As summer hits and the Arabian Gulf heats up, many residents will travel abroad for some climatic relief. On the Indonesian island of Bali, fabled for decades as byword for the exotic among travelers, the peak of the northern hemisphere summer just happens to be the time for almost perfect weather.
Sitting just south of the equator, the hottest months in the Middle East see temperatures in Bali at their coolest, with a tropically pleasant daily top of around 30 degrees. And the dry season from April to September means mainly rain-free days to enjoy, compared with the summer monsoon season in many popular destinations closer to home.
“Bali is always close to perfection, and at this time of year it is beyond perfection,” says Craig Seaward, General Manager at W Bali. “Bali today offers a mix of perfect beaches, a truly unique local culture, and a very cosmopolitan vibe for those who want some buzz in their vacation.”
At the heart of what has become known as Bali’s ‘cool corner’, complete with chilled cafes, slick bars, boutique shopping, and stylish art galleries, W Bali is a touch of the sublime in this hip corner of paradise, offering the W brand’s quirky interpretation of five-star luxury.
At Seminyak, the W fairytale starts with a private tropical oasis, with spectacular views of the ocean or verdant gardens, soft beds, Bliss Spa amenities, plush bath robes, soaking bathtubs and rain forest showers.
Premium accommodation, dressed in W’s signature sleek designs, is offered in all of the the resort’s 229 retreats, suites and villas for you to settle in and unwind. The Extreme WOW Suite, located on the highest floor of the resort has a sprawling living room, lounge, dining room, kitchen, and spa massage beds on an extensive balcony with full views of the Indian Ocean and the magnificent Bali sunset.
For extra space and privacy, there are 71 Villa Retreats available ranging from one to three bedrooms. All Villa Retreats are private sanctuaries with access to a Welcome Center and security controlled access. Luxury beckons with W’s creative touches, surrounded by lush greens and tranquility with an individual private pool and BBQ facility for entertaining.
Take a short stroll from your personal haven, and you can dine, socialize, and indulge the senses, from a pan-Asian journey of authentic flavors at the beachside Starfish Bloo, to the finest grilled meats and seafood at Fire. For absolute discretion, 1 Below or Cellar are spaces created for just an intimate few – or mix and mingle at WOOBAR, the W Lounge, Ice Bar or Chill Bar, where the walls of convention make way for play and conversation, the perfect vibe for any mood and every attitude.
“At the W Bali, we defy preconceived notions of luxury to create something truly extraordinary,” added Craig Seaward “Bali is an island of mystical beauty, rich in culture, and we pride ourselves on having created Bali’s most sizzling resort, combining an appreciation of place with an atmosphere that thrives at the forward edge of sophistication.”
Whether you want to explore the island, or make a total escape by staying within the resort, W Bali is perfection. Throughout their stay, guests will have their every need fulfilled by the 24-hour ‘Whatever/Whenever’ concierge service, while the resort also offers fully equipped FIT fitness center and landscaped ‘Wet’ tropical swimming pool.
For complete removal of worldly cares, the sumptuous 24-hour AWAY® Spa, will help you de-stress like never before. Plunge pools, floating and meditative chambers, experience suites, a pedicure bar and more, provide total physical, mental and spiritual therapy and salon services.
“Whatever you need, whoever you are, this is paradise perfected,” says Craig. “We aim to give you more than a holiday – we want you to leave with a feeling of renewal. That is the magic of Bali.”
About W Hotels Worldwide
W Hotels is a contemporary, design-led luxury lifestyle brand and the industry innovator with 47 hotels and retreats, including 17 W-branded residences, in the most vibrant cities and exotic destinations around the world. Inspiring, iconic, innovative and influential, W Hotels provides the ultimate in insider access, offering a unique mix of cutting-edge design and passions around fashion, music and entertainment. With 15 years of proven success, W Hotels is on track to reach more than 60 hotels by 2018. W Hotels have been announced for Shanghai, Tel Aviv, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Amman, Jakarta, Panama, Muscat, Suzhou, Changsha, Chengdu, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Shenyang, Marrakech and Brisbane, while upcoming W Retreats include Goa, Phuket, Hainan Island and Mexico’s Riviera Maya.