Jalan Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin, Uluwatu, Bali
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Photo courtesy of Bvlgari Resort Bali
Bvlgari BaliThe second property in the Bvlgari Hotels collection is an Italianate icon perched on the cliffs of Uluwatu, a region at the southern tip of the Bukit peninsula. While the hotel’s vibe stays true to Bvlgari’s Italian roots, such Indonesian materials as hand-hewn volcanic rock, Javanese mahogany, and exclusive fabrics banded and bordered by local artisans reflect the heritage of the archipelago. The Asian-European duality is a prominent theme here: One restaurant focuses on Indonesian fare, while the other is a formal reflection of Italian culture. There are two on-site shops as well, each with its own personality. Watching over the resort at its highest point sits a traditional temple guardian—the Hindu elephant Ganesh—and the resort's temple, which employees use to perform daily rituals. And at Bvlgari’s base is a private stretch of sand, accessible via an inclined elevator.
Added in 2014, five Bvlgari Mansions come with three or five bedrooms plus gardens, sundecks, gazebos, and swimming pools inspired by rice paddies. In 2015, a Bvlgari-branded chapel debuted. Combined with the Bvlgari Villa, it’s designed to fulfill wedding and honeymoon dreams.