A Royal Escape To Bali’s Central Lake District

April 03, 2017

Bali may be renowned the world over for its heavenly pristine beaches, dazzling azure waters, waving palm trees and amazing surf, but this paradise tropical island has so much more to offer than just sun, sand and sea. Visitors who have never set foot outside of South Bali should really spend a few blissful days within the island’s central Lake District; here, in the mountainous area of Bedugul, the island showcases its most luscious feature yet. Expect mystifying crater lakes against the backdrop of verdant mountains, lush gardens and remarkably cool weather that is a sharp contrast to the heat along the coasts. Famed for its three large crater lakes Bratan, Buyan and Tamblingan as well as some of the island’s most iconic temples, here you’ll find the perfect setting for a rejuvenating, calming escape.

Welcoming you to your home in the hills is the Royal Tulip Saranam Resort & Spa. Built on 3.2 hectares of hilly land, this resort is a unique and refreshing luxury retreat destination that is easily accessible by car from Ngurah Rai International Airport. Your serene, relaxing experience begins from the moment you step foot in its magnificent lobby that presents a breathtaking view of the splendid mountain ahead and the fertile valley below; invoking an immediate physical and mental retreat from the outside world, while blending seamlessly with surrounding native jungle, fertile rice paddies, natural spring pools and traditional Hindu temples. Boasting 79 spacious rooms and 10 private luxury villas, each room is well equipped with a large private balcony, stunning rice paddy and valley views, air conditioning, 42” LED TV, bathrooms with an eco toilet, hot and cold showers, locally sourced bathroom amenities and a fully stocked mini bar. Free WiFi is also available throughout the resort. Perfect for retreats and family holidays, the resort has prepared personalized retreat programmes based on traditional Balinese and Buddhist healing rituals. A unique variety of experiences are available along with dedicated meditation studio, roof top yoga sessions, and a full menu of contemporary spa treatments at The Royal Dedari Spa. Those looking for something a little bit more active can take part in the art and cooking classes, traditional Balinese offerings at the water temple and rice harvesting. For the fitness conscious, sweat it out at the fully equipped modern gym and outdoor running track that circles the valley. Half-day outdoor tour options are available and enthusiasts can enjoy a round at the historic Bali Handara Golf & Resort; also the location of the famous Bali Handara gates, one of Bali’s most iconic and Instagrammable spots yet.

Dining at the Royal Tulip Saranam proves to be a tantalizing delight. Whether the L’altitude Restaurant or Café Toya, you can be sure of fresh, local and organic produce sourced daily from neighbouring communities with herbs harvested directly from the resort’s own gardens. Cafe Toya also caters to the specialized “spa food” requirements of its retreat clientele while L’altitude Restaurant serves delicious Indonesian and International favourites.


Jl. Raya Baturiti, Br. Pacung/Desa Baturiti, Kec. Baturiti Tabanan, Bali

Telp: +62 368 21038 | info@rtsaranamresort.com | reservation@rtsaranamresort.com


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