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, one of Bali’s most coveted stretches of coastline, is already home to some of the island’s most opulent resorts and eateries. On February 1, The Apurva Kempinski Bali officially opened its doors in the area, turning heads all over the island. With luxe touches ranging from a 60-meter swimming pool to a beautifully appointed spa with a view of the sea, this haven sets the highest standard in hospitality. 

All of the 475 guestrooms, suites and secluded villas highlight the renowned design aesthetics of Bali. Local materials and artisans were used for many of the distinguishing features in the six restaurants, bars and lounges. Tropical foliage surrounds this peaceful oasis and the resort enjoys unimpeded access to one of the area’s loveliest beaches. 

Award-winning architect Budiman Hendropurnomo of the firm Denton Corker Marshall turned to Bali’s famous rice paddies and the steps of the sacred Pura Besakih water temple for inspiration. Meanwhile, interior designer Rudi Dodo of Trivium Design Group includes subtle flourishes such as intricate Javanese gebyok, which showcase the skill of Indonesian craftsmen and pay homage to the prosperous kingdom of Majapahit. 

The final result is a breathtakingly harmonious fusion of contemporary and ancient design, superb natural scenery, and bespoke service.