Rabu, 03 Februari 2010

This Month Romance in Paradise

"Paradise is always where love dwells" Jean-Paul F. Richer

Bali has long been considered the perfect destination to celebrate romance; lazy days on tropical beaches, a candlelit dinner, moonlit walks along palm-fringed shores, proposals culminating in weddings followed by honeymoons. It is for this very reason that many of the rich and famous opt for Bali as their wedding destination. On the following pages, Hello Bali has chosen a few from the cream of the crop to give you a taste of romance – Bali style. Make the most of this Valentine, and surprise your loved one with a dinner, overnight stay, proposal, or second honeymoon. Celebrate life and live it to the full – and keep the love light aglow, especially with a Bali sunset as a stunning backdrop.
By Sarah-Jane Scrase.

Komaneka Resort
Your Piece of Heaven

komaneka resortNestled between running streams and rice terraces, Ubud is home to the exclusive Komaneka Resort Hotel. Lush tropical vegetation and an abundance of exotic plants, a veritable romantic oasis in the midst of Ubud’s bustling activity and picturesque Monkey Forest Road surround the resort.Imagine your romantic wedding ceremony set amidst Bali’s lush emerald-green rice terraces, azure-blue sky and tropical breeze. What a magical setting for a lifetime of memories! Komaneka welcomes the opportunity to serve and celebrate with you in its most beautiful, secluded and serene place, a romantic sanctuary of art on the Island of the Gods. Exchange your lifetime vows in a blessing ceremony tailored uniquley for you. Choose a Balinese or Western style ceremony for your dream day. Bring lots of love, the ultimate reason to marry, a brand new ring to tie the knot, a borrowed bit of luck from a happily married couple and get something blue for unconditional loyalty and devotion. Monday is for wealth, Tuesday for health and Wednesday is the best day of all. Even if you are married on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, the bright Bali sun that shines will make sure that your lives will be prosperous and fine.Komaneka Spa offers healing and relaxation with high quality natural products. The Spa provides the ultimate indulgence by gracious staff in a beautiful setting. Tranquil sounds of rippling water compliment the soothing aromas of herbs and spices. Komaneka Spa is a haven of serenity and natural splendour for those seeking to replenish body, mind and soul. Spa luxuries include relaxing massages, herbal body scrubs and wraps, and herbal baths in an exotic Indonesian style. Open-air treatment rooms—for couples—offer ample space and privacy, for the perfect romantic experience.Contact Komaneka Resort on T: 61-361- 976090 F: 62-361-977140 - www.komaneka.com

Hotel Tugu Bali
Between Heaven and Earth

hotel tugu baliSomewhere between heaven and earth, among the petals of red roses and the fragrant bloom of frangipanis, lies Hotel Tugu Bali... a place so surreally exotic, that many have described as only existing in dreams. It is where the sunset portrays the color of passion, where the waves lullaby the lotus flowers through moonlit nights, and where each of the adorning priceless Southeast Asian artwork whisper romantic stories. At Tugu Bali, orchestrate the wedding of your dreams in various stunning settings, whether the ceremony consists of an intimate couple, or as many as 300 people. From marriage papers, consulate documents, luscious wedding cakes, custom-made menus, exotic decorations, entertainment, dance performances, floral services, wedding bouquets, to professional photography and videotaping services, the experienced wedding coordinator will make sure that every step of your destination wedding arrangement is worry-free and flawless, and that all your wishes are thoroughly fulfilled. For more details about your heavenly wedding at Hotel Tugu Bali , or to enquire about the tropical wedding packages, including cocktails and delicacies, sumptuous dinners with menus ranging from Balinese Megibung, Royal Rijsttafel, to East meets West fusion, or to arrange a romantic dinner on the beach, or even a romantic getaway, please contact E: bali@tuguhotels.com T: 62-316-731-701 F: 62-361-731-704

Tirtha Luhur Uluwatu
The VillaTirtha Bali’s Luxury Private Villa for Elite Weddings

tirtha luhur uluwataIn inimitable Tirtha style an incredible creation of luxury accommodation exemplifying indulgence, style, design innovation and sheer opulence has been launched with Tirtha Luhur Uluwatu - The Villa, a spellbinding and architecturally magnificent five star private villa and transposable wedding venue located on the spectacular cliffs of Uluwatu in south-west Bali. Billed as the platinum label of Tirtha properties, Tirtha Luhur Uluwatu – The Villa will be ready to receive the elite from this month onwards.Located just 50 meters across from her magnificent sister property Tirtha Uluwatu, Tirtha Luhur Uluwatu – The Villa offers three separate luxury bedroom chambers each with their own bathroom, a superbly appointed guest lounge room, two tiered 20 meter infinity edged swimming pools, an outdoor gazebo pavilion and the first transposable purpose built air-conditioned wedding pavilion within a luxury villa.A private chef, sommelier, vintage cellar, full butler services, footmen and chamber maids are on hand to deliver infinite services from custom designed menus, hand drawn Champagne to Café Latte Chocolate Baths. Immaculately presented with flawless attention to detail & signature Tirtha style this exquisite property has already been booked by celebrity and society sets from around the globe.

More information on: T: 62-361-772255 F: 62-361-777252
E: yuka@tirtha.com - W: www.tirtha.com

The Viceroy Bali
Timeless Romance

the viceroy baliIn the cultural heartland of Bali, a sanctuary of privacy and security is the elegance and refined luxury of The Viceroy Bali. Beautifully appointed private villas with individual swimming pools nestled in the serenity of the Lembah Valley, yet just minutes from the excitement of Bali’s world famous artist community. Ubud. This is the perfect choice for a ‘secret’ romantic getaway, or, a first, second or third honeymoon.With their fine health spa, the Lembah, and a breathtaking gourmet restaurant, Cascades, The Viceroy Bali offers all the services of an elite hotel, yet the discretion and privacy of a secluded retreat..The Viceroy Bali is located just five minutes leisurely drive from Ubud. Situated on the slopes of the Petanu valley near the village of Nagi, the hotel and villas enjoy unparalleled views of the dramatic river gorge, and the forested slopes and terraced paddy fields beyond.The Viceroy Bali’s CasCades restaurant has already firmly established itself to be a popular choice for those living around Bali, although for those staying in-house – intimate room service is a must. The Lembah Spa has been created by some of Switzerland’s most prominent spa specialists to ensure a truly holistic spa experience, concentrating on whole body wellness by placing as much emphasis on health and meditation, as it does on relaxation and beauty.Get into the true romantic spirit of Ubud by making The Viceroy Bali the choice for your dining, spa or getaway ‘tête-à-tête’.

The Viceroy Bali, T: 62-361-971-777 F: 62-361-970-777 www.theviceroybali.com

The Oberoi Bali
Romance Redefined

This beachside haven offers a complete Balinese experience, filled with serenity, hospitality and tropical beauty. Discover all that is serene and mystical about Bali at The Oberoi; a wonderfully secluded cluster of luxury villas and lanais set in 15 acres of tropical gardens on Seminyak Beach. Built in traditional Balinese style, you can relax and get into the mood of love in truly fabulous settings that celebrate your privacy with charming thatched roof villas, private pools, unique garden bathrooms, and exquisite interiors featuring Balinese art. Enjoy heavenly views from the swimming pool that looks out at the Indian Ocean. Oberoi Spas by Banyan Tree provide a serene and truly unforgettable experience of pure pampering and relaxation in exquisitely beautiful surroundings, using holistic therapies and massages that combine the very best of Eastern and Western practices. Expert in the use of Ayurvedic, Aromatherapy and traditional Western techniques, teams of highly skilled and trained therapists are handpicked for the resort from the Banyan Tree Spa Academy, Phuket. Oberoi Spa recipes feature only the finest natural ingredients, often local to the resort. The Oberoi Bali is committed in remaining true to the Asian tradition of respect for the environment. Try the packages for couples and pamper yourself this February. This is one of Bali’s original leading resorts, and is made for love, romance and all that the Bali sunsets and twinkling stars evoke…. tropical delights.

Contact The Oberoi Bali on T: 62-361-736361 W: www.oberoibali.com

Pura Santrian
An Intimate Alternative on Sanur Beach

This gorgeous resort sits on the gentle coastline of Sanur, famed for its breathtaking sunrises, and offers a reposed alternative to the hustle and bustle of Kuta and Seminyak. This is Bali at its hospitable best, with renovated facilities that exceed any expectations of a tropical hideaway on a stunningly beautiful island. This is a family owned and operated resort, which reflects the renowned Balinese hospitality and warmth of spirit that often seems forgotten in so many of the modern properties of a flourishing Bali. It is here that each guest will find a secure and attentive sojourn amongst frangipanis, flowing waters and ponds, as well as cool wood and stone structures against a stunning Indian Ocean backdrop. Who could ask for more?

A Thai Valentine
Well, a hungry gourmand might. In that case, one of the two restaurants will be sure to appease any esurient appetite. The Mezzanine was recently relaunched under the skilled Thai hands of Chef Supachai Lamtaisong to great acclaim. Chef Supachai can now boast the only authentic Thai restaurant in Sanur, much to everyone’s delight. Having travelled the world to appease the growing demand in Thai cuisine, Chef Supachai now finds himself enchanting the local, expatriate and international diner through many of his exquisite dishes. Choose from Yam Woon Sen Salad (prawns and mixed chicken flavoured hot and sour) or Gai Hor Bai Tuey (marinated deep fried chicken breast wrapped in pandanus leaves). As a main, warm things up a little with a colourful Thai curry, such as Gaeng Kiew Wan Neua Rue Gai (green curry w/beef or chicken mixed w/basil leaves & eggplant), or indulge in the Hoi Malaeng Phu Ob Mor Din-Ruam mit Talay Yang (mussels seasoned w/kaffir lime leaves, galanga, lemon grass & coriander baked in a clay pot with assorted vegetables in an oyster sauce). All of the aforementioned are complimented by one of the many wines from a very well stocked in-house cellar.

Perfect for a spicy valentine dinner, to warm things up a little! The Mezanine opens daily from 7pm.

Cocktails & Massages
During the day, dine beneath a canopy of cooling wood and Palimanen stone- pillars poolside at the Beach Club Restaurant as a fresh ocean breeze caresses the scenery, and whets the appetite. The menu is wholesome, varied and will satisfy all tastes. Over at the pool, order a lazy cocktail at the sunken bar and get into the holiday swing of pure indulgence as the Bali sun kisses your shoulders. Then, why not finish the perfect day at the impressive spa, and indulge yourself from an array of treatments such as; a Balinese Massage, an Aromatherapy Massage, Foot Reflexology or the sublime Healing Massage, all reasonably priced and lasting an hour each. There are also spa packages that last from a couple of hours to five hours for a couple to while away the afternoon in sheer unadulterated, romantic bliss.

The Puri Santrian also offers wedding organisation, and can rouse the imagination of each wedding party by an out to sea ceremony from one of its moored pontoons. During the day, these very pontoons are the epitome of laziness with a couple of sun-loungers and guests lolling waterside.The Puri Santrain in truly a gem of a surprise in gentle Sanur, and has definitely earned its right to be ‘the intimate alternative’.
T: 62-361-288009 F: 62-361-287101



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