Secrets of Bali: Insider Tips From Banyan Tree Ungasan

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Beautiful beaches, exquisite temples, great food, tropical scenery and mighty volcanoes; the Indonesian island of Bali has it all. At the centre of the action sits the tranquil haven, Banyan Tree Ungasan, a cliff top resort on the tip of Bali’s southern peninsula, close to the island’s famed Uluwatu Temple. Not only is it the perfect retreat for spa, beach and dining, it is also home to local experts, allowing guests to see the real side of Bali when they venture out of the resort.

Having grown up and lived on the island their entire lives, the local experts at Banyan Tree Ungasan are on hand to help find everything from the perfect spot to watch the sunset to the best beaches for surfing. Ari Krisnadewi, Personal Assistant to the General Manager comments; “I have worked with Banyan Tree Ungasan for six years and I love being able to share my Balinese tips with guests. We have so much culture throughout the island and it’s great to show visitors all the highlights through the eyes of a local. There are a handful of fantastic surfing spots, the best of which is Kuta Beach, a popular spot for both locals and visitors. If surfing isn’t your style, there is always the salt mining village of Kusamba, a unique place where families can learn how to make salt from seawater on the volcanic black sand.”

Bali also provides unique experiences including diving the Nusa Penida and hiking the glorious Rinjani volcano. Alit Mendala, Chef de Cuisine at Banyan Tree Ungasan’s Jumana Restaurant, a lover of all things food and shopping says; “The way to people’s hearts is definitely through their stomachs, hence why I always recommend for our guests to try the authentic Balinese street food at Senggol, Klungkung and Warung Ibu Oka in Ubud, where they can try local delicacies from Balinese sweets to Indonesian meatballs and marinated grilled meats to tasty savory snacks and charcoal-grilled fish, all of which can be washed down with a glass of daluman – Bali’s revered glossy green drink made of coconut milk, leaves, and palm sugar. I would also recommend guests join a cooking class to learn the traditional techniques behind Balinese cuisine and discover the different ways we use herbs and spices. Shopaholics will love the traditional goods at Pasar Badung, a market famous for textiles and spices, whilst culture aficionados will adore the beautiful temple of Pura Lempuyang which boasts fantastic views of Mount Agung.”

After a full day, guests can retreat to their private Balinese-inspired villa and cool down in the temperature-controlled plunge pool before indulging in a soothing treatment at the award-winning spa. Located 35 minutes away from Bali’s International Airport and just minutes away from the private beaches of Nusa Dua, this is the ultimate getaway to relax, rejuvenate and most importantly, explore.

Room rates start from AED 1,542 per night for a Pool Villa with garden view, including breakfast for two people. Guests who book the Night On Us will enjoy complimentary night stays based on the number of nights they book.  Packages available are:

·       “Stay 3 Pay 2″ offer: Enjoy 1 complimentary night (granted at time of check-in) for every 3 night stay at Banyan Tree Ungasan. Non-alcoholic daily mini-bar will also be complimentary. Available until 28th March 2017.
·       “Stay 4 Pay 3” offer: Enjoy 1 complimentary night for every 4 nights stay at Banyan Tree Ungasan. Complimentary Return Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport. Non-alcoholic daily mini-bar will also be complimentary. Available until 27th March 2017.

About Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts
The Banyan Tree Group is a leading international operator and developer of premium resorts, hotels, residences and spas, with a collection of award-winning brands. Banyan Tree offers a Sanctuary to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul in awe-inspiring locations around the globe.  Rediscover the romance of travel as you journey to iconic destinations where authentic, memorable experiences await.  Angsana brings the adventure back into travel whatever your age or reason to visit.  Intertwining local chic and a vibrant fun-filled atmosphere, Angsana offers exotic destination playgrounds across the world. Cassia is a bold new proposition in the extended stay sector, offering stylish, cutting edge hotel residences for holidays and business travel. It offers incredible choice for families, friends and couples. Dhawa is a casual and contemporary full-service hotel that fuses imaginative design, absolute comfort and seamless technology into a single stay experience. It curates a plethora of choices to achieve a truly customised stay.

To date, the Banyan Tree Group manages and/or has ownership interests in over 38 hotels and resorts, more than 70 spas, 80 retail galleries; as well as three golf courses.

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