Living it up in Bali
Living it all – The Double Six way!
Travellers, vivid travellers – have been there and seen it all. Been to many a resorts, hotels, lounges and restaurants, tasted top foods and savoured ultimate cocktails. Yet, sometimes it feels like we haven’t come across that one resort that ticks all the boxes. That one resort that is a step more defined to connect to who YOU are and as individual as who YOU are.
Having lived in many resorts, I sometimes feel the last one was the best but then the next one arrives. And then the next one. So which is the best resort that ever was? How do we be a fair judge?
Without sounding more philosophical, and for me, the smallest gesture can make a world of a difference. A gesture as an honest, welcoming smile that says, “Welcome to our resort. We are delighted to have you here” makes me feel welcome. I felt that in Double Six Luxury Hotel in Bali on a trip earlier this year.
Seminyak is a World’s top beach destination and has no shortage of spectacular resorts. Competition is tough. But Double Six Luxury Hotel stands out from the competition. The hotel really lives up to the notion of a home away from home.
The stylish beachfront property welcomes you to a sprawling foyer and the lobby area. A lobby that is different from most hotels. The clutter of desks and bell captains busking the luggage across the lobby is not Double Six Luxury Hotel’s take. You’re welcome as though you are welcome in your own lounge.
Once you’ve soaked up the crisp cool air coming across the lobby from the beachfront, you’re escorted to the comforts of your accommodation where you check-in and it only gets better.
After check-in, you’re introduced to your personal butler who is assigned to your room during the stay. Any requirements is catered through by your butler may it be pressing or baby-sitting including an un-packing and packing service. Just one number to dial for all the requirements and they are bespoke to your specifications.
The two bedroom deluxe ocean view suite is as opulent and exotic as you can imagine. There is nothing left to chance. Everything that one can think of is thought of before you set foot in these 160m2 gorgeous suites. The two generous en-suite bedrooms connect to each other and are a perfect ensemble of having guests over night or the kids having their own tow. Each of these suites open out to balconies with seating and provide a picture perfect 180 degree view of the beachside. A perfect spot to capture Bali sunsets.
Inside, in the cool comfort of the suites, one can laze on the wide couches while watching your favourite channel on the 42 inch flat screen TV or tune in your favourite music via the sound dock. A range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in the mini bar are available to sip away. Set the mood in the room with Mood lighting that works perfectly with external lighting of the day to set the mood to relax and enjoy the time of the day. The ensuites are spaciously designed with dual basins with luxury Hermes bath products.
Double Six proudly boasts of five stunning dining venues suited for every occasion and palette. Breakfast is served at Seminyak Italian Food – a modern Italian bistro that doubles as a top Italian dining spot in Bali. Breakfast is another unique personalised experience and another first Double Six has to offer. Servers wish you good morning with a selection of breads and danishes fresh from the patisserie followed by a range of fresh fruits and juices served at the table. Every single breakfast order is cooked to order. The resort has done away with the old buffet style setting offering glutinous eggs and sausages sitting in their own juices. You can be assured that your breakfast will be fresh off the pan – doesn’t matter if you’re the first or the last to join in for breakfast. For lunch the fresh Italian offerings are available with chefs creating all staples in house. From fresh pastas to tangy parmigiana – it’s all available here. Not to mention a purpose built charcuterie bar shaving top quality prosciutto and salami.
Ring in the evening with one of the best and biggest rooftop bars in Bali. 1700 m2 of pure indulgence standing 15 meters over the sea level with a 180 degree view of the beach, The Rooftop Sunset Bars is a destination in itself. With bartenders mixing up local cocktails and sumptuous bites from the kitchen, one can relax in the jacuzzi like floating pods that are a perfect way to soak up the sensational Bali sunsets.
For a full on formal dining experience head to The Plantation Grill – Double Six’s signature restaurant. Reminiscent of a bygone era, The Plantation Grill reflects luxurious interiors of burnt burgundy and browns, large Chesterfields decked booths, luxury marble finishes, large windows and a spiral staircase leading to it all will not fail to impress even the most seasoned diner. The wine list is exhaustive and a trained sommelier is on hand to ensure that you select the top drop to go with dinner. The menu serves top cuts of meat and sustainably caught seafood broiled on charcoal grills or cooked to perfection in wood fired ovens – served with accomplishments to suit.
For rejuvenation and relaxation, head to Aqua Perla Spa. The interior will transport you to an un-worldly experience with the spacious design and heightened comfort. Your chance to indulge and give back to you mind, body and soul with trained Balinese massage therapists and luxurious beauty products. From manicure to full body massages – Aqua Perla Spa will not disappoint and make you come for more.
Double Six Luxury Resort offers the best hardware that money can buy to provide you the comforts and to relax and rejoice on your holiday. But that doesn’t make this resort any different. What make it truly special is the experience it creates. Double Six Luxury Resort is an experience in itself where hospitality comes straight from the heart. Genuine and simplicity is the core and comes from the hearts from everyone who works at the resort. Their aim – to ensure you’re ‘Living it all’.