Orient-Express continues its legacy as one of the most legendary icons of luxury travel with ‘Golden Week’ escapes to Asia’s most idyllic tropical paradise of Bali.
An exceptional ‘Magic of Bali’ promotion promises respite from the stress of city life with six nights of peace and serenity on Indonesia’s fabled, Island of the Gods.
It offers a rare opportunity to experience both faces of this breathtaking land – from tranquil days in a pool villa beside the beach at Jimbaran Bay to exploring dramatic volcanoes and emerald-green gorges in the cultural heart of the island up at Ubud.
The sister resorts are offering a special two-destination itinerary including round trip airport transfers and transportation between the two resorts, along with daily breakfast and a gourmet dinner for two at Jimbaran Puri, and massage treatments at Ubud Hanging Gardens.
Signature beachfront Nelayan restaurant specialises in seafood specialties sourced from the nearby Jimbaran village fish market. Catch of the day is likely to be jumbo prawns, red snapper, lobster, red mullet, grouper or carangue. Overlooking a lotus pond and trees lit up by candlelight, The Tunjung restaurant serves Balinese and Indonesian cuisine as well as Asian favourites.
Beyond Jimbaran Puri Bali awaits a multitude of discoveries – volcanoes, surf beaches and vast hillsides of lush green rice-fields. Shopping at Nusa Dua, Seminyak and Legian, ranges from antiques to fine art and fashion, whilst the markets in Jimbaran and Denpasar offer a glimpse of colourful and exotic daily Balinese life.
The package incorporates an adventure to the famous artists’ village of Ubud with its spectacular gorge and rice terraces. Ubud Hanging Gardens is a 90 minute drive from Jimbaran Puri, in the heart of Bali, perched beside steep rice terraces with sweeping views across the Ayung river gorge to the ancient Pura Penataran Dalem Segara temple.
The resort’s garden is an attraction by itself, conceived by Landscape Architect, William Warren and planted with exotic trees and tropical shrubs such as cocoa, coffee, fruit trees, durian, rambutan, lychees, bamboos, flame trees, bird of paradise flowers and orchids.
Its gourmet Béduur restaurant sources organic vegetables, fruits and spices from local Bedugal farms for both Balinese and French cuisine and has a dramatic view to a lit temple on the far side of the valley from an al fresco dining terrace.
At the Ayung Spa on the riverbank amid rainforest and waterfalls, health and beauty treatments feature locally made products with fresh ingredients including fruits and spices such as ginger, coconut, lemongrass and vanilla.
Ubud, named as a place of healing or "obat", has long since been a retreat for those seeking peace of mind and inspiration in the arts. A vibrant centre of culture and the arts, the bustling little town has a wonderful variety of studios, galleries and restaurants and a seemingly endless calendar of traditional activities, such as dance performances and religious ceremonies.
Source = Orient-Express