Escape / November 2018

Bali Magnifique

Located within the Nusa Dua Bali tourism complex, an all-inclusive area favored by both leisure and business travelers, the Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort revels in the harmony of French finesse and Balinese charisma.

A half-hour drive south from the airport will take you to this beachfront property. Upon entering its encircled lobby, guests are welcomed by a Banyan-tree shaped structure right at the center of the lobby, accentuated by paintings hung on the walls that tell a story of the circle of life. Once settled in, guests walk from lobby to the beach in just minutes, with pathways flanked by lush vegetation.

Sofitel Bali offers a variety of room categories: villas, suites and luxury rooms - GlobeAsia suggests guests opt for the 48-sq-m Luxury Room with pool access on the ground floor, as its back door opens to a sprawling lagoon pool connected all the way to the main pool.

Next to the main pool is the large kids’ pool with slide and if the kids prefer to stay dry, behind the kids’ pool is the kids’ club with loads of indoor as well as outdoor activities.

A visit to Bali would not be complete without some downtime at the beach, and the Sofitel Nusa Dua Beach Resort is lucky to have a beach filled with soft sand and gentle waves.

To fill up empty tummies, right on the beach is the Toya Beach Bar and Grill that deliver light snacks, mouth-watering burgers and refreshing cocktails. Come dinner time guests are recommended to pay a visit to the Cucina fine dining restaurant that offers the finest Italian and Mediterranean cuisine: from the essential pastas and pizzas to fresh-grilled lobster and steaks.

To keep hotel guests fit during their holiday, on site is the SoFit gym. Not only does it provide the latest options of state-of-the-art fitness equipment, it also offers daily training programs, each with specialized professional trainers. Meanwhile, to relax the muscles there is the signature massage treatments at SoSpa by Sofitel.

Sofitel is part of the AccorHotels hospitality group, and guests receive benefits through the Le Club Accorhotels loyalty program. Membership starts with the Classic membership level, then progresses to Silver, Gold and Platinum level membership.

For Platinum members, check-in to Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort is at Club Millesime, an executive lounge and bar with indoor and outdoor seating. Guests who book certain premium rooms also have access to Club Millesime facilities, including breakfast and afternoon canapes and cocktails.

Another exciting feature of Le Club Accorhotels is the “My Resort” program with various offerings. This includes the “My Resort – My Glass,” a value-for-money beverage experience that grants access to a whole day of free-flow cocktails and drinks in all of the hotels’ F&B outlets.

Then there is “My Resort Extra Time,” a complimentary early check-in and late check-out for Le Club Accorhotels Silver, Gold and Platinum members - subject to availability. One of the best features of My Resort is “My Host,” where a professional hotel team member is dedicated to provide assistance and ensure a guest is well taken care of and leaves with the best memories.

Bali offers an array of activities, and not far from the hotel are the majestic Uluwatu temple, Jimbaran beach with its rows of seafood restaurants, Bali Collection shopping, dining and entertainment complex, and Tanjung Benoa with its variety of fun-packed water sports activities.

Not just perfect for family holidays, Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort also provides a venue for world-class business functions - it was the official host venue for the 2013 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting.

With Magnifique Meetings, Sofitel’s meetings concept, the operator aims to provide tailor-made meetings and gatherings solutions with the help of its experienced meeting planner, concierge services and dedicated chef.

Last but not least, the property’s wedding venue “Jewel Box” is a beautiful beachfront structure with all four walls comprising floor-to-ceiling glass windows that provide stunning views to the gardens and seascape.