Kayumanis Jimbaran Private Estate, Jimbaran, Bali $$$$
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:
One doesn't usually think of Bali as a land of wide open spaces; yet Kayumanis Jimbaran conveys a sense of what the island was like before the tourism boom began in the seventies. Kayumanis, a regional brand, has created a luxury property to compete with the international chains, with a design that has a distinctively Indonesian feel, and efficient and cheerful service throughout. The reception area is a modest modernist pavilion overlooking a broad, manicured coconut grove, refreshed by sea breezes. A cobblestone path winds past 19 well-spaced residences, each occupying more than 1,500 square feet. A classic Balinese thatched-roof bungalow houses a bedroom and an indoor/outdoor bath; it faces a smaller glassed-in room that can be set up as a study, a second bedroom, or a yoga studio. A long living pavilion adjoins the big private pool. The beautifully presented food emphasizes authentic Balinese cookery and Western comfort food.2007 Hot List
When to go: June through September, for breezes and blue skies.
Which room to book: Bungsil, for its classic Balinese decor.
Amenities: 24-hour Room Service, Bar/lounge, Pool, SpaSubscribe now to Condé Nast Traveler for just $1 an issue! ›
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