Nusa Dua, Indonesia
The St. Regis Bali Resort
What it is
A lush, jungle-shrouded resort fronting the Indian Ocean.
What it isn't
Unplugged, which makes it ideal for CEO’s on the lam (yes, there’s great WiFi; yes, there’s a business center).
What we think
In a country of countless temples, this is a temple to hospitality: each of the 123 rooms feels like your own Necker Island, with carved Balinese hardwood furniture, a soaking tub, and 24-hour butler service. On your to-do list? Kayaking and windsurfing off the sugary private beach, pruning in four pools (including a saline lagoon), and hitting the Remède Spa for (what else) a Balinese massage. Don’t miss ordering a Bloody Mary—invented at the St. Regis New York in 1934—during the fire dance ritual at the resort’s King Cole Bar.
You're here because
You’re That Person bringing kids to paradise, and the St. Regis is better equipped than Mary Poppins, with classes in Balinese dance and paper lantern making.
At the hotel’s legendary Sunday jazz brunch, you tuck into a river lobster omelette to the sounds of a local Duke Ellington counterpart. And this being vacation, you don’t skimp on dessert; you said yes to the deep fried banana in condensed milk and chocolate sauce before they even asked.
Restaurants & Bars
Kayuputi - Asian-inspired Haute Cuisine with a Sunday brunch
Boneka Restaurant - International Restaurant with a Sunday Brunch
Dulang Restaurant - Indonesian
Gourmand Deli - Sweets and Delicacies
King Cole Bar - Light fare of snacks, classic afternoon tea, & champagne hours
Vista Bar - Cocktails and snacks by the beach
A 15-minute drive from Denpasar Airport.