Viceroy Bali: An Exceptional Retreat, An Exceptional Experience

Le beau monde savor the exclusive, the exotic, and the elegant at Viceroy Bali
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May 16, 2012 - PRLog -- Ubud, BALI  -– It’s an experience like no other, in a setting beautiful enough to bedazzle royalty. Bespoke, exclusive, and luxurious, Viceroy Bali is a unique destination resort poised on a ridge overlooking the verdant Valley of the Kings in central Bali. Located just seven minutes’ drive from central Ubud, this tropical paradise feels like another world, with 25 Bali-styled luxury pool villas, bespoke amenities -- including a complete gymnasium and wellness-centered spa -- award winning restaurant, peerless service, and stunning surroundings. It’s the perfect place for the discerning bon vivant to relax and renew in utter tranquility, for celebrants to gather for a wedding or reunion, or for executives to retreat to plan for the future.

Every aspect of the Viceroy Bali experience is infused with the unique and exotic. First there are the accommodations. Surrounded by the sights and sounds of the exotic flora and fauna of Bali, each has its own open air living area, complete with private pool. Inside, the décor is beautifully Balinese-themed. Each villa includes a living room with sectional sofa, oversized king bed, nicely-sized bathroom, espresso machine, 47-inch television, and iPod docking station. The villas range in size from 1,615 square feet (Garden Villa) to 4,306 square feet (Viceroy Villa), complete with balé . Of special interest for families and other larger groups: two of the deluxe terrace villas can be connected to form one large one; also, the villas are wheelchair-compatible.

Included in the resort’s rates are the á la carte breakfast, Wireless Internet connection, daily restocking of the mini bar with free non-alcoholic drinks, complimentary Illy coffee for the espresso machine, 24 hour room service, evening turn down service, and all the other luxurious touches one would expect at an exceptional destination resort.

The amenities are very special as well. For those guests who choose to venture forth from their private tropical paradises, relaxing under the thatched roof of Viceroy Bar and dining at CasCades Restaurant are unforgettable experiences. The views of the Petanu River Gorge and the serenity of the reflection ponds are spectacular, matched in their excellence only by the restaurant’s delightful Asian-influenced French cuisine, superior wine offerings, and attentive service.

CasCades, named Indonesia's Best Restaurant from 2007 to 2010 by American Express and Indonesia Tattler for exceptional cuisine and service, is the perfect milieu for groups of any sort to savor richly satisfying international dishes with the lightness of Japanese, the aroma of Thai, and the seasoning of Balinese spice. With the arrival of Chef Graeme Pullen and his exciting style, CasCades has added several exotic Indonesia dishes to the menu that are generating many accolades. Guests should consider scheduling their stays so that they can experience one of the monthly Full Moon Dinner & Dance events. Each is a two-hour performance that begins at 7:00 p.m. during which diners are treated to dramatic Balinese dance performed by a celebrated local dance troupe while enjoying a Balinese Rijsttafel (tasting menu) or selections from the à la carte menu.

Such decadence may be offset, should a guest so choose, by a visit to the first-class air-conditioned gymnasium, featuring free weights as well as cardiovascular and resistance training equipment. Private yoga classes are offered too, and for the slightly adventurous, group classes can be arranged to learn the art of Balinese dance. The large infinity-edge pool is well sized for serious swimmers as well, while the romantic balé overlooking it provides a resting place for the less ambitious.

A visit to Lembah Spa is another spectacular experience. The skilled staff specializes in combining the best of western and Balinese techniques to provide wellness treatments in a tranquil setting that reflects the spa’s therapeutic focus. In addition to the normal amenities, Lembah Spa offers double massage rooms with showers (one with a double bath), a steam room, a cold plunge pool, a 68-jet therapeutic American Jacuzzi, and relaxation decks overlooking the Petanu Valley. Treatments range from traditional massage to special themed treatment courses to reflexology sessions, and packages are available. Guests might wish to nurture the glow a bit longer by dropping by the Viceroy Boutique to peruse its offerings of quality casual resort wear, jewelry, artifacts, and hotel memorabilia.

Many a guest has been known never to leave the grounds of Viceroy Bali, but the dedicated Guest Service Manager stands ready to assist those who wish an adventure small or large. Indeed, he will design the ideal itinerary to suit the inclinations of groups large or small; honeymooners or families; groups of friends or business associates. Guests appreciate the guidance, with so many magical forays on offer, from a trip to quirky and artistic Ubud on the free shuttle for some shopping or museum-going, to a bicycle ride through the rice paddies to one of the many nearby temples, to a grand helicopter tour of the island’s coastlines, volcanoes, monkey forests, and nature parks. Birders, cyclists, golfers, culture-lovers, botanists, and armchair anthropologists will all find something to love with Viceroy Bali as their base camp.

Executives will appreciate the resort’s helicopter pad and its air conditioned, fully equipped conference room. It can seat up to 25 or be reconfigured as a formal board room for up to 14. The staff of Viceroy Bali are pleased to accommodate business gatherings of all sorts.

For festive occasions, the resort offers many a pleasing backdrop, from the two-tier lobby with its soaring alang-alang (thatched) roof structure and hand carved three-meter-wide dance scene to the Valley of the Kings itself. Weddings are wonderful at Viceroy Bali, where they are produced with attention to every detail and an air of heartfelt reverence and celebration on the part of the ceremony-loving Balinese staff.

As for those staff, they, together with the guest services manager and management, embody the essence of Balinese hospitality. Warm but discreet, attentive but never overbearing, they ensure that the Viceroy Bali experience is exquisite every day, in every way. From a welcome drink and cool towel on arrival to a sunny smile and sincere adieu, the people of Viceroy Bali create an intimate, exclusive, and exquisitely relaxing experience for the discriminating guests of this royal jewel.

The Viceroy Bali: where privilege and privacy reign supreme

About the Viceroy Bali

Crowning a secluded ridge above Bali’s Valley of the Kings, Viceroy Bali is a luxurious 25-villa retreat for those seeking the exclusive, the exotic, and the elegant in all things. With mesmerizing views of the serene valley below, and once a favored retreat of royals, the resort offers five categories of expansive yet intimate villas, each with its own pool; attentive discreet service; bespoke facilities, including an award winning restaurant, spa, gym, onsite helipad and, coming soon, a tennis facility and yoga pavilion; and convenient access to the many wonders of the region. Above all Viceroy Bali provides the discriminating traveler with the rarest of rewards while providing the ultimate in sensual privacy savored in an authentic Balinese setting.

A member of Small Luxury Hotels, the Viceroy Bali is located near the village of Ubud in central Bali. For more information or reservations contact Bali via phone (+62.361.971.777), website (, email (, or through the Small Luxury Hotels of the World website (
Source:Carlyle Fairfax Smith
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