Traditional charm meets chic sophistication in 147 newly-renovated ocean-front villas.
Following completion of a two-year renovation, Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay presents Bali’s most exclusive beachfront villas. All 147 accommodations have been dramatically transformed while preserving the authentic ambience of the resort’s original Balinese village architecture.
Divided into seven ‘village squares’ each with a village chief to deliver a Four Seasons experience, the pool villas are cocooned within the high walls of traditional Balinese dwellings. Inside, they present a fresh, contemporary design, spacious interiors and the ultimate views across the sunset coast and Jimbaran Bay.
All 147 villas feature new landscaping, interiors, décor, furniture, electronics, thatch-roofing, wooden flooring, bathrooms and customisable Four Seasons Bed. The dramatically-transformed One-Bedroom Deluxe and Premier categories also reflect structural expansion with 50% bigger bedrooms, additional indoor living rooms and bigger plunge pools with swim-up bale. For families, a new category of Family Premier Villas offers convenience and comfort with children’s room adjoining the master bedroom, while the Two-Bedroom Villas offer maximum space with separate living room, kitchen and outdoor dining bale.
As part of its rejuvenation, the resort also added a new ocean-front venue for spa treatments and yoga; an artists-in-residence programme for guests to learn woodcarving, weaving, painting and dance; heli-surfing, sunset cruise and water biking adventures; and unique Customised Dining concept at Sundara, the southern peninsula’s hottest dining destination and beach-club. These activities enhance existing programmes including half-day courses with Chef Kristya Yudha at the state-of-the-art Jimbaran Bay Cooking Academy, transformative rituals at Healing Village Spa, and temple tours and offerings with Aji Ngurah, the resort’s ordained Balinese-Hindu priest.
What hasn’t changed: the legendary service. Roughly 60% of staff have been with the property for over 20 years, and management kept the entire team employed full-time throughout the two-year renovation.
Nyoman Karsila was 22 years old when he joined as a busboy in September 1992, before the hotel’s opening. Now a butler at the Residences, Karsila has made deep connections with guests – some of whom have even invited him to their homes to return the hospitality. “I’ve seen guests grow up from children to adults, and come back with their own children so there are three or four generations staying together,” said Karsila.
“I’m proud we have finished the renovation so we can take even better care of our guests – they are like our extended family.”
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