If your family appreciates the finer things in life, you’ll want to experience the unrivalled cliff-top luxury at Bulgari Resort Bali – one of the most exclusive resorts on the island
When you think of family-friendly hotels around the world, images of crowded swimming pools and noisy kid’s clubs often spring to mind. And yet, not every family wants to mingle with the masses at a busy hotel. If your family appreciates the finer things in life – AKA a private mansion on the cliff-tops of Bali’s Bukit peninsula – then you’ll want to check-in to Bulgari Resort Bali.
As one of the most luxurious and sophisticated resorts on the island, it might come as a surprise that this multi-award-winning destination is also family-friendly. Well, the secret lies in its exclusivity. While the resort is indeed home to a collection of one-bedroom private pool villas for honeymooners and discerning couples, you’ll also find a secluded estate peppered with just five three-bedroom and five-bedroom Mansions, perfect for families and friends.
Like your very own family palazzo, The Mansions at Bulgari Resort Bali are totally private and ensconced in luxury. Surrounded by unspoiled nature and carefully terraced as a nod to Bali’s famous rice terraces, each palatial abode is accented by breathtaking designs that fuse the finest Balinese materials with high-end Italian style.
We were lucky enough to call Bulgari Resort Bali home for two spectacular nights, where award-winning cuisine, unrivalled hospitality, jaw-dropping ocean views and utmost exclusivity are all part of the Bulgari lifestyle…
A step inside Bali’s most exclusive Mansions
The Bulgari Resort Bali experience begins the moment you arrive on the island, with VIP airport services to whisk you away to your clifftop abode. You’ll then be greeted by your very own personal butler who’ll tend to every bespoke detail during your stay, from unpacking and packing your luggage, to scheduling private dining experiences with a dedicated chef, or even arranging the resort’s chauffeured car, which you can use at your leisure throughout your stay.
Swing open the doors to your family Mansion and you’re welcomed by a breathtaking panorama of tropical gardens, a glittering two-tiered infinity pool that contours the terrain, and Italian-inflected contemporary architecture. You’ll then spot the breezy living room with its towering vaulted ceilings, the exotic stone-clad bathrooms with the Bulgari fragrance and bath collection, and the dazzling Miele-appointed kitchen with every luxury amenity you need, including well-stocked bars for those all-important daily refreshments.
These sprawling two-story Mansions are truly grand, set on a vast estate that ranges from 1,710 to 4,415 square metres. And with their indigenous materials and deep mahogany tones, they harmoniously integrate into the clifftop’s natural landscapes. We simply love the subtle infusion of Balinese culture and craftsmanship, from the handwoven textiles and bespoke ceramics, to the native hardwood accents, the exquisite local artefacts and the hand-cut volcanic stone. It’s an impressive ode to Balinese principles, complemented by refined Italian influences.
If all of this wasn’t enough, in true Bulgari style, staying in one of the Mansions comes with every other privilege you could dream of. We’re talking flexible check-in and check-out times (unheard of elsewhere in Bali), unlimited laundry and pressing services, private yoga classes available 24 hours a day, in-villa breakfasts, surf lessons, and of course, access to the Little Gems Kids Club, with its dynamic daily activities that are at once fun, educational and cultural.
And yet, one of our favourite benefits of staying at Bulgari Resort Bali is the all-day access to the resort’s award-winning dining destinations…
Wine and dine, Bulgari style
Though you’d never need to leave your family mansion if you so choose, exploring the resort’s lush grounds is a flower-lined treat you won’t want to miss. Not only home to a cliff-front spa, breezy fitness pavilion, an ocean-view infinity pool and the Bulgari boutique, Bulgari Resort Bali is also where you’ll find a stellar collection of award-winning dining destinations.
You’ll want to start your day with a six-star breakfast spread at the cliff-edge restaurant, Sangkar, where traditional rooster cages and tremendous local artwork meets a panoramic ocean backdrop. Using organically grown and island-produced ingredients, the menu here extends throughout the day, serving authentic Balinese, Asian and international favourites.
Then, for a lunchtime adventure and ocean-side feast, you’ll want to traverse down the resort’s very own funicular to the protected beach and minimalist bamboo-clad beach club. Settle into the bright white sunbeds and sip on tropical drinks in the shade, serenaded by the soundtrack of lapping waves below. You can then wander up to the intimate La Spiaggia restaurant built into the cliffside, where you can graze on freshly grilled seafood in a one-of-a-kind setting – if you’re lucky, you might even spot sea turtles, dolphins and manta rays…
By nightfall, you’ll want to leave the kids under the watchful eye of Bulgari’s childcare professionals, and head to the world-renowned cliff-front lounge, The Bulgari Bar. From 6pm until 7pm every evening, complimentary Italian canapés are served as the sun sets beneath the horizon, alongside Bali-inspired cocktails, Italian aperitifs and fine wines. Settle into a low-slung sofa and raise a glass to the candy-coloured night sky, all before making your way to the multi-award-winning signature restaurant, II Ristorante Luca Fantin…
Open for dinner only with its multi-course degustation menu, II Ristorante Luca Fantin is arguably the finest dining experience in Bali. This superlative venue specialises in contemporary and creative interpretations of classic Italian cuisine, carefully curated by the Michelin-starred chef Luca Fantin. Choose from five- or seven-courses of impeccably plated creations, and since the kids are well taken care of, you’ll want to opt for the wine pairing menu too, featuring fine vintages from around the world, impeccably matched to each delicate course. Served up in a semi-open-air setting surrounded by soft lighting, lush foliage and a captivating reflection pool, a dinner here is just one of the many magnificent jewels in the Bulgari Resort Bali crown…