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Luxurious pool villas with wonderful service
Bali is a dreamlike island in the Indian ocean with fascinating culture, impressive scenery and wonderful people. We immediately lost our hearts to this beautiful tropical island!
We started our tour of Bali at the wonderful Kayumanis in Sanur. It is one of four beautiful boutique hotels in the local Kayumanis Group. We were picked up at the airport by the hotel’s private limousine and it took about half an hour until we reached Kayumanis Sanur, situated close to the beach.
The idyllic boutique hotel only has 11 villas – each with a private pool, butler service and many great extras.
After a warm welcome with fresh flowers and a refreshing drink, we entered a peaceful oasis! The architecture in the traditional Balinese style amidst tropical vegetation is very harmonious and radiates peace and tropical beauty.
“Where life is a private celebration.”
Our personal Butler Adi took us to our villa, Jegogan. Each villa is named after a traditional Balinese musical instrument.
What makes Kayumanis so special, is its wonderful staff. Their smiles and loving attentiveness truly make your stay an unforgettable experience! The staff are mostly from the surrounding areas and encouraged and supported by Kayumanis.
Great inclusive services at the Kayumanis Sanur:
- 15-Minute head, shoulder or foot massage
- Daily breakfast in the Gong Restaurant or in the privacy of your villa
- Daily traditional afternoon tea in the Gong Restaurant or in the privacy of your villa
- Mini-bar filled daily with soft drinks and homemade biscuits
- Fresh, tropical fruit basket daily
- Transfer to and from Sanur and the beach
- 24 Hour Butler service
The beautiful and spacious villas (from 400 square meters) each has one, two or three bedrooms, a private pool, a minibar, a chic outdoor living room with dining area and an outdoor kitchen.
“Space, Service & Privacy”
Our absolute favorite area was the outdoor living room with beautiful and stylish Balinese furniture. As it is always tropical warm in Bali, you can enjoy the outdoor area day and night. Simply brilliant!
The bedroom is romantic and tastefully decorated in natural neutral shades. The view from your bed overlooking the pool is especially beautiful.
The bathroom with its dark colors and stylish lighting radiates romance. Above the bath, there is a slight opening in the roof that enables you to hear the birds twittering whenever you take a bath or shower.
If, as in our case, your luggage should arrive late, there are even toothbrushes in the bathroom – it was my saving grace!
On the second floor there is a tasteful reading and study area decorated with a lot of attention to detail and some books, even some in German, attentively sought out just for us.
At Kayumanis you can have breakfast whenever you feel like it, there is no set time frame. And you have the choice of having breakfast in the restaurant or in the comfort of your own villa. It is especially romantic to have breakfast for two at your villa’s own private pool! To snack on in between meals, freshly baked biscuits (recipe included) are always available.
At breakfast, there is a huge selection to choose from. Whether you prefer a Continental, an American or a typical Kayumani breakfast with Cinnamon Toast, Balinese coffee or porridge – everything is really delicious!
Another highlight is the Afternoon tea. It is included in the price, as is the mini-bar filled with water and soft drinks.
In the award-winning Gong Restaurant, under the direction of Chef Denny, the finest Balinese cuisine is served. Only fresh market ingredients and local herbs and spices are used.
Executive chef Denny is very talented and has worked himself up from being a simple cook to an award-winning head chef. He served us a very delicious 3-course Italian-Balinese fusion style meal.
The open restaurant, surrounded by tropical gardens, is a gourmet haven. With its many lanterns, it is extremely romantic in the evening.
Everything we tried was quite simply superb!
The tasty dishes, romantic atmosphere, stylish design with great colors and patterns and the exceptional staff, ensure that dining here is an extraordinary experience! Perfect for some romantic time!
The restaurant is also named after a Balinese musical instrument. Suitably, there are Balinese live music performances in the evening.
There is also a small boutique where you can buy some souvenirs and memorabilia.
In the beautifully designed spa, traditional Balinese healing and beauty treatments are offered. Since every guest is entitled to a free mini massage, everyone can experience relaxation pure. Really great!
Only natural ingredients, such as indigenous herbs, spices and plants are used.
After a soothing footbath, we indulged in a wonderful and relaxing massage. Highly recommended!
If you like, you can even enjoy a sunrise breakfast on the beach. You have to get up early, but it is worth it!
Oka brought along everything we could wish for, even egg dishes!
Kayumanis Sanur has its own small beach with sunbeds and parasols. By car, it is a mere 10-minute drive.
Thanks to the hotel’s private transfers, you can even go shopping in Sanur. Hardy’s Mall is well worth a visit when you are interested in buying clothes, beautiful wooden figures and all sorts of souvenirs at good prices. There are also many small boutiques with local precious things. For the return trip, you can arrange a meeting point beforehand with the hotel’s driver or you simply send him a pic of where you are and he then picks you up there. Wahoo!
Kayumanis Sanur is a wonderful place to relax and unwind. It is situated in a quiet, beautiful corner on the south coast of Bali. The loving staff, the delicious gourmet food and the large beautiful pool villas with their extraordinary outdoor living areas, in particular, make Kayumanis Sanur a truly unique and special place. We felt so comfortable here. Even the jet lag was not bad at all because we immediately were so relaxed! We found the many extras, personalized service and the endearing little details quite unique! Very romantic with loving attention paid down to the last detail!
Rooms: 11 Villas with one to three bedrooms
Transfer: About 20-30 minutes from Denpasar airport depending on traffic
Air Temperature: 21.5 – 32.5 degrees Celsius
Water Temperature: 27- 29 degrees Celsius
Best Travel time: Dry season: May to October; High season: June to September; Rainy season: November to April – mostly short rain showers, but it is also cheaper then.
Flight duration: For example: With Emirates from Germany to Denpasar with a stopover in Dubai, the flight time is about 15 and a half hours.
Time difference: GMT +8 hours
Price: From 560 EUR / night including breakfast, welcome massage, afternoon tea and minibar
Romance-Highlights: Sunrise breakfast on the beach, lunch on the beach, romantic candlelight dinner, BBQ dinner
Activities: Cooking classes, Rice field walks, Shopping
Special features: Beautiful villas with great private pools and extraordinary outdoor living areas, butler service, excellent cuisine, not far from the beach
Perfect for: Peace seekers, romantics, honeymooners, couples, families
Southeast Asia’s Best Classic Hotel – Boutique Hotel Awards 2017
World Luxury Hotel Awards – 2016, 2014
World Boutique Hotel Awards – 2016
TripAdvisor Traveller Choice Awards – 2016, 2015
Indonesian Tatler Best Restaurants – 2016
Indonesia Travel and Tourism Awards – 2014, 2015, 2016
TripAdvisor Traveller Choice Awards – No. 1 Villas 2015
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Please note: Our stay was sponsored by Kayumanis. Thank you very much! Nevertheless, the opinions expressed in this article is as always, 100% our own!