Refreshed interiors, brand new dining experiences and the launch of a spectacular convention centre - we took a peek inside Jimbaran's new-and-improved beachfront resort…
After stepping off the plane, breathing in Bali’s warm tropical air and hopping in a cab, a short 15 minute drive brings you to Jimbaran Bay – a stunning stretch of pristine white sand, tucked away from the bustle of South Bali. And with this panoramic paradise on its doorstep, trust us when we say you’ll want to check out InterContinental Bali Resort – Jimbaran’s dazzling destination with a whopping 14 hectares of tropical gardens, contemporary Balinese elegance and the island’s artistic heritage at every turn.
This beachfront resort is a paradise of its own, with so much to offer when it comes to basking in the tranquillity of Jimbaran Bay – from the hundreds of spacious rooms fit for royalty, to the six swimming pools, dedicated childcare facilities, a fully equipped fitness centre, a blissful spa and an entire lineup of delicious restaurants and bars. And while InterContinental Bali Resort isn’t the new kid on the Jimbaran block, you’ll want to take a second look, because this iconic resort has just had a complete makeover, now with even more fabulousness to discover on your next island getaway…
Decked out with a refreshed look and brand new facilities, the legendary InterContinental Bali Resort is contining to redefine luxury by combining modern elegance with the eclectic charm of Bali. You’ll want to check out the newly renovated rooms and dining venues, as well as the reopened lounges and the brand new events facilities – one of which is an enormous convention centre designed to host any bespoke event or business soiree. In fact, it’s now one of the largest multi-purpose event spaces on the island!
New interiors make for even better vibes at InterContinental Bali Resort
Home to 425 rooms, suites and private villas, you can live your best life at this beachfront resort. Each room has been upgraded with a fresh new look that invites all kinds of travellers – think elegant furnishings wrapped in traditional Balinese architecture and a bright colour palette that seamlessly brings the warm sunshine inside.
You can’t go wrong with any of the elegantly designed rooms and suites, each of which can sleep up to three to four people. But, we say go all-out with one of the villas, tucked away within the resort’s lush gardens for tropical island vacay vibes. Each villa accommodates six guests, complete with its own glittering pool and access to the beach. You’ll find a cosy bedroom with a plush bed, a spacious living and dining room with state-of-the-art amenities, plus an in-room refreshment centre and a newly upgraded bathroom. And the best bit is, each villa (and some of the rooms and suites) comes with access to the reopened lounges at Club InterContinental, so you can get a taste of all the exclusive benefits…
Welcome to the Club (and other delicious new destinations!)
A resort within a resort, Club InterContinental is designed to help you live a life of luxury, complete with upgraded experiences and VIP perks. Stay in one of the rooms, suites or villas within Club International, and you’ll receive all the extra perks and elevated hospitality, like personalised butler services, as well as opulent facilities and amenities. And of course, you’ll also have exclusive access to the Singaraja Lounge, Sayana Lounge and the high-end Club Lounge, where you can sit back, relax and dine all day.
On the culinary front, InterContinental Bali Resort houses a number of dining destinations that have also been given a fresh new look and concept. Start your day with an international breakfast buffet on the breezy alfresco terrace of Taman Gita. Then, swing by Jimbaran Gardens for lunch, and taste the freshly caught seafood that helped put Jimbaran on the culinary map. Come sunset, make your way to the Sunset Beach Bar & Grill for a refreshing aperitif as you watch the sun disappear into the ocean. And finally for dinner, choose between fine Mediterranean dining at Bella Cucina, or KO Japanese Restaurant, one of the best on the island when it comes to fresh sushi and authentic teppanyaki. Whichever you choose, expect to taste only the best of locally sourced ingredients.
A peek inside Jimbaran’s brand new convention centre
With so many spots across the island to choose from for your next special event, how about a space where you can have it all? You’ll want to add the brand new Jimbaran Convention Center at InterContinental Bali Resort to your list – you’ll have the choice of indoor and outdoor spaces, with countless setup options and advanced event facilities too! The convention centre is now one of the largest multi-purpose event spaces on the island, offering meeting rooms, ballrooms and even an outdoor space that can accommodate up to 2,500 guests.
In fact, the Jimbaran Convention Center is home to more than a dozen event spaces that range from large to intimate, but the crown jewel is the newly launched The Imperial Grand Ballroom… and grand it is! For starters, the 2,300-sqm ballroom is decked out in mixed-media art pieces and glossy finishes (thanks to splashes of gold and bronze), while the floor-to-ceiling windows help to accentuate the towering 10-metre ceiling.
The ballroom is then equipped with an enhanced, audio-video system with acoustic quality, featuring the state-of-the-art Hearing Aids system by Poly – a cutting-edge technology that enables participants with hearing aids to connect to the sound system. It’s so advanced, that InterContinental Bali Resort is the first hotel in Southeast Asia to offer this technology! With sophisticated features like these, the ballroom is the perfect destination to host a business convention or seminar, as well as large weddings for up to 2,200 guests. And psst… they even have a team of event organisers who can help you plan your special event!
If you’re planning a smaller gathering, you have the option to choose more intimate spaces in the sleek VIP rooms and boardrooms. Or, go for the Puri Kencana Ballroom that’s conveniently accessible from the resort’s main building. If a breezy event surrounded by the sounds of the sea is more to your liking, opt for the outdoor area within the resort’s lush, tropical gardens.
Whether you’re heading to Bali for a vacation or a special celebration, it goes without saying that this new renovation and its added destinations at InterContinental Bali Resort will certainly make your trip worth it…
This article is in proud partnership with InterContinental Bali Resort.