As you drive up the neat, bamboo-lined drive that leads to The Pavilions Bali, you are transported to another world. A world where colourful flowers in bloom are juxtaposed with ancient textured walls and gateways.
After being warmly greeted by resort manager Simona, we were then guided to our private pool villa, the front entrance of which was personally adorned with my name! A very personal touch which each guest is treated to, a way of making all guests really feel at home.
We were then served a welcome drink and fresh fruit basket, for us to enjoy in our Honeymoon Pool Villa, which was bright, spacious, and tastefully designed with original Balinese artwork and furnishings. The bathroom was very spacious, and also included an outdoor rain shower, a great way to cool down after sunbathing on the decking. A beautiful spiral staircase led to the upstairs teak-floored en-suite bedroom, with sumptuous four-poster bed.
We were treated to the Signature Pavilions 90 minute massage, which was the perfect way for us to relax at the end of our trip before travelling home. The spa staff were super friendly and knowledgeable with excellent English, and we were able to personal choose which organic and home-assembled massage oils was used for the treatment.
Although The Pavilions Bali offers butler-guided tailor made tours to Jimbaran or Uluwatu, the privacy and relaxing way in which the private villa blends into its surrounding made it hard for us to leave the hotel grounds. However, we did make use of the free private shuttle to the nearby beach (a 5 minute air-conditioned car journey), where seating is reserved for hotel guests.
A highlight of our time at The Pavilions Bali must have been the indulgent Island of the Gods Signature Dinner, served in private gazebos at the hotel’s outdoor Jahe Restaurant. Some of the most authentic and delicious Balinese food we had during our time in Bali set in a truly relaxing tropical garden.
All the staff at The Pavilions Bali were fantastic, we were made to feel at home throughout our stay and took back unforgettable memories to treasure.