conservation program. As well as luxurious accommodation with ample space for the whole family to spread out, the ocean front swimming pool and white sandy beach is a natural magnet for fun family vacations.




Stunning Sky Wedding

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From stunning Majestic Chapel, to enchanted tropical gardens and glorious sandy beachfront, The Ritz-Carlton Bali abounds with beautiful venues and breathtaking views that create a magical setting for the wedding of your dreams.

Those with an intimate ceremony in mind can elevate their ceremony, literally, with an exclusive Sky Wedding, An inspired option for up to eight guests, our fabulously-appointed Sky Villas have a top floor location and exquisite panorama, so you can exchange vows with bird’s eye views over the sparkling Indian Ocean.

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Your highly personalized Sky Wedding includes a private butler, and the services of our highly talented event planners to ensure your wedding is everything you have ever hoped for. A fragrant fresh flower walkway, flower shower, violin music, Champagne wedding toast and signature Ritz-Carlton wedding cake all add to the enchantment.




Experience the Sarong Concierge

Paying homage to the destination’s cultural effervescence, The Ritz-Carlton, Bali has unveiled a Sarong Concierge program, further complementing its authentic, immersive Balinese experiences for its guests. Led by Tresna Dewi, the resort’s Sarong Concierge, this half-day journey invites guests to discover the different kinds of Balinese textiles and marvel at the creation process. Completing the experience, guests learn proper sarong etiquette, and ultimately, wear one amongst the local community with a cultural visit to the nearby Hindu Temple.

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Admired for their beauty and pure artistry, textiles or Kamen in the Balinese language is a length of colorful fabric wrapped and tied around the body, often worn by men and women in Southeast Asia and the Arab peninsula. Sarongs are reflective of the historical traditions of Bali and are worn for many different types of occasions, including religious ceremonies, during school, and afterwards while at play. Guests of this best hotel in Bali will have the opportunity to honor this respected custom of the local community and Balinese culture with this program.




Meetings with Balinese Philosophy

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Enhanced your meeting experience at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali with the resort’s new offering: Tri Hita Karana, based on three fundamental philosophy of Balinese life. It is translates loosely as: harmony with God, harmony with humankind and harmony with nature making this award winning beachfront resort as the best meeting venue on the island.

With its excellent meeting spaces, conference venue, superb location and innovative programs that harness the spirit of Bali and give guests a unique insight into traditional life on the island, this incentive program includes a fun Team Building Activities and a fascinating Chefs Garden Tour and Cooking Class. The Balinese believe that maintaining the balance between spiritual and physical worlds is the key to wellbeing and prosperity.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Bali has infused the natural healing elements of its culture and idyllic Balinese surroundings into three healthy meeting experiences - Detox, Energy Boost, and Revitalizing Secret. While each program offers different wellness breaks and team building activities, they all result in a relaxed state of mind conducive to strengthened business relationships.




“Each healthy meeting option is carefully curated to allows guests to connect on a new level through a combination of a warm-up session, wellness break, several healthy meals, and a team-building exercise”, says Karim Tayach, the resort’s General Manager. Groups greet the new day with a refreshing, holistic experience on the Bali resort’s pristine white beach through either meditation (Revitalizing Secret), yoga (Detox), or jogging (Energy Boost), depending on the program option chosen. A healthy, organic breakfast is enjoyed prior to all meeting sessions, which are set up for the following four to six hours, equipped with healthy food and juice options – all of which have a low Glycemic Index (GI), such as carrot juice, 90% cocoa bars, and dry roasted walnuts, to aid in digestion.


Experience the Soul Cleansing Tradition

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The Ritz-Carlton, Bali is offering guests the chance to participate in an authentic Balinese ritual, Soul Purification. Expanding its menu of unique, locally-inspired activities, this Bali beachfront resort provides guests the opportunity to experience this time-honored tradition of the Hindu-Balinese culture and take part in a one-of-a-kind spiritual experience.




Traditionally referred to as "Melukat," derived from the word ‘Lukat’ which means to purify in Balinese, the Soul Purification practice is centered around holy water – an agent of the power of God – which can cleanse spiritual impurities, and render the recipient immune to the attacks of negative influences. This spiritual activity is often performed when a Balinese native is about to enter a new phase in their life, is recovering from sickness, or celebrating either one of “Rites of Passage,” such as marriage or child birth, and the holy water is used to purify and cleanse the body, mind, and soul.

“The Soul Purification Ritual allows our guests to take part in an important Balinese tradition and embark on a spiritual journey of self discovery and enrichment, while continuing our commitment to foster an authentic Balinese experience.”
says General Manager Karim Tayach.

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At this luxury resort in Bali the Soul Purification Ritual takes place on the secluded white sandy beach in the early morning, when Surya or God of Sun, is believed to rise.



The spiritual journey begins with a Balinese Priest offering a devotion to both of the Gods, followed by a ‘Tepung Tawar’ ritual, cleansing of the guest’s hands, feet, face, and mouth three times each with the holy water, to symbolically cleanse the body, mind, and soul, and concluded by a prayer. This prayer is said five times in accordance with Balinese Hindu tradition – the first is dedicated to Sang Hyang Widhi, the Balinese Hindu God, with empty hands; the second is dedicated to Sang Hyang Surya Raditya, God of Sun, with a white flower; the third is dedicated to Sang Hyang Baruna, God of Ocean, with any flower; the fourth is dedicated to Sang Hyang Samudaya, all Gods, with the flower; the fifth is dedicated to thank Sang Hyang Widhi, with empty hands.

Completing the journey, a piece of three-colored string called Benang Tridatu is tied around the guest’s wrist and worn until it falls off – symbolizing their quest for balance, harmony, and understanding. Guests will be accompanied by a “Sutri”, the priest’s assistant who will lead through entire steps of the ritual and provide consultation on Balinese culture.



Learning the fragrant craft of making Canang Sari

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The fragrant craft of making Canang Sari – flower offerings that act as an expression of gratitude and praise to the Gods. Canang means small square-shaped coconut leaf basket, while sari means essence and refers to the flower petals that fill it. Guests can also learn to make more elaborate temple offerings, known as Gebogan – elaborate towers of fruit and sweets that women carry on their heads in colorful processions that wind through the streets. Bali is often called the ‘island of  a thousand temples’, and the fascinating Temple Tour leads guests to the resort’s own tranquil temple where a local guide explains the significance and symbolism of temples as places of Hindu worship. In the Fruit Carving workshop, edible art is created using exotic tropical fruits such as watermelon, pineapple and cantaloupe. While Janur Creation is also on offer, an art form similar to origami that uses yellow ribbon-like coconut leaves to create shapes and forms for ceremonial ornamentation across the island.


Whether work, pleasure or romance is on the agenda, The Ritz-Carlton, Bali is the place to make memories that last a lifetime.



Are you feeling dreamy or inspired? Start clearing out your schedule and make your travel arrangement to The Ritz-Carlton Bali.


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14 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. This looks like a great resort. I'd especially love to eat at the Bejana. The food and ambiance look amazing.

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  2. You've convinced me to visit! :) I have been dreaming of visiting Bali, and this sounds like the perfect resort for our family. I have a daughter, so it's important to find a family-friendly resort, and it sounds like this might be it. I would love to participate in the culinary experiences as well!

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    1. Yay! Please enjoy Bali and stay here. You will love it a lot!

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  3. This seems like such an amazing place! I sure wouldn't mind spending a few days here. That culinary experience seems very interesting! However, my favorite part of the whole article was that sunset photo! Thank you for sharing

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  4. Wow! The view from the resort is breath taking. Ritz Carlton looks like a perfect place to stay in Bali for relaxation and rejuvenation. The spa including the Hydro-Vital Pool is amazing. I can spend a lot of time there. I really loved the idea of the wellness program too. There is so much to experience at Ritz Carlton. I would make sure to visit there on my trip to Bali.

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  5. Wow! I'm impressed the the Ritz-Carlton offers some cultural experiences to its guests, which I love! I often opt out of hotel stays because the lack of interaction with locals, but you may have just changed my mind. I particularly love the soul purification and Canang Sari!

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    1. Thank you Martha! This hotel is a champion in making their guests feel more relax and culturally aware.

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  6. Wow this is such a great resort. Bali always reminds me of luxurious resort and jaw dropping landscapes. The pictures in this post do complete justice to bring out these two aspects of Bali.i like that they have so many interesting activities for kids there :)

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    1. NO wonder they are awarded as a Family-Friendly resort in the region!

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  7. Given how amazing the competition is in this part of the world, to be named as one of the top resorts in Asia is a huge achievement for the Ritz-Carlton Bali. I'm drawn to their culinary offering in particular, which looks very much geared to true food lovers. I also love the sound of their spa and that sarong concierge looks so much fun!

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    1. The Ritz-Carlton wants their guests to have a memorable experience that they will bring back home.

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