Enjoy the sun at one of the pristine Bali beaches during a holiday with a partner or family getaway at this 5* resort
The Hotel: Rumah Luwih Beach Resort Bali
Travellers can discover the jewel of Balinese hospitality at this five-star hotel located in the Gianyar province. Designed by a master of the craft, Hadiprana, the building is styled after a classic colonial Indonesian mansion. The beachside is only few steps away from the entrance, with some of the rooms looking out at the ocean vista. Other attractions nearby include Bali Safari and Marine Park.
All rooms are styled in a modern colonial fashion and feature air-conditioning and flat-screen satellite TVs. Some rooms boast a seating area and sea or garden views. Guests can enjoy bathrobes, slippers and toiletries included in their accommodation. For those with difficulties getting up early, an in-room breakfast service is available.
If not laying in the sun on the resort’s private beach, visitors can get a snack at the on-site restaurant or enjoy a drink at a laid-back bar. The reception accepts booking for extra activities like cooking classes, walking tours or snorkelling, as well as offers bike hire. Travellers can organise their own fun with outdoor fireplace and picnic area available and the little ones can have a time of their life on the outdoor play equipment. Other leisure facilities include outdoor and indoor swimming pools, fitness classes and spa treatments like body wraps, massages and scrubs.
- Bed size/type: Two single or one extra-large double bed
- Standard occupancy: Two people
Interconnecting Prabanggana Deluxe Room
- Bed size/type: Four single, two extra-large double beds or combination
- Standard occupancy: Four people
The Area: Gianyar, Bali
As the centre of Balinese culture and history, Gianyar is the second most densely populated district in Bali. It offers a multitude of places that cater to different vacation needs, including wilderness attractions and modern amenities.
Cultural aficionados will be fascinated by Batubulan, a village famed for its stone sculptures and Barong dance that symbolises the never-ending battle between good and evil. Set on a two-storey building, the Sukawati art market offers locally-produced art pieces that range from statues, wind chimes and dance costumes. When night falls, it transforms into a food market that provides a selection of Indonesian delicacies.
Travellers could also visit Mas, a village brimming with wooden crafted items. Alternatively, they could make their way to The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary at Ubud - an ecological reserve and home to over 115 species of trees, long-tailed macaques, and Pura Dalem Agung Padangtega, a temple dedicated to the Hindu Goddess of Death. Gianyar also houses several archaeological sites at Pejeng that have some of Southeast Asia’s oldest artefacts, including the Moon of Pejeng, a Bronze Age relic that is also the largest single-cast bronze kettle drum in the world.