Knowing that a huge majority of tourists who visit Bali come for the beaches, sea-side views, spas, and leisurely island life, Six Senses built its new resort on the cliffs at Pecatu, the southern-most tip of Bali. Home to the sacred Uluwatu Temple, one of the key temples believed to be Bali’s spiritual pillars, this area is nicely set up with lovely surfing spots, rejuvenating wellness facilities, and a flourishing dining scene.
Oh, and did we mention Six Senses Uluwatu perches on the edge of limestone cliffs, with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean no matter where you are in the hotel? That means you could save a little and go for the cheaper room accommodation, and still wake up to the sight of the sun rising over the calm waters every morning.
Scattered across the grounds, interspersed with lush landscaping for some semblance of privacy, you’ll find 28 sky villas, 62 one-bedroom villas, and seven two-bedroom villas. Just like at any other Six Senses location, the rooms will be stocked with handmade mattresses by Naturalmat, Hanse organic pillows and duvets, and organic cotton sheets from Beaumont & Brown.
Besides an infinity pool, an in-house boutique, and a fitness center, the place also offers 24-hour in-room dining, an Earth Lab to showcase its sustainability initiatives, and indoor or outdoor activities that range from cooking classes and handicraft workshops to swimming sessions and yoga exercises.
When meal times come calling, head to one of the four restaurants: Crudo is a Nikkei-style sushi-ceviche bar, Rocka goes for farm-to-table meals prepared with local ingredients, Rocka Edge changes things up daily with the catch of the day at dinner, and The Cliff Bar specializes in pastas and breads with a touch of Southeast Asian spices.
If you’re on vacation mainly to relax and be pampered, the spa houses 10 treatment rooms, a nail bar, lounge area, and a communal jet pool. To start off, you can opt for the non-invasive screening so the wellness experts can create a personalized line-up of treatments and nutritional plans for you. Programs include Cleanse & Detox, Trim & Fit, Sleep & Resilience, and Discover Yoga.
Those who suffer from sleep problems (even on holiday) can try the Sleep Upgrade, which includes sleep aids, a sleep tracker, moisture wicking linens, and other options like a sound machine, a humidifier, and specialty pillows.
When you’ve indulged plenty in the resort, head out to explore Bali with Six Senses experiences such as temple tours, hiking excursions, organic garden trails, helicopter sightseeing, and more.
Six Senses Uluwatu is at Jalan Goa Lempeh, Uluwatu, Bali. +62 361 209 0300. Room rates start from IDR 5,800,000 (US$390).