Lobster with your omelette, foie gras with your steak – and that’s just the breakfast buffet at The St Regis Bali Resort. Then there’s the 24-hour butler service, golf buggies waiting to whisk you around the sprawling 124-room property and a bottomless weekend brunch (with sashimi, Wagyu beef and more lobster) that lures guests from all over the world. Check in, let the butler unpack your bags and dial 0 to order The St. Regis Hotel group’s most iconic creation – the Bloody Mary.
Where is The St. Regis Bali Resort?
In Nusa Dua, along the coast from Uluwatu and a 25-minute drive (depending on traffic) from Ngurah Rai International airport, the lush nine-hectare resort sits by a quiet stretch of Nusa Dua beach.
What’s near The St. Regis Bali Resort?
Though you’ll find restaurants and shops nearby, the resort has all you need to check in and forget the world until check out. If you’re keen to learn more about the local culture, Museum Pasifika Bali is a 10-minute drive away, as is the Pura Geger Temple. You can walk into town, however the roads are busy and often don’t have footpaths so it’s easiest to ask the concierge to book a taxi for you.
Of the 124 rooms, there are 81 suites, 41 villas and two three-bedroom residences that are ideal for families. All accommodations include an airport transfer and the resort’s famous 24-hour butler service; Lagoon Villas open directly to the property’s huge saltwater lagoon pool, while a Strand Villa has direct beach access. Both are sumptuous, one-bedroom apartment-sized homes-away-from-home, with chandeliers and rich silk textiles and private pools, ideal for couples or travellers celebrating a special occasion. Even the smallest of suites is a generous 92 square metres and are decorated with Balinese-inspired furniture and art.
Restaurants and bars
The St. Regis Bali Resort has three restaurants and two bars, all of which are open every day. Fine diner Kayuputi is open for lunch and dinner (and brunch on Sundays), offering haute Indonesian cruising and ocean views. Boneka is the property’s crowd-pleaser, open for breakfast and dinner and serving a mix of local and international cuisines. Dulang serves a traditional Balinese set menu dinner - Rijsttafel – in a gorgeous open pavilion space in the gardens, while the Gourmand Deli has a bistro-style lunch and dinner menu, as well as coffee, pastries and snacks. For drinks, head to the elegant King Cole Bar for a list of tricked-up Bloody Marys, or swim-up at the Vista Bar in the beachside pool.
As a member of the Marriott International group, the hotel is part of its “Serve 360 – Doing good in every direction” initiative, which aims to reduce environmental impact by 50% by 2025. At St. Regis Bali Resort this includes establishing a water bottling plant and the almost complete removal of single-use plastic bathroom amenities. The hotel also supports the local community by offering employment opportunities to people with disabilities, initiating clean ups of Nusa Dua beachfront and planting mangroves to restore the coastal ecosystem.
Travel for work
There are a range of spaces for events and meetings, from the boardroom set-ups in the John Jacob IV (for up to eight guests) and Newport (for four) spaces at the lobby, to the Astor Ballroom for larger conferences. Wi-fi is fast and free throughout the property and all guest rooms are large enough to work in comfortably.
Spa and pool
The tranquil and indulgent Iridium Spa has 12 treatment rooms, sauna and steam room, and a range of treatments including the St. Regis Signature Bloody Mary inspired ritual that includes a vodka tomato clay wrap to purify the skin. And a koi pond, of course. While villas have private pools, guests staying in suites can access the vast 3,668 square metre lagoon pool surrounded by tropical gardens and a beachside pool with a swim-up bar.
What you need to know
Every weekend, the hotel’s ocean-view Kayuputi restaurant hosts a spectacular bottomless brunch of lobster, sashimi, pasta, steak, foie gras and much more. Book ahead so you don’t miss out.
Best for: Couples
Design: Elegant Indonesian
Number of rooms: 124
Rates: From $567US per night
Wi-fi: Free and fast
Parking: Free on-site guest parking
Address: Kawasan Pariwisata, Nusa Dua, Blok Lot S6, Nusa Dua, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali
Telephone: (0361) 847 8111