When someone mentions Bali to a prospective visitor there is no doubt stunning picturesque scenery will pop in their head. Postcard photographs of stunning beaches and rice terraces will flash rapidly through their mind, a scent of ocean sea breeze makes an appearance and they fall in ‘love’ before they ‘eat’ or ‘pray’. I was no different. However, since returning from the bucket list Indonesian island, a new opinion has been formed. Now, whenever I hear ‘Bali’, I will immediately be taken back to The Purist Villas, a hotel which left a more lasting impression then the destination itself.
The elegant and peaceful resort is brought to you by the same creative visionaries behind Ryad Dyor. Comprised of seventeen uniquely designed luxury villas, seamlessly integrated into the natural Balinese surroundings of Ubud, the islands cultural and artistic focal point. One can easily integrate with local customs and traditions or disappear into tranquility within the walls of the hotel.
Stepping through the door into your private villa is like stepping into another world. A stress free, relaxing atmosphere that equally inhabits modern luxuries, allowing you to be as connected (or disconnected) with the outside world as you choose. Spacious bedrooms, with ample seating, deep soak bathtubs and large outdoor rain showers. Private in-room dining areas, sundecks alongside your own personal pool, all tastefully decorated with authentic artifacts collected throughout the Indonesian Islands. Pure bliss.
I would like to make a statement and a prediction regarding the Purist breakfast. 1). It is the best all-around breakfast I have experienced at a hotel before. 2). I will not find a better hotel breakfast in my future travels. Obviously, out of curiosity, I will continue searching to try and prove my second point wrong, but the point is – it is that good! A large selection is available to choose from fresh fruits, yoghurts, toasts and jams, pancakes, native dishes and eggs of your choice. All topped off with freshly roasted, locally sourced coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Plus, the freshest juices you can find. It’s all anyone could ask for to start their day off perfectly.
Complimentary afternoon tea is served daily at 15:00hr, consisting of savoury and sweet delicacies inspired by local flavours. The Balinese treats change daily so it’s a good idea to fuel your senses if you are around the hotel in the afternoon.
FOOD & DRINK
The thatched roof dining area is half covered from outside overlooking the jungle canopy that covers the valley below. With the menu changing daily there will surely be a creative dish that is worth trying. Sample a range of traditional balinese cuisine and asian infused classics all masterfully created with freshly sourced ingredients from the organic market in Ubud. It should also be noted that all meals, including breakfast and afternoon tea, can be served in the privacy of your villa.
I must applaud the staff who add a delightful charm and personal touch to the experience. All local workers who have been carefully selected for their genuine warmth and display of Balinese hospitality. Their friendly smiles, assistance and passion for excellence shines brightly above all else. Additionally, the hotel has a strong dedication to ensuring each guests experience is catered to their liking. A personal butler can be arranged for those who require the most attentive service available, while those wishing to unwind in their own personal paradise will be left alone at their own accord.
There is as much or as little to do as one can ask for. Enjoy the spa, a vast array of massage options, meditate or practice yoga with world renowned instructors in a surreal setting. Relax on your sundeck while reading in a piece of paradise that’s all yours. Escape, connect, unwind and be pure. So, while Bali remains an incredible destination with so much to offer, I truly recommend The Purist Villas get’s it’s own space on your bucket list.
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As always, the opinion is that of the author.