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Featured Hotel of the Month: The Oberoi Bali

The Oberoi Bali is the ultimate family resort on the shores of the trendy Seminyak Beach. Guests can choose to spend their team strolling around the fifteen acres of landscaped gardens with Balinese temples, along with a natural amphitheater. Bring in the sultry evenings at the beach or hop down to Seminyak’s most stylish beach clubs and bars. The hotel is also conveniently close to upscale boutique shops. Be it romantic, private dining experiences, or daily Balinese dance performances, The Oberoi Bali anticipates your every need.

Charming Villas

Villas and suites at The Oberoi Bali are endowed with quintessentially Balinese elements like thatched roofs, elaborate wood carvings, and stone fixtures. There are 10 types of accommodation available, but the top choices are the Luxury Lanai Garden View room and the Luxury Partial Ocean View Villa with Pool. The former features intricate wooden ceilings, natural upholstery, and sunken marble bathrooms. And the latter comes with its own pool and poolside lounge, parquet flooring, and a balcony. Aesthetically, both are immensely appealing, but the Lanai Room would endear itself to nature lovers while beach bums would be happier with the Ocean View Villa.

You could also opt for the Luxury Lanai Room with Partial Ocean View.There are three other villa categories: Luxury Garden View Villa with Pool, Luxury Partial Ocean View Villa, and Luxury Garden View Villa. Villas are between 2152 and 4305 square feet in size, and feature local art and bathrooms in soft, grey Indonesian marble tiling. Thoughtful touches like blackout curtains, smart workspaces, daily newspapers, and private terraces make your stay an absolute pleasure.

Regardless of the room or villa category, all guests at The Oberoi Bali can enjoy in-room dining whenever they wish, access high-speed WiFi, watch international programs on a 32″ LED TV, have an in-room party with a DVD player and sound docking station, and charge multiple devices at the multimedia hubs. Rooms are fully air-conditioned, and villas feature glass-walled bathrooms overlooking the tropical, walled gardens. Floor-to-ceiling windows ensure that the rooms are always well-lit and airy.

Leisure Time

Tired of touring Bali’s atmospheric temples and jungles? Head straight to The Oberoi Spa, where a veritable smorgasbord of rejuvenating treatments await you, ranging from Thai to Western and of course, Balinese massages. Private therapy rooms in open-air pavilions allow you to relax in peace, with soothing views of the gardens and lily ponds. The must-try treatments include Balinese Retreat, which combines a body massage with hair cream, full body exfoliation, and herbal wrap, Island Aromatic, which includes an aromatic body scrub, body massage, and facial, and Mandi Lulur, a Javanese ritual that features a herbal scrub, massage, and yogurt application.

The Oberoi Bali is also fitted with a beachfront pool, fitness suite, sauna, and tennis court. If you so desire, they will arrange a beachfront yoga or aqua Pilates session to get you in good shape. A unique experience at The Oberoi Bali is a full moon ceremony  where guests can don traditional sarongs, offer flowers, and be blessed by a Pemangku (priest). Between May and October, guests can release baby turtles to the sea on Seminyak Beach. The resort also organizes various excursions like eco-camps, elephant safaris, renewal of vows. Also fun activities like white water rafting, adventure cycling, trekking, surfing lessons, and glass bottom boat rides.

For children, there’s a game room, kids club, family room, and babysitting facilities. Kids can also participate in pot painting, kite making, and wood carving workshops, learn the basics of Balinese dance and music, and go on fish feeding excursions.

Wining & Dining

There is no dearth of inspiring eateries at The Oberoi Bali, be it alfresco restaurants or seafront cafes by the beach. But wherever you dine, you will inevitably be surrounded by the ocean breeze caressing your hair.

The open-air Kura Kura Restaurant serves fine European and Indonesian fare in a traditional and intimate setting. At Frangipani Café, guests can look upon the foam-tipped waves as they dine. Kayu Bar redefines elegance with its rich teak interiors, hand-painted pillars, and wooden artifacts. The menu features the choicest of wines, champagne, and decadent cocktails. The amphitheater is a unique venue that combines food and entertainment with Balinese dance performances.

Luxury Amenities

Who can do without high-speed Internet these days, even while on holiday? Luckily, the Oberoi Bali allows guests to access Internet on up to four devices. An on-site library, services of a concierge, Laundromat, infirmary, convenience store, and currency exchange services are among the other amenities. Pets are allowed at the resort, and it is wheelchair accessible. There is an on-site car park along with valet parking. You could also rent a bicycle or use the shuttle service. All rooms are equipped with complimentary bottled water, microwave, ironing facilities, and minibar.

The Oberoi Bali is obviously the best destination for experiencing the magic of Seminyak. But it is also within driving distance of Kuta Beach, Waterbom Bali, an exciting waterpark, and the atmospheric Tanah Lot Temple, where waves crash against a lofty cliff and dramatic sunsets enthrall visitors. Other nearby attractions include the 15th century Petitenget Temple, Bali Zoo and Bird Park, and Bali Safari and Marine Park. The hotel is only 6 km away from Ngurah Rai International Airport.

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