Located seventy meters above sea level, perched on top of a spectacular cliff, Banyan Tree Ungasan seduces with refined luxury, private infinity pools and wonderful views of the Ocean.
Creatives from Peddle Thorp Architects and Wilson Associates Inc envisioned Banyan Tree Ungasan as a symbiosis of tradition and modernity, wrapped in a refined luxury: inspired by the traditional rules surrounding arrangement of Balinese villages, the architectural philosophy of light and space remains contemporary.
Leading to the villas are stone slabs that seem to float on ponds, amongst the lotus flowers. Secluded in walled private garden, each villa has indoor and outdoor living space, marble bathroom with sunken baths, and the Balinese balé (outdoor pavilion).
The dark wood furnishings and eclectic Balinese ornaments give interiors sleek and modern tone. From the bedroom, sliding glass panels open directly onto private infinity pool, generously sized and often perched on the cliff-edge, with view over the sea.
The most spectacular is the presidential villa, with private room for spa treatments, salon, library, dining room, fitness room and a massive swimming pool.
Spa, food and… Moroccan theme
For a massage go to the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa, where treatments are based on traditional Asian methods and native Indonesian ingredients.
Beside the spa, guests can enjoy a fitness center, with sessions of yoga and aerobics, and families with children can take advantage of the day care centre.
Dining takes centre stage at Banyan Tree Ungasan, with a range of restaurants and bars. The Bambu serves delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner à la carte. Tamarind offers the “healthy” and light meals, in a peaceful atmosphere of the Spa.
For seafood visit Ju-Ma-Na (“black pearl” in Arabic), a place with breathtaking ocean views—although one might wonder about a rationale behind having a Moroccan-themed restaurant on Bali. The Ju-Ma-Na bar is a great place for sundowners, snacks and Arabic shisha (waterpipe) though.
Cold drinks or light snacks can also be ordered at the main swimming pool, while the Lobby Lounge is great for afternoon coffee or tea.