With 12 chic villas including the grand Amala Residence, this retreat is a little known gem that we simply have to tell you about. ‘Amala’ meaning pure and unspoiled in Sanskrit (a definition that we can personally vouch for) marries cutting edge western modernity with Balinese tradition. The Holistic spa is a treat for the senses – after a few hours in the hands of one of its expert masseuses we are sure you will agree. If you would like to venture out, just let the on-call hotel chauffeur know what you want to do and he will take care of the rest.
Just 15 minutes from the airport and within a stone’s throw of the beach, Amala is a great base to explore the bustling town of Seminyak. Whilst being close enough to the action to enjoy all the chic restaurants and trendy boutiques, the hotel stands amongst lush gardens and exudes an air of tranquillity and calm.
Every villa is fully kitted out with a wide range of lovely amenities including plasma tvs, complimentary minibars and a 24 hour butler service. Rooms feature huge super comfy beds and spacious living rooms and are constructed from a mix of glass and dark wood, accenting the very latest trends of Asian hotel design. To cool off make sure to take a dip in your own garden plunge pool.
Why we like it
Having travelled (almost) everywhere we love finding novel little personal touches that take your stay from great to amazing. At Amala it was the scented steam shower with a massive array of fragrances to suit your every mood that did it for us. If you are looking to splurge then we think the fabulous Amala residence, a huge 3 bedroom palatial abode is the way to go.