Nusa Dua , Bali
Tel: 62 361 8478 111
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:Occupying a prime tranche of sea coast in the resort enclave of Nusa Dua, the 120-room St. Regis brings Fifth Avenue smarts to the tropics without losing a scintilla of the island's languorous magic. Even standard rooms are enormous (990 square feet) and turned out in cosmopolitan style. Spacious pool villas offer a choice of garden privacy, a private gate to the beach, or hop-in access to the meandering 40,000-square-foot lagoon pool. There's no end of things to do herea water-sports center, a private entry to the adjoining Bali Golf & Country Club, frequent cultural events, and an exquisite spa. The resort also abounds in private nooks: A magnificent formal garden dotted with thatched pavilions occupies an expanse of nearly two acres between the main building and the golf course. The beachside Kayuputi restaurant is easily one of the island's best, offering extravagances like wagyu beef and Prunier caviar, and desserts both delicious to the palate and witty to the eye.2009 Hot List
When to go: June through September for sunny skies and cool breezes.
Which room to book: Strand Suite 723 occupies a slightly larger site than the other beachside villas.Subscribe now to Condé Nast Traveler for just $1 an issue! ›