Situated in the most intoxicating beach area of Kuta, Bali, Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa is no less than a new prestigious sanctuary for those seeking to escape the hustle-bustle of everyday life.
The venue offers both luxury and comfy for anyone craving for a self-indulgence. Its 59 stylish suites and 1 luxurious Penthouse are well equipped with state-of-the-art electronic gadgets: BOSE DVD player, a surround-sound system, 42 inch LCD TV, 80 GB iPod with docking station, WI-Fi internet and espresso machine.
In each spacious, Bali-style decorated sanctum; soft and smooth linen overlaying king-size beds, and a heap of puffy pillows will definitely relax your might be strung nerves after closing a million dollar deal. While full-length glass doors, windows and vast balconies paving the way for picture-postcard vista of sparkling Indian Ocean will undoubtedly spoil your stimuli-sensitive senses.
A NEW ‘YOU’
Anantara Seminyak Bali not only provides a perfect chrysalis to release your pent-up tension, but also tempts the adventurous side of you that you never know its existence. Day trips to uncharacteristic scenic places of Bali to get firsthand experience with the wonders of nature, scubadiving into the vivid blue ocean to get up-close and personal with diverse under-the-sea life, and riding the challenging waves to get eye-to-eye with Hades himself or simply standing on the beautiful beach screaming to your heart’s content may be one way of finding the new you.
And that’s not all. How would you like to be on a fantastic Harley or an equally thrilling elephant back? How about reminiscing childhood pleasure by flying one-of-a-kind kites with clear blue sky above your head and soft and moist sand under your toes? Yes, Anantara Seminyak Bali will give you all that. And much more.
To your utter delight, your day does not end when the sun strikes the horizon. In fact, it’s just the dawn. Watching with upbeat the graceful descend of the proud Helios while listening to his solemn yawn really creates a panorama and sensation that will leave you breathless as you will never say that all sunsets are the same.
Your exclusive suite will be waiting with warmth and comfort when you return from an exciting day full of memorable experience; another glorious evening awaits you while getting dressed up to take an exhilarating journey of wine tasting, fine dining, and intimate socialising at Anantara Seminyak Resort’s chic rooftop bar, Sunset on Six (SOS).
Furthermore, a resident Wine Guru will gladly host guests to explore the rich selection of world-renowned wines at the cellar prior to dinner at any of the resort’s eateries.
At SOS, indulge yourself in palatable menu items ranging from tasty Asian dishes to appealing ‘New World’ cuisine, all tailor-made to suit your personal taste. Being everyone’s favourite menu is ‘sate’, served with finesse in various styles, flavours, and combinations unlike any other. The cozy surroundings and distinctive tableware and cutlery will heighten your sense of fine dining, not to mention a number of amicable personnel that are always ready at your beck and call.
The lively yet intimate atmosphere at SOS owes much to the carefully-set table arrangements and artistic music played by none other than DJ José Padilla of Café Del Mar. The famous DJ will set the tone for your private dinner throughout the night.
The friendly breeze silently whispering around you will only amplify your contentment. And if that is not enough, look up to find the lovely Selene, goddes of the Moon, smiling down on you, and seducing you to smile back, along with her faithful companions, forming signs of the Zodiac.
The rooftop bar SOS itself is a sight to behold. A daring mix of fiery and dark red against neutral beige is not a common choice of colours, yet setting the bar unique in its kind. The combination of classy, modern furniture with contemporary features like mood lighting will captivate your attention once you step ini, making you feel like entering the glamorous world of cherished celebrities without the buzzing paparazzi.
SOS is divided into four areas to ensure that all of your desires are satisfied. If you wish to sunbathe in the glorious sun of Seminyak beach, come to Zone One of the SOS. While Zone Two is mostly an elegant DJ Lounge, Zone Three consists of the dining bar directed to capture you in an exciting world of sweets and treats. Lastly, take a round-the-world’s-vintage-and-cuisine adventure at The Wine Room and Long Table. At the end of the night, you will feel nothing but satiated.
Anantara Seminyak Bali also offers a variety of popular water sports and activities that will even entice guests who are reluctant to get wet. Taking up surfing lessons with top-notch instructors from the self-owned Surf School is your first step to riding the challenging Indian Ocean waves. The Resort also has a fitness centre that even an Olympic champion will approve of.
Enjoying the soothing sensation of Anantara Signature Massage, Fruit Facial ritual and essential natural oils at the Anantara Spa should be the next travel agenda. After hours of royal-like treatments in the hands of experts, you will feel all refreshed and ready to take up upcoming challenges.
Putting aside the man-made convenience and luxury attributing to it, Anantara Seminyak Bali is rich with picturesque and chaste scenery of Bali, the Island of the Gods, tantalising Indian Ocean filled with various and unspoiled marine life, all are blessings from heaven, all is yours for the taking.
The name of this exclusive yet intimate resort dates back to an ancient Sanskrit word, Anantara, meaning ‘borderless water’. In many Asian cultures, the word is believed to relate with wealth and good fortune, two most sought-after attributes known to mankind. Although it is a somewhat newcomer in the area, Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa, Bali is rapidly catching up with the ring of quality the chain of Anantara Resort has to offer, a solid proof that it lives up to the name.
Published in the 3rd edition of PMR Magazine S’pore, September 2008.