Arrival Experience: The entryway into this lagoon-facing property is as grandiose as it gets with a security clearance that features automotive undercarriage cameras for safety and a jungle tree-lined arrival path that is more Jurassic Park than raise-your-nose St. Regis flair. An open-air lobby provides a fresh breeze as guests refresh themselves with chilled towels, welcome drinks, and live music from Balinese musicians. Plush sofas welcome guests as they plan tours to visit the surrounding sights or make reservations for one of the exceptional restaurants on site.
Dining: Not only hotel guests, but travelers from around the area come here to enjoy drinks, lunch, dinner, or the famous Sunday champagne brunch here. Boneka is the main eatery serving a lavish breakfast buffet and plentiful dinner menu in air conditioned comfort. Kayuputi serves meals beachside in an impressively modern atmosphere. Cocktails in the King Cole Bar are a special treat and commemorate the St. Regis fame of its New York hotel (where the Bloody Mary was invented). Light sandwiches and snacks are available in the deli for guests who prefer not to sit down at a starched linen tablecloth. Especially notable is the Indonesian eatery housed in a gazebo and open for dinner.
Accommodations: Guest rooms are exquisite with butler service attending to every need. In true St. Regis style, they leave no amenity forgotten from iPod docking stations and wireless high speed Internet to exfoliating Remede Spa creams in bathrooms and pillowtop mattresses in bedrooms. Balinese art and décor mark all rooms and suites, and the deluxe furnishings insure no guest is uncomfortable. Massive bathrooms feature soaking tubs, rainfall-drenching showerheads, robes, slippers, scales, and spacious vanities fronted by large mirrors. Villas are separated from one another offering the most privacy plus separate accommodations for a live-in butler. All come with flat-screen cable TVs, Remede Spa toiletries, minibars, complimentary bottled water, high speed Internet, ceiling fans, and mosquito-net-lined bedding. Premium units house their own outdoor relaxation areas and plunge pools.
Conclusion: Families will be pleased with the separate kids’ pool and children’s learning center where younger guests are entertained with supervised activities. Academics can spend time in the air conditioned library while athletes can work out in the fully equipped fitness center. A host of watersport activities is also on offer with numerous non-motorized equipment available free of charge for guests to use. The beach is quiet and private with umbrella-lined seating areas including a special area reserved for guests of the highest suites. The swimming pool winds its way through the property including a private wading pool for guests staying in particular suites allowing swim-up room access. Whirlpools, hammocks, and cushioned seating areas dot the outdoor areas. Treatments in the fancy Remede Spa are a great way to wind down after a day of touring famous Ubud or activities in the sun. This is Nusa Dua’s most elaborate and high-end experience attracting the luxury-focused traveler from Europe, North America, and Australasia.