Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay was an absolutely wonderful getaway. As soon as we drove through the gates and down driveway towards the resort the excitement started stirring up in my belly. The colorful, nicely manicured flowers and landscaping along side the pathways and buildings lead us to the main lobby with breathtaking views of Jimbaran Bay.
We were taken to our Villa on a golf cart, luggage handled and set in the dressing room area, doors opened and delicious amenity treats ready for our arrival. The villas are private and large inside and out. The outdoor area had a private plunge pool, lounge area, open air shower and living area with lots of seating.
The room had me speechless and gave me the feeling of “home” as soon as you entered. The vaulted ceilings, poster bed with netting and open concept had me giggling inside that this was my home for the last three days of my Bali vacation. I continued roaming through the room and found the deep tub with plumeria flowers on the neck pillows. There were large windows lining the bath area with a clear view of the beautiful landscaping and outdoor shower. There was a door that led to the shower area making it easy for us to rinse off before heading into the indoor shower or tub. The room amenities were as usual plentiful and always stocked daily.
There are three dining options on property: Sundara is a beach club during the day and ocean front restaurant and bar at night. We had dinner at Sundara the first evening we were there and couldn’t get enough of the jaw dropping sunset views. The food was fantastic, service attentive and creme brûlée so creatively done. I absolutely love creme brûlée and order it each time we go to a different restaurant, this particular one had fresh berries on the bottom which made it even more scrumptious!
The Pool Terrace Cafe serves lunch next to the infinity pool, just down the stairs from the main lobby area. We didn’t dine here but did enjoy the views and dipping our feet in the pool. Instead we went back down to Sundara for lunch so we could stroll the beach for shells, eat sushi and nachos, and jump in the pool!
Breakfast and Dinner is served at Taman Wantilan with two large open air Balinese designed structures overlooking the property. We had breakfast here each morning and enjoyed the selection of Balinese food. The breakfast buffet was HUGE and had lots of options to chose from, my belly was filled to the limit each morning. The staff was very prompt in taking away our plates and also assisting us with figuring out what each dish was. The fried rice, noodles, eggplant, banana fritters and other Balinese offerings were so darn good. I was already excited to see what their menu was going to be like the next morning!
With three pools spread out around the property there was more then enough space for everyone. The large infinity pool is located next to the Pool Terrace Cafe. There were covered tables, lounge chairs and stunning views of the ocean. Right below the infinity pool was another pool which looked like the family pool with a large waterfall wall and two hot tubs across from the pool. The Sundara pool is steps away from the beach and the best place to watch the sunset. We spent most of our time at this pool since it was closest to the beach.
I had plans to use one of the resort’s paddle boards but ended up curling up in bed instead. There are first-come- non-motorized water equipment, some free some with fees. Having the option to enjoy these water activities were great, it’s unfortunate that I didn’t have the energy to make use of them.
There was no need for me to visit the Fitness Center while we were there since a lot of walking was done getting around the huge property. We could’ve used the complimentary golf cart service but decided to walk around the property so we could see as much as we could. The property is situated on the hill so we got our daily leg workout!
Even though my stay here wasn’t very long I enjoyed every second of it. I’m always wanting to explore and see new things, this resort made me want to stay put. I couldn’t get myself to leave the property, that means this was one of my favorite places I’ve been to yet. I can’t stop thinking about our gorgeous villa, the fabulous pools and yummy food at Four Seasons Bali at Jimbaran Bay and hope to visit again in the future!