The Bale, Bali | Wandering for wellness


Have you ever had one of those days where a thousand and one things are yanking for your attention - a never-ending checklist, a constant slew of errands to run, work, home, kids - and the list goes on and on and on, till you're left craving for some much-needed R&R and some time to switch off from the demands of your day-to-day life. Days when you're so busy keeping the everyday running smoothly you miss out on the bigger things in life and the Bale provides just the Sanctuary you need to reconnect with yourself, slow down and spend quality time with your family

At The Bale, you get a couples retreat that provides a beautifully serene cocoon to truly relax and reconnect with your other half. What is exceptionally unique about the retreat is it's 'no children's' policy which it makes it perfect for newlyweds just starting out on a new chapter in life. It also becomes ideal for parents who want to get away and get back in touch with their roots as a couple (think spa dates, candlelit dinner and some beach time).

The property has 29 well-appointed pavilions that have a clean minimalist aesthetic that is both modern with a touch of the whimsical. You cant help but fall in love with the seclusion and tranquillity as you walk through your private garden, or sit perched by the pool with a Pina Colada in hand watching a tropical sunset. The 24-hour butler service pampers you into feeling like a princess, and the warm and friendly staff are constantly available to see to your every need and requirement.

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The hotel has a huge swimming pool, gorgeous water bodies that run alongside and a large spa with some incredible treatments.

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What is truly remarkable about the Bale Nusa Dua is its ambience of exclusivity. Whether you're spending your evening at their Beach Club a few minutes away or curling up in the privacy of your private pavilion, you feel like you have the place to yourselves. The staff at the property can also organise a free shuttle service to the neighbouring areas- just make sure to book yours in advance.

Cuisine: Enjoy a meal of their modern Asian cuisine which is an amalgamation of an East meets West culinary philosophy, or choose from their exhaustive selection of wines and spirits. If what you're looking for is something that is more wholesome and cleansing, the good simple fare for the body and the soul then take a sampling of their spa food menu, with ingredients that are locally sourced and prepared with love.

Verdict: If you're looking for a place to go to rediscover the magic in your relationship or if you're just starting out on a new chapter in your life, Bale Nusa Dua would be the place to take those first steps. The staff were always there to help you elevate your stay and they even assisted with jamu and medicines when I got sick. With unrivalled privacy, impeccable service standards and the close proximity to a beach club, you are bound to have a memorable experience.

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Quick Notes: Address: Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Benoa, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80363, Indonesia