Often called the “Island of the Gods,” exotic and mystical Bali promises a truly unique experience. Meaning “essence of self” in Sanskrit, The Sarasvati offers direct access to Seminyak Beach via a wooden walkway over a natural stream. Upscale retail shops, superb restaurants, and captivating nightlife are within easy reach of our enchanting tropical oasis, which is prominently situated in the heart of vibrant Seminyak. Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar International Airport (DPS), is a mere 30-minute drive from our private retreat.
In addition to superlative sunsets, activities are easy to find in Bali. Play a round of golf on one of the numerous courses around the island amid breathtaking scenery. For an adrenaline rush, paraglide off breathtaking cliffs, go bungee-jumping, or take an exhilarating skydive. Other enticing activity options include mountain biking, trekking, kayaking, whitewater rafting, fishing, snorkeling, surfing, diving, and more.
For the Balinese, religion represents the single most important aspect in life. Discover their rich culture at one of numerous temples, including the majestic Mengwi Temple or Pura Besakih, Bali’s largest and holiest. Surrounded by lush paddy fields in the center of the island, the artist colony of Ubud is another must-see. Visit artisans and craftsmen to learn about their heritage skills, and browse the many galleries selling original artwork. Along the way, stroll through the sacred Sangeh Monkey Forest. Or take a scenic drive up the island’s mountains to Lake Bratan and view its famous lakeside temple. The active Agung and Batur volcanoes are also popular destinations.
Peruse the abundance of marvelous treasures found in Seminyak and neighboring Legian. Boutiques and small shops in both towns showcase everything from furniture, linens, and household items to textiles, jewelry, clothing, batik, pottery, and curios. Other indigenous items to purchase while in Bali include coffee, vanilla beans, handmade soaps, bath salts, incense, and aromatic oils.
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- Denpasar International Airport 11.0 km/6.8 miles