Anantara Bali – Hotel Review
When staying in Asia, it never seems appropriate to stay anywhere extravagant because everything is pretty cheap. Normally it costs between £5 to £30 to stay in basic accommodation and you would never need to spend more than £3 per meal, therefore life can be pretty cheap if you want it to be.
On my last trip to Bali I wanted to experience life on the other side of the coin, so I booked to stay at the five star Anantara resort in Uluwatu, Bali. The resort is situated on the cliffs that backdrop the notorious surf breaks Padang and Impossibles. The resort is staggered on the cliffs and rooms have flat grass topped roofs so they blend into the environment. Then most appealing benefit to staying here has to be the incredible and ever so beautiful infinity pool the looks over the ocean.
From the moment you arrive at the resort you instantly feel relaxed. Your bags are taken for you and whilst you wait to check in you are given arrival drinks whilst you can sit back and enjoy the view.
The hotel room is somewhat extraordinary, I’m sure it was bigger than the whole of my home in Cornwall. The room had the biggest and most comfortable bed, a corner sofa to rest on as well as a luxurious bathroom with double sinks so you don’t need to share. The room also had a great big flat screen TV, fresh local fruit as well as a Nespresso coffee machine. The major plus point to the room was the huge balcony that had a hot tub on it, so it was the perfect setting if you wanted some time to relax and enjoy the view of the ocean in private.
There wasn’t anywhere you could go in the hotel without seeing the beautiful view. The main hotel restaurants was on the top floor and again had a great it balcony. The food was absolutely delicious, we had a fish stew one night that was so fresh and full of flavour. The portions were slightly smaller than what you are normally use to in Bali, however it really didn’t matter, especially as we enjoyed three courses. The breakfast buffet in the restaurant was also incredible, it had all the food you could imagine including fresh coconut water straight from a coconut. I have to say it was probably one of the best hotel breakfasts I have had.
Anantara Infinity pool
Now for the part we are all waiting for. The infinity pool…
The infinity pool was everything and more than what I hoped for. It was so beautiful and as soon as you arrive at the pool area you feel like you are on cloud 9. The view, the ambiance and the smell of the ocean is the perfect recipe for relaxation. Surrounding the pool are lots of sun beds or comfortable outdoor sofas which offers you with the opportunity to sit back and soak up the atmosphere.
Anantara pool bar
There is also a bar next to the pool that you can either go and sit at, or you can order drinks from the waiter at the poolside or whilst you are in the pool. As you can imagine I spent a lot of time at the pool and it was the best thing about the hotel for me.