It’s the honeymoon haven lovers dream about… royal blue waters and five-star luxury. Welcome to Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali, and the perfect beginning to happily ever after…
Your honeymoon needs to be nothing less than amazing – this is where your first experiences as Mr & Mrs will be made! Banyan Tree Ungasan, perched cliff side and overlooking the majestic Indian Ocean on Bali’s most southern tip, is the dream. Oozing in five-star style, contemporary Balinese architecture and style, natural beauty, decadence and all the warm Balinese cultural traditions and touches loved by Australian’s, Banyan Tree Ungasan is the perfect antidote to all that wedding-stress. Experience the romance, rejuvenation, relaxation and special Balinese touches that will create the most amazing, romantic honeymoon ever…
Luxury Honeymoons: Arrive In Style
Forget red carpet arrivals, you’ll be rolling in to a lush, green, tropical arrival! With eyes glued to the majestic natural surroundings and beauty of the tropical beachside landscape, you’ll meander your way through the driveway to a grand open villa lobby to be welcomed (Selamat Datang is welcome in Indonesian) with a Balinese welcome ceremony, where you are blessed with droplets of water splashed on your head with a frangipani and rice grains pressed into your forehead, before being given fresh cold flannels to refresh your face and hands. It will feel like you’re star of the show all over again….
Take A Scenic Tour
Climb aboard your chauffeur driven buggy with your new hubby for a whizz around the resort to get your bearings and the low down on where the multiple restaurants, fitness centre and brekkie is served before plonking your lovely derriere in your own villa. You’ll be blown away by the sheer size of the property, the perfectly manicured gardens and lawns, and of course the cliff edge, overlooking the incredible ocean below, since Banyan Tree is perfectly perched 70 metres above sea level with exceptional coastline views
Be Blown Away By Your Room
Unlike Seminyak, where space is a premium and villas can be, well, on the smallish side, Banyan Tree Ungasan is super spacious, super private and super beautiful. So spacious, the 403 square metre Poolside villa features a lavish bedroom, with direct access into the pool, a romantic timber walkway across a stunning pond, courtyard, living area, kitchenette, extraordinary double shower and marble bathroom, dressing room and garden shower. Walk into your villa and you’ll have to pick your pretty lips off the floor… The villas are decadent, private and completely luxe, with five-star finishes, ample room and breathtaking view over the sea or gardens. You won’t want to leave!
Make a toast in the lounge room, with adjoining kitchen amenities, complimentary water, a well-stocked mini bar, a selection of teas and coffee and a coffee machine and treats. You’ll feel right at home!
A free-standing stone bath in your villa is the perfect size for two to enjoy. Or, enjoy the outdoor or indoor shower before getting jazzed up in a separated dressing room for a fancy dinner.
Relax and simply enjoy some intimacy and romance in the your luxury room.
TIP: You may feel a pang of guilt that you are not exploring the gorgeous resort, but this is five-star luxury and you deserve ever second of relaxation, privacy and indulgence that the room has to offer.
Ju-Ma-Na is the signature fine dining restaurant with extraordinary views perched cliffside and overlooking the incredible coastline and beach below. Take advantage of happy hour two-for-one cocktails at the adjoining outside terrace bar, Ju-Ma-Na Bar, and watch the sunset before your silver service dining experience.
Book an outdoor table or indoors centre stage at the floor to ceiling glass windows to ensure you catch the stunning views. Before dinner, you’ll be offered a hand cleansing ceremony, where water from an intricate gold vessel and ladle are spooned over your hands. Be sure to order a cocktail starter, and enjoy the show! The waiter will shake, rattle and roll your signature cocktail tableside.
The fine dining restaurant has a set menu which includes a glass of wine, trio of the sea, decadently presented, followed by a lemon sorbet and diced fruit to cleanse the palette between courses. For mains, choose between the lamb or chicken. The dessert will tantalise our tastebuds, with a Baileys mousse and hazelnut mascarpone served up to splendour. If you’re not bursting at the seams, the petit fours homemade chocolates and the perfect round off for sweet tooths.
The service is impeccable and the presentation exceptional fine dining restaurant. Each plate comes highly decorated jus lined with edible flowers, drizzled chocolate lined dessert plates. The uber talented chef even introduces himself to diner to ensure the meal was as enjoyable as the effort gone into it was.
Relax and Get Romantic
Remember that villa? You need to make the most of it. You’ll be feeling totally loved up after such and incredible dinner, so book an Intimate Moments Bath Set Up, with shimmering soft candlelight, aromatic oils, floral bath and superb wine for two, then pop the Do Not Disturb sign on your door. Hey, after the stress of organising a wedding, you both deserve it.
Dine Under the Stars
The ultimate honeymoon experience? Destination Dining, where the two of you will feel like the only star-struck lovers on the planet – except for your discreet personal chef and waiter. Banyan Tree Ungasan’s cliff side, overlooking the coast in your very own Balinese Bale pavilion is a phenomenal experience, complete with heavenly sunset views and shimmering stars.
Enjoy Breakfast at Bambu Restaurant
Overlooking the incredible infinity pool and garden courtyard, Bambu offers an international smorgasbord. Enjoy made-to-order omelettes, or eggs any way you like them, pancakes, banana waffles and more. They say the way to a man’s heart… only this time, you’ll both be enjoying the five-star service! In true luxury resort style, there’s international food stations including Asian, French pastries, cheeses, breads, cereals with homemade muesli, Bircher, exotic handpicked local fruits, yoghurts, fruit coulis. As well as fresh juices including in season fruits as well as old favourites, orange juice, pineapple, apple and more. But a must is the Balinese coffee. The brew is world-famous and for good reason. Bambu is also open for dinner.
Take a Yoga Class Together
If it’s a yoga guru you want, you’ve come to the right place. The highly experienced teacher is incredible for tailoring programs that are suitable for beginners or the experienced and will introduce you to new moves you’ll take home with you. You’ll be stretching and flexing in ways you never thought possible and feel on top of the world.
Around 90% of Balinese are Hindu and very spiritual. Make sure you experience life the local way and observe the traditional ceremonies or daily offerings. A cultural show is a must too – it’s a spectacular show filled with dance, story telling and history. Bookings and excursions can be made through Banyan Tree.
Tickle Your Tastebuds
For health-conscious couples, Tamarind is heaven. The organic, nutritionally packed and calorie conscious menu offers an array of sumptuous meal options, from handpicked exotic fruits to freshly prepared local produce and healthy juices. Set terrace style with easy access to the more secluded Olympic size pool and lined with sun loungers overlooking the incredible views, you’ll want to spend at least a few hours enjoying the beautiful location and food.
Take A Romantic Beach Stroll
A Mills & Boon novel has nothing on this destination. Take a romantic beach stroll along the shimmering Indian Ocean coastline and explore the pristine blue waters, silky sands, natural surrounds and the sound of the ocean waves. Pull up a sandy patch and watch the waves roll in as you and enjoy the serenity with a freshly prepared extravagant feast picnic hamper and Champagne, which you can pre-order. Keep your eyes open, you may even spot a local turtle!
Be Pampered Together…
You can’t go to Bali without experiencing a five-star pampering treatment, and the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa is renowned for its world-class mind, body and soul nurturing spa menu. Choose from an array of massage techniques from soft to medium and strong, with famous classics such as Hawaii’s Lomi Lomi, Swedishi massage or the signature Balinese massage – both a relaxing and muscle releasing technique that uses oils and long palm strokes and finger-tip pressure from head to toe, a hand massage targeting stress points you never knew you had, a heaven face and head massage bookended by a foot bath and lemongrass tea with local fruits and natural yoghurt. Banyan Tree Bali has five couples’ rooms, each with heaven views to get lost in relaxation together.
Book It: For more info on Banyan Tree or to book your honeymoon, visit Banyan Tree Ungasan
Want more? Banyan Tree Ungasan also has a Gym, Kid’s Club, Library and Gallery, where you can purchase traditional wares, art works, aromatherapy and spa products.