Adding its name to the ever-growing list of luxury resorts in Bali, The Apurva Kempinski Bali is set to open in the first quarter of next year, making it the European hotel group’s debut on the island. Apurva translates to “unique” or “one-of-a-kind” in Sanskrit, and the architecture here is said to take inspiration from Balinese and Indonesian design, heritage, and craftsmanship.
Situated on the cliffs of Nusa Dua, looking out to the Indian Ocean, the five-starred structure is home to 475 rooms, suites, and villas, with most of the living spaces having their own private plunge pools.
On the culinary end, five dining concepts and a cigar and shisha lounge are nestled within the grounds. The property’s Pala Restaurant & Rooftop Bar features live cooking stations that will serve up local and international cuisines, while Koral Restaurant, which will open in the second quarter of the year, is touted as “Bali’s first aquarium dining experience”. Not much else has been said about the eatery, except that it offers grilled seafood flavored with local spices.
Then there’s Izakaya by Oku, of Oku Japanese Restaurant Jakarta, set in an elegant space with an open kitchen; Selasar Deli, which serves small bites and traditional drinks in a wooden cart; Reef Beach Club, an Asian and international joint with a 42m-long infinity pool; and Kubu Pool Bar, offering light bites and drinks to hungry swimmers and sun-loungers.
Other facilities include an ocean-facing spa and fitness centre, a swimming pool and kids’ pool, a family club, and a beachfront chapel for destination weddings.
The Apurva Kempinski Bali will open in the first quarter of 2019 at Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Sawangan, Nusa Dua, Bali. +62 361 209 2288.